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  1. Babies' Birth Month May Affect MS Risk: Study

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- A newborn's immune system development, vitamin D levels and risk for multiple sclerosis may be influenced by the month of birth, new research suggests. A study conducted in London found that babies born in May have signi

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  2. FDA Approves New Multiple Sclerosis Drug

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug called Tecfidera has been approved to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The approval is based on the results of two clinical trials showi

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  3. Brain Scans May Spot Memory Issues in MS Patients

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- Besides problems with gait and vision, people who have multiple sclerosis often complain they have trouble remembering things, and now new research may explain why. According to a small study from the Netherlands, people with M

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  4. Salty Diet May Help Trigger Multiple Sclerosis, RA

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- Eating lots of foods loaded with salt may do more than raise your blood pressure: Researchers report that it could also contribute to the development of autoimmune diseases, where the body's immune system mistakenly mo

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  5. Nanoparticles Show Potential for Treating MS

    Nov. 18, 2012 -- Researchers say they've been able to use nanoparticles to stop multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice that are bred to have the disease. The particles are about 200 times smaller than the thickness of a human hair. They are made from the same material that's used to create dissolving stitc

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  6. Leukemia Drug Is Highly Effective MS Treatment

    Oct. 31, 2012 -- Two new trials offer proof that a leukemia drug long used to treat multiple sclerosis works better than a common treatment. When compared with the widely used drug interferon beta, the leukemia drug alemtuzumab reduced relapse rates by half, researchers say. Alemtuzumab has been use

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  7. Stem Cell Transplants May Show Promise for MS

    Oct. 10, 2012 -- New research suggests that stem cell transplants to treat certain brain and nervous system diseases such as multiple sclerosis may be moving closer to reality. One study found that experimental stem cell transplants are safe and possibly effective in children with a rare genetic bra

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  8. Infertility Treatment May Worsen MS Symptoms

    Oct. 3, 2012 -- There is growing evidence that infertility treatments raise relapse rates in women with multiple sclerosis. In a new study, 3 out of 4 women with MS had increased disease activity following assisted reproductive technology (ART) infertility treatments. The study was small, with just

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  9. Experimental MS Pill Continues to Show Promise

    Sept. 19, 2012 -- An experimental pill is showing promise for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. In two late-phase studies appearing in The New England Journal of Medicine, the drug BG-12 (dimethyl fumarate) reduced relapses by about half in patients with the most common form of MS. If approved by

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  10. FDA Approves New Multiple Sclerosis Drug Aubagio

    Sept. 13, 2012 -- The FDA has approved Aubagio (teriflunomide), a new drug for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). The once-a-day tablet will be prescribed to adults with relapsing forms of the chronic, incurable disease. In a two-year study, the Aubagio reduced yearly relapses by nearly a thi

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