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    1. FDA Approves Copaxone 3 Times a Week for MS

      Feb. 4, 2014 -- If you have multiple sclerosis (MS) and take the drug Copaxone, you may now be able to take it three times a week instead of every day. The FDA approved a 40-milligram dose for people with relapsing-remitting MS. The 20-milligram daily dose will still be available. Researchers studie

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    2. Food Bacteria Toxin May be Linked to MS: Study

      Jan. 29, 2014 -- A poison created by bacteria in food may be a trigger for the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis, according to a new study. A toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium perfringens seems to attack the same cells that are damaged in people with MS, according to researchers at Wei

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    3. FDA Rejects MS Drug Lemtrada

      Dec. 30, 2013 -- The FDA has rejected the new multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada, saying the drugmaker didn’t show the drug's benefits outweigh some serious risks. The agency asked the maker, Genzyme, to test the drug in more clinical trials. The drug was to be used for relapsing-remitting MS, the mos

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    4. TB Vaccine May Work Against Multiple Sclerosis

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A vaccine normally used to thwart the respiratory illness tuberculosis also might help prevent the development of multiple sclerosis, a disease of the central nervous system, a new study suggests. In people who had a fir

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    5. Can 'Good' Cholesterol Protect Against MS?

      Nov. 12, 2013 -- A protein found in HDL, or ''good,'' cholesterol may help protect against the effects of multiple sclerosis, according to new research. In the study, patients with MS had much lower levels of the protein than did healthy people, says study researcher Lidia Gardner, PhD. She is an as

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    6. Warmer Weather & Brain Function in People With MS

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Warmer temperatures might reduce the ability of people with multiple sclerosis to complete mental tasks and process information, new research suggests. Although heat has long been linked to a worsening of symptoms among

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    7. FDA Investigates Brain Infection-Gilenya Case

      Oct. 18, 2013 -- The FDA is continuing to investigate a possible link between the multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya (fingolimod) and a case of a rare brain infection in a European patient. The patient took the drug for nearly 8 months before being diagnosed with the brain infection. The FDA issued an

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    8. Controversial Treatment May Not Help MS Patients

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A theory claiming that multiple sclerosis (MS) is caused by the narrowing of veins in the neck appears to be unfounded, Canadian researchers report. Called "chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency" (CCSVI), Dr. Paolo Zambon

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    9. Controversial Theory Behind MS Cause Refuted

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that there is no evidence that multiple sclerosis is associated with reduced or blocked blood flow in the veins of the head or neck. The study results challenge a controversial theory that a condition calle

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    10. New Kind of Therapy Shows Promise in MS Patients

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- A new therapy for multiple sclerosis that teaches the body to recognize and then ignore its own nerve tissue appears to be safe and well-tolerated in humans, a small new study shows. If larger studies prove the technique can

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