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    1. Ingredient in New MS Drug Linked to Serious Brain Disease

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- The active ingredient in a drug that's expected to become a popular treatment for multiple sclerosis has been linked to four European cases of a rare but sometimes fatal brain disease called progressive multifocal leukoence

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    2. Shrinkage of Brain Region May Signal Onset of MS

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- Atrophy of a key brain area may become a new biomarker to predict the onset of multiple sclerosis, researchers say. If so, that would add to established criteria such as the presence of brain lesions to diagnose the progress

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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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