Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory disease in which the fatty myelin sheaths around the axons of the brain and spinal cord are damaged, leading to demyelination and scarring as well as a broad spectrum of signs and symptoms. MS affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other effectively. 

Air Pollution Is Getting To Kids' Heads, Posing Alzheimer's Risk

By | Wed, 09/10/2014 - 15:45

It's no secret air pollution is dangerous, but a new study finds that it's affecting young kids, causing their immune systems to turn on their brains.

MS Patients Should Reduce Their Daily Salt Intake To Slow Disease From Progressing

By | Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:30

Multiple sclerosis symptoms can worsen with a diet high in salt due to an autoimmune response.

Antiretroviral Therapy May Fight Multiple Sclerosis Just As Much As HIV

By | Tue, 08/05/2014 - 17:01

HIV patients have a lower risk of developing MS, according to a new study, and researchers are trying to determine why.

Put To Rest: Multiple Sclerosis Has 'No Link' To A Controversial Vein Condition

By | Mon, 06/02/2014 - 18:12

Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency has been tested as a possible cause for multiple sclerosis since 2009. A new study now finds that the controversial theory stands no ground.

World MS Day 2014: One Day, One Wish For Access

By | Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:41

World MS Day, which is today, is raising awareness of the difficulty many people around the world have with access to help.

3 Major Ways Marijuana Helps Sick People Live Normal Lives

By | Mon, 05/19/2014 - 15:14

Marijuana is making a record comeback in the U.S., and much of it is thanks to its ability to help people with certain illnesses.

Medical Marijuana Eases MS Symptoms

By | Mon, 03/24/2014 - 16:00

Medical marijuana pills and oral cannabis sprays may alleviate some symptoms of MS, but more research may be necessary.

Statins Slow Progression Of Advanced-Stage Multiple Sclerosis

By | Sun, 03/23/2014 - 19:09

The progression of an advanced stage of multiple sclerosis, which currently has few — if any — treatment options, was shown to slow down with the help of cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins.

FDA Delays Review Of New MS Drug

By | Tue, 03/18/2014 - 16:44

The FDA has delayed by three months the date for its final review of Biogen Idec's new multiple sclerosis drug, Plegridy.

Do Birth Control Pills And Obesity Cause MS?

By | Thu, 02/27/2014 - 16:00

Birth control pills and obesity may raise your risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) by 35 percent and 50 percent, respectively.

Catch MS Years Before Symptoms Develop

By | Sun, 02/23/2014 - 14:54

An antibody in the bloodstream could help physicians diagnose multiple sclerosis (MS) several years before symptoms appear, a new study finds.

Possible New Warning Sign Of MS Years Before Symptoms Appear

By | Fri, 02/21/2014 - 16:00

A new study has discovered a particular antibody that is found in the blood of people with MS may be present long before the onset of the disease and its symptoms.

Undiganosed Sleep Apnea Worsens Fatigue for MS Patients

By | Fri, 02/14/2014 - 15:00

New research suggests patients with MS are more likely to have an undiagnosed sleeping disorder, which could contribute to their fatigue.

Potential Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Repairs Brain Tissue, Reduces Damage

By | Sat, 02/08/2014 - 16:11

A new potential MS treatment can use a the protein Endothelin-1 to help repair brain tissue damage.

Tecfidera, MS Drug, Helps Biogen Surge 26% In Annual Revenues

By | Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:52

Biogen posted a 26 percent increase over last year’s annual revenues, an extraordinary surge due in part to the swift growth of Tecfidera, the company’s oral multiple sclerosis drug.