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Saturday

 

New target identified in fight against Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis

































Normally, brain cells known as microglia (green) surround Alzheimer’s plaques (blue) to help clear such plaques and other cellular debris from the brain. But the microglia shown above lack a key protein involved in this process. Scientists think the protein may be a treatment target for Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders that new research has linked to the protein.
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Former Baseball Star Steps up to the Plate to fight Multiple Sclerosis: VIDEO


BOYNTON BEACH, Fla (CBS12) Jim Montgomery's love for baseball runs deep. He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in high school, but he's now in the competition of his life, which is finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis, a disease he was diagnosed with in 2008.
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KATU viewer helps girl raise money to battle multiple sclerosis: VIDEO


















LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. — They likely never would have met if it wasn't for a shared love of a Blazer legend.
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Canes for a Cure - Fueling Multiple Sclerosis Awareness and Research

























Top & Derby has launched a Limited Edition version of its award winning cane in support of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness and Research. The company's "enable" initiative promotes Canes for a Cure as its tag-line to raise money for the cause.
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Plegridy (Peginterferon Beta-1a): A Review of Its Use in Patients with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis: STUDY

Friday

 

Drinking Coffee May Halt Multiple Sclerosis: How Many Cups Should You Drink?


























A cup of coffee in the morning is fuel for our bodies to perform at optimal level throughout the day. Caffeine is one of the most addictive substances the body can grow dependent on, raising questions such as “how many cups of coffee per day are too many?” The more coffee you drink the better, at least when it comes to reducing the odds of multiple sclerosis, according to a recent study to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., April 18 to 25, 2015.
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Stem-Cell Treatment Beats Medicine in Severe Multiple Sclerosis







































Stem-cell transplants were more effective than the standard medicine used to treat people with severe multiple sclerosis, a trial found.
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Disease Highlight: Multiple Sclerosis- Treating The Whole Patient
















































Although outside the coverage area of MJ Media, an excellent facility- The Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center in Livingston - is situated close enough for people who are diagnosed with MS to receive quality comprehensive care.
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New drug target for multiple sclerosis discovered
















































Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have discovered a promising new approach to treat multiple sclerosis (MS). In a new study, they've identified a previously unknown change in the spinal cord related to MS, and a way to alter this change to reduce the nerve cell damage that occurs with the disease.
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Blood Stem Cell Transplantation Reduces Disease Activity Significantly Over Novantrone (Mitoxantrone) in Small Study of 21 People with Relapsing-Remitting and Secondary-Progressive MS: STUDY

Thursday

 

Snowmobile tour helps raise awareness for multiple sclerosis
























Although he does not have multiple sclerosis, for 29 years Randy Murdock of Warrens has participated in the MS Snowmobile Tour.
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Testing Method Promising for Spinal Cord Injuries and Multiple Sclerosis




















A medical test previously developed to measure a toxin found in tobacco smokers has been adapted to measure the same toxin in people suffering from spinal cord injuries and multiple sclerosis, offering a potential tool to reduce symptoms.
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Researchers Publish First Study of Brain Activation in MS Using fNIRS




























First MS study to use functional near infrared spectroscopy to examine brain activation during working memory task.
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Multiple Sclerosis Study Explores Walking, Cycling, Yoga Effects on Cognition


































A new study suggests that different types of physical activity might help the mental processes of people with multiple sclerosis. The research comes from the University of Illinois and the State University of New York at Buffalo, and appeared in the February 6th issue of the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.
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Gilenya (Fingolimod) effect on brain volume loss independently contributes to its effect on disability: STUDY

Wednesday

 

People With Disabilities Can Easily Find Accessible Spots With This App: VIDEO






















Inspired by his own experiences, a filmmaker has created an app to help people with disabilities.
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About 1,000 Express Interest in Minn. Medical Marijuana Program
























Almost 1,000 Minnesotans have told the state they'll likely register for the state's new medical marijuana program. The Minnesota Department of Health on Monday released the results of a voluntary electronic survey it conducted to gauge interest in the program.
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Multiple sclerosis may be linked to a lower intake of key nutrients




Women with multiple sclerosis may have lower intakes of important nutrients like folate and vitamin E, than healthy people, according to a new study. The research compared the overall diet and nutritional intake of 27 women with MS to 30 healthy 'controls' - finding that women who had MS had lower intake levels of five nutrients with suggested antioxidant or anti-inflammatory properties: food folate, vitamin E, magnesium, lutein-zeaxanthin and quercetin.

 

Self-jab drug approved for MS





























Thousands of Australians with multiple sclerosis can now inject themselves with a government-funded drug to treat their symptoms instead of having to go to a doctor.
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Oral Gilenya (Fingolimod) or Intramuscular Interferon for Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis: STUDY

Tuesday

 

Walgreens Has Started Denying People Medication






























Walgreens is one of the largest pharmacy chains in the country. Many rely on their local branch to get their doctor prescribed medication in hopes of treating their ailments and maladies. However, for some people, the guarantee of friendly pharmaceutical service has been replaced with humiliation and a denial of medication, despite their having an authentic prescription from their doctor. Walgreens has started denying people their medication thanks to a new policy that allows employees to determine whether or not they feel the customer is at high risk for abusing the drug.
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Grand Fondo bike ride cancelled





















The TWFG Insurance Services Gran Fondo: Texas TMCO bike ride has been canceled due to concerns about the safety of the route.
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Walk MS is scheduled for April 2015





























Multiple sclerosis pulls us away from our lives and destroys connections. So it’s only fitting that our connections would be its greatest enemy. At Walk MS, our connections become more powerful than the connections MS destroys. Connect with others. Support life changing programs and cutting-edge research.
Be inspired. Get connected. Walk MS.
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Cyanocobalamin low viscosity aqueous formulations for intranasal delivery: STUDY

 

Lemtrada (Alemtuzumab) treatment of multiple sclerosis: long-term safety and efficacy: STUDY

Monday

 

Facts About Multiple Sclerosis: Celebrities With The Disease
















































Williams followed a rigorous workout schedule and medication injections. That helped slow the progression of the disease. He also follows a healthy diet. His charity, the Montel Williams MS Fund, has raised more than $1.5 million for research toward a cure. Reuters

Several celebrities suffer from the disease, and have come out in the open and spoken about it. Jack Osbourne, Richard Cohe, Tamia and Chad Vaccarino are few of these personalities. They have all gone through different treatments, which managed to help some in dealing with the disease.
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Andiamo! Moving forward with autologous hematopoietic transplantation for highly active MS
































The cause and exact processes underlying the pathophysiology of multiple sclerosis (MS) development and progression have eluded clinicians and scientists for almost 150 years, since Jean-Martin Charcot recognized it as a distinct disease.
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A boost for Israel-UK tech ties: VIDEO



















Israeli, British medical researchers are set to begin several new joint projects, while Israeli financial start-ups are headed to London
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Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) Pain


























Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN), also called tic douloureux, is a chronic neuropathic pain condition that causes extreme, sporadic, sudden burning or shock-like face pain that lasts anywhere from a few seconds to as long as two minutes per episode. The intensity of pain can be physically and mentally incapacitating.
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The changing face of multiple sclerosis: Prevalence and incidence in an aging population: STUDY

Sunday

 

Possible new treatments for inflammatory diseases


































Researchers say that the discovery could block one of the key drivers of a plethora of inflammatory conditions

New treatments for inflammatory diseases could be on the way thanks to a significant discovery made by an international group of scientists, including some at Trinity College Dublin.
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Heigham to climb Hancock Tower



























Melissa Heigham (third from left) with her 2014 team as they get ready to climb the Hancock Tower. (Barbara Balter, Gloria Burnham, Paul Heigham, Suzanne McNamara, Rob LaVita Jennifer Harper, Kerri Rosa, Susan O'Brien, Kristen Tremblay)   Courtesy Photo.


Melissa Heigham has multiple sclerosis (MS). Simply stated, it is a disease of the brain that impacts her body in varied and, unfortunately, scary ways. But she’s fighting back. On March 7, she’s headed into Boston to “Climb to the Top” of the John Hancock Tower as part of the National MS Society’s fund raising and awareness program.
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'If you don’t laugh you cry when you trip over or when you drop another glass': How being diagnosed with MS prompted an inspirational blog
























Barbara Stensland

One evening Barbara Stensland went to bed in her Cardiff home as normal, but woke up the next day unable to talk properly or walk properly. She fell asleep at the first opportunity, thought she would get better but didn’t.
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In pictures: 'What multiple sclerosis means to me'


































Three young artists convey their experiences of multiple sclerosis in the hope of helping others with their diagnoses.
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Detection of postural oscillatory movement without clinically manifested tremor in multiple sclerosis: A pilot study: STUDY

Saturday

 

Is This Drug The Answer To Multiple Sclerosis?



















































Multiple Sclerosis is a progressive neurological disease affecting more than 2.3 million people worldwide. National Multiple Sclerosis Society defines it as an unpredictable and often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the communication pathway within the brain and between the body and the brain.
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MS Patients May Need More of These Nutrients



































A new study found that women with multiple sclerosis (MS) may have lower levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients than women without the disease. Sandra D. Cassard, ScD, of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, led this study.
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Study on Immune Response in MS, Other Autoimmune Diseases Targets New Therapeutic Approach



































A study published by a team of investigators at the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Medical Science and Osaka University’s Graduate School of Engineering presented new evidence demonstrating how Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) binds to pathogenic DNA, turning on the functions of the innate immune system. This novel discovery is important for the design of new therapeutic drugs for autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), targeting TLR9. The study was published in the new issue of Nature.
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Use of mTOR Inhibitor Everolimus in Three Neonates for Treatment of Tumor Lesions Associated With Tuberous Sclerosis Complex: STUDY

 

Susceptibility-Weighted Imaging Helps to Discriminate Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis From Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis: STUDY

Friday

 

Help for People with Muscle Cramps?

A new treatment may bring hope for people who suffer from muscle cramps or spasms from neuromuscular disorders, diseases such as multiple sclerosis or simply from nighttime leg cramps that keep people from sleeping, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 67(th) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, April 18 to 25, 2015.
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Life after cancer: Empowering survivors, educating doctors






























When Tristan Williams was 12, he was given a diagnosis of thyroid cancer. His family was living in Florida back then and when his treatment was over, there was no follow-up, no discussion of what to expect, what side effects there could be or how he would feel.
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Former Men's Basketball Standout Chris Wright to Hold Fundraiser for MS























Chris Wright

When former Georgetown University All-BIG EAST men's basketball player Chris Wright (C'11) was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis during his first season as a professional, he was shocked and taken aback.
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HEALTH NOTES: The other symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis























Knowing the whole picture can help treatment

Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a disease of the central nervous system that damages areas of the brain and spinal cord, is caused by abnormal activation of the immune system that target the insulating material around the nerve fibers, the myelin sheath. MS is essentially a disease that disrupts connections within the brain and between the brain and the rest of the body. This interruption directly causes one or more of MS symptoms in patients to varying levels of severity.
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Processing speed and working memory training in multiple sclerosis: A double-blind randomized controlled pilot study: STUDY

Thursday

 

Alzheimer's, arthritis and multiple sclerosis treatments could be improved by Queensland scientists' development of MCC950 molecule






















Molecule MCC950 could result in improved treatments for diseases like Alzheimer's, arthritis and MS.

A Queensland discovery could be the key to improved treatments for diseases like Alzheimer's, arthritis and multiple sclerosis.
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Morgan Park Man Uses Art To Combat His Multiple Sclerosis







































Mark Somerville


Mark Somerville takes on a certain glow when talking about his artwork, just like the works themselves.
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Uric Acid Correlated with Disease Activity in Multiple Sclerosis































In a study published in the journal Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine on September 20, 2014, investigators Moccia et al identified uric acid as a potential biomarker in the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) disability.
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Measles in the United States






















Measles is a very contagious and serious disease. It is also very preventable.
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Multiple sclerosis patients treated with intramuscular IFN-β-1a autoinjector in a real-world setting: prospective evaluation of treatment persistence, adherence, quality of life and satisfaction : STUDY




































autoinjectors

Objectives: The 12-month observational PERSIST study (NCT01405872) evaluated adherence associated with the intramuscular IFNβ-1a (i.m. IFN-β-1a) autoinjector pen in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.
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