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Saturday

 

Better future for Motherwell care groups


























Two hard-working groups who faced a bleak future after losing the roof over their heads just before Christmas are back in business — with new premises and a united outlook.
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MS interferon treatment questioned



























A widely prescribed drug for multiple sclerosis may not slow the disease from progressing, a British Columbia study shows.
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BioMS Medical's pivotal international multiple sclerosis trial receives positive review from Data Safety Monitoring Board


























EDMONTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - BioMS Medical Corp. (TSX: MS), a leading developer in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), today announced that the independent Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) for the Company's pivotal phase III MAESTRO-01 Canadian/European trial of dirucotide in patients with secondary progressive MS has completed a safety analysis and recommended that the trial continue as per the protocol.
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Proponents Seeking to Put Pot Back on Ballot




























JOHN MORGAN speaks at a rally in Tampa before the vote on medical marijuana.
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Impact of parental multiple sclerosis on early childhood development: A retrospective cohort study: STUDY

Friday

 

Ramsgate carer Sukhmeet Kaur jailed for stealing £67,000 from multiple sclerosis victim, but her ship captain husband does not know

























The wife of a ship’s captain is in prison today for heartlessly ripping off a Ramsgate MS victim - but he doesn't know.
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Walk MS: Shreveport/Bossier City

 

Murphy keeps MS Walk Smyelin Together
































Jill was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in May of 2010.
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Five things for pharma marketers to know Wednesday, January 7































The best selling drug in the world, AbbVie's Humira, has had its patent put on hold in India, according to India's Business Standard. Generic drugmaker Glenmark pharmaceuticals filed pre-grant opposition to Humira's initial patent filing in 2008, a move that was not considered by the country's Patent Office at the time. The Delhi High Court beseeched the Patent Office to review Glenmark's earlier petition, and sets aside Humira's patent at the same time.
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Botulinum toxin (Dysport®) treatment of hip adductor spasticity in multiple sclerosis: a prospective, randomised, double blind, placebo controlled, dose ranging study: STUDY

Thursday

 

MS sufferer remains 'glass half-full' person














































Kelly Adie, of Dunedin, is determined to live a normal life. Photo by Christine O'Connor.


Health conditions, such as asthma and hypothyroidism, affect many people in our communities. Eileen Goodwin talks to people about how these conditions affect their lives.
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HPV vaccination not associated with increased risk of multiple sclerosis





























Although some reports have suggested a link between human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and development of multiple sclerosis or other demyelinating diseases, a follow-up of girls and women in Denmark and Sweden who received this vaccination found no increased risk for these disorders, according to a study in the January 6 issue of JAMA.
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ARENA PHARMACEUTICALS REPORTS POSITIVE RESULTS FROM PHASE 1B CLINICAL TRIAL EVALUATING APD334 FOR THE TREATMENT OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES


















Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) today announced top-line results from a Phase 1b multiple ascending dose clinical trial for APD334, an oral drug candidate that targets the sphingosine 1-phosphate subtype 1 (S1P(1)) receptor for the potential treatment of autoimmune diseases.
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WHAT'S LURKING IN YOUR MICROBIOME? POSSIBLY, A CURE FOR DISEASE




















Startups are harnessing the trillions of bacteria inside us to eradicate diabetes, obesity, arthritis, and more.
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Do Physical Therapy Interventions Affect Urinary Incontinence and Quality of Life in People with Multiple Sclerosis? An Evidence-Based Review: STUDY

Wednesday

 

Legendary writer Joan Didion, 80, admits she had 'no clue' her new Céline campaign would turn her into an overnight social media sensation




























Literary giant Joan Didion has revealed that she had 'no idea' her recent foray into modeling for high-end French label Céline would be the focus of such a huge amount of social media interest.
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Biogen Idec Reports Positive Top-Line Results from Phase 2Anti-LINGO-1 Trial in People with Acute Optic Neuritis





























Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) today announced top-line results from the Phase 2 acute optic neuritis (AON) RENEW trial in which treatment with anti-LINGO-1 showed evidence of biological repair of the visual system. Anti-LINGO-1 demonstrated an improvement in the study’s primary endpoint, recovery of optic nerve latency (time for a signal to travel from the retina to the visual cortex), as measured by full field visual evoked potential (FF-VEP), relative to placebo. The study showed no effect on secondary endpoints, including change in thickness of the retinal layers (optic nerve neurons and axons) and visual function, as measured by spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and low contrast letter acuity, respectively.
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Lifestyle Factors Contribute to Depression in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis



























Modifiable lifestyle factors contribute to depression in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, according to a study published in BMC Psychiatry.
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Researchers Submit Patent Application, "Cannabinoids for Use in the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain", for Approval


By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Pharma Business Week -- From Washington, D.C., NewsRx journalists report that a patent application by the inventors Maione, Sabatino (Naples, IT); Rossi, Francesco (Naples, IT); Guy, Geoffrey (Salisbury, GB); Stott, Colin (Salisbury, GB); Kikuchi, Tetsuro (Osaka-shi, JP), filed on May 18, 2012, was made available online on January 1, 2015 (see also Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Limited).
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Prevalence and characteristics of tremor in the NARCOMS multiple sclerosis registry: a cross-sectional survey: STUDY

Tuesday

 

Stopping Multiple Sclerosis with Stem Cell Transplants






























Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) is the most common form of MS, a progressive autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the brain and spinal cord.
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Grandson of Oscar Wilde believes he’s uncovered the cause of the death of great poet’s wife, Constance Lloyd




Lloyd died in 1898—only four years after Wilde was imprisoned for committing “gross indecency” with other men—and there have long been rumors of a conspiracy, suicide or coverup connected to her death.
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NH's 'Long Haul Paul' rides to raise awareness of MS





























Paul Pelland compares his life’s journey to an 11,000 mile, 11-day motorcycle rally he completed four years before being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
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Oakville family hits the road in memory of loving husband, father









































Through the windows of their Winnebago RV, the Freemans might have looked like any other family on summer vacation.
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Validity of four screening scales for major depression in MS: STUDY

Monday

 

Missed meals and mood



























Food, diet, and anxiety: do's and don'ts
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Becoming long-term care aware

















































Long-term care planning can be challenging. Individuals with chronic conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson's face are likely to have greater long-term care needs.

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Explained: The enigmatic death of Mrs Oscar Wilde


























Historians of literature have long mulled the untimely death that met Constance, the wife of the exuberant, scandalous writer Oscar Wilde.
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Major Health Study: Long-Time Pot Smokers Face Little Damage to Their Lungs

















































The inhalation of one marijuana cigarette per day over a 20-year period is not associated with adverse changes in lung health, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
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Twin studies in multiple sclerosis: A meta-estimation of heritability and environmentality

Sunday

 

Eddie Vedder

















































Edward Louis Severson III entered the world in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, where he was greeted right away with a convoluted family life. Raised to believe that his mother's second husband was his biological father, his actual father (known to him only as a family friend) died of multiple sclerosis before the fact of his parentage was revealed.
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Bausch on private love tragedy
































Author Richard Bausch has explored unorthodox matters of the heart in his award-winning career. In his latest novel 'Before During After' a woman is stranded in Jamaica by the Sept 11 attacks unable to reach her fiance in New York. The woman Natasha Barrett is a senator's aide eager to contact her fiance Michael Faulk a faltering Episcopalian priest who was in New York for a wedding.
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"How I Lost 165 Pounds and Found Love"






















Life changes are never easy. For Tabitha Antoniak, 34, it took two harsh blows a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 2006 and, two years later, an end to her marriage to make her gather her strength and confront the things that were really troubling her. Her weight then, 295 pounds, topped that list.
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Multiple Sclerosis: Pilot Study of Immunosuppression Plus Transplantation











Dr. Richard Nash MD


MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Dr. Richard Nash MD
Colorado Blood Cancer Institute
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Therapy Optimization in Multiple Sclerosis: A cohort study of therapy adherence and risk of relapse: STUDY

Saturday

 

Head-to-Head Comparison of IV and Oral Methylprednisolone for MS Relapsess





























In equivalent doses, both oral and intravenous formulations were associated with improvement at weeks 1 and 4.
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How to live like your ego is not your amigo
































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Human beings are capable of a rich inner life that, sadly, seems to elude so many, says dating and life coach Deborah Downey.
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Get the giggles
























Ha! Laughing is good for you!
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15 diseases doctors often get wrong


























WHEN MYSTERY AILMENTS STRIKE
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The incidence and prevalence of psychiatric disorders in multiple sclerosis: A systematic review

Friday

 

Agency to pay former employee $309K






























A non-profit social service agency has settled a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by a former employee with multiple sclerosis.
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9 ways to warm up this winter






























When it comes to winter, bears get it right - all that fur and fat as natural insulation against the frigid cold. And the idea of hibernation is certainly tempting. Imagine not having to emerge from your warm, snuggly bed every morning. Imagine looking out at the snowy skies from your cave and grumbling in response, "Nah, not today."
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5 Biotech Stocks With Big News Due In January






















The biotech industry is set to hit the ground running in 2015, with January alone bringing a passel of potentially stock-moving events by some of the biggest players.
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Study Links Gilenya Side Effects to Low White Blood Cell Count

























The findings of a new study suggest that side effects of the multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya may reduce the amount of certain types of white blood cells, depressing the body’s immune system in a previously undetected way.
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Low intensity lympho-ablative regimen followed by autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in severe forms of multiple sclerosis: A MRI-based clinical study: STUDY

Thursday

 

Person of the Year: Jason DaSilva



























Jason DaSilva’s award-winning film, When I Walk, raised awareness of what it is like to live with primary progressive multiple sclerosis. Photo by Charlie Samuels.

Jason DaSilva is an artist. He will always be an artist, no matter how severe his disability becomes, because of how he thinks, feels, and views the world, and because of his passion and determination to communicate that viewpoint to people of all abilities and cultures.
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Stem cell transplants may halt progression of multiple sclerosis





























Three-year outcomes from an ongoing clinical trial suggest that high-dose immunosuppressive therapy followed by transplantation of a person’s own blood-forming stem cells may induce sustained remission in some people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). RRMS is the most common form of MS, a progressive autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the brain and spinal cord. The trial is funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and conducted by the NIAID-funded Immune Tolerance Network (ITN) .
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Burnley women bare all for charity calendar


























Cheeky pictures of Burnley women in a saucy calendar are helping to raise money for a worthwhile cause.
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Salon reaches charity total after fundraiser




























Staff at a hair salon in Sudbury have raised hundreds of pounds for multiple sclerosis after being inspired by one of their customers.
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Natural Killer Cell Subsets in Cerebrospinal Fluid of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: STUDY


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