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Monday

 

Want to Give Back? Take This New MS Survey































The longer we live with MS, the more we have to give back to our community.  That said, the longer I live with multiple sclerosis, the harder it seems to remember the time before MS.  A new survey on MS posted by Everyday Health made me bounce back and forth from my early teen years to the present.
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Virginia Youth Group Earns International Youth Philanthropy Award





























Members of the Miles of Scarves organization gather weekly to knit scarves to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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MS and Parkinson’s research trials undertaken at Poole Hospital






















CRUCIAL clinical research is being carried out at Poole Hospital into the causes and treatments of a range of neurological conditions.
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How obesity triggers auto-immune diseases






















A new study points to the major role obesity plays in triggering and prolonging auto-immune diseases.
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Reproducibility of multifocal visual evoked potential and traditional visual evoked potential in normal and multiple sclerosis eyes: STUDY

Sunday

 

Lives will be lost unless the Government acts on off-patent drugs, charities warn






























Jonathan Evans

Leading medical charities have warned “lives could be lost” if the Government does not act to make a group of low-cost, safe drugs for conditions including breast cancer, multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s available to patients.
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Perth Divinyls tribute singer diagnosed with multiple sclerosis






















Donna Greene was in her element, rocking out on stage at a Divinyls tribute act. A photographer snapped a picture as the band hit a crescendo in the song, but at that moment, Mrs Greene knew something was very wrong.
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Medical marijuana inquiry calls for public submissions on draft legislation






















An ACT Legislative Assembly committee conducting an inquiry into the use of medical cannabis in the community has called for public submissions.
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Classic Seven Layer Cookie Bars



















































Classic Seven Layer Cookie Bars
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Does interferon beta therapy affect survival of multiple sclerosis patients?

Saturday

 

Natural Remedy For Depression

 

David Osmond raises awareness for Multiple Sclerosis


























David Osmond kicked off the opening ceremony at the Walk MS: Houston event on Sunday, Nov. 10. For David, the fundraising event for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society was part of his personal mission to bring more awareness to MS diagnosis and treatment. Both he and his father, Alan, have been diagnosed with MS.
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Jail policy on medication disposal criticized









































A northwestern Indiana jail is under fire for the way it handles inmates' prescription drugs.
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Living well with multiple sclerosis
















































THIS BOOK includes personal narratives of 12 individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) who have made intensive lifestyle changes with significant benefits.
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Fear of Disease Progression in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: Associations of Anxiety, Depression, Quality of Life, Social Support and Knowledge: STUDY

Friday

 

‘Breaking Bad’ spoof video raises awareness for multiple sclerosis: VIDEO
























The scene is shot from a rooftop parking lot in Downtown Albuquerque, the Sandia Mountains visible in the distance.
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Ned Norton: Fitness buff helps disabled find 'strength'


























Ned Norton was working as a fitness trainer for Olympic athletes and bodybuilders when a young man with a spinal cord injury asked him for help.
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Understanding Myelin in Multiple Sclerosis


























A better understanding of myelin and how it works (or doesn’t work) can be helpful when reading about research and studies of MS and the potential impact they may have on the disease. That’s one reason why a new report about myelin from a team of scientists at the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is of interest.
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Drugs farce shows up meddling politicians























The Cancer Drugs Fund was as much a creation of political necessity as it was medical. This was never more obvious than last week, when it was announced that up to half the drugs it currently makes available are likely to be removed from its list because they are deemed too expensive.
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Sex Hormones and Immune Dimorphism: STUDY

Thursday

 

US okays Sanofi MS drug at last





























Sanofi’s Genzyme unit has finally got the thumbs-up from the US Food and Drug Administration for its multiple sclerosis therapy Lemtrada.
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Information pack for newly diagnosed multiple sclerosis sufferers welcomed
















































Julie Gould

A new information pack for people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) has been welcomed by a woman whose sister and cousin also suffer from the life-long condition.
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Prime Therapeutics, Johns Hopkins publish research on specialty drug copay coupons in Health Affairs
















Today, the journal Health Affairs published its October issue focused on specialty medicines and included an article on copay coupons authored by researchers at Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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The Flying Merkel's finest hour: A Talmage man's tale of salty success




























You'd never guess it to meet Tom. Quiet guy. Easygoing. Charter member of The Mystic Knights, about which I am forbidden to reveal anything further.
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Can Meditation Influence Quality of Life, Depression, and Disease Outcome in Multiple Sclerosis? Findings from a Large International Web-Based Study

Wednesday

 

Multiple Sclerosis, Don’t Let It Define You























One way to understanding any disease is to talk to your doctor and another is to read about the disease from various medical sources. It is not always wise to rely on one source for information. With how much information we come across these days on the internet, it shows how much people are talking about a particular, disease, war, or anything else of great interest. One disease that is of interest is Multiple Sclerosis or MS.
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Golf tourney supports MS Society




















The Mississauga chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada recently raised a record $55,000 during its annual golf tournament.
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The Cancer of Pensions?























Cancer is so pervasive that it touches virtually every family in this country. More than one out of three Americans will be diagnosed with some form of it in their lifetime. And as anyone who's been through it knows, the shock and anxiety of the diagnosis is followed by a second jolt: the high price of cancer drugs.
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New insights into immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome of the central nervous system


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Purpose of review: To highlight the importance of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome affecting the brain in HIV-infected individuals in the absence of opportunistic infections. To describe the varied clinical manifestations, unifying pathophysiological features and discuss the principles of management of this syndrome.
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BOOST: A supervised approach for multiple sclerosis lesion segmentation

Tuesday

 

Lemtrada Approved for Multiple Sclerosis


















The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Lemtrada, a treatment for relapsing multiple sclerosis made by the drugmaker Genzyme.
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A new pathway discovered regulating autoimmune diseases


















The main function of the immune system is to protect against diseases and infections. For unknown reasons our immune system attacks healthy cells, tissues and organs in a process called autoimmunity, which can result in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. There are currently no existing cures for these diseases.
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Don’t let dietary restrictions ruin Thanksgiving

























To be honest, Uncle Frank the Angry Drunk was a lot more fun before he swapped the sauce and political vitriol for vegan evangelism. Cousin Pete’s gone paleo, so he’ll probably hog all the crispy turkey skin. And don’t even get started on that daughter-in-law and her intolerance toward gluten. Her husband always was too good for her.
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Unmet Needs of People with Severe Multiple Sclerosis and Their Carers: Qualitative Findings for a Home-Based Intervention: STUDY

 

Alternate Scoring of the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (PASAT): Evaluating Strings of Consecutive Correct Responses as Predictors of Cognitive Functioning in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: STUDY

Monday

 

Molecular map reveals genetic origins of 21 autoimmune diseases


Scientists have created a molecular map that pinpoints genetic variants that play a role in 21 different autoimmune diseases, reported on 27 October in the journal Nature.
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Grateful for the long run, participant says Madison Marathon will be her 100th and last


Janet Hagen’s track record suggests she’ll have little trouble finishing next Sunday’s Madison Marathon.
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Shelley Peterman Schwarz: Help for the holidays

























Shelley Peterman Schwartz

Before I learned I had multiple sclerosis (MS), I prided myself on being the consummate party planner and entertainer. It was nothing to host 35 people for Thanksgiving dinner, or 60 people for a cocktail party, or 80 people for a 4th of July picnic. So, when I was diagnosed with MS 35 years ago, my husband Dave and I made a conscious effort to keep living life on our terms. And even today, with my severe limitations, we continue to entertain our family and friends.

Here’s how we do it:
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Generic Biotech 9 years ago





















Biotech drugs can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Cheaper generic versions could save countless lives, but proving their safety and effectiveness is no easy task.
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Approaches for establishing the function of regulatory genetic variants involved in disease

Sunday

 

Dalriada Multiple Sclerosis unit closure 'will be devastating' says one patient: VIDEO

































Closing Northern Ireland's only dedicated respite centre will have a devastating impact on people with multiple sclerosis, a woman who uses the unit has said.
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Stem cell therapy advocates launch 10-year action plan





























Jennifer Molson

Jennifer Molson was a healthy, active 21-year-old hoping to become an RCMP officer when her life took a devastating turn. A tingling arm and exhaustion led to more symptoms. Soon after, the Ottawa woman was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
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Alyssa’s first mud run: Muckfest MS Los Angeles!

























Do you remember when you were a kid and you got to play in the mud? Maybe your parents didn’t let you, but you did it anyway, finding that stray mud puddle on your way home from school. You delighted in the joyful sensation of sticky, wet, mud squishing around your toes, making mud pies, trying to slog your feet out of the quicksand as you splashed around in.
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Habitual Functional Electrical Stimulation Therapy Improves Gait Kinematics and Walking Performance













People with Multiple Sclerosis often experience a disturbed gait function such as foot-drop. The objective of this pilot study was to investigate the medium term effects of using Functional Electrical Stimulation to treat foot-drop over a period 12 weeks on gait and patient reported outcomes of pwMS.
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Functional–structural correlations in the afferent visual pathway in pediatric demyelination: STUDY

Saturday

 

12 Frightening Facts About Milk




























A large observational cohort study[1] in Sweden found that women consuming more than 3 glasses of milk a day had almost twice the mortality over 20 years compared to those women consuming less than one glass a day. In addition, the high milk-drinkers did not have improved bone health. In fact, they had more fractures, particularly hip fractures.
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Multiple Sclerosis sufferers have many resources for assistance































When a person is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, the time to act is immediately. There are a vast amount of resources available to those afflicted and their caregivers. These resources will keep you abreast of the changes in research and new findings and available drugs.
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Activity of liver enzymes in multiple sclerosis patients with Hot-nature diet and co-supplemented hemp seed, evening primrose oils intervention















































It is unknown whether diets with a high dietary total antioxidant capacity (TAC) can modify oxidative stress, low-grade inflammation, or liver dysfunction, all of which are risk factors for multiple sclerosis disease.
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Protests over MS unit closure plans






















Several hundred people are expected to protest against the closure of Northern Ireland's only dedicated multiple sclerosis (MS) respite unit.
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Fast Whole-Brain Three-dimensional Macromolecular Proton Fraction Mapping in Multiple Sclerosis: STUDY


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