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Monday

 

Eddie Murphy and Oprah Winfrey confirmed to star in Richard Pryor biopic with Mike Epps as the legendary comedian: VIDEO





























Oprah Winfrey and Eddie Murphy are joining Mike Epps and Kate Hudson in a new biopic about comedian Richard Pryor.
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Mum tells of her ongoing battle with multiple sclerosis



















TIGHT-KNIT: Cathy Marais with her husband Jason and children Kane and Sienna, who are supporting her in her plight.

CATHY Marais lives here in Gladstone with her husband Jason and her two children, Sienna, 9, and Kane, 5. The family was given the shocking news in January this year that Cathy was suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS).
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Hearing Problems and Multiple Sclerosis















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Decreased Activity Levels in MS Patients Linked To Cognitive Impairment













A new study published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy assessed the cognitive factors affected in multiple sclerosis patients concerning their activity and participation in everyday life. The study is entitled “Factors That Moderate Activity Limitation and Participation Restriction in People With Multiple Sclerosis” and was conducted by researchers at the Kessler Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on the field of disability and rehabilitation research.
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Occupational mercury exposure in association with prevalence of multiple sclerosis and tremor among US dentists: STUDY







































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Sunday

 

Food and MS: Cause or Effect?

























Edamame Peas
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A new, rather small study has me wondering even more about the cause-and-effect aspects of multiple sclerosis research findings.

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8 Steps to Find the Best Footwear for Multiple Sclerosis




































Key Footwear Features to Look for if You Have MS
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6 Skills for Living Well With Multiple Sclerosis






















Learning to see the positives in life and appreciating them are ways to live well with multiple sclerosis.
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Switzerland- Novartis buys rights to experimental MS drug for $1bn

























Novartis agreed to buy the rights to an experimental multiple sclerosis (MS) drug from GlaxoSmithKline for as much as 1bn as it races to catch up with a competing treatment being developed by Roche.
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A novel automated segmentation method for retinal layers in OCT images proves retinal degeneration after optic neuritis: STUDY





























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Saturday

 

Shemar Moore admits he was 'in denial for a couple of years' after his mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999: VIDEO













































Mother and son: Marilyn and her only son Shemar, shown in 2009 in Los Angeles, have been united in their battle against multiple sclerosis

As time passed the former The Young And The Restless star began realizing the toll the debilitating disease was taking on his mother.

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Multiple Sclerosis and Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML): Risks and Detection: VIDEO























Fred Lublin, MD, explains that prior to the use of Tysabri (natalizumab), progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) had never been observed in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Providing accurate figures about the risk of PML to patients who may be or are being treated with natalizumab iscritically important in makingthe best treatment choices. PML is not as severe and lethal in the setting of MS as in other diseases, such as HIV. Still, he adds,PML often leaves individuals left with some kind of disability, and the mortality rate in MS is about 20%.
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Cryoport, Inc. to Supply Opexa’s MS and NMO Immunotherapy Studies with Cryogenic Logistics Solutions






























Cryoport, Inc., a leader in providing advanced cryogenic logistics solutions for the life sciences industry, has just announced it will be supplying Opexa Therapeutics’ lead personalized T-cell immunotherapy research initiatives for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Neuromyelitis Optica (“NMO”).
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Cannabis Could Help Treat MS, Israeli Research Suggests




















Israeli researchers have long been on the cutting edge of medical marijuana research. Now a team of scientists from Tel Aviv University have shown that certain compounds found in cannabis can help treat multiple sclerosis-like diseases by preventing inflammation in the brain and spinal cord.
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Efficacy of Gilenya (fingolimod) in patients with highly active relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis: STUDY

Friday

 

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS vs. CALIFORNIA STEM CELL AGENCY: Disease-a-week Challenge #15




























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“He was born with the gift of laughter, and the sense that the world was mad.” Rafael Sabatini

That opening line (from the novel SCARAMOUCHE) would seem to have been written for the comedic genius Richard Pryor. His life was almost unutterably tragic, with every form of cruelty and sadness inflicted on him: raised in a brothel, sexually and physically abused as a child, expelled from school, imprisoned, emotionally terrified of even standing on a stage and performing.
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Clinical Studies of Cannabinoid Capsules for MS Expected Later This Year


























Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease characterized by the destruction of insulating covers on nerve cells by the immune system. The most common form for the disease, relapsing-remitting MS, is characterized by clearly defined attacks of decreasing neurologic function (relapses) followed by partial or complete recovery periods (remissions). Research into novel therapy approaches continues to investigate safer, more effective alternatives to the currently approved MS therapies. The use of cannabinoid-based therapies in particular appear to show promise for controlling relapses in those with the disease.
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Novartis Acquires Remaining Rights to Ofatumumab by GSK for Multiple Sclerosis and Other Autoimmune Diseases

























Pharmaceutical giant Novartis recently announced it has signed an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline for exclusive rights to GSK’s investigational CD20-specific monoclonal antibody, Ofatumumab, indicated for relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and other autoimmune diseases. Novartis had previously acquired rights to the drug for its indications in oncology, effectively marketing it under brand name Arzerra®.
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Study Shows Correlation Between Multiple Sclerosis Risk and Low Vitamin D Levels

























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An international team led by researchers at McGill University in Canada recently published in the journal PLOS Medicine data supporting a link between low vitamin D levels and the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS). The study is entitled “Vitamin D and Risk of Multiple Sclerosis: A Mendelian Randomization Study.”
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Polyphenon E, non-futile at neuroprotection in multiple sclerosis but unpredictably hepatotoxic: Phase I single group and phase II randomized placebo-controlled studies: STUDY






































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Thursday

 

Mountain Brook students kick for a cause: VIDEO






















Mountain Brook Junior High School students have a big goal. They want to raise $15,000 this year for the local chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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Gilenya (Fingolimod) vs Interferon in Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis



An international team of researchers recently reported on the results of the extension of a trial comparing fingolimod and interferon beta-1a in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Basically, patients fared better when they took fingolimod, but it’s worth examining the details.

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Some Illinois health systems say no to medical marijuana



























Dr. Matthew Gibb, MD Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Carle Foundation Hospital Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in Champaign, Ill. Talks about the many points of view about the clinical efficacy of cannabis as a therapeutic or medical treatment option and believes that the providers practicing in their areas of specialization have the best understanding of their patients. Seth Perlman AP Photo

Patients must have a doctor's signature to buy medical marijuana in Illinois, but some health systems are forbidding doctors from putting pen to paper because the drug is still illegal at the federal level.
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Kessler Foundation MS researchers link cognition with limited activity and participation




























Nancy Chiaravalloti, Ph.D., and Yael Goverover, Ph.D.

Processing speed is common variable in limited activity and loss of employment in people with MS
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Eye and hand motor interactions with the symbol digit Modalities Test in early MS: STUDY






















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Wednesday

 

Faversham dad Wayne Deane pins hopes on multiple sclerosis treatment abroad



























Wayne Deane with son Brandon Scott-Dean, 12

“I tried to play football with my son and I just couldn’t kick the ball. I fell against the goalpost and cried for hours.”
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Long 24 hours awaits in chamber



























Sean Chrysanthou prepares for his marathon in the oxygen chamber

One of the team at the Suffolk Oxygen Therapy Centre is to spend 24 hours in a hyperbaric chamber to raise funds – and awareness – of this local charity.
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Got mud? MuckFest fundraiser for MS comes to Somerset Sept. 19

























Participants in last year’s MuckFest take off from the starting line. Early registration is open for this year’s event, which takes place Sept. 19. (Submitted photo)

A crawl through the mud could raise money to help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their families.
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Cognitive factors associated with activity, participation in everyday life among people with MS




















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Kessler Foundation researchers found that processing speed is the primary limiting factor associated with activity and participation in everyday life among people with multiple sclerosis (MS). "Factors that moderate activity limitation and participation restriction in people with multiple sclerosis" was published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.014332). This is the first MS study of cognition and measures of activity and participation. The authors are Yael Goverover, PhD, of New York University and visiting professor at Kessler Foundation, and Lauren Strober, PhD, Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, and John DeLuca, PhD, of Kessler Foundation.
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A longitudinal study of cortical grey matter lesion subtypes in relapse-onset multiple sclerosis: STUDY

















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Tuesday

 

EXCLUSIVE: Teri Garr Battles Multiple Sclerosis With a Positive Outlook With the Help of Her Family




































Teri Garr, in the midst of battling multiple sclerosis, remains positive and relies on her family to stay strong.
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In April, celebrity seekers gathered in LA for The Hollywood Show, a memorabilia and autograph event that featured Oscar-nominated Tootsie star Teri Garr.
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The Clinic Charity Golf Classic Wrap Up


















This past weekend’s 6th Annual Clinic Charity Classic Golf Tournament, benefiting the Colorado Multiple Sclerosis Society, was a fabulous event for a spectacular cause.
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Nano Sensor Detects Multiple Sclerosis in Early Stages

























A nanometric sensor may be able to identify biomarkers of pathological conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS), neuromyelitis optica, and certain types of cancer, according to research published in Sensors Journal.
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Multiple sclerosis society urges patients to assert rights























People with multiple sclerosis (MS) are being denied access to life-changing treatments simply because of where they live, according to the MS Society.
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WT1 and interferon-β–vitamin D association in MS: a longitudinal study: STUDY






































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Monday

 

Style expert Jeannie Mai partners with SELF to help women with RMS
















































Jeannie Mai, style expert, and co-host of the daytime talk show, "The Real" is currently participating in the new Reimagine MySelf program in conjunction with SELF®, and Biogen to help, support, and enlighten women who deal with RMS. (Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis)
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Managing multiple sclerosis through a relationship of trust and lots of negotiations



























What a lot of us really want from our physicians is care - care that goes beyond managing illness or symptoms.
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Crush MS raises nearly $50,000 for research
























Guests sing "Stand By Me" at the Crush MS fundraiser for multiple sclerosis research held at Reid Family Vineyard.

Local wineries poured their wines for more than 350 guests at the second annual Crush MS Summer Celebration Aug. 8 at Reid Family Vineyards.
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Setting the odds for those with MS: BYU study gives personalized predictions for the disease































Both the doctors who treat multiple sclerosis and the people who experience it agree that the disease is highly unpredictable.
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A prospective web-based patient-centred interactive study of long-term disabilities, disabilities perception and health-related quality of life in patients with MS in The Netherlands: the Dutch Multiple Sclerosis Study protocol: STUDY

Sunday

 

Multiple sclerosis: Cognition linked with limited activity, participation





























































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Kessler Foundation researchers found that processing speed is the primary limiting factor associated with activity and participation in everyday life among people with multiple sclerosis (MS). "Factors that moderate activity limitation and participation restriction in people with multiple sclerosis" was published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. This is the first MS study of cognition and measures of activity and participation. The authors are Yael Goverover, PhD, of New York University and visiting professor at Kessler Foundation, and Lauren Strober, PhD, Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, and John DeLuca, PhD, of Kessler Foundation.
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Husband's pride over Morriston Hospital unit named in honour of wife Jill: SLIDESHOW



























Perry Rowe in the Morriston Hospital unit named in honour of his wife Jill

Jill Rowe, a multiple sclerosis sufferer, died in 2011, leaving her family and colleagues at Morriston Hospital devastated.
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The report “EpiCast Report: Multiple Sclerosis – Epidemiology Forecast To 2023″, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts















The report “EpiCast Report: Multiple Sclerosis – Epidemiology Forecast To 2023″, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts.
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Friends Sponsor Softball Tourney to Help






































A co-ed softball tournament will take place in Union County, Ky., on Aug. 29, at the Uniontown Ballpark to benefit a young lady with Multiple Sclerosis, in hopes that a treatment may change her life forever.
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Psychiatric Disorders in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: STUDY
































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Saturday

 

New research to speed up treatments for multiple sclerosis




 Associate Professor Judith Greer

A clever new research model being developed at The University of Queensland aims to fast-track new treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS).
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Award winner hopes to raise awareness




















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Most volunteers are motivated for their cause for good reason, and for Jeffrey Haxton, that reason is his mother.
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Doctors talk MMJ pros and cons


As the state readies its medical marijuana facilities, physicians are divided over recommending it to patients once it becomes available to them next year.
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Grape Day 5K taking applications for race against multiple sclerosis


It's just down the road, so maybe you'll want to run there next month at the 2015 Grape Day 5K. It's a fundraising fun run-walk-stroll event through historic downtown Escondido, on Saturday, Sept. 12.
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The Prevalence of Pain in Adults with Multiple Sclerosis: A Multicenter Cross-Sectional Survey: STUDY







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