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Thursday

 

COPAXONE: $27.5 million per gallon!


COPAXONE: $27.5 million per gallon!
The price of Copaxone is $4,600 a month: $27,476,736 per gallon.
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PARASITES MAY BE GOOD FOR MSers

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Thursday's News for Neurologists: Here's 266 New Studies from 10/1 to Thursday 10/31

 

Tigers head coach Brett Hawke

Swim For MS Has Special Meaning for Auburn head coach Bret Hawke

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Almost four years ago, Hawke's wife, Trudi, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis beginning a significant change in both their lives. Trudi's diagnosis happened after she began to lose sight in her left eye and after several doctor visits was eventually diagnosed with the disease. Auburn's upcoming

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THE MS PARTY: Hundreds hit the House of Blues Downtown for a two-steppin’ good time at the Giving MS the Boot fundraiser.

The event benefited country-music star Clay Walker’s nonprofit Band Against MS. The singer, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1996 and has been an activist for MS research since, performed hits while a denim-and-plaid-clad crowd savored margaritas and barbecue. He had the crowd dancing to tunes like “Dreaming With My Eyes Open” and “Live Until I Die.”]The event raised nearly a quarter-million for Walker’s charity.
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ANN ROMNEY'S NEW COOKBOOK!

Romney said her husband first started cooking when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998, a disease that ravaged her in the beginning, sapping her energy and forcing her to rest constantly, something she wasn’t used to doing.  She chuckles at the image of her family being waited on hand and foot as she and Mitt raised five sons. They now also have 22 grandchildren.  

“He learned how to roast a chicken, how to steam vegetables,” she said, adding that things have changed a bit since the disease went into remission.

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MENOPAUSE IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Abstract
While the onset of multiple sclerosis (MS) typically occurs during the childbearing years, many women living with MS are of perimenopausal age. There is frequent overlap between menopausal and MS-related symptoms and co-morbidities (e.g. sexual dysfunction, mood disorders and bladder function). Furthermore, some MS symptoms may be exacerbated by perimenopausal changes such as hot flashes or sleep disturbance. The MS neurologist may frequently be the first to become aware of these symptoms and to play a role in monitoring and managing them.

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George MacIintyre

Colorado football coach Mike MacIntyre has often turned to his father for advice. It’s become harder in recent years as his Dad battles MS

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Advancement in stem cell therapies show potential for multiple sclerosis care

A report outlining the progress of stem cell therapy - and new methods which could lead to an eventual cure for multiple sclerosis and other degenerative diseases - has been published today


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Wednesday

 
FDA GOES AGAINST AGAINST THE ADVICE OF IT'S OWN ADVISORS & APPROVED A NEW HIGH DOSE NARCOTIC PAINKILLER: ZOHYDRO ER! THE FDA CONCEDES "ZOHYDRO ER" HAS A HIGH RISK FOR ABUSE!

Zohydro ER will be the first hydrocodone-only opioid, and it will come in doses packing five to 10 times more heroin-like narcotic than traditional hydrocodone products such as Vicodin that combine hydrocodone with over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.

Abuse Potential

Though the narcotic in Zohydro ER is designed to be released slowly over 12 hours, pleasure seekers will be able to crush it, chew it or mix it with alcohol to unleash its full punch at once. That abuse potential would have been blunted if the FDA required that the drug be formulated with abuse-prevention technology -- a process the FDA has publicly backed, but did not require in this case.
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GSK fires Chinese R&D head for MS publishing fraud data in Nature Medicine

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has fired the head of its Chinese R&D unit, Dr Jingwu Zhang, after it was found in a probe that he had fabricated data in a 2010 scientific paper on multiple sclerosis (MS). Ironically the paper was published in the prestigious journal, Nature Medicine. GSK revealed that it had been tipped off about the data fabrication a few weeks ago, and after looking into the allegations has "established that certain data in the paper were indeed misrepresented". GSK has recommended the journal to retract the article at the earliest. -READ MORE

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VIDEO

Elayne Shapray has suffered from MS for over 30 years

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PATIENT WANTS SUPREME COURT RULING ON ASSISTED SUICIDE



 
Tampa woman sees self as multiple sclerosis survivor

“I’ve had MS for 43 years. It’s a disease you don’t die from; you just have to live with it. It’s progressive and I have no idea how I will feel tomorrow morning. I’m a realist and I take care of myself and exercise. I can walk a mile. It isn’t going to define me.”Schallenberger said.
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HOW EXERCISE CAN BENEFIT MSers

"Exercise not only slows cognitive decline, but increases fitness and enhances quality of life in individuals suffering from multiple sclerosis," said Rusty Gregory, a certified wellness coach, personal trainer and dailyRx Contributing Expert.

"It does these things by strengthening the cardiovascular/muscular system and reducing inflammation in MS patients. The patient's exercise program should be specific and unique to the needs of the individual," he said. READ MORE

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Tuesday

 

Oxytocin, sometimes called the "love hormone," intensified the painkilling effect of placebo in a clinical study, suggesting a physical basis for the placebo effect, researchers said.


 "To our knowledge, our study provides the first experimental evidence that placebo responses can be pharmacologically enhanced by the application of intranasal oxytocin," they wrote in a research letter appearing in the Oct. 23/30 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Among 75 healthy young men exposed to painful heat stimuli on their forearms in the randomized, double-blind study, ratings of a placebo cream's analgesic effect were greater after the participants received active intranasal oxytocin than when they snorted a saline solution, with a difference of 5.76 points out of 60 (95% CI 0.59-10.93, P=0.03), according to Ulrike Bingel, MD, of the University of Duisberg-Essen in  Germany, and colleagues.
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Results suggest Novantrone (mitoxantrone) is a good candidate for treatment of children with aggressive MS


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TECFIDERA WAS DERIVED FROM AN OLD BASIC CHEMICAL:

TECFIDERA WAS DERIVED FROM AN OLD BASIC CHEMICAL: FUMERIC ACID, USED TO MAKE FOODS TASTE SOUR & TO PRESERVE THEM! 

Dimethyl fumarate has been used to prevent mold from growing on furniture during shipping from China. The chemical was implicated in cases of skin rashes in Europe, where dimethyl fumarate is now banned from consumer products.
There aren't very many drugs that are also, essentially, industrial chemicals available in railroad-car volumes...But there are a few. One is lithium carbonate, a staple of glassmaking and ceramic glazes and also the active ingredient in drugs for depression. Another is nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, for anesthesia.

Then there's Tecfidera, or dimethyl fumarate, which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in March to treat multiple sclerosis. The twice-a-day pill from Biogen Idec was derived from an old, basic chemical: fumaric acid, used industrially to make foods taste sour and to preserve them.
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 'Radical' stem cell trial offers hope for MSers

Jason McIntyre's autoimmune system is dead. The rest of him isn't feeling much better. Eleven days ago he underwent an aggressive chemotherapy, not for the sake of killing cancer - but to knock out every skerrick of protection his body has against infection. Sitting in a freezer were 35 million stem cells that were shaken from Mr McIntyre's bone marrow by a combination of drugs. These were filtered from his blood about three weeks ago.
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Wednesday's News for MSers: 204 New Stories for you: from 10/1 to Wednesday 10/30




Clay Walker Talks About Fight Against MS

Raising awareness of MS with Pumpkin Derby


Multiple Sclerosis More Common In Black Women Than White

JK Rowling funds new MS research centre

Teva Pharmaceutical Layoffs, Don’t Blame Management, ‘It’s the Productivity Crisis, Stupid’

Biogen's Tecfidera drives rosy Q3 results, higher forecast



Rituximab drug may be safe, effective for immunoglobulin G4-related disease treatment

B.C. MS patient wants Supreme Court ruling on assisted-suicide

Man with multiple sclerosis becomes first disabled person to skydive over Mount Everest


A Wide Collection of Multiple Sclerosis Bracelets Now Available at My Identity Doctor



Increased iron in brain 'may be marker for MS'

Jack Osbourne Hopes His Dancing Will Inspire Others With MS





MS Society volunteer crew goes the extra mile: When people volunteer, they can change lives — including their own.


New MS Drug: Q& A How Does Tecfidera Compare With Other MS Drugs?

Multiple Sclerosis and Fatigue

Leukemia Drug Is Highly Effective MS Treatment
Alemtuzumab Lessens Relapses, Improves Disability

Global multiple sclerosis market is set to grow from $14.4 billion in 2012 to $18.3 billion in 2017.

Teva cuts 5,000 jobs

SU Homecoming Committee chooses the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Central Pennsylvania as 2013 charity

GW Pharmaceuticals Announces Successful Closing of Mutual Recognition Procedure for Sativex(R) in France

Opexa Therapeutics Immune Monitoring Program Featured in Neurology Reviews

Israeli Teva workers strike over wage gaps after CEO halts cuts there

National carers' award for Darlington businessman

Cops kiss a cow for MS

'Could you take my pet out for walks?'

A MSer who has raised almost A 50,000 for charity has won a lifetime achievement award.

Multiple Sclerosis and the Spinal Tap

Sobeys has apologized to the Multiple Sclerosis Society for throwing fundraisers selling flowers out of one of its P.E.I. stores over competition concerns.

India has been facing an increase in Multiple Sclerosis over the last three years, with 70,000 cases presently registered; city hosted a camp to educate patients on Sunday

A study of multiple sclerosis in 30 southeastern communities did not find any unusual clusters in Middleboro, despite a long-held belief that people are getting sick from several hazardous waste sites in the town.

National MS Society hosts passionate philanthropists for On the Move Luncheon kickoff-Dallas

What Not to Prescribe: APA List Aims to Make Patients Safer

Video Game Training Can Boost Cognition

Europe LOVES 3 DRUGS

Striking a Nerve: MS Cured With an OTC Drug?

Cognitive Dysfunction in MS: New Insights and Clinical Management

Controlling the Muscle Spasms of Multiple Sclerosis

Leukemia Drug Is Highly Effective MS Treatment: Alemtuzumab Lessens Relapses, Improves Disability

New MS Drug: Q&A How Does Tecfidera Compare With Other MS Drugs?

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Biogen Idec Inc, the maker of MS drugs Avonex, Tysabri and Tecfidera, boosted its 2013 forecast after Tecfidera sales topped analysts’ third-quarter estimates.

Revenue this year will grow by 23 percent to 25 percent, with adjusted earnings of $8.65 to $8.85 a share, the Weston, Massachusetts-based drugmaker said today in a statement. The company previously had projected revenue gaining 22 percent to 23 percent and adjusted earnings of $8.25 to $8.50 a share.
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Teva (Copaxone) denies CEO weighing an exit over board's meddling.

Teva (Copaxone) denies CEO weighing an exit over board's meddling

XXXIsrael is full of chatter about  and its latest round of cost-cutting plans. The Copaxone-Teva Pharmaceutical Industries rumor mill doesn't have to dig much for drama, what with workers striking, unions calling for executive pay cuts, and a former chairman calling for ditto. Not to mention high-level meetings among labor leaders, government officials and Teva's  current executive team.
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Tuesday's News for Neurologists: Here's 256 New Studies from 10/1 to Tuesday 10/29:





Neuropsychological, balance and mobility risk factors for falls in people with multiple sclerosis: a prospective cohort study.

Menopause in multiple sclerosis: therapeutic considerations.




Dalfampridine improves walking speed, walking endurance, and community participation in veterans with multiple sclerosis: a longitudinal cohort study.

Neuropsychological, balance and mobility risk factors for falls in people with multiple sclerosis: a prospective cohort study.

Aerobic exercise increases hippocampal volume and improves memory in multiple sclerosis: Preliminary findings.

Oligoclonal bands and age at onset correlate with genetic risk score in multiple sclerosis.

MOST NEUROLOGISTS IN SCOTLAND DO NOT USE THE MCDONALD 2010 CRITERIA TO DIAGNOSE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS.












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Tuesday's News for MSers: 194 New Stories for you: from 10/1 to Tuesday 10/29




B.C. MS patient wants Supreme Court ruling on assisted-suicide

Man with multiple sclerosis becomes first disabled person to skydive over Mount Everest


A Wide Collection of Multiple Sclerosis Bracelets Now Available at My Identity Doctor



Increased iron in brain 'may be marker for MS'

Jack Osbourne Hopes His Dancing Will Inspire Others With MS





MS Society volunteer crew goes the extra mile: When people volunteer, they can change lives — including their own.


New MS Drug: Q& A How Does Tecfidera Compare With Other MS Drugs?

Multiple Sclerosis and Fatigue

Leukemia Drug Is Highly Effective MS Treatment
Alemtuzumab Lessens Relapses, Improves Disability

Global multiple sclerosis market is set to grow from $14.4 billion in 2012 to $18.3 billion in 2017.

Teva cuts 5,000 jobs

SU Homecoming Committee chooses the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Central Pennsylvania as 2013 charity

GW Pharmaceuticals Announces Successful Closing of Mutual Recognition Procedure for Sativex(R) in France

Opexa Therapeutics Immune Monitoring Program Featured in Neurology Reviews

Israeli Teva workers strike over wage gaps after CEO halts cuts there

National carers' award for Darlington businessman

Cops kiss a cow for MS

'Could you take my pet out for walks?'

A MSer who has raised almost A 50,000 for charity has won a lifetime achievement award.

Multiple Sclerosis and the Spinal Tap

Sobeys has apologized to the Multiple Sclerosis Society for throwing fundraisers selling flowers out of one of its P.E.I. stores over competition concerns.

India has been facing an increase in Multiple Sclerosis over the last three years, with 70,000 cases presently registered; city hosted a camp to educate patients on Sunday

A study of multiple sclerosis in 30 southeastern communities did not find any unusual clusters in Middleboro, despite a long-held belief that people are getting sick from several hazardous waste sites in the town.

National MS Society hosts passionate philanthropists for On the Move Luncheon kickoff-Dallas

What Not to Prescribe: APA List Aims to Make Patients Safer

Video Game Training Can Boost Cognition

Europe LOVES 3 DRUGS

Striking a Nerve: MS Cured With an OTC Drug?

Cognitive Dysfunction in MS: New Insights and Clinical Management

Controlling the Muscle Spasms of Multiple Sclerosis

Leukemia Drug Is Highly Effective MS Treatment: Alemtuzumab Lessens Relapses, Improves Disability

New MS Drug: Q&A How Does Tecfidera Compare With Other MS Drugs?

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Monday

 

Sales of Biogen's multiple sclerosis pill Tecfidera are higher than anyone predicted



"We believe the continued growth of Tecfidera is a testament to its value to patients and physicians, and we are pleased with how it has complemented our robust portfolio of MS therapies," CEO George Scangos said in a statement.

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Cheri Lee, Columnist, MSnewsChannel.com

 
My best friend & high school sweetheart just passed away October 5th. I NEVER STOPPED LOVING HIM! HIS LOVE WAS ENOUGH TO LAST ME A LIFETIME!

I'm writing my Column this week about my emotions and grieving about my personal loss and Grief combined with my MS! And about how difficult it is for me trying to get through it!   (I'm leaving the details of my grief for the last paragraphs)

People with Ms and their Emotions; Did you know that people with MS are more sensitive to certain things and have less control of their emotions. In addition to these emotional reactions to the disease, demyelination and damage to nerve fibers in the brain can also result in emotional changes. Some of the medications used in MS—such as corticosteroids—can also have significant effects on the emotions.
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ARE YOU TAKING YOUR MS DRUGS? UNEQUIVOCABLE DATA SHOWS YOU WILL HAVE MORE RELAPSES IF YOU DON'T

"Adherence, or compliance in old-speak, with prescribed medications is a big problem and is one of the main drivers for failure of DMTs in MS and other diseases. This study using the rate at which prescriptions are filled from a pharmacy demonstrates what a problem this is for MSers.

There is unequivocable data showing that MSers who are non-adherent, or poorly adherent, to their medications do worse in terms of annualised relapses.

What can we do to improve on this? This study shows that fingolimod, a tablet, helps improve adherence. However, even with fingolimod the medication possession ratio was only 0.83; i.e. 17% of doses were missed. 
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BAD NEWS ON PROGRESSIVE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS



Progressive MS now stands at about the same place that relapsing-remitting MS stood 3 decades ago -- that is, still many years away from an effective therapy or even a solid understanding of its pathophysiology.
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BREAKING NEWS

For the management of pain severe enough to require daily around-the-clock long-term treatment and for which alternative options are inadequate.
FDA APPROVES 1ST EXTENDED RELEASE HYDROCODONE: ZohydroER

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first single-entity extended-release formulation of hydrocodone bitartrate (Zohydro ER, Zogenix Inc) for the management of pain severe enough to require daily around-the-clock long-term treatment and for which alternative options are inadequate.

"Zohydro ER, a Schedule II controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act, is the first FDA-approved single-entity (not combined with an analgesic such as acetaminophen) and extended-release hydrocodone product," a statement from FDA released today notes.

"Zohydro ER will offer prescribers an additional therapeutic option to treat pain, which is important because individual patients may respond differently to different opioids."

It is not approved for as-needed pain relief.

This formulation belongs to the class of extended-release/long acting (ER/LA) opioids, the statement notes. "Due to the risks of addiction, abuse, and misuse with opioids, even at recommended doses, and because of the greater risks of overdose and death with ER/LA opioid formulations, Zohydro ER should be reserved for use in patients for whom alternative treatment options are ineffective, not tolerated, or would be otherwise inadequate to provide sufficient management of pain," the FDA release said.
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MS AND THE SPINAL TAP
AKA: LUMBAR PUNCTURE

Your brain and spinal cord are bathed in spinal fluid. A spinal tap, also called a lumbar puncture, is a procedure that removes and tests some of this fluid to help diagnose disorders of the brain and spinal cord, including multiple sclerosis.

The fluid, called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), contains glucose (sugar), proteins, and other substances that are also found in the blood. Analysis of the fluid includes looking at the number and types of white blood cells (infection fighting cells), the level of glucose, the types and levels of various proteins (especially immune system proteins called antibodies or immunoglobulins), and testing for bacteria, fungus, or abnormal cells.
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8 WAYS TO LIVE BETTER WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Managing your life with MS isn't just about dealing with the symptoms you have right now. It's about thinking through what could happen in future -- the possible effects on your job, family, and finances -- and preparing for them.
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INJURED SERVICE DOG NEEDS HELP


Diesel helps Kristina out of her chair or out of bed, alerts her when her blood-sugar level is too high, and can predict a flare-up of lupus or multiple sclerosis. 

He gives her someone to care for, too.

But now the 6-year-old Doberman needs help himself if he's going to be able to keep caring for Kristina Slade-Pearson, a Dracut woman who relies on him as a best friend and caretaker.

"This guy has saved my life I can't tell you how many times," said Slade-Pearson, as she sat with Diesel on the floor of a room at the Linwood Animal Hospital, where Diesel had just undergone an operation. Diesel was playing catch Tuesday when he turned and landed awkwardly on his right hind leg, breaking it. READ FULL STORY

 

Monday's News for Neurologists: Here's 246 New Studies from 10/1 to Monday 10/28:

 

Monday's News for MSers: 174 New Stories for you: from 10/1 to Monday 10/28

Sunday

   

HERE'S ANOTHER  REASON WHY SLEEP IS SO IMPORTANT TO MSers


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10 NEW THERAPIES FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS MAKES CHOOSING ONE  MORE DIFFICULT THAN EVER!

The range of choices for managing multiple sclerosis (MS) is increasing, with 10 new therapies having become available over the past 20 years. However, along with those increasing choices has come more complexity in the decision-making process, for both patients and their physicians.

In an article published in the Journal of Neurological Sciences, Jacqueline Palace, FRCP, DM, a clinical neurologist at Oxford University Hospitals Trust in Oxford, U.K., provided an update on the decision process in the rapidly evolving multidrug environment and offered suggestions to clinicians on how to foster decision-making partnerships with patients (Palace, 2013).
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KATRINA ANN TAYLOR, Columnist, MSnewsChannel.com


I THOUGHT MY LIFE WAS HAPPY LIKE A DREAM BUT NOW I'M SAD SO I WROTE THIS COLUMN FOR YOU:


I've written 8 columns for you!
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Feeling more alone in her room...her memories flash back to the previous year when she was happy, And married to the one who was going to love her forever, so faithfully; She thought her life was like a dream, she is now becoming very sad...not good for her MS!

Missing what her life once was, realizing how she misses all that she had, Knowing what she lost is now forever gone, she must move forward; Thinking about her broken feelings, all she can think about is feeling adored. She goes online to create profile, hoping she will meet a friend on the site, Becoming...
...surprised by the responses, she begins to talk to a man that night. Amazed at how easily the two of them talked, understanding each other’s pain, Days going by, they continue talking to another feeling they have much to gain. After a week of talking, the two decided they had to meet each other in person, Spending time together, dining out, watching movies, they were having much fun. Soon, the two have become seriously involved with one another, she falls deep. He is now invading her life, controlling decisions, her every move, even her sleep; Nothing she says can make him understand that who he is becoming is very wrong.
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Sunday's News for MSers: 165 New Stories for you: from 10/1 to Sunday 10/27




What Not to Prescribe: APA List Aims to Make Patients Safer

Video Game Training Can Boost Cognition

Europe LOVES 3 DRUGS

Striking a Nerve: MS Cured With an OTC Drug?

Cognitive Dysfunction in MS: New Insights and Clinical Management

Controlling the Muscle Spasms of Multiple Sclerosis

Leukemia Drug Is Highly Effective MS Treatment: Alemtuzumab Lessens Relapses, Improves Disability

New MS Drug: Q&A How Does Tecfidera Compare With Other MS Drugs?

Multiple Sclerosis and Fatigue

Multiple Sclerosis and Stress Management

Living & Managing










New Kind of Therapy Shows Promise in MS Patients

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Not Protect Cognition
Intake of omega-3 fatty acids may not protect cognition, a new study suggests.

Multiple Sclerosis and the Spinal Tap
Your brain and spinal cord are bathed in spinal fluid. A spinal tap, also called a lumbar puncture, is a procedure that removes and tests some of this fluid to help diagnose disorders of the brain and spinal cord, including multiple sclerosis.

Signs of Multiple Sclerosis Relapse

What Happens During a Relapse?

When you experience a multiple sclerosis relapse (also known as an exacerbation or flare-up), it's because new damage in your brain or spinal cord disrupts nerve signals. That's why you might notice new symptoms or the return of old symptoms. A true relapse lasts more than 24 hours and happens at least 30 days after any previous relapses. Relapses vary in length, severity, and symptoms. Over time, your symptoms should improve. Many people recover from their relapses without treatment.

 Early Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis With MRI

The Progression of Multiple Sclerosis


Talking to Your Family About Multiple Sclerosis
A chronic and unpredictable disease such as multiple sclerosis has a significant impact not only on you but also on your loved ones. You are not the only one who suffers. Your partner and children must also cope with the disease and the changes it may bring.

Understanding the Different Types of Multiple Sclerosis
In some ways, each person with multiple sclerosis lives with a different illness. Although nerve damage is always involved, the pattern is unique for each individual with MS.

Recognizing Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms
People with multiple sclerosis (MS) tend to have their first symptoms between the ages of 20 and 40. Usually the symptoms get better, but then come back. Some may come and go, while others linger.

Babies' Birth Month May Affect MS Risk: Study
A newborn's immune system development, vitamin D levels and risk for multiple sclerosis may be influenced by the month of birth, new research suggests. A study conducted in London found that babies born in May have significantly lower levels of vitamin D and a potentially greater risk for developing MS than babies born in November.

Salty Diet May Help Trigger Multiple Sclerosis, RA
Eating lots of foods loaded with salt may do more than raise your blood pressure: Researchers report that it could also contribute to the development of autoimmune diseases, where the body's immune system mistakenly mounts an attack upon some part of the body.

  Chemicals in marijuana 'protect nervous system' against MS
Chemical compounds found in marijuana can help treat multiple sclerosis-like diseases in mice by preventing inflammation in the brain and spinal cord, according to a study reported in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology.

Doctors urge multiple sclerosis patients to stop suffering in silence

Toxin-Emitting Bacteria Being Evaluated as a Potential Multiple Sclerosis Trigger

Thousands of Romanians with multiple sclerosis will not get treatment unless funding is increased

GW Pharmaceuticals Announces Successful Closing of Mutual Recognition Procedure for Sativex(R) in France

Opexa Therapeutics Immune Monitoring Program Featured in Neurology Reviews


FDA Investigates Brain Infection-Gilenya Case

Can Teva Survive Its Cash Cow Loss?

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Saturday

 

Beth Dean, News Editor & Columnist

 
I'M PROUD TO SAY I'M A COPAXONE GIRL

Most people that are sick pray and pray that their tests results come back normal, or whatever is wrong with them is no big deal. I just wanted an answer! I knew something was wrong with me, but I didn’t know what it was. I was fighting a ghost. That’s probably the scariest thing imaginable. But from the time I received my diagnosis, I knew what drug I wanted….

I had pretty much self diagnosed my issues and researched everything possible about Multiple Sclerosis. When the words “ You have Ms “ left my doctors mouth my reaction was “ I want Copaxone “. I was fully aware it was an injection, one that you have to give your self daily. I wanted it!!! I had read great reviews on this drug. It was my ONLY option as far as I was concerned. 

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IF YOU HAVE A CHILD & ARE TAKING OXYTOCIN...PLUS ARE DEPRESSED: IT IS IMPORTAT THAT YOU READ THIS:


Oxytocin Dysfunction Seen in Both Depressed Moms and Kids

Intervening early is "critical"! A dysfunctional oxytocin system may underpin the long-term harmful effects of maternal depression on child development, suggesting a potential for oxytocin-based interventions, researchers say.

"Infants of depressed mothers have long-lasting difficulties both in general and specifically in social and emotional outcomes, such as social engagement with others, the capacity for empathy, which underpin the capacity for intimacy," Ruth Feldman, PhD, psychology professor at Ban-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, who worked on the study, told Medscape Medical News.
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Angela Groves, Columnist, MSnewsChannel.com

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NO ONE GETS MS---UNTIL THEY "GET" MS!  Therefore, if you don't have MS: SHUT UP!

Oh, so you think all MS'ers can work?
Well...
I was talking to another MS'er today and we were discussing how non-mer's think that if one MS person is working then we all can.

They have this notion that because we don't appear 'sick' that we can work and function like everyone else. Well I got some news for you idiots! MS affects each and every MS person differently. The brain controls different functions of the body. Voluntary and Involuntary functions. With that being said, for you fuckers to make these assumptions about us goes to show us just how idiotic you people are.
We want to let you all know that all of you can suck our asses! You judges know nothing! Heartless pricks! Learn about the disease before saying anything. And just because you may 'know' someone with MS working doesn't mean that ALL MS'ers can!

NO ONE GETS MS---UNTIL THEY "GET" MS!

Therefore, if you don't have MS SHUT UP! plus.....

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