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Tuesday

 

Global Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Market Forecast, 2014 – 2020
















Multiple sclerosis (MS), which is also referred as disseminated sclerosis, is an inflammatory disease of the nervous system. It is mainly characterized by the disruption of the nerve cells of the spinal cord and the brain of an affected individual, which results in the loss of ability to communicate along with various other physical, mental as well as psychiatric problems. Primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) is a type of MS in which the neurological functioning steadily deteriorates with no distinct relapses (also known as attacks or exacerbations) or fixed period of remissions. The rate of progression of PPMS may differ from person to person as well as over time, that may show signs of temporary improvement, however, the disease progression remains consistent.
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COVER REVEAL: Unlikely Venture by Kristen Luciani











After learning Jessica’s been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, her fiancé bolted out of her life as if he was on fire. She finds solace in her career–no distractions or romantic entanglements there!
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Detecting epistasis in human complex traits


























Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have become the focus of the statistical analysis of complex traits in humans, successfully shedding light on several aspects of genetic architecture and biological aetiology. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are usually modelled as having additive, cumulative and independent effects on the phenotype.
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Resolution of bilateral cystoid macular edema and subfoveal serous retinal detachments after treatment with bortezomib in a patient with “smoldering” multiple myeloma

 

Categorization of multiple sclerosis relapse subtypes by B cell profiling in the blood: STUDY





















IntroductionB cells are attracting increasing attention in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS). B cell-targeted therapies with monoclonal antibodies or plasmapheresis have been shown to be successful in a subset of patients.
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Monday

 

A couple of prominent Monterey County business attorneys are getting ready for the legal pot show

























The best word to describe the woman sitting before me is elegant. Elegant in her speech, elegant in her appearance. A streaky blonde bob frames her fine-boned face, one highlighted by big, blue-green eyes set above high cheekbones. She’s petite and cocoons her slight frame in layers of beautifully cut, clearly expensive clothing, all the way to the silk scarf draped around her throat.
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Multiple sclerosis: What you need to know about the disease

 

Evotec AG (EVTG.F) And Its Partners Awarded Public Grants To Develop New Drug Candidates To Treat Multiple Sclerosis
















Dr Cord Dohrmann

HAMBURG, Germany, Sept. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evotec AG (Frankfurt:EVT) (TecDAX) (ISIN:DE0005664809) announced today that it has entered into three novel research projects for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis ("MS") supported by research funds from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research ("BMBF").
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Plans to introduce pen injection for Multiple Sclerosis patients back on track




















Procedures to introduce pen injections for patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) should be concluded shortly, and will be distributed to patients once the previous formulation is exhausted, The Malta Independent is informed.
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Benefits of an intensive task-oriented circuit training in Multiple Sclerosis patients with mild disability: STUDY

Sunday

 

Complementary and alternative treatments for anxiety


















Many people with anxiety symptoms turn to alternative and complementary therapies as additions to their conventional treatments and medications. Regularly practicing these activities can lead to improved overall well-being and psychological awareness, strengthening the ability to manage stress. Some of the most commonly used and reliable complementary therapies are yoga, meditation, breathing retraining, biofeedback, and massage.
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Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis



















The cause of the disease isn’t fully understood yet, but recent studies highlight these potential triggers: genes, environment, viruses and problems with the immune system.
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How one sailing boat is empowering those living with multiple sclerosis


















The term smooth sailing doesn’t always apply, especially when faced with rough waters and stormy skies.
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Del Rey Oaks takes steps toward Monterey County's first pot dispensary


















The city of Del Rey Oaks took a definitive step Tuesday toward allowing a medical marijuana dispensary that would also be the first in Monterey County.
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Endovascular treatment of chronic cerebro spinal venous insufficiency in patients with multiple sclerosis modifies circulating markers of endothelial dysfunction and coagulation activation: a prospective study

Saturday

 

First Research Studies Launched in 9 Countries as Part of Euro 22 Million Global Effort to End Progressive Multiple Sclerosis


























The International Progressive MS Alliance has awarded its first round of 22 research grants to investigators in 9 countries, with the goal of removing barriers to developing treatments for progressive MS. The Alliance is a worldwide collaborative focused on finding solutions to progressive forms of multiple sclerosis that have so far eluded the scientific community.
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VIDEO: Sanjay Gupta Apologizes For 'Misleading' Public About Marijuana














CNN's chief medical expert Sanjay Gupta announced Wednesday night that he has reversed his blanket opposition to marijuana use.

Speaking to Piers Morgan, Gupta, who has a documentary on weed airing on Sunday, said he had previously helped to "mislead" the American public about the effects of the drug.
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VIDEO: Multiple Sclerosis – Myths and Facts




















Join Caroline Sutherland for this fascinating interview with Larry Frieders R.Ph., compounding pharmacist at The Compounder in Chicago Illinois. While you might have heard about Multiple Sclerosis (MS), you probably aren’t getting the whole story – unless this devastating condition is affecting you or someone close to you. This isn’t a problem exclusive to MS. Other chronic conditions are plagued with similar problems. Larry Frieders will help us understand MS, its related conditions and what to do about it. Don’t miss this compelling hour, where you will get up-to-date health information, spot readings and answers to the health questions that affect us all.
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Cure the Numbness of your Feet and Toes




















Numbness in your feet and toes can be caused by many different conditions and is often accompanied by a tingling feeling. Numbness can be as uncomplicated as your foot going to sleep or as serious as diabetes or multiple sclerosis. It is necessary to address numbness in your feet and toes because not only it can affect your ability to walk, but it can also be a symptom of a much more serious condition. Utilize these tips to cure numbness in your feet and toes.


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Study to Evaluate Fatigue in Participants With Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis When Treated With Tecfidera (BG00012) or Standard of Care

Friday

 

How to Test B12 Deficiency?






















By Dr. Kelly Brogan

B12 supports myelin, which allows nerve impulses to conduct. When this vitamin is deficient, has been suspected to drive symptoms such as dementia, multiple sclerosis, impaired gait, and sensation. B12 is also well known for its role in red blood cell production.
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All for a good cause: Sarah Hyland leaves her Modern Family at home to raise money and awareness at the Beat MS Dance Walk in LA


























Finding a cure for multiple sclerosis is a worthy aim.
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VIDEO: Neighbors Outraged When Woman, 79, Slapped With Animal Control Citation














Neighbors in La Jolla are outraged that their 79-year-old neighbor with Multiple Sclerosis received a citation from animal control officers for having her dog off leash.
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Fatigue in MS patients may indicate sleep disorder
























The fatigue many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience may actually be a sign of an undiagnosed sleep disorder, according to a new study.
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The Underdiagnosis of Sleep Disorders in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: STUDY













Study Objectives
To report at a population level the prevalence of restless legs syndrome, insomnia, and the risk of obstructive sleep apnea in multiple sclerosis patients. Sleep patterns and associations with fatigue and daytime sleepiness were identified.
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Thursday

 

NHS 'postcode lottery' forces multiple sclerosis patient to pay £450 a MONTH for drug that is FREE in other areas


A multiple sclerosis patient is being forced to pay £450 a month for a drug which means he can stand up, walk and shower - even though it is prescribed free on the NHS in other parts of the country.
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BUSINESS WIRE: New Data from ENDORSE Show Positive Results Continued over Five Years with TECFIDERA® (Dimethyl Fumarate) in a Wide Range of Multiple Sclerosis Patients

 

Wearables project aims to provide new source of data for MS trials

















At last year's European Medicines Agency (EMA) workshop on multiple sclerosis, speakers from Biogen Idec ($BIIB), Novartis ($NVS) and multiple medical centers stressed the need for trials to better assess disability and quality of life measures. Now a project is aiming to deliver such data by fitting people with MS with sensors that continually measure gait, balance and activity.
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Multiple Sclerosis and the Ugly Truth

“I am sick and tired of being sick and tired….”

I didn’t write the quote above.  Nor did I credit it to anyone as I am not sure who to credit it to. I have heard it so much and seen it so often I think it could be attributed to hundreds, no thousands of folks, especially if those folks have multiple sclerosis.

(To the real, original quote author, we MS’ers are taking over your quote; we’ve earned it.  Perhaps you should go take a nap.)
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Mindfulness-based interventions in multiple sclerosis: beneficial effects of Tai Chi on balance, coordination, fatigue and depression: STUDY





BMC Neurology, 09/05/2014  Clinical Article
Burschka JM, et al. – The purpose of the current study was to explore the therapeutic value of structured Tai Chi training for coordination, balance, fatigue and depression in mildly disabled Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients. The consistent pattern of results confirms that Tai Chi holds therapeutic potential for MS patients.
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Wednesday

 

Research to explore massage benefits for multiple sclerosis patients


















A British physiotherapist has been awarded a research grant to examine the benefits of abdominal massage for people with multiple sclerosis (MS).
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Human medicines European public assessment report (EPAR): Aubagio, teriflunomide, Revision: 2, Authorised
















This is a summary of the European public assessment report (EPAR) for Aubagio. It explains how the European Medicines Agency assessed the medicine to recommend its authorisation in the European Union (EU) and its conditions of use. It is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use Aubagio.
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Sleep Disorders Linked to Progression of MS













Fatigue experienced by people with multiple sclerosis could be linked to a sleep disorder that has not yet been diagnosed, new research shows.
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Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding missed the end of last season because of complications from multiple sclerosis. Josh Harding fractures foot, is out indefinitely




















The Minnesota Wild announced Wednesday that Josh Harding is out indefinitely with a broken right foot, leaving their goaltending picture fuzzy at best.
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Emerging topics in FXTAS

Tuesday

 

Researchers Report Finding Potential Multiple Sclerosis 'Off Switch'


















When autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis attack a patient’s body from the inside it can be a difficult reminder of how hard it can be to treat a condition from the inside out.
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Monitoring retina inflammation with Raman spectroscopy


















Raman spectroscopy of the retina coupled with multivariate analysis might become a promising tool to study retina diseases in vivo such as retinal tissue damage during inflammation in multiple sclerosis.
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Team Left Hand Breaks $1 Million Raised for MS!


























(LONGMONT, CO) – Team Left Hand has successfully raised $1 million dollars for Multiple Sclerosis! The community team, led by Left Hand Brewing Company, broke the million dollar mark this year in their 7th year of riding Bike MS, a series of coast-to-coast rides presented by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. TLH is a national team participating in 3 state rides including Colorado, Florida and North Carolina / South Carolina, raising funds and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis.
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Global initiative targets progressive multiple sclerosis
















When Carol Steinberg was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1995, there was only one drug approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat the disease. Now there are eleven.
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Cerebrospinal fluid neurofilament tracks fMRI correlates of attention at the first attack of multiple sclerosis: STUDY

Monday

 

Wheels detect pavement flaws



























Gisborne-East Coast Multiple Sclerosis Society takes the opportunity provided by MS Awareness Week this week to draw attention to concerns about transport issues for members.
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Yoga Alleviates Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

 


Yoga improves the overall quality of life of multiple sclerosis patients, a new research by the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions shows.
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ECTRIMS 2014: 30th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis

 

Henry Davis Jr.: multiple sclerosis medicine to blame for drunken driving case

















SOUTH BEND — Common Council member Henry Davis Jr. pleaded guilty Friday to one count of reckless driving, a Class B misdemeanor, for a July drunken driving arrest.
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Tobacco smoking and excess mortality in multiple sclerosis: a cohort study

Sunday

 

Anne Michaud: My prescription to help fix health care













Anne Michaud

For those who believe in the Affordable Care Act’s promise of more humane coverage for more people, the recent news about drug costs is discouraging.
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Heart Burn Triggers






















What can I eat to avoid heartburn?
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Plasminogen in cerebrospinal fluid originates from circulating blood















Plasminogen activation is a ubiquitous source of fibrinolytic and proteolytic activity. Besides its role in prevention of thrombosis, plasminogen is involved in inflammatory reactions in the central nervous system.
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Cannabis Campaigner Clark French Hits The BBC

















Well known Cannabis activist and multiple sclerosis sufferer has hit mainstream television again after appearing on BBC News in August.
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Peripheral B cell depletion and central proinflammatory cytokine reduction following repeated intrathecal administration of rituximab in progressive Multiple Sclerosis

Saturday

 

Intestinal Barrier Damage Seen in MS Model



















Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have published new research findings on the role of the intestinal barrier in the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis (MS).
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Bradley McGee and Ben Kersten Ride the Gong!


























Australian cycling champions Bradley McGee and Ben Kersten will pedal for a cause on Sunday, November 2 when they join in the MS Sydney to the Gong Ride in support of people living with multiple sclerosis (MS).
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The Motley Two Go to Motley Crue













Ahhhh, there’s nothing like a good old summer head banging concert to remind you that you have multiple sclerosis.  Or that you are getting old.  I can’t tell which.
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