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The Most Surprising Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
























Problems with speech or swallowing are among the rarer symptoms of MS.Getty Images

Most people with MS experience pain, fatigue, and mobility issues, but there are other, less-common symptoms.

When you have MS, the signals between your brain and spinal cord go awry, causing pain, fatigue, and reduced mobility as the disease progresses. Some people with MS have only a few symptoms of the disorder, while others have many. You may find that your MS symptoms come and go, while others find them long-lasting.
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How Laughter Can Help People with MS
























A new clinical trial is under way to study how laughter can help ease depression and anxiety for people with neurological disorders.

Laughing may be a way to a healthier lifestyle for people with neurological diseases.
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House Democrats Start MS Drug Price Probe

























House Democrats have started what they called an “in-depth” investigation into the pricing of drugs for neurological condition MS, the latest attempt by U.S. politicians to pressure manufacturers to lower costs.
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Can Music Help MS Patients Feel Better?





























“The pulsations of rhythm can help patients with spastic gait retrain their brain’s circuitry and override the damaged areas.” (GETTY IMAGES)

“I think music in itself is healing,” singer-songwriter Billy Joel once said. As it turns out, the popular musician may be onto something. Numerous scientific studies are singing the praises of music for its ability to enhance our overall health and well-being. For MS patients, melodies may offer an additional chorus of physical and emotional benefits.
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MS vs. fibromyalgia: Similarities, differences and treatments





























There is no known cure for fibromyalgia or MS. Both are life-altering and have similar symptoms.
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Catching the Flu Can Trigger an MS Relapse by Activating Glial Cells, Study Suggests






















Coming down with the flu can provoke relapses in MS patients by activating glial cells that surround and protect nerve cells. In a study in mice, scientists found that activated glial cells increase the levels of a chemical messenger in the brain that, in turn, triggers an immune reaction and, potentially, autoimmune attacks.
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Chemicals in sunscreen found to inhibit MS in mice
































Demyelination by MS. The CD68 colored tissue shows several macrophages in the area of the lesion. Original scale 1:100. Credit: Marvin 101/Wikipedia

A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin has found that applying certain types of sunscreen to mice with an MS-like condition dissipated the symptoms of the condition. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes accidentally discovering the impact of sunscreen on mice and what testing of their results showed.
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Study: Resistance training may slow MS




































Resistance training may help slow progression of MS, a small study suggests.
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