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Tuesday

 

Generic Form of Copaxone, GTR, Safe and Effective, Study Confirms
















An extension trial assessing generic glatiramer acetate (GTR) treatment in MS patients found that the formulation is as safe and effective as Copaxone (branded glatiramer  and that switching to GTR is well-tolerated.
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MS TREMORS: VIDEO


























Tremor is an involuntary, rhythmic contraction and relaxation of two opposing muscle groups producing oscillatory movements of regular frequency in one or more parts of the body. It is one of the chief features of MS, as part of Charcot’s triad of diagnostic symptoms, along with nystagmus and scanning speech.
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Monday

 

Resilience: ‘T’ain’t What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It)’

























Resilience can mean the ability of a person to solve problems and bounce back from difficult situations. That, at least, is the definition a group of researchers from the University of Washington gave to resilience when they surveyed a cadre of 1,574 people with a range of chronic conditions that included MS, muscular dystrophy, post poliomyelitis syndrome, and spinal cord injury.
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My Lemtrada Coaster Has Been Rolling






















About two weeks ago I wrote about my roller-coaster ride being pretty smooth since my first round of Lemtrada infusions ended in early December. Well, the loops are now looping.
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Sunday

 

New Warnings About Two MS Disease-Modifying Drugs

























The decision to take any of the approved MS drug therapies can be a difficult one for anyone. All drugs come with the risk of side effects, and disease-modifying drugs for MS are no exception.
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Sense of Smell Is Impaired in Half of MS Patients in Study




















Many MS patients have a reduced sense of smell, and the more relapses they have, the worse the problem, according to a study suggesting that smell may be a marker for the disease’s progression.
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Saturday

 

Genes That Influence Physical Traits May Be Reason MS More Common in Women





The key to why more women than men develop MS may be genes that influence physical traits, such as weight, height, and body shape, according to a new study.
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Dawson's Finger and Multiple Sclerosis: What's the Connection?





















MRI brain scans are used to check for changes in the central nervous system, such as Dawson's finger.

In 1916, Dr. James Walker Dawson noticed a pattern of plaques in the brains of people with MS. Now known as Dawson's finger, these lesions are located around ventricles - fluid-filled spaces - in the brain.
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Friday

 

Tired all the time: Is it sleepiness or is it fatigue?




























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By TK Sellman

MS may be a “snowflake” disease with myriad variations unique to each person who has it, but one symptom that plagues virtually every person with MS is the feeling of being tired all the time.
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Famous People with MS























Although MS ended Richard Pryor's movie career, he continued to work as a comedian after his MS diagnosis. 
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Famous faces with MS

Richard Pryor

When comedian Richard Pryor was diagnosed with MS in 1986, it was a surprise because at that time statistically, it was rare for African Americans to develop MS.
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Thursday

 

Pune doctors offer support to MS patients





















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PUNE: Ruby Hall Clinic in association with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of India (MSSI) and young students from Sancheti Healthcare Academy organised a workshop recently. The objective was to change the way the world defines and views MS by making profound, positive differences in people's lives.
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Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: Tips for Recovery from an MS Attack





























MS can be difficult to predict, making it hard for those with MS to manage the disease. However, there are some changes that people with MS can make to help control the disease and positively impact their overall health.
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Wednesday

 

Ocrelizumab Exclusive: Interview with Pioneering Researcher Dr. Peter Chin


























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By Marc Stecker - Wheelchair Kamikaze

Late last month I was contacted via email by a representative for the pharmaceutical company Genentech, asking if I would like to interview one of the researchers who played an instrumental role in the development of the new MS disease modifying drug ocrelizumab. At first I assumed I must’ve received the email as the result of some sort of clerical error, what with my being a mere blogger and all, but I figured if they’re offering, I’m accepting.
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Epileptic Seizures in Multiple Sclerosis May Suggest Shared Pathology




















It is not clear whether early onset of multiple sclerosis increases the risk for seizures.

Patients with MS who experience seizures are more likely to be younger at the age of MS onset than patients with MS who do not have seizures, according to a study reported in Neurological Sciences by the Epilepsy Study Group of the Italian Neurological Society. The disease course also tended to be slightly more severe in patients with seizures.
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Tuesday

 

‘It Could Be Worse:’ A Teachable Moment
























Have you ever had someone tell you “it could be worse?” They are making a valiant effort to comfort and console you. However, there is not much consolation in the words. They almost sound a bit insensitive. I have been told this several times. I think many people have had heard these words. They are not reserved exclusively for those of us with chronic illness, however, as an MS Warrior and a heart survivor, I can  share how I feel when I hear this aphorism.
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Astrocytes Can Turn Aggressive and Kill Neurons, Potentially Groundbreaking Study Says























In what may be one of the most significant discoveries in neurodegenerative disease, researchers have found that brain cells, called astrocytes, contribute to killing neurons and myelin-forming oligodendrocyte cells, which may drive neurodegenerative diseases such as MS.
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Monday

 

MARIJUANA REGULATION BLOCKS VITAL MS RESEARCH: VIDEO































A worker harvests cannabis plants.
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This article originally appeared on The Conversation.
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26 Tips to Help Manage Common MS Symptoms























MS is a complex and diverse condition which can result in several different symptoms, that may or not may be the same among patients. While not everyone may experience the same MS symptoms, the most common ones can be difficult to address and cope with.
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Sunday

 

Why I'm OK With Being Defined By MS





















I was diagnosed with MS in 2011 and I distinctly remember that I cried more so out of relief than sadness. I finally had an answer to what was wreaking havoc on my body. While the doctor explained all the repercussions of having such an illness, he failed to mention the emotional and financial strain I would begin to experience.
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Dreading Snow: “Being the man” with MS


















By Devin Garlit

One of the things I dread has happened this weekend: that’s right, our first big snowfall of the year hit us.  Some people love the snow, some people hate it.  I hate it.  Not for the normal reasons that adults do (work doesn’t get cancelled, driving can be terrible, power can go out, etc).  For me, a big snow storm further highlights the inadequacies I feel because of my battle with MS.  For me, when heavy snow is announced, I cringe and hope really hard that it misses us.  All for one big reason: shoveling.
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Saturday

 

Spotlight on: #SelfCareAware




















By Editorial Team

Living with MS isn’t easy. Some days, it’s hard just to even (get out of bed, get through the x, fake a smile). To recognize the importance of self-care, we’re having a #SelfCareAware Soiree!
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Biogen, Siemens Healthineers to quantify MRI analysis for MS






























MS torchbearer Biogen is joining forces with Siemens Healthineers to develop MRI applications to quantify “key markers” indicating disease activity and progression.
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Friday

 

After the Fall: Another MS Learning Experience






























By Trevis Gleason

I had a near-death experience the other day.
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Types of MS: Differences in Symptoms and Outlook




























Types of MS

There are five primary types, or disease courses, of MS. By determining the specific type of MS a person has, doctors and researchers can focus their treatments and studies to produce better results.
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Thursday

 

Assessment of Early Evidence of MS in a Prospective Study of Asymptomatic High-Risk Family Members: STUDY





















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Is there early evidence of dysfunction in individuals at risk for MS?
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Severe side effects of approved MS medication






























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The MS therapy alemtuzumab can trigger severe, unpredictable side effects. This was the finding by a team led by Prof Dr Aiden Haghikia and Prof Dr Ralf Gold from the Department of Neurology of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum at St. Josef's Hospital. In the journal Lancet Neurology, the scientists report on two patients for whom the infusion of alemtuzumab significantly worsened symptoms. The team also describes a treatment that successfully curbed the harmful side effects.
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Wednesday

 

Cannabis Compounds Ease Spasticity in MS, National Academies’ Report States





















Certain cannabinoids reduce spasticity symptoms in MS patients, according to a report  from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that scrutinized published research about the benefits and hazards of cannabis and cannabinoid use.
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HURRICANES’ BICKELL BACK PRACTICING AFTER MS DIAGNOSIS






























Bryan Bickell
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Bryan Bickell has been sidelined for much of the season as he gets treatment for MS, but the 30-year-old took part in practice for the second time in less than a week.
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