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Evidence Supports Medical Pot for Some Conditions, Not Others

June 23, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Medical marijuana can be useful in treating chronic pain, but may be less effective for other conditions, a new analysis reveals.
A review of nearly 80 clinical trials involving medical marijuana or marijuana-derived drugs revealed moderately strong evidence to support their use in treating chronic pain, […]


MS May Raise Odds for Earlier Death, Study Finds

May 27, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with multiple sclerosis may have twice the risk of dying prematurely compared to people without MS, a new study suggests.
And the study also found that for people younger than 59 with MS, the risk of an early death seemed to be tripled, compared to […]


Immune System Genes May Change With the Seasons: Study

May 12, 2015

TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When the seasons change, your immune system response may also change, British researchers report.
These findings might explain why conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease are worse in the winter than in the summer, the new study finds.
The researchers from the University of Cambridge analyzed genes from […]


Prices of MS Drugs Soaring, Study Finds

April 24, 2015

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The prices of multiple sclerosis drugs have skyrocketed in the past two decades, in some cases rising more than 700 percent, a new study shows.
The huge price increases have occurred even though newer drugs have been introduced, something that normally stabilizes or lowers the cost of older drugs, […]


New Drug Shows Promise for MS

April 14, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug appears to repair nerve damage seen in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, results of an early trial suggest.
MS, an often disabling disease of the central nervous system, damages myelin, the fatty substance that protects nerves.
Now, for the first time, researchers show evidence […]


Ingredient in MS, Psoriasis Drugs Linked to Two Deadly Brain Infections

April 8, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An active ingredient in some psoriasis and multiple sclerosis medications has been linked to two cases of a rare and sometimes lethal brain infection.
The ingredient, dimethyl fumarate, appears to have contributed to the deaths of two European women. The women contracted progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, or […]


Clues to ‘Brain Fog’ in Chronic Fatigue Patients Found in Spinal Fluid

March 31, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with chronic fatigue syndrome show a distinct pattern of immune system proteins in their spinal fluid — a finding that could shed light on the “brain fog” that marks the condition, researchers say.
The new study found that, compared with healthy people, those with chronic […]


Could Coffee Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis?

February 26, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who down several cups of coffee every day may have a decreased risk of developing multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests.
The study, of 5,600 Swedish and U.S. adults, found that those who drank four to six cups of coffee a day were about one-third […]


Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Lower Levels of Key Nutrients in Women

February 20, 2015

FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women with multiple sclerosis (MS) have lower levels of important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients than those without the disease, new research finds.
“Since MS is a chronic inflammatory disorder, having enough nutrients with anti-inflammatory properties may help prevent the disease or reduce the risk of attacks for those who […]


Early Study Says Stem Cells May Reverse Multiple Sclerosis Disability

January 20, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A therapy that uses patients’ own primitive blood cells may be able to reverse some of the effects of multiple sclerosis, a preliminary study suggests.
The findings, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, had experts cautiously optimistic.
But they also stressed that the […]



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