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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 […]


Ulcer Bacteria Tied to Lower Multiple Sclerosis Risk in Women

January 20, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who harbor the stomach bacteria Helicobacter pylori (or H. pylori) may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study suggests.
In the study, researchers found that among women with MS — an often disabling disease of the central nervous system — 14 […]


Study: HPV Vaccine Doesn’t Increase Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

January 6, 2015

TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The HPV vaccine for cervical cancer and other diseases doesn’t increase the risk for multiple sclerosis or other central nervous system disorders, according to a new study.
More than 175 million doses of HPV vaccines have been distributed worldwide to girls and young women — and more recently males […]


Stem Cell Therapy for MS Shows Promise

December 29, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Dec. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An experimental therapy that kills off and then “resets” the immune system has given three years of remission to a small group of multiple sclerosis patients, researchers say.
About eight in 10 patients given this treatment had no new adverse events after three years. And nine […]


Neurologists Say Jury Still Out on Medical Marijuana’s Use for Brain Disorders

December 17, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — It’s too soon to tell whether medical marijuana can help treat neurological disorders such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) said in a new position statement released Wednesday.
Marijuana may be useful in treating some illnesses of the brain […]


Research Shows No Link Between Vaccinations, Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

October 21, 2014

TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds no link between vaccines and increased risk of multiple sclerosis or similar nervous system diseases.
Even though some have questioned whether vaccines — particularly for hepatitis B and human papillomavirus (HPV) — might be associated with a small rise in the risk of MS, […]


Study: Undiagnosed Sleep Disorders Common With Multiple Sclerosis

September 12, 2014

FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The fatigue many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience may actually be a sign of an undiagnosed sleep disorder, according to a new study.
Researchers found that sleep disorders, which are more common among people with MS, are often left undiagnosed and untreated. Left untreated, sleep disorders could affect […]




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