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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 […]

New Myelin Loss Linked to MS Severity: Study

September 12, 2014

FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — There’s a strong connection between the severity of disease and the loss of myelin in the brain’s gray matter for who have multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study says.
MS causes the loss of myelin, the fatty, protective sheath around nerve fibers that is most abundant in the brain’s […]

Could Too Much Salt Harm MS Patients?

August 28, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Too much salt in the diet may worsen symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study from Argentina suggests.
“Many environmental factors affect MS, such as vitamin D, smoking and Epstein Barr virus infection. Our study shows that high salt intake may be another environmental factor […]

How the Wii Balance Board Can Help People With MS

August 27, 2014

An exercise component of the popular Nintendo Wii video game may help multiple sclerosis patients improve their balance by rewiring their brains, a new study suggests.

People With HIV May Be at Lower Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

August 4, 2014

MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with HIV seem to have a much lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) than those who don’t have the virus, a new study finds.
This lower risk may be due to constant suppression of the immune system due to the HIV infection itself and/or the antiretroviral drugs […]

Stem Cells Reverse MS-Like Illness in Mice

May 15, 2014

THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Mice disabled by a multiple sclerosis-like condition were able to walk again a few weeks after receiving human neural stem cell transplants, a new study shows.
While research in mice often fails to pan out in humans, the researchers believe the finding hints at new ways to treat people […]

Premature Menopause May Affect Women’s Mental Function

May 12, 2014

Premature menopause may increase a woman’s risk of mental decline later in life, according to a new study.

Elderly Population Will Double By 2050, Taxing U.S. Healthcare System

May 8, 2014

There will be almost twice as many elderly Americans in 2050 as there are now, posing serious issues for the nation’s health care system, according to two U.S. Census Bureau reports released Tuesday.



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