FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Sleep apnea is common in people with multiple sclerosis and may contribute to their fatigue, a new study shows.
Fatigue is one of the most frequent and debilitating symptoms experienced by MS patients.
The study included 195 people with MS who completed a sleep questionnaire and were assessed for daytime [...]
MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that relatives of patients with multiple sclerosis aren’t as likely to develop the disease as previously believed, even though the illness is thought to be caused mainly by genetics.
The researchers, at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, tracked almost everyone within the country who had been diagnosed [...]
Vitamin D may slow the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) and also reduce harmful brain activity, a new study suggests. Correcting vitamin D deficiency early in the course of the disease is important, according to the report, published online Jan. 20 in JAMA Neurology.
By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) — A vaccine normally used to thwart the respiratory illness tuberculosis also might help prevent the development of multiple sclerosis, a disease of the central nervous system, a new study suggests.
In people who had a first episode of symptoms that indicated they might develop multiple [...]
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) — Measuring the walking speed of multiple sclerosis patients can help doctors assess progression of the disease and the severity of disability, a new study suggests.
In people with multiple sclerosis (MS), the immune system damages the protective myelin sheath around the body’s nerves.
“We already know that the timed [...]
TUESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) — An international team of scientists has identified 48 new genetic variants associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study says.
The findings bring to 110 the number of genetic variants linked to MS and offer new insight into the biology of the progressive neurological disease.
The genes pinpointed in the new [...]