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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.


Medical Marijuana May Ease Some MS Symptoms, Study Concludes

April 28, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Medical marijuana can help relieve some symptoms of multiple sclerosis, but whether it can benefit patients with other neurological disorders is still unclear, according to a new review by top neurologists.
Doctors with the American Academy of Neurology reviewed current research and found certain forms of [...]


Cell-Targeted Therapy Shows Early Promise Against MS

April 24, 2014

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Treatment targeting specific white blood cells in the immune system known as B cells may help people with multiple sclerosis (MS), new research suggests.
The study involved 231 people with a form of MS that’s called relapsing-remitting. For these patients, there are times when their disease is very active. [...]


Rare, But Serious, Side Effect Reported With One MS Drug

April 2, 2014

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A handful of people taking a medication called Rebif to treat multiple sclerosis have developed a serious condition that causes blood clots to form in small blood vessels throughout the body.
In a letter in the March 27 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, [...]


New Clues to Link Between MS Drug Tysabri and Rare Brain Disease

March 25, 2014

By Brenda GoodmanHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Researchers report that they think they have figured out why patients who take the multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri face a high risk of developing a rare, and sometimes fatal, brain infection.
A common virus that can cause the brain disease progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) likes [...]


Medical Marijuana Pills May Ease MS Symptoms

March 25, 2014

Medical marijuana pills and sprays might ease the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, but most other alternative therapies do little to lessen the pain and muscle rigidity that often accompanies the disease, according to new guidelines.


Cholesterol Drug Might Help Slow MS Progression

March 19, 2014

High doses of the cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin—sold under the brand name Zocor—appeared to slow brain shrinkage in patients with multiple sclerosis, according to a small, early study from England.



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