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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.


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. [...]



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