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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 […]


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.



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