MS News: July 2016

The latest news on MS research, clinical trials, treatments, mental health, diet, exercise, lifestyle as well as business news and videos.

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MS News: April 2016

Highlight! New injectable multiple sclerosis drug given go-ahead  Smoking Cessation Decelerates Brain Volume Loss in Multiple Sclerosis Research Catching glandular fever can prevent multiple sclerosis Drug boosts myelin regeneration in mice raising hope of future treatments for MS Gut Bacteria Affects Myelin Content and Induces MS-Like Depression in Mice, Study Reportsultiple sclerosis development risk linked with […]

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MS News: March 2016

Highlight! Researchers spill the beans on coffee and MS Health Benefits Of Coffee: Multiple Sclerosis Risk Lower In People Who Drink More Java Daily Coffee may help combat Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Research Diabetic Oral Drugs Like Metformin Eased MS Symptoms in People with Both Diseases, Study Reports Signaling Molecule Seen to Induce CNS Remyelination in […]

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MS News: February 2016

Highlight! SHEMAR MOORE JOINS KISS GOODBYE ACTRIMS 2016 ACTRIMS 2016 Talk Weighs Clinical Differences, Similarities in 2 Major Forms of MS Results of New SPMS Study to Be Presented at ACTRIMS Effects of Specific Antibodies on MS Neurodegeneration to Be Presented at ACTRIMS Forum Treadmill Exercise Benefits MS Patients, According to Study Presented at ACTRIMS Forum […]

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MS News: January 2016

Highlight! Multiple sclerosis in 2015: Managing the complexity of multiple sclerosis Cancer Treatment Shows “Remarkable” Ability to Reverse Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

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MS News: November 2015

Highlight! Multiple sclerosis health news roundup 2015: MS prevention and treatment breakthroughs Study To Test Impact Of Chocolate On Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue Oxford Brookes to Study if Chocolate Could Actually Help Cure Multiple Sclerosis Chocolate could ease multiple sclerosis symptoms

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MS News: October 2015

It was a busy month. ECTRIMS (European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis Congress; October 7 – 10, 2015 in Barcelona) came and went, with insight and data offered on existing and new therapies.

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]MS News: September 2015

Highlight! Less vitamin D and melatonin bad for multiple sclerosis Multiple sclerosis relapse risk influenced by melatonin levels Melatonin could help treat multiple sclerosis Melatonin Linked to Seasonal Relapses of Multiple Sclerosis

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MS News: August 2015

Vitamin D research was once again a recurring news story this month, with more studies linking lack of vitamin D to MS. Also widely reported was the news Novartis bought GlaxoSmithKline’s remaining rights to Ofatumumab, an investigational multiple sclerosis medicine, for up to $1 billion. Highlight! Gene study finds link between multiple sclerosis and low […]

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MS News: July 2015

Because of the summer holidays, less positive news has filtered through. Either way, enjoy, and hopefully more next month! Research Gene Regulating Treatment Response in Multiple Sclerosis Identified New Study Evaluates The Role of MRI in Monitoring MS Progression Multiple Sclerosis Nano-Drugs in Liposomes Could Treat Multiple Sclerosis Altered Immune Cells in Relapsing Remitting Multiple […]

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MS News: June 2015

There’s only one topic in the Highlight! part of the good news list this month. In my view, more private firms should be involved in clinical research, sponsorships of medical institutions etc. In essence, it’s in everyone’s best interests, i.e. everyone’s health, theirs included. What’s your view on this? Answer below!

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MS News: May 2015

New additions: news about MS and diet, exercise etc. More will follow soon! Highlight! Hawaii Legislature approves medical marijuana dispensaries Medical marijuana registry in Quebec called world’s first Texas Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill State health officials unveil new marijuana dispensary rules

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MS News: April 2015

Research news Miconazole and clobetasol may be effective as multiple sclerosis therapies Drug Derived From Sea Anemone Shows Promise Against Psoriasis, MS Novel Drug From Nature Shows Early Promise ‘Brainbow’ illuminates cellular connections MS Association of America releases 2015 multiple sclerosis research update B Vitamin Promising in Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Phenytoin protects against optical damage […]

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MS News: March 2015

Yes, here’s the March edition already! I will try and update the post each week as it will be a busy month ahead with Brain Awareness Week in Ireland, National MS Education and Awareness Month is an effort by the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF) and the US National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s MS Awareness Week. The […]

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MS News: February 2015

Time flies, as we’re once again nearing the end of February. It’s been an attention-grabbing month, with several positive news stories about treatment and also, about a rather interesting collaboration between Google and Biogen Idec. First of all though, I wanted to add a link displaying how many clinical trials are ongoing as we speak. […]

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MS News: January 2015

The first month of 2015 has come and (almost) gone again. With that, it’s full steam ahead in the field of MS research, clinical trials, business news and interesting, general newsworthy bits and pieces. This month, the highlight was the news about MS and stem cell treatment, providing a decent outlook for those looking for […]

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MS News: December 2014

Well, it was a busy December, in more ways than one. I hope you all had a great Christmas and wish you the best for 2015. From the amount of research and clinical news we keep hearing about month after month, I can only be optimistic for the future. A cure will not happen tomorrow, […]

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MS News: November 2014 (*F)

“Hoping for a cure? Of course. I am realistic though, as it might not happen in my lifetime. Simply being part of the solution, is all I wish for right now. Whichever comes first, the 8,000 people with MS in Ireland, 100,000 in the UK, 400,000 in the US and many other people around the world are looking forward, and simply… hope.”

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MS News: October 2014

“54 New MS Research Projects to Receive Millions of Dollars in Funding.” I can only jump up and down like a child at Christmas reading about this. Even if or when we’re struggling with our illness, we know that lots is happening to help us forward in life. So please, enjoy the list with research & clinical trial news, updates on current medication and business & general news.”

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MS News: September 2014

It has been a big and very busy September for researchers, clinical trials and pharmaceutical companies. Early this month, the Joint ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS Meeting took place in Boston. For more, please check the extensive website of the conference.

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News: July 2014

A lot of news on the research front in July, which can only be good. It’s a joy, relief as well as hope that one of those research projects or trials might lead to longer periods of remission, and perhaps a return to lesser disability for those with primary and secondary forms of multiple sclerosis. […]

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MS News: June 2014

Research results Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Regional Brain Damage Multiple Sclerosis News Today – Fatigue, a common symptom of multiple sclerosis, could be a result of regional damage in the brain. Multiple sclerosis Reactivation of Epstein–Barr or herpes viruses not associated with MS relapse Nature.com – Infection with the Epstein–Barr virus or human […]

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MS News: May 2014

With a 14-day delay in posting some positive news about MS, I’d like to offer my apologies and no, I absolutely haven’t forgotten about you. As many people with MS know, May is about the busiest month for those who advocate and volunteer. World MS Day is the main day of the year for MSers, […]

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MS News: April 2014

Research results Enhanced uptake of multiple sclerosis-derived myelin by THP-1 macrophages and primary human … 7thSpace Interactive (press release) – The pathological hallmark of multiple sclerosis (MS) is myelin phagocytosis. It remains unclear why microglia and macrophages demyelinate axons in … Textured insoles could be a positive step for people with MS UQ News – University […]

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MS News: March 2014

A little bit later than usual, for which I apologise, but here is the good news that graced global media in March 2014.

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MS News: January 2014

Primary Progressive, Relapse-Free Secondary Progressive Multiple … BioNews Texas – secondary progressive multiple sclerosis nerve While there have been a number of success stories for MS research in 2013, last year saw yet another … Gov candidates cool to more marijuana legalization Kansas City Star – Most Republicans said it was too early to decide, but […]

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MS News: December 2013

With a bit of a delay, here is the good news in MS-world that found its way to the media in December 2013! Provincial MS strategy applauded Announced Nov. 25, Health Minister Fred Horne said the strategy – The Way Forward – “connects the dots” in the health care system so that Alberta’s almost 14,000 […]

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MS News: November 2013

Thirty pieces of positive MS news published in November to brighten your day! Multiple sclerosis appears to originate in different part of brain than long believed Steven Schutzer, a physician and scientist at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, has now found an important clue why progress has been slow – it appears that most research […]

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MS News: October 2013

Childhood Stress Not a Likely Trigger for MS Stressful life events in childhood did not appear to increase the subsequent risk for multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers said. In large Danish cohort study, children who experienced stressful life events had a weak 1.11-fold risk (95% CI 1.02-1.20) of later developing MS compared with unexposed children, according […]

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MS News: September 2013

Just because multiple sclerosis too often has a negative undertone, here is some good news that was published online lately! Gene discovery! Gene discovery is major step towards finding cure for multiple sclerosis, researchers believe. Brand new helmet! Harding, the Minnesota Wild backup best known as the winner of the 2013 Masterton Trophy for his […]

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