Multiple Sclerosis

‘Redefining MS’: Why It Stands for More Than Just ‘Multiple Sclerosis’

By Stephanie Rice You’ve probably heard that MS stands for “multiple sclerosis.” According to the medical books, you heard right. But I’m here to tell you the medical books don’t tell the whole story. MS stands for something more than an autoimmune disease. MS is more than an abbreviated label for a collection of symptoms....

Multiple Sclerosis Patient Leaves Wheelchair To Walk after amazing medications

Doctors are “quite optimistic” about starting new research that could potentially repurpose HIV drugs. by Matthew Tharrett  Doctors in the UK are working to set up a clinical trial to administer antiretroviral medications designed for people living with HIV/AIDS to people suffering from multiple sclerosis after one woman claimed the drugs helped her walk again. The woman,...

MS Symptoms and Treatment. Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a disorder of the brain and spinal cord. It can cause various symptoms. In most cases, episodes of symptoms come and go at first for several years. In time, some symptoms can become permanent and can cause disability. Although there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, various medicines and therapies may...

Multiple Sclerosis stem cell treatment ‘helps patients walk again’

MS is currently incurable A new treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) has enabled some patients to walk again by “rebooting” their immune systems. As part of a clinical trial at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital involving around 20 patients, scientists used stem cells to carry out a bone marrow transplant. The method known as an autologous haematopoietic stem...

Only 5 Percent Of MS Patients Will Be Eligible For This New Treatment

The study that gave Molson this chance was impressive in its scope and its execution — conducted at multiple hospitals by hematologists and neurologists in Canada and lasting nearly 20 years, from conception to publication. It built on decades of basic research about MS, stem cells, and the immune system, including years of experience...

7 Ways to De-Stress With Multiple Sclerosis

When you have multiple sclerosis, stress can make fatigue worse than usual, but these stress-busting tips can help you save energy and stay healthier. Stress is a major factor for many people with multiple sclerosis (MS). From worry about the unpredictable nature of the disease to concerns about work, family, money, and more, having MS...

15 People Describe What It Feels Like To Have Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable and often debilitating disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body. according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS). The exact cause of MS is still unknown and symptoms vary greatly from one person to another, which...

10 Ways to Boost Your Life Expectancy With Multiple Sclerosis

While early mortality from multiple sclerosis (MS) is relatively rare, several recent studies show that people with MS may experience a small decrease in life expectancy when compared to the general population. A 2014 study published in the journal ofMultiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders found that people with MS had a lifespan 6 years shorter...

Scientists want to use parasitic worms to treat multiple sclerosis | Med Log

It might sound creepy, but researchers are investigating if parasitic worms could be the key to halting the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) – an autoimmune condition that causes the body to attack its own nerve cells.Autoimmune diseases can manifest as ailments such as allergies and coeliac disease, or can develop into debilitating illnesses...

A multiple sclerosis drug that works for Huntington’s disease: the real deal or too good to be true?

Thinking problems in Huntington’s disease take a huge toll from early in the disease. Now, new work suggests that a drug already approved by the FDA to treat another brain disease – multiple sclerosis – may stave off these problems in HD mice. Could these results be real, or are they too good to...

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