Multiple Sclerosis

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A New Treatment Might Help Relieve MS Fatigue

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Researchers used a new brain stimulation process to alleviate fatigue linked to multiple sclerosis. The name of this technique is transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). Fatigue is not only an extremely common MS symptom but also one of the most debilitating. According to data, no fewer than eighty percent of MS patients experience fatigue. MS […]

Over-the-Counter Allergy Drug Might Treat MS

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Multiple Sclerosis (or MS for short) is a serious autoimmune condition affecting over 2.3 million individuals worldwide. What’s worse is that it is incurable. Current treatments focus on improving symptoms and slowing progression of the disease. However, all this might change in future. In a clinical trial, the researchers found that an over-the-counter anti-allergic drug […]

Low Vitamin D Levels Might Predict Multiple Sclerosis

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

A recent, large-scale study indicates that the risk of developing multiple sclerosis increases significantly when there’s deficiency of Vitamin D. In other words, vitamin D deficiency can serve as a dependable predictive marker. Also it means that addressing the deficiency of Vitamin D, in return, might help lower the risk. Multiple sclerosis is a progressive […]

Research Sheds Light on How MS Patients Can Benefit From Exercise

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Can exercise help multiple sclerosis (MS) patients? Yes, several past studies have shown that different types of exercises might be beneficial for MS patients. But why this is so? A recently-published study sheds light on this. There has been a huge change in the way medical fraternity now looks at exercise vis-à-vis MS. While earlier […]

Breastfeeding Might Lead to Lower MS Risk

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Multiple sclerosis (MS) and breastfeeding—what’s the connection? According to a recently-published study, breastfeeding your child for a period of 15 months or more might reduce your risk of multiple sclerosis. A long-lasting disease, multiple sclerosis affects the spinal cord, brain, and optic nerves in the eyes. It is believed to be an autoimmune disease affecting […]

Is Biotin Beneficial Against Multiple Sclerosis

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Multiple sclerosis (MS for short) is an auto-immune disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the central nervous system. Scientists have not been able to yet find the exact cause of this chronic disease. However, it is believed that many factors, genetic as well as environmental, affect this condition. A diet rich in fiber, […]

Regular Physical Activity is not Associated with Reduced Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

A recent study has debunked the popular belief regarding regular exercise reducing the risk of multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease in which the central nervous system (that is, the brain, the spinal cord, and the optic nerves) are attacked. The study shows that while regular physical activity is beneficial for multiple sclerosis patients, it does […]

FDA Gives Approval to Zinbryta for Treating Multiple Sclerosis

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

The FDA gave approval to Zinbryta for treating adults suffering relapsing remitting forms of multiple sclerosis. Administered in form of an injection, Zinbryta is administered once monthly. Multiple sclerosis or MS belongs to the category of autoimmune diseases. It is a chronic, inflammatory condition marked by disruptive communication between brain and other body parts. While […]

MS Drug Might Increase Colorectal Cancer Risk

Friday, May 13th, 2016

A recent study points a link between the use of mitoxantrone in multiple sclerosis patients and an increased risk of colorectal cancer. Mitoxantrone is approved for use in those multiple sclerosis patients who have failed to get an adequate response from other therapies. The drug reduces disease relapses by inhibiting the patient’s immune system and […]

An OTC Antihistamine Could Prove Beneficial in MS Vision Loss

Monday, April 11th, 2016

An over the counter antihistamine has shown the ability to reverse vision damage partially in individuals suffering from multiple sclerosis. The name of the drug is clemastine fumarate. It belongs to the category of histamine H1 antagonist. This class of drugs relieves symptoms of allergy by inhibiting the action of histamine at H1 receptor. Multiple […]

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