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Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects nerves in the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of symptoms including problems with muscle movement, balance and vision. There is currently no cure for MS, but there are a number of treatments that can help. Treat

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Why are my legs and feet numb?

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

There are many reasons why a person may feel numbness or tingling in their legs or feet. The most common is sitting in the same position for too long, which reduces blood flow to the legs. Causes for chronic numbness include multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia. Learn more about symptoms, causes, and treatments here.

How to beat psoriasis at its own game

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Harnessing the power of immune cells, researchers create a compound that successfully treats psoriasis in mice. The innovative approach may also treat MS.

How can CBD help with fibromyalgia?

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:00:00 PDT

Among the many treatments for fibromyalgia is cannabidiol, or CBD, a compound derived from some cannabis plants. Often consumed as an oil, the side effects of CBD are minimal, but researchers are still unsure whether it works. Here, learn how CBD may reduce symptoms of fibromyalgia and when it may be most effective.

Physical and mental benefits of swimming

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Swimming can benefit the mind and body in various ways. It is a low-impact activity, and this quality helps many people, including older adults and people with certain disabilities, to exercise, lose weight, build muscle, and relax. Here, learn more about the range of health benefits that swimming can offer.

Multiple sclerosis: Have researchers found a key to prevention?

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 03:00:00 PDT

Scientists may be one step closer to finding a way to prevent multiple sclerosis, after identifying a protein that appears to drive the disease.

Could a sunny climate prevent MS?

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A new study asks how much sun exposure during a person's lifespan could help to protect them against the onset of multiple sclerosis.

Could eating more fish lower MS risk?

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Diets rich in seafood and therefore omega-3 fatty acids bring many health benefits. A new study asks whether omega-3 can lower multiple sclerosis risk.

Multiple sclerosis: Skin cells may help to repair nerve damage

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers could be on the verge of a new treatment for multiple sclerosis; they reveal how transplanting neural stem cells derived from a patient's own skin could help to repair nerve damage caused by the disease.

What side effects can result from interferon?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Interferon is used to treat several health conditions, but it has a range of side effects. We look at how these vary in severity and duration here.

Brain-repairing protein may lead to new MS drugs

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PDT

The mechanism set in motion by a protein implicated in the repair of myelin damage could hold the key to a better treatment for multiple sclerosis.

Multiple sclerosis: 'Guardian molecule' may lead to new treatment

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PDT

A study of male mice finds that testosterone triggers production of a protective molecule that prevents the development of immune cells that attack myelin.

What you should know about neurosarcoidosis

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PDT

A look at neurosarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that can affect most organs in the body. Included is detail on outlook and the causes compared to MS.

What is optic neuritis?

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Learn all about optic neuritis, a condition where the optic nerve is inflamed. This article looks at the symptoms, treatments, and causes.

Progressive MS: Antidepressant identified as promising treatment

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PDT

After screening hundreds of generic drugs, researchers find that clomipramine targets three drivers of progressive multiple sclerosis in mice and cells.

Multiple sclerosis symptoms improved with fruit and veg

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains may significantly improve symptoms for people with multiple sclerosis, researchers report.

MS: Blood test offers new way to monitor disease activity

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A nerve protein that can be sampled with a simple blood test may offer an effective way to predict flare-ups and monitor treatment in multiple sclerosis.

What is tumefactive MS?

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 05:00:00 PDT

Tumefactive MS is a rare form of MS that involves a mass in the brain. It may look similar to other conditions, including cancerous tumors and tuberculoma.

Uhthoff's phenomenon: What you need to know

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Uhthoff’s phenomenon is when changes in body temperature make a person’s existing MS symptoms worse. Learn about the triggers and how to cope.

MS hug: What you need to know

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PDT

An MS hug is characterized by pressure or pain around a person's chest or other areas. Learn more about the causes and management.

Immune cells cross blood-brain barrier in multiple sclerosis

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study in a mouse model of MS reveals two ways in which Th1 and Th17 immune cells cross the blood-barrier to attack the central nervous system.

Brain fog: Causes and how to cope

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Brain fog affects mental processes such as memory and concentration. It can be a symptom of many conditions, including multiple sclerosis and depression.

Study shows how gut bacteria may trigger MS

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study in mice proposes how gut bacteria, an appropriate age window, and risk genes may work together to trigger multiple sclerosis.

Why does my body ache?

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Body aches often occur alongside other symptoms. Recognizing other symptoms can help a person identify the cause and whether they should see a doctor.

All you need to know about dysesthesia

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Dysesthesia is a painful, itchy sensation, often associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). Learn more about the symptoms and types here.

MS could be reversed with existing allergy drug

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An over-the-counter allergy drug may restore function to the nerves damaged by multiple sclerosis, according to a recent phase II trial.