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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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What you should know about neurosarcoidosis

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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

Teenage concussion linked to later risk of MS

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PST

Concussion during adolescence may increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis in later life, possibly by prompting an abnormal immune response.

Multiple sclerosis: Novel gene immunotherapy could prevent, reverse disease

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

Using a new gene immunotherapy technique, researchers have reversed clinical symptoms of multiple sclerosis in mice, including paralysis.

Does CBD oil work for chronic pain management?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

CBD oil has become popular for pain treatment. We look at how it works, how it is used, and the benefits and risks of using CBD oil for pain management.

Immune markers may predict multiple sclerosis severity

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

Two related cytokines may signal which individuals will progress to the severe form of MS more rapidly. The finding could aid drug research.

Multiple sclerosis: Vitamin D deficiency may predict onset

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

A large-scale study suggests that vitamin D levels may predict MS risk in young and middle-aged women. Correcting this deficiency may lower that risk.

Concussion in teenagers increases the risk of MS in later life

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

Concussion in teenagers increases the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in later life. However, there is no association with MS for concussion in younger children.

Multiple sclerosis: What role do gut microbes play?

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

In multiple sclerosis, the gut microbiome has a peculiar profile. New research looks at the role of gut microbes in the development of this disease.

Virus that causes mono may increase risk of MS for multiple races

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

Like whites, Hispanic and black people who have had mononucleosis, commonly known as mono, which is caused by Epstein-Barr virus, may have an increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a...

McDonald criteria: MS diagnosis guidelines

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PST

Learn about the McDonald criteria. What is dissemination in space, what is dissemination in time, and what additional data are used for diagnosis?

Multiple sclerosis: Are we close to a cure?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PST

Discoveries and breakthroughs in multiple sclerosis research are building momentum, but just how close are we to finding a cure? We investigate.

Nerve fibers regenerated with molecular mix

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research finds that a 'cocktail' of molecules regenerates neuronal axons, restoring fine motor skills in mice that had spinal cord injury or stroke.