Category «Multiple Sclerosis»

Major new discovery made in finding multiple sclerosis cause

A major new discovery finding the cause of MS has been made. Credit: PA A major new discovery has been made towards finding the cause of multiple sclerosis (MS) – potentially paving the way for pioneering treatments. The central nervous system disease affects roughly 2.5 million people worldwide, with many sufferers typically diagnosed in their …

Breakthrough in multiple sclerosis research as scientists discover possible cause of the disease

Scientists found a protein called Rab32 in the brains of people with MS British scientists have discovered a potential cause for multiple sclerosis, in a major breakthrough that could pave the way for new treatments for the disease. Scientists have found a new cellular mechanism which may cause the autoimmune disorder. Multiple sclerosis affects around 2.5 million people …

Norwegian Researchers Analyze MS Life Expectancy, Survival and Mortality in 60-year Longitudinal Study

A 60-year longitudinal multiple sclerosis (MS) study in a Norwegian cohort analyzing life expectancy, survival and mortality concluded that MS patients live shorter lives and have higher mortality than the general population. The report, “Survival and cause of death in multiple sclerosis: a 60-year longitudinal population study,” appeared in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & …

Childhood Antibiotics Now Linked To Crohn’s, lupus, multiple sclerosis

Antibiotics are one of the most prescribed (and abused) medications in the world. They are often incorrectly, incompetently prescribed, particularly to children, for ailments that aren’t even resolved by taking the medications. They are so heavily prescribed that superbugs have risen from a condition known as “antibiotic resistance.” Antibiotics are often taken for granted but …

7 Things Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Adrenal Fatigue

Photo: mbg creative Terry Wahls, M.D., is a functional medicine doctor, clinical professor, and a survivor of progressive multiple sclerosis who used her own protocol to heal. This week, we’re sharing her expertise in a new series on adrenal fatigue and natural techniques to restore energy. To learn more, check out her new mindbodygreen class, How …

Multiple sclerosis Symptoms and causes

Myelin damage and the nervous system Multiple sclerosis signs and symptoms may differ greatly from person to person and over the course of the disease depending on the location of affected nerve fibers. They may include: Numbness or weakness in one or more limbs that typically occurs on one side of your body at a …

New MS Drug Ocrevus Wins FDA Approval

by ANTHONY SERRITELLA and REHEMA ELLIS The Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug to treat multiple sclerosis Tuesday. The drug, called Ocrevus, is approved for use against the most common form of MS – the relapsing-remitting type. It’s also the first drug specifically approved for primary progressive MS, a very aggressive form of …

F.D.A. Approves First Drug to Treat Severe Multiple Sclerosis

Jerrie Gullick, 51, was part of the clinical trial for Ocrevus and said the drug had significantly slowed the progression of her primary progressive multiple sclerosis. CreditSam Hodgson for The New York Times The Food and Drug Administration approved on Tuesday the first drug to treat a severe form of multiple sclerosis, offering hope to …