Category «Multiple Sclerosis»

Multiple sclerosis treatment is debunked by researchers in Canada

‘Liberation therapy’ to widen veins in multiple sclerosis sufferers has been shown to be worthless after ‘gold standard’ study Occupational therapy for MS patients. Thousands have sought out ‘liberation therapy’, which ‘carries the risk of complications’, according to a Canadian researcher. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Sarah Boseley Health editor Wednesday 8 March 2017 18.03 GMTLast modified …

Here’s how you can prevent, manage multiple sclerosis

Practising yoga can help multiple sclerosis patients deal better with their condition. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that affects around 2.3 million people worldwide and can cause blurred vision, slurred speech, tremors, extreme fatigue, problems with memory, balance, and walking, and carrying out day-to-day tasks. There is no known cure, however medication and …

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

CHERRY HILL, N.J., March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) recognizes March as MS Awareness Month with the debut of MSAA’s Changing Lives Monday to Sunday video. This video highlights the many ways MSAA’s free programs and services positively impact the MS community. The Monday to Sunday video features three of MSAA’s …

Scientists spot signs that predict worsening multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is more likely to progress to advanced disease among patients who suffer from fatigue and limited use of their legs, new research suggests. “Better understanding who is at high risk of getting worse may eventually allow us to tailor more specific treatments to these people,” said study author Dr. Bianca Weinstock-Guttman. She …

TV chef Tom Kerridge talks about his dad’s battle with multiple sclerosis in support of MS Society

TV chef Tom Kerridge from Gloucester TV chef Tom Kerridge has spoken about his dad’s diagnosis with progressive multiple sclerosis. The Michelin star chef and restauranteur, who was born in Gloucester and went to Saintbridge School, praised his mum for helping the family through the difficult times. In a letter written in support of the …

Ocrevus Has the Potential to Change How MS Is Treated,’ Genentech’s Peter Chin Says in Interview

March 28, at the latest, may be a historic date for the multiple sclerosis (MS) community — patients, families, caregivers, researchers, and physicians alike. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will have its say about the marketing approval for Ocrevus (ocrelizumab). The drug will be the first to offer benefit to both relapsing (R) and primary-progressive (PP) MS …

Did you know that down through the centuries thyme has been used for many ailments, from influenza to epileptic seizures?This Tea Heals MS

Did you know that down through the centuries thyme has been used for many ailments, from influenza to epileptic seizures? It was often mixed with equal parts of lavender and sprinkled on the floors of churches in the Middle Ages to eliminate any unwanted odors. Long before the discovery of modern medicine, crushed thyme was …

Multiple sclerosis: New technology improves cognition

Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating neurological disease that affects tens of thousands of Americans. While there is yet no cure for the illness, researchers are working hard to understand its causes and mitigate its symptoms. New research investigates the effects of cutting-edge cognitive training technology on people with multiple sclerosis. New research tests the effects …

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