Category «Multiple Sclerosis»

Researchers make major brain repair discovery in fight against Multiple Sclerosis

Scientists have discovered that specific cells from the immune system are key players in brain repair – a fundamental breakthrough that could revolutionize the treatment of debilitating neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Many mature oligos. Credit: Image courtesy of Queen’s University, Belfast Queen’s University Belfast scientists have discovered that specific cells from the …

MS: Doctors back unconventional treatment

Two doctors who were previously diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) claim an unconventional treatment cleared them of the symptoms of the disease. They are among a growing number of MS patients who have made big lifestyle changes as part of a program, devised by Melbourne professor George Jelinek, which they say eliminated the symptoms of …

Paralysis inspires MS discovery

“I had a dead leg one Sunday morning and it progressed to full paralysis within two hours,” says Dr Denise Fitzgerald, from Queen’s University Belfast. She was only 21 at the time, but the event helped to inspire the fledgling scientist to crack how the brain is repaired. The discovery reported today could potentially help …

5 Benefits of Having a Pet When You Have Multiple Sclerosis

As part of MS Awareness Month, we’re looking at different aspects of living with multiple sclerosis and some of the things patients can do to enrich their lives. One thing that comes up time and time again is having a pet. There are many reasons why pets are good for both physical and mental well-being, and we’ve listed some …

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 …

Why Multiple Sclerosis Is So Difficult to Diagnose

In this video from Mercy Medical Center Baltimore, neurologist Dr. Bonnie Gerecke talks about the difficulties doctors face in diagnosing multiple sclerosis (MS). Find out about some of the possible early symptoms of MS. The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are incredibly varied and no two patients experience the same symptoms with the disease. This makes …

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 …