Category «Multiple Sclerosis»

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 …

Research by scientists at Queen’s University in Belfast could revolutionise life for people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

The study of how the damaged brain repairs itself is being hailed as landmark work. In Northern Ireland, 4,500 people have MS. Across the world, 2.3 million live with the condition. MS causes the body’s own immune system to attack the lining of nerves in the brain and spinal cord. The study, led by Dr …

IQuity to Release 7-Day Blood Diagnostics Test for Multiple Sclerosis in May

  Molecular diagnostics startup IQuity is introducing a pioneering blood test that speeds up multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis to just seven days. Previously, this process could take up to months or years. IQuity, based in Nashville, Tennessee, began working on its new IsolateMS blood test in January 2016, after receiving $2 million in seed funding from the National …

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 …