: ' multiple sclerosis'

Obesity Linked to Multiple Sclerosis

By Pat Anson, Editor Obesity at a young age and the use of birth control pills appear to increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) according to two new studies. In a study of 420 [...]

Bacteria May Cause Multiple Sclerosis

By Pat Anson, Editor A common bacteria found in soil has been detected in humans for the first time, leading scientists to believe it may trigger multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic autoimmune disease. It also gives [...]

New MS Drug Works Long Term

By Richard Lenti Good news for people suffering from multiple sclerosis. The results of a long term study show that Tecfidera, the newest multiple sclerosis (MS) drug on the market, remained effective for patients taking the [...]

New Test May Help Diagnose MS

By Richard Lenti Researchers are calling it a breakthrough – a first-of-its-kind imaging tool to detect myelin damage in people suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS).  The test could help physicians diagnose MS earlier, monitor the disease’s [...]

FDA Alert for Multiple Sclerosis Drug

By Richard Lenti The Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert concerning the multiple sclerosis drug fingolimod, after a patient in Europe developed a rare and serious brain infection while taking the medication. Fingolimod is [...]

FDA Approves MS Stem Cell Trial

By Richard Lenti A groundbreaking study using stem cells to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. If successful, scientists believe it may one day lead to a cure for [...]

Marijuana Spray Doesn’t Effect Mood or Cognition

By Pat Anson, Editor Multiple sclerosis patients who use an oral cannabinoid spray showed no long-term cognitive impairment or changes in mood, according to a new study released by GW Pharamaceuticals, a British biopharmaceutical company. The [...]

Can Marijuana Help Treat Multiple Sclerosis?

By Richard Lenti The use of a synthetic marijuana derivative in treating multiple sclerosis (MS) is being questioned after the first major non-commercial study of its main active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), found the drug had little [...]

Annette Funicello Dies from MS

By Pat Anson, Editor Actress Annette Funicello, who rose to fame on The Mickey Mouse Club and a string of popular beach movies, passed away Monday at hospital in Bakersfield, CA. She died of complications from [...]

FDA Approves New Oral MS Drug

By Richard Lenti The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new oral drug for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). Manufactured by the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB), twice-a-day capsules of dimethyl fumarate will [...]