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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a condition in which the immune system attacks myelin, the sheath that wraps around nerve cells. MS is more common in women than men, and can strike at any age, although it is more commonly diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50. The symptoms of MS can vary widely, depending on the nerves that are affected. Some common MS symptoms are extreme fatigue, numbness and tingling, vision problems, and weakness or balance problems.

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Could you have Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is a condition in which the immune system attacks myelin, the sheath that wraps around nerve cells.

Multiple Sclerosis News

  • Could Too Much Salt Harm MS Patients?

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Too much salt in the diet may worsen symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study from Argentina suggests. “Many environmental factors affect MS, such as vitamin D, smoking and Epstein Barr virus infection. Our study shows that high salt intake may be another environmental factor [...]

  • How the Wii Balance Board Can Help People With MS

    An exercise component of the popular Nintendo Wii video game may help multiple sclerosis patients improve their balance by rewiring their brains, a new study suggests.

  • People With HIV May Be at Lower Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

    MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with HIV seem to have a much lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) than those who don’t have the virus, a new study finds. This lower risk may be due to constant suppression of the immune system due to the HIV infection itself and/or the antiretroviral drugs [...]

  • Stem Cells Reverse MS-Like Illness in Mice

    THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Mice disabled by a multiple sclerosis-like condition were able to walk again a few weeks after receiving human neural stem cell transplants, a new study shows. While research in mice often fails to pan out in humans, the researchers believe the finding hints at new ways to treat people [...]

  • Premature Menopause May Affect Women’s Mental Function

    Premature menopause may increase a woman’s risk of mental decline later in life, according to a new study.

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