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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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 increase a woman’s risk of mental decline later in life, according to a new study.
There will be almost twice as many elderly Americans in 2050 as there are now, posing serious issues for the nation’s health care system, according to two U.S. Census Bureau reports released Tuesday.
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Medical marijuana can help relieve some symptoms of multiple sclerosis, but whether it can benefit patients with other neurological disorders is still unclear, according to a new review by top neurologists. Doctors with the American Academy of Neurology reviewed current research and found certain forms of [...]
THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Treatment targeting specific white blood cells in the immune system known as B cells may help people with multiple sclerosis (MS), new research suggests. The study involved 231 people with a form of MS that’s called relapsing-remitting. For these patients, there are times when their disease is very active. [...]