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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By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) — A vaccine normally used to thwart the respiratory illness tuberculosis also might help prevent the development of multiple sclerosis, a disease of the central nervous system, a new study suggests. In people who had a first episode of symptoms that indicated they might develop multiple [...]
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) — Measuring the walking speed of multiple sclerosis patients can help doctors assess progression of the disease and the severity of disability, a new study suggests. In people with multiple sclerosis (MS), the immune system damages the protective myelin sheath around the body’s nerves. “We already know that the timed [...]
A theory claiming that multiple sclerosis (MS) is caused by the narrowing of veins in the neck appears to be unfounded, Canadian researchers report.
TUESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) — An international team of scientists has identified 48 new genetic variants associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study says. The findings bring to 110 the number of genetic variants linked to MS and offer new insight into the biology of the progressive neurological disease. The genes pinpointed in the new [...]
The reproduction of cells involved in brain repair is boosted during sleep, according to a new study of mice.