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.
Multiple Sclerosis News
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Breast-feeding exclusively for at least two months may help new mothers with multiple sclerosis (MS) lower their risk of relapse, new research suggests. Exclusive breast-feeding, without supplementing, seems to be key, the researchers said. “We found that women with MS who breast-fed exclusively had a significantly lower [...]
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children with multiple sclerosis (MS) who exercise have less disease activity than those who don’t, researchers report. “The study is a first look, so we can’t draw any definitive conclusion from it,” said study author Dr. E. Ann Yeh, director of the pediatric MS and neuroinflammatory [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Medical marijuana can be useful in treating chronic pain, but may be less effective for other conditions, a new analysis reveals. A review of nearly 80 clinical trials involving medical marijuana or marijuana-derived drugs revealed moderately strong evidence to support their use in treating chronic pain, [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with multiple sclerosis may have twice the risk of dying prematurely compared to people without MS, a new study suggests. And the study also found that for people younger than 59 with MS, the risk of an early death seemed to be tripled, compared to [...]
TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When the seasons change, your immune system response may also change, British researchers report. These findings might explain why conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease are worse in the winter than in the summer, the new study finds. The researchers from the University of Cambridge analyzed genes from [...]