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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Black Americans may be at higher risk for multiple sclerosis than whites, according to study findings that contradict a widely held belief that blacks are less likely to develop the neurological disease. The theory that blacks are less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) than whites was based on faulty evidence, the study authors said.
By Brenda GoodmanHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) — The active ingredient in a drug that’s expected to become a popular treatment for multiple sclerosis has been linked to four European cases of a rare but sometimes fatal brain disease called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). The ingredient, dimethyl fumarate, is used in a drug called Fumaderm [...]
Atrophy of a key brain area may become a new biomarker to predict the onset of multiple sclerosis, researchers say. If so, that would add to established criteria such as the presence of brain lesions to diagnose the progressive, incurable disorder.
THURSDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) — Human blood contains thousands of autoantibodies that could serve as signals for certain diseases, according to a new study. Researchers found that every person has a unique autoantibody profile, which remains consistent over time. People with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and breast cancer all had much lower numbers of [...]
THURSDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) — For patients with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS) and other brain disorders, finding a specialist to treat their condition may be increasingly difficult, according to a new study. Experts in the field of medicine that focuses on the brain and nervous system revealed that there is a shortage [...]
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