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 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 [...]
FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The prices of multiple sclerosis drugs have skyrocketed in the past two decades, in some cases rising more than 700 percent, a new study shows. The huge price increases have occurred even though newer drugs have been introduced, something that normally stabilizes or lowers the cost of older drugs, [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug appears to repair nerve damage seen in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, results of an early trial suggest. MS, an often disabling disease of the central nervous system, damages myelin, the fatty substance that protects nerves. Now, for the first time, researchers show evidence [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An active ingredient in some psoriasis and multiple sclerosis medications has been linked to two cases of a rare and sometimes lethal brain infection. The ingredient, dimethyl fumarate, appears to have contributed to the deaths of two European women. The women contracted progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, or [...]