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What causes internal vibrations?
Internal vibrations, or internal tremors, are shaking sensations felt inside the body, and a person will often exhibit no visible movement. These tremors are associated with conditions such as Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. In this article, learn about the causes and treatments of internal vibrations. (Medical News Today)

What does it mean if you have shaky hands?
Shaky hands can interfere with everyday activities, and the tremors vary in severity. Neurological conditions, movement disorders, and issues such as anxiety or withdrawal may be responsible for the tremors, and a wide range of treatments are available. Learn more about shaky hands and types of tremor here. (Medical News Today)

Uses and risks of mitoxantine (Novantrone)
Mitoxantrone is used to treat some types of multiple sclerosis (MS) and some types of cancer. It is given as an intravenous infusion in a clinical setting. Some serious side effects are possible, and it is important to discuss the risks and any existing health conditions with the doctor. Novantrone is a trade name. (Medical News Today)

MS: New findings may 'prevent future loss of brain cells'
Scientists have now identified a unique cell death mechanism behind the destruction of nerve insulation in MS, and an anti-inflammatory that blocks it. (Medical News Today)

What is clonus? Everything you need to know
Clonus refers to a neurological condition in which the nerve cells that control the muscles are damaged and send faulty signals. These signals cause involuntary muscle contractions or spasms, often in a rhythmic pattern. Learn about the conditions associated with clonus, as well as how to alleviate discomfort. (Medical News Today)

How using your legs keeps your brain healthy
New research shows how restricting movement in legs impairs brain health over time. A certain kind of leg exercise, by contrast, keeps neurons healthy. (Medical News Today)

What causes multiple sclerosis? Landmark study finds clue
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease, the causes of which remain mysterious. But a new study may now have uncovered a key factor in its development. (Medical News Today)

Sheep disease toxin shines a light on multiple sclerosis
A sheep disease has parallels with multiple sclerosis. A study identifies antibodies to the toxin in humans, providing clues as to the condition's origin. (Medical News Today)

Why are my legs and feet numb?
There are many reasons why a person may feel numbness or tingling in their legs or feet. The most common is sitting in the same position for too long, which reduces blood flow to the legs. Causes for chronic numbness include multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia. Learn more about symptoms, causes, and treatments here. (Medical News Today)

How to beat psoriasis at its own game
Harnessing the power of immune cells, researchers create a compound that successfully treats psoriasis in mice. The innovative approach may also treat MS. (Medical News Today)

How can CBD help with fibromyalgia?
Among the many treatments for fibromyalgia is cannabidiol, or CBD, a compound derived from some cannabis plants. Often consumed as an oil, the side effects of CBD are minimal, but researchers are still unsure whether it works. Here, learn how CBD may reduce symptoms of fibromyalgia and when it may be most effective. (Medical News Today)

Physical and mental benefits of swimming
Swimming can benefit the mind and body in various ways. It is a low-impact activity, and this quality helps many people, including older adults and people with certain disabilities, to exercise, lose weight, build muscle, and relax. Here, learn more about the range of health benefits that swimming can offer. (Medical News Today)

Multiple sclerosis: Have researchers found a key to prevention?
Scientists may be one step closer to finding a way to prevent multiple sclerosis, after identifying a protein that appears to drive the disease. (Medical News Today)

Could a sunny climate prevent MS?
A new study asks how much sun exposure during a person's lifespan could help to protect them against the onset of multiple sclerosis. (Medical News Today)

Could eating more fish lower MS risk?
Diets rich in seafood and therefore omega-3 fatty acids bring many health benefits. A new study asks whether omega-3 can lower multiple sclerosis risk. (Medical News Today)

Multiple sclerosis: Skin cells may help to repair nerve damage
Researchers could be on the verge of a new treatment for multiple sclerosis; they reveal how transplanting neural stem cells derived from a patient's own skin could help to repair nerve damage caused by the disease. (Medical News Today)

What side effects can result from interferon?
Interferon is used to treat several health conditions, but it has a range of side effects. We look at how these vary in severity and duration here. (Medical News Today)

Brain-repairing protein may lead to new MS drugs
The mechanism set in motion by a protein implicated in the repair of myelin damage could hold the key to a better treatment for multiple sclerosis. (Medical News Today)

Multiple sclerosis: 'Guardian molecule' may lead to new treatment
A study of male mice finds that testosterone triggers production of a protective molecule that prevents the development of immune cells that attack myelin. (Medical News Today)

What you should know about neurosarcoidosis
A look at neurosarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that can affect most organs in the body. Included is detail on outlook and the causes compared to MS. (Medical News Today)

What is optic neuritis?
Learn all about optic neuritis, a condition where the optic nerve is inflamed. This article looks at the symptoms, treatments, and causes. (Medical News Today)

Progressive MS: Antidepressant identified as promising treatment
After screening hundreds of generic drugs, researchers find that clomipramine targets three drivers of progressive multiple sclerosis in mice and cells. (Medical News Today)

Multiple sclerosis symptoms improved with fruit and veg
A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains may significantly improve symptoms for people with multiple sclerosis, researchers report. (Medical News Today)

MS: Blood test offers new way to monitor disease activity
A nerve protein that can be sampled with a simple blood test may offer an effective way to predict flare-ups and monitor treatment in multiple sclerosis. (Medical News Today)

What is tumefactive MS?
Tumefactive multiple sclerosis (MS) is a rare form of MS that involves a mass in the brain. Symptoms can include headache, confusion, and weakness. It can look similar to other conditions, such as a brain tumor or tuberculoma. It may progress to relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS). Treatment is available. Find out more. (Medical News Today)

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