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Health News - Multiple Sclerosis

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 MS is a rare form of MS that involves a mass in the brain. It may look similar to other conditions, including cancerous tumors and tuberculoma. (Medical News Today)

Uhthoff's phenomenon: What you need to know
(Medical News Today)

MS hug: What you need to know
An MS hug is characterized by pressure or pain around a person's chest or other areas. Learn more about the causes and management. (Medical News Today)

Immune cells cross blood-brain barrier in multiple sclerosis
A new study in a mouse model of MS reveals two ways in which Th1 and Th17 immune cells cross the blood-barrier to attack the central nervous system. (Medical News Today)

Brain fog: Causes and how to cope
Brain fog affects mental processes such as memory and concentration. It can be a symptom of many conditions, including multiple sclerosis and depression. (Medical News Today)

Study shows how gut bacteria may trigger MS
A new study in mice proposes how gut bacteria, an appropriate age window, and risk genes may work together to trigger multiple sclerosis. (Medical News Today)

Why does my body ache?
Body aches often occur alongside other symptoms. Recognizing other symptoms can help a person identify the cause and whether they should see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

All you need to know about dysesthesia
Dysesthesia is a painful, itchy sensation, often associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). Learn more about the symptoms and types here. (Medical News Today)

MS could be reversed with existing allergy drug
An over-the-counter allergy drug may restore function to the nerves damaged by multiple sclerosis, according to a recent phase II trial. (Medical News Today)

Teenage concussion linked to later risk of MS
Concussion during adolescence may increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis in later life, possibly by prompting an abnormal immune response. (Medical News Today)

Multiple sclerosis: Novel gene immunotherapy could prevent, reverse disease
Using a new gene immunotherapy technique, researchers have reversed clinical symptoms of multiple sclerosis in mice, including paralysis. (Medical News Today)

Does CBD oil work for chronic pain management?
CBD oil has become popular for pain treatment. We look at how it works, how it is used, and the benefits and risks of using CBD oil for pain management. (Medical News Today)

Immune markers may predict multiple sclerosis severity
Two related cytokines may signal which individuals will progress to the severe form of MS more rapidly. The finding could aid drug research. (Medical News Today)

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