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Health News - Multiple Sclerosis

MS: How too much salt can cause inflammation
New research discovers the molecular mechanism that explains why a high intake of salt may trigger inflammation and raise the risk of multiple sclerosis. (Medical News Today)

MS: Gut bacteria may trigger harmful mechanism
While the cause of multiple sclerosis remains unknown, new research suggests that the harmful autoimmune response associated with it originates in the gut. (Medical News Today)

Do cannabinoids ease multiple sclerosis symptoms?
Uncovering whether cannabinoids can relieve the symptoms of multiple sclerosis is proving challenging. A new meta-analysis takes a look at the data. (Medical News Today)

What are the early signs of MS?
The early signs and symptoms of MS can vary widely, and some can be significantly challenging or debilitating. Here, learn more about the early symptoms of MS, such as vision problems and numbness, and when to consult a doctor. (Medical News Today)

How to give an intramuscular injection
Intramuscular injections are for medicines that people must inject into a muscle rather than the bloodstream or fatty tissue. In this article, find out the standard locations for intramuscular injections. We also provide a step-by-step guide on how to give an intramuscular injection at home. (Medical News Today)

MS: Is a 'rogue' brain and lymph node interaction to blame?
New research suggests that the brain sends a 'rogue' signal to the immune system through lymphatic vessels, thus triggering multiple sclerosis mechanisms. (Medical News Today)

Brain cell identified as 'mediator of disease'
The findings could help us devise new treatments for a range of diseases that affect the central nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis. (Medical News Today)

New multiple sclerosis culprit identified
It is still unknown what causes multiple sclerosis, but new research identifies another potential culprit in the immune system: memory B cells. (Medical News Today)

MS: New drug proven to slow brain shrinkage
A randomized, placebo-controlled trial shows that a new drug can reduce the atrophy of the brain, which is a hallmark of multiple sclerosis. (Medical News Today)

New multiple sclerosis subtype identified
A new paper outlines the discovery of a new subtype of multiple sclerosis. The authors hope that this might lead to better treatments in the future. (Medical News Today)

Multiple sclerosis: Healthful diet tied to lower risk
An Australian multicenter study found that those who ate more vegetables, fish, and other healthful foods had a lower risk of MS than those who ate less. (Medical News Today)

How to deal with prednisone withdrawal
Prednisone is a drug that contains synthetic cortisol. When a person takes prednisone, the body stops making enough cortisol on its own. This can lead to withdrawal symptoms when the person stops taking the medication or reduces their dose too quickly. Here, learn more about the symptoms and how to prevent them. (Medical News Today)

Potential new MS drug could regenerate myelin
A study finds that blocking the M3R receptor improves myelination in mice implanted with human progenitor cells, maybe leading to clinical trials in MS. (Medical News Today)

MS: Iron levels in brain 'predict disability'
A new type of MRI that accurately monitors irons levels in different brain areas could help identify MS patients at higher risk of physical disability. (Medical News Today)

Intermittent fasting may benefit people with MS
Multiple sclerosis is a neurological condition with no known cure, so appropriate symptom management is crucial. Could intermittent fasting help? (Medical News Today)

MS: Solvent exposure raises risk by 50 percent
A new study shows that a combination of smoking, genetic predisposition, and exposure to solvents increases the risk of developing MS by 30-fold. (Medical News Today)

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 mitoxantrone
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)

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