Roche Pharma launches multiple sclerosis treatment drug in India
The company has introduced Ocrevus (Ocrelizumab) which is the first and only approved disease modifying therapy for both Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) and Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS). (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 27, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Step Toward Wellness: The Benefits of Early Rehab in MS A Step Toward Wellness: The Benefits of Early Rehab in MS
Patricia Bobryk and Colleen Harris discuss the importance of starting comprehensive rehabilitation early in multiple sclerosis care.Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 27, 2024 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Improved Communication Center Stage in Multiple Sclerosis Improved Communication Center Stage in Multiple Sclerosis
In this Care Cues, a neurologist and a stand-up comic with multiple sclerosis share thoughts on improving communication between clinicians and patients at diagnosis and throughout treatment.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 26, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None Care Cues Source Type: news

Effect of explicit prioritization on dual-tasks during standing and walking in people with neurological and neurocognitive disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Criekinge TV, Sahu U, Bhatt T.
OBJECTIVES: To examine the effectiveness of explicit task (i.e., equal, motor or cognitive) prioritization during dual tasking (DT) in adults with neurological and neurocognitive disorders (Stroke, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia, Alzheim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

UK Charity Admits It Was Wrong To Fire Life-Long Volunteer Over Pronouns
Authored by Steve Watson via Modernity.news, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has done a 180 and apologised for telling a 90-year-old volunteer she was not welcome anymore because she had violated diversity guidelines…#stevewatson #franitkoff #mrsitkoff #mssociety #fran #libsoftiktok #alphabetequity #xmodernitynews (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 25, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First-Line Highly Effective Therapy Better for Pediatric MS First-Line Highly Effective Therapy Better for Pediatric MS
New research supports the use of highly effective therapies as first-line treatment in children with relapsing-remitting pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 22, 2024 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Source Type: news

A custom-built step exergame training programme to prevent falls in people with multiple sclerosis: a multicentre randomised controlled trial - Hoang P, Sturnieks DL, Butler A, Chaplin C, Hicks C, Lo J, Ratanapongleka M, Robinson S, Smith N, Turner J, Krishnan AV, Barnett M, Gandevia S, Lord SR, Menant JC.
BACKGROUND: Cognitive-motor step training can improve stepping, balance and mobility in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), but effectiveness in preventing falls has not been demonstrated. OBJECTIVES: This multisite randomised controlled trial aim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Highly Effective Therapies Early in Pediatric MS Linked to Reduced Relapse Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Compared with moderately effective therapies, initial use of highly effective therapies for pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis (MS) was associated with a reduced risk of relapse, a retrospective cohort study suggested. Among... (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - February 17, 2024 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

'Ping pong clinics' could treat multiple sclerosis by improving motion and balance
A Colorado doctor who suffers from MS is launching a scientific trial of table tennis to treat the condition after seeing "amazing results". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 16, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frexalimab Has Favorable Effect on Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2024 -- For patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis, the anti-CD40L monoclonal antibody frexalimab has a favorable effect on the number of new gadolinium-enhancing T1-weighted lesions, according to a study published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 14, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Novel Anti-CD40L Antibody Slows New Brain Lesions in Relapsing MS
(MedPage Today) -- Frexalimab, an investigational second-generation CD40 ligand (CD40L) inhibitor, led to fewer new gadolinium-enhancing T1-weighted lesions in relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS), a phase II trial showed. At week 12, the adjusted... (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - February 14, 2024 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Scale development to evaluate differences between concern about falling and fear of falling: the concern and fear of falling evaluation - Takla TN, Matsuda PN, Herring TE, Daugherty AM, Fritz NE.
PURPOSE: Individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience fear of falling (FOF), which is associated with negative health and quality-of-life consequences. Prior research has used FOF and concern about falling (CAF) interchangeably, but persons with MS ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 9, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

'I cycled 10,000 miles despite the relentless pain of living with multiple sclerosis'
51-year-old Lis van Lynden says biking the length and breadth of Britain has helped her cope with the muscle pain and fatigue caused by multiple sclerosis (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 8, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lupus and Other Autoimmune Diseases Strike Far More Women Than Men. Now There ’ s a Clue Why
WASHINGTON — Women are far more likely than men to get autoimmune diseases, when an out-of-whack immune system attacks their own bodies — and new research may finally explain why. It’s all about how the body handles females’ extra X chromosome, Stanford University researchers reported Thursday — a finding that could lead to better ways to detect a long list of diseases that are hard to diagnose and treat. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] “This transforms the way we think about this whole process of autoimmunity, especially the male-female bias,” said University o...
Source: TIME: Health - February 2, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lauran Neergaard / AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Women Are More Prone to Autoimmune Disorders Than Men, and Scientists May Know Why
FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2024 -- Women are much more prone than men to develop autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and lupus. Now, researchers have come up with a potential explanation for that -- one that ' s rooted in genes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 2, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news