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Survival and Cause of Death in Multiple Sclerosis Survival and Cause of Death in Multiple Sclerosis
While patients with MS continue to have a shorter life expectancy and almost threefold higher mortality rate than those without, this long-term population study shows promising improvements over time.Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Read Jimmy Kimmel ’s Moving Healthcare Monologue That Everyone’s Talking About
On Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel took to his late night show once more to talk healthcare — a subject near and dear to him personally, after his infant son dealt with heart surgery in the days after his birth last May. He delivered a heartfelt monologue then about the importance of adequate health coverage for all Americans, and in the wake of new healthcare legislation from Senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsay Graham, he returned to the subject with an emotional plea. I know you guys are going to find this hard to believe, but a few months ago, after my son had open heart surgery, which was something I spoke about on the...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare Jimmy Kimmel Late Night Television Source Type: news

Multiple sclerosis: concussion during adolescence linked to increased risk of MS - Sidaway P.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

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. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Concussions in adolescence linked with an increased risk of multiple sclerosis
(Wiley) A new study published in the Annals of Neurology found a link between head trauma in adolescence, particularly if repeated, with a raised risk of later developing multiple sclerosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kessler study shows behavioral approach reduces cognitive fatigue in multiple sclerosis
(Kessler Foundation) MS researchers describe a new nonpharmacological approach to reducing cognitive fatigue in MS. Using functional neuroimaging, they showed the prospect of monetary reward stimulates the fronto-striatal network and reduces cognitive fatigue in MS and controls. This is the first study to demonstrate this effect in an MS population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Costly Drugs to Weigh on U.S. Employers' Expenses in 2018 - Survey Costly Drugs to Weigh on U.S. Employers' Expenses in 2018 - Survey
U.S. employers are bracing for higher health care expenses in 2018 as spending on new drugs to treat diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and hepatitis C is expected to rise more than 7%, according to consultancy firm Mercer.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Women low in vitamin D found to have an increased risk of multiple sclerosis, claims new study
(Natural News) The link between vitamin D deficiency and multiple sclerosis has been strengthened in a new study. According to the findings, published in Neurology, checking vitamin D levels in the blood can help determine and assess the risk of this debilitating neurological disease. As explained by lead study author Dr. Kassandra Munger: “There have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study uncovers markers for severe form of multiple sclerosis
Scientists have uncovered two molecules involved in cell communication and movement that may explain why some people develop progressive multiple sclerosis. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Costly drugs to weigh on U.S. employers' expenses in 2018: survey
(Reuters) - U.S. employers are bracing for higher health care expenses in 2018 as spending on new drugs to treat diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and hepatitis C is expected to rise more than 7 percent, according to consultancy firm Mercer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study uncovers markers for severe form of multiple sclerosis
(Yale University) New Haven, Conn. -- Scientists have uncovered two closely related cytokines -- molecules involved in cell communication and movement -- that may explain why some people develop progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), the most severe form of the disease. The findings, authored by researchers at Yale University, Ohio Health& Science University, and the University of California point the way toward developing a novel treatment to prevent progressive forms of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

TG Therapeutics commences enrolment for Phase III multiple sclerosis trials
US-based biopharmaceutical firm TG Therapeutics has commenced enrolment for the Phase III ULTIMATE clinical programme of TG-1101 (ublituximab) to treat patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Therapy could offer new hope for MS patients
Multiple sclerosis sufferer Roy Palmer and his wife Helen (pictured) are desperate for him to be able to walk again. Now doctors believe a stem cell therapy could halt the disease from worsening. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Falls in people with multiple sclerosis: experiences of 115 fall situations - Carling A, Forsberg A, Nilsag ård Y.
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to describe falls and the perceived causes, experienced by people with multiple sclerosis shortly after falling. DESIGN: A qualitative study using content analysis and quantitative data to illustrate where and why people rep... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Vitamin D Levels May Help Predict Risk Of MS
Checking the level of Vitamin D in your blood could help to identify and assess whether you are at risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study published online yesterday in the journal, Neurology. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Vitamin D Levels May Help Predict Risk Of Multiple Sclerosis
Checking the level of Vitamin D in your blood could help to identify and assess whether you are at risk of developing multiple sclerosis, according to a new study published online yesterday in the journal Neurology. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

More Evidence Links Vitamin D Deficiency to MS More Evidence Links Vitamin D Deficiency to MS
A new study shows vitamin D deficiency is associated with a twofold increase in multiple sclerosis risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Dynamic balance in persons with multiple sclerosis who have a falls history is altered compared to non-fallers and to healthy controls - Peebles AT, Bruetsch AP, Lynch SG, Huisinga JM.
Around 60% of persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience falls, however the dynamic balance differences between those who fall and those who don't are not well understood. The purpose of this study is to identify distinct biomechanical features of dyn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Vitamin deficiency warning: THIS supplement could help prevent multiple sclerosis
VITAMIN D deficiency has been linked to a higher risk of multiple sclerosis - a debilitating condition with symptoms including problems with movement and vision. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D levels in blood may help predict risk of multiple sclerosis
Examining vitamin D levels in the blood may help predict whether a person is at risk of developing multiple sclerosis, according to a large study published inNeurology.Medical Xpress  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Multiple sclerosis: Vitamin D deficiency may predict onset
A large-scale study suggests that vitamin D levels may predict MS risk in young and middle-aged women. Correcting this deficiency may lower that risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Increased MS Risk 9 Years Later (FREE)
By the Editors Low serum vitamin D in women is associated with increased future risk for multiple sclerosis, according to a prospective, case-control study in Neurology.Using … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Multiple sclerosis: Simple blood test for vitamin D could soon predict woman's risk
A SIMPLE blood test for vitamin D could soon predict a woman's risk of developing multiple sclerosis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher MS Risk From Epstein-Barr Virus Spans Racial, Ethnic Groups Higher MS Risk From Epstein-Barr Virus Spans Racial, Ethnic Groups
High levels of a serum marker of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection and a history of infectious mononucleosis are associated with an increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) across racial and ethnic groups, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Gut bacteria may harbor clues to multiple sclerosis, researchers say
Certain types of bacteria in the gut may play a role in the progression of multiple sclerosis, according to researchers working with mice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Visual structure and function in collision sport athletes - Leong D, Morettin C, Messner LV, Steinmetz RJ, Pang Y, Galetta SL, Balcer LJ.
BACKGROUND: Vision-based measures have been shown to be useful markers in multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer and Parkinson disease. Therefore, these testing paradigms may have applications to populations explaining repetitive head trauma that has been asso... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

University of Michigan researchers awarded $3.5M to fight fatigue in MS
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A new clinical trial will explore three interventions in improving one of the most disabling symptoms for people with multiple sclerosis: fatigue. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has approved a $3,476,448 funding award over four years to Michigan Medicine's Tiffany Braley, M.D., M.S. and Anna Kratz, Ph.D. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clues to MS May Lurk in Gut Bacteria
TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 -- Certain types of bacteria in the gut may play a role in the progression of multiple sclerosis, according to researchers working with mice. The research, the study authors believe, could lead to new ways to treat multiple... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Multiple sclerosis: What role do gut microbes play?
In multiple sclerosis, the gut microbiome has a peculiar profile. New research looks at the role of gut microbes in the development of this disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Impact of rTMS in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis Impact of rTMS in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis
Is there a role for rTMS in the cognitive rehabilitation of patients with MS?Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

PCORI Board approves $38 million for research on multiple sclerosis
(Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved about $38 million to fund five studies comparing the effectiveness of different strategies for treating multiple sclerosis (MS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

​Lawsuit claims Biogen discriminated against employee with multiple sclerosis
The company, which is known for its top-selling multiple sclerosis drugs, has denied the allegations in court filings. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 11, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

​Lawsuit claims Biogen discriminated against employee with multiple sclerosis
The company, which is known for its top-selling multiple sclerosis drugs, has denied the allegations in court filings. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 11, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Does fear of falling predict gait variability in multiple sclerosis? - Laidet M, Herrmann FR, Armand S, Assal F, Lalive PH, Allali G.
BACKGROUND: Behavioural symptoms and gait disorders are very common in patients with multiple sclerosis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between fear of falling and gait instability at one year in patients with multiple sclerosis. ME... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Interferon B-1a for Clinically Isolated Syndromes Interferon B-1a for Clinically Isolated Syndromes
This study demonstrates that early initiation of treatment with subcutaneous interferon B-1a following a first clinical demyelinating event significantly delays conversion to multiple sclerosis.Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Scottish health board appoints two new MS specialist nurses
NHS Lanarkshire has recruited two new multiple sclerosis specialist nurses, plus a part-time neurology nurse, to support the 1,200 patients living with the condition in its region. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 5, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Mavenclad (Cladribine Tablets) Demonstrates Sustained Disease Control over 4 Years with Maximum of Only 20 Days Oral Treatment
CLARITY Extension data published in the MS Journal shows 75% of patients who received 2 annual short courses of Mavenclad (Cladribine Tablets) remained relapse free over 4 years The majority of patients who experienced Grade 3 lymphopenia in Years 1 and... Biopharmaceuticals, Neurology Merck, MAVENCLAD, Cladribine, multiple sclerosis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

An accident-prone employee: no, multiple sclerosis - Lurati AR.
An employee is labeled "accident-prone," and sustained an acute lumbar injury at work. Upon physical examination, a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis was suspected. She was referred to a public health clinic for further evaluation. This is a review article o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Multiple Sclerosis Management Service for Children
This service specification includes children with suspected Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or equally rare'MS-like', recurrent acquired demyelinating syndromes (ADS) or who have had a first demyelination episode and have a high risk of relapse which require similar treatments. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kessler researchers correlate cognitive fatigue after TBI with activation of the caudate
This study points to the caudate nucleus as a likely target for clinical interventions to alleviate fatigue,' explained Dr. Wylie, who is associate director of Neuroscience Research and the Rocco Ortenzio Neuroimaging Center at Kessler Foundation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More Evidence Links the'Mono' Virus to MS Risk
Latest study shows blacks and Hispanics also vulnerable Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infectious Mononucleosis, Multiple Sclerosis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Evidence Links the'Mono' Virus to MS Risk
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 -- There's more evidence that having mononucleosis may up the risk for multiple sclerosis (MS), with researchers reporting that the link isn't limited to whites. In fact, while " mono consistently increases the risk of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 30, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Virus that causes mono may increase risk of MS for multiple races
(American Academy of Neurology) Like whites, Hispanic and black people who have had mononucleosis, commonly known as mono, which is caused by Epstein-Barr virus, may have an increased risk of multiple sclerosis, according to a new study published in the Aug. 30, 2017, online issue of Neurology ® , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Associations between bladder dysfunction and falls in people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis - Zelaya JE, Murchison C, Cameron M.
BACKGROUND: Bladder dysfunction and falls are common in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), but associations between these problems are unclear. We sought to clarify the association between specific types of bladder dysfunction and prospectively recorded ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Egress, Escape, Evacuation, Crowds Source Type: news

MMJ BioScience Moving Forward with Cannabis Multiple Sclerosis FDA...
While a growing number of states have legalized marijuana for medical use, medical marijuana differs from pharmaceutical treatments in that even legal forms are not FDA regulated. For this reason MMJ...(PRWeb August 27, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14637320.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cladribine (Mavenclad) for MS Approved in Europe Cladribine (Mavenclad) for MS Approved in Europe
Cladribine, which is indicated for the treatment of highly active relapsing multiple sclerosis, has been approved for use in Europe.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

European Commission Grants Approval for Mavenclad (Cladribine Tablets)
First oral short-course treatment for highly active relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS)[1] now approved in Europe MAVENCLAD® has shown sustained clinical efficacy for up to 4 years with a maximum of 20 days of oral treatment over 2 years Marketing... Biopharmaceuticals, Neurology, Regulatory Merck, MAVENCLAD, Cladribine, multiple sclerosis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Leprosy hijacks immune system, similar to autoimmune diseases
Leprosy hijacks the immune system, turning an important repair mechanism into one that causes potentially irreparable damage to our nerve cells, UCLA researchers have discovered. The new findings,published online today in the journal  Cell, suggest that leprosy shares underlying characteristics with some autoimmune diseases.Courtesy of Cressida MadiganCressida Madigan“We discovered that the mechanism of nerve damage in leprosy is very similar to what happens in diseases like multiple sclerosis,” said Cressida Madigan, a postdoctoral research fellow at UCLA and first author of the paper. “That means w...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Leprosy turns the immune system against itself, study finds
(University of Cambridge) Leprosy hijacks our immune system, turning an important repair mechanism into one that causes potentially irreparable damage to our nerve cells, according to new research that uses zebrafish to study the disease. As such, the disease may share common characteristics with conditions such as multiple sclerosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news