Health News

MS May Be Tied to Sunlight
Experts are not sure what causes multiple sclerosis (MS). It could be caused by a virus, genetics, or the environment around patients. Now researchers are pointing out two new things that may increase a person's risk of MS.
Getting Closer to Better MS Drugs
People who are taking drugs for multiple sclerosis (MS) can be faced with many serious side effects. Scientists have produced a new MS drug that may have fewer side effects while also helping patients deal with their disease.
Not All MS Is the Same
Multiple sclerosis (MS) takes its toll on patients in different ways. Some MS patients become disabled more severely and quicker than others. For this reason, doctors should think about the different kinds of MS when treating patients, according to new research.
Tricky Transplants for MS Patients
We do not have a cure for multiple sclerosis (MS) today. As such, researchers are always trying to find new ways to treat the disease. According to a new study, stem cell transplants may hold the key to treating the most severe cases of MS.
Have MS? Have a Baby
In the past, women with multiple sclerosis (MS) were told not to get pregnant because of fears that their disease would get worse. However, a new study shows that women with MS do not have to worry about getting pregnant.
Drug Works for Treating MS
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that comes in episodes. Each attack of MS symptoms can be different. Even though there is no cure for MS, research shows that a new drug can slow down the crippling effects of the disease.
Nerve Damage in MS Patients
Reasearch studies indicate damaged nerves are a main cause of multiple sclerosis (MS) - a disease that makes patients disabled over time. In a new study, researchers discovered one process that causes nerve damage. Eventually, this process may be a new target for treating MS.
MS: How Long Do You Have?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that can stop people from being able to move. While there is no cure for MS, the disease develops slower in some people than others. A new tool can tell how fast mutliple sclerosis patients will become disabled.
A Focus on Locus Coeruleus
Past research has shown that damage to a certain part of the brain is linked to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Now, researchers have found that damage to that same part of the brain is linked to multiple sclerosis (MS).
Beyond the Pale
Spending time in the sun can increase the amount of vitamin D you get. Vitamin D has been shown to strengthen your bones and immune system in addition to lowering the risk of certain diseases. Now it appears that sunlight and vitamin D may reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS).