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  • Stem cell transplant 'game changer' for MS patients

    03/19/2018 8:28:16 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | March 18, 2018 | Fergus Walsh
    Doctors say a stem cell transplant could be a "game changer" for many patients with multiple sclerosis. Results from an international trial show that it was able to stop the disease and improve symptoms. It involves wiping out a patient's immune system using cancer drugs and then rebooting it with a stem cell transplant. Just over 100 patients took part in the trial, in hospitals in Chicago, Sheffield, Uppsala in Sweden and Sao Paulo in Brazil. They all had relapsing remitting MS - where attacks or relapses are followed by periods of remission. The patients received either haematopoietic stem cell...
  • Mom With MS Finds Nasty Note After Parking In Handicapped Spot

    11/16/2017 6:11:20 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 126 replies
    Illinois Patch ^ | Nov 15, 2017 | Shannon Antinori
    Mom With MS Finds Nasty Note After Parking In Handicapped Spot By Shannon Antinori, Patch National Staff | Nov 15, 2017 Updated Nov 15, 2017 "You need to think twice before judging someone," the Plainfield mom said. " You have no idea what they've been through." By Shannon Antinori, Patch National Staff | Nov 15, 2017 2:22 pm ET | Updated Nov 15, 2017 11:50 pm ET PLAINFIELD, IL — From all outward appearances, Michele Clarke, 39, looks young and healthy. But 16 years ago, the Plainfield mom was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Since then she has had to battle...
  • Multiple sclerosis study reveals possible trigger

    06/21/2017 3:15:48 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 32 replies
    ISRAEL21c ^ | 6/20/17 | ISRAEL21c Staff
    Israeli scientists discover an abnormality in neurons’ protective membrane may enable the immune system to launch a mistaken attack.
  • Are there any successful alternative treatments for Multiple Sclerosis?

    08/24/2016 6:34:43 AM PDT · by lysie · 57 replies
    August 24, 2016 | lysie
    I'm not one to post vanities, but I need some advice/input. Do any of you know safe/successful alternative treatments for Multiple Sclerosis? Thank you in advance.
  • Fox TV Anchor Neil Cavuto Recovering from Open Heart Surgery

    06/21/2016 6:50:40 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 49 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 21,2016
    Neil Cavuto, an anchor for Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, is recovering from open heart surgery. In a statement, Fox News said that Cavuto had the operation Monday at a New York City hospital and came through with "flying colors." The journalist was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1997. Cavuto has been off the air since May 31. Fox said Tuesday that he's scheduled to return to hosting his trio of shows on the news and business channels later this year.
  • Hope for multiple sclerosis cure as 23 seriously ill patients recover after 'breakthrough' stem cell

    06/10/2016 6:58:02 AM PDT · by shove_it · 52 replies
    TheTelegraph ^ | 10 Jun 2016 | Sarah Knapton
    Multiple sclerosis patients who were severely disabled are walking, working and even downhill skiing again following a breakthrough therapy which completely destroys, then rebuilds, the immune system. The trial, which is the first in the world to show complete long-term remission from the debilitating disease has been hailed by experts as ‘exciting’ ‘unprecedented,’ and ‘close to curative.’ Although it is unclear what causes MS it is thought that the immune system attacks the protective coating which surrounds nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord leading to inflammation, pain, disability and in severe cases, early death...
  • Texas man with multiple sclerosis uses bee venom therapy

    07/03/2013 5:48:20 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 25 replies ^ | July 1, 2013 | Vicente Arenas
    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas -- According to Allan Swor, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, none of his medications were helping to ease the pain. He could barely move so he decided to try an unusual treatment. He started bee venom therapy which requires him to be stung nearly 100 times each week. (snip) “I just feel better all the time,” Swor said. “I hope I can work again one day.” The stings are said to produce cortisol which can relieve inflammation.
  • 'Miraculous' results from new MS treatment

    01/18/2016 11:23:43 AM PST · by shove_it · 26 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 Jan 2016 | Telegraph reporter
    Wheelchair-bound multiple sclerosis patients able to walk again after stem-cell therapy A pioneering new stem cell treatment is reversing and then halting the potentially crippling effects of multiple sclerosis. Patients embarking on a ground-breaking trial of the new treatment have found they can walk again and that the disease even appears to be stopped in its tracks...
  • Multiple Sclerosis could explain why Hillary Clinton laughed at Tapper’s Email/server question

    10/19/2015 8:52:16 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 55 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/19/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    A brief video suggests there may be something to the theory that Hillary Clinton is dealing with the early stages of Multiple Sclerosis. In a late summer article, the National Enquirer theorized that Clinton might have suffered at least two strokes and be afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) which is a disease that inflicts serious damage to the nervous system. MS scrambles messages sent from one part of the brain to another. Normal functioning can at times become uncontrolled and responses to various day to day situations can become highly emotional, inappropriate and manifest without regard for actual circumstances. While...
  • Incredible: Girl Doesn't Let MS Keep Her From Becoming A Phenomenal Distance Runner

    11/29/2014 4:39:07 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | Matt Vespa
    Earlier this month, ESPN’s E: 60 series brought you the inspirational story of Kayla Montgomery, a North Carolina teenager living with multiple sclerosis; an incurable disease where the body’s immune system attacks its own nerve cells. She grew up loving the game of soccer, but was forced to stop upon her diagnosis. She lost feeling in her legs for eight months, but with the help of medication; she was able to recover. After that, she decided to take up running. Knowing the window of opportunity for running could be short, Kayla wanted to make the most of it, which is...
  • Yes, I have MS -- my life with multiple sclerosis

    02/26/2014 6:16:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Fox ^ | February 25, 2014 | Janice Dean
    I had my first Multiple Sclerosis (MS) episode in 2005 (the formal diagnosis would come later). Naturally, I remember it well: we had just come off the most active hurricane season in history. It was the year of Hurricanes Dennis, Emily, Katrina, Rita and Wilma. We had so many storms, the National Hurricane Center went to the Greek alphabet because we had run out of names. I was working long hours that fall and was feeling overwhelmingly tired, stressed and depressed from all the devastation we were seeing on television. Little did I know that as I was warning people...
  • Gene 'Cousin Luke' Petit passes away (professional wrestler)

    09/30/2013 1:21:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    PWInsider ^ | September 29, 2013 | Mike Johnson
    Gene Petit, who was best known nationally in the WWF as Cousin Luke of Hillbilly Jim's clan of wrestling relatives from Mud Lick, Kentucky, passed away this morning... Petit worked regularly until 2000, when back issues forced him out of the ring. He was later diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which he had been battling for years, leading him to drop way down from his recognizable weight. He had also battled diabetes and in recent years, was in a long-term health care facility...
  • Is Your Food Being 'Poisoned'?

    06/11/2013 3:59:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 102 replies ^ | June 11, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    The Oxford English Dictionary defines "poison" as "a substance that is capable of causing the illness or death of a living organism when introduced or absorbed." The legal definition of the term is "any product or substance that can harm someone if it is used in the wrong way, by the wrong person, or in the wrong amount." The medical condition of poisoning is even broader: It can be caused by substances that are not even legally required to carry the label "poison." Therefore, can food become poisonous? Of course it can if it is infected, tampered with or altered...
  • Multiple Sclerosis: MS Treatment 'Breakthrough'

    06/05/2013 1:15:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    SKY NEWS ^ | 06/05/2013 | Thomas Moore, Health Correspondent
    <p>Doctors hope a new experimental treatment could halt the progression of multiple sclerosis.</p> <p>For the first time, researchers have reprogrammed the immune systems of MS patients to stop cells attacking the protective layer around nerves in the spinal cord.</p>
  • Interleukin-6: a new therapeutic target in systemic sclerosis?

    05/08/2013 3:50:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    Clinical & Translational Immunology ^ | 12 April 2013 | Steven O'Reilly, Rachel Cant, Marzena Ciechomska and Jacob M van Laar
    Abstract Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a classic pro-inflammatory cytokine critical in mounting an effective immune response. It is secreted by a wide array of cell types; however, its effector cells are more restricted, owing to the fact that very few cells, except lymphocytes and hepatocytes, express the functional membrane IL-6 receptor thus reducing the number of IL-6-responsive cells. Trans-signalling, the shedding of the membrane-bound form of the IL-6 receptor into the local microenvironment, greatly increases the range of cells that can respond. IL-6 has been demonstrated to have a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis, Castleman’s disease and Crohn’s...
  • Annette Funicello, Mouseketeer and Film Star, Dies

    04/08/2013 7:47:52 PM PDT · by xzins · 38 replies
    Time ^ | 04/08/13 | Frazier MooreApril
    Annette Funicello, the most popular Mouseketeer on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” who matured to a successful career in records and ’60s beach party movies but struggled with illness in middle age and after, died Monday, The Walt Disney Co. said. She was 70. She died peacefully at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., of complications from multiple sclerosis, the company said. Funicello stunned fans and friends in 1992 with the announcement about her ailment. Yet she was cheerful and upbeat, grappling with the disease with a courage that contrasted with her lightweight teen image of old. The pretty, dark-haired Funicello...
  • Former Mouseketeer Annette Funicello dies at 70

    04/08/2013 11:16:37 AM PDT · by rockabyebaby · 36 replies
    Annette Funicello, the 1950s and '60s-era Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer who went on to star in a variety of beach movies with Frankie Avalon, has died from complications related to multiple sclerosis. She was 70. Disney confirmed the death on Twitter on Monday, and then released the following statement: Actress Annette Funicello, long-time Disney and Beach Party star, passed away on Monday April 8 at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, CA, at the age of 70. She died peacefully from complications due to Multiple Sclerosis, a disease she battled for over 25 years. Beloved by television viewers in the 50s...
  • Simple eye scan can reveal extent of Multiple Sclerosi

    12/25/2012 6:34:51 PM PST · by shove_it · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 Dec 2012
    A simple eye test may offer a fast and easy way to monitor patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), medical experts say in the journal Neurology. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a scan that measures the thickness of the lining at the back of the eye - the retina. It takes a few minutes per eye and can be performed in a doctor's surgery. In a trial involving 164 people with MS, those with thinning of their retina had earlier and more active MS. The team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine say larger trials with a...
  • Breakthrough nanoparticle halts multiple sclerosis

    11/21/2012 11:41:34 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | 11/18/12 | Marla Paul
    New nanotechnology can be used for Type 1 diabetes, food allergies and asthma New nanoparticle tricks and resets immune system in mice with MSFirst MS approach that doesn't suppress immune systemClinical trial for MS patients shows why nanoparticle is best optionNanoparticle now being tested in Type 1 diabetes and asthma CHICAGO --- In a breakthrough for nanotechnology and multiple sclerosis, a biodegradable nanoparticle turns out to be the perfect vehicle to stealthily deliver an antigen that tricks the immune system into stopping its attack on myelin and halt a model of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice, according...
  • Ann Romney opens up about her battle with Multiple Sclerosis during campaign stop

    10/21/2012 2:58:09 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10/21/12 | Hayley Peterson
    Ann Romney opened up about her struggle with Multiple Sclerosis during a surprise visit to a Cuban restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday. 'I was very coordinated and athletic, and all of a sudden I'm falling and tripping and losing my balance and being so weak,' Romney, the 63-year-old wife of Republican presidential nominee, told diners. 'And I was like, "Something's wrong!"' Romney was diagnosed in 1998 with the incurable neurological disease, which attacks the central nervous system and immobilizes many of its victims. At the time, her husband was still working at Bain Capital, the venture capital firm...