Researchers recently identified a new sub-type of multiple sclerosis: myelocortical MS. This additional sub-type of multiple sclerosis adds clarity to the growing understanding of MS. It was nearly 20 years ago that an international gathering of multiple sclerosis experts established the then-current classifications of MS. At that time, MS classifications included four types: Relapsing-remitting MS […]

Multiple sclerosis doesn’t appear out of nowhere. In the few years prior to a diagnosis, people tend to have a handful of symptoms that may serve as a warning sign of trouble ahead. Here’s what happened: a team of researchers at the University of British Columbia set up the largest study of its kind, examining […]

Evidence-based medicine calls for ongoing research and refinement of best practices for treating various diseases. In this spirit, a multi-disciplinary panel recently convened to develop recommendations for disease-modifying therapy for those with multiple sclerosis. This panel certainly was busy, in all they developed 30 recommendations; 17 of which related to when/how to start on disease-modifying […]

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease. The family of autoimmune diseases include such diseases as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, type 1 diabetes, and ulcerative colitis. Unfortunately, someone with one autoimmune disease has an increased risk of also developing a second disease in this category. For example, there is a trend for someone with multiple […]

Earlier this year I wrote a blog about the benefits of a Mediterranean diet – a big component of this being regular consumption of fish – for those with rheumatoid arthritis. Anyone concerned about their risk of multiple sclerosis will also be interested to hear about how a Mediterranean diet brings benefits. Including fish in […]

Multiple sclerosis is often thought of as more of a female disease. This is because women are twice or even three times as likely to develop multiple sclerosis compared to men. This gender difference has led researchers to explore the influence of sex hormones in this disease. Testosterone – which men typically have in higher […]

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