Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

Future T-Cell Targeting: Temp Tattoos to Treat MS?

A recent lab study has found a way of inactivating immune T-cells by injecting antioxidant-filled nanoparticles under the skin, which could revolutionize multiple sclerosis treatment in the future — and include a cool bonus. The procedure leaves patients with a dark circle on the skin that looks like a tattoo. One…

6 Multiple Sclerosis Related Conditions

According to the National MS Society, other demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system are related to multiple sclerosis. Here are six of them:  ADEM is another autoimmune disease characterized by a sudden inflammation of the spinal cord and brain.  ADEM also attacks the nerves in the central nervous system (CNS),…

Can Lifestyle Choices Affect MS Severity?

A recent study has found that lifestyle choices may have a significant impact on the progression of multiple sclerosis. Stress, lack of exercise, poor diet, and smoking were associated with higher disability, whereas MS patients who ate a healthy diet, didn’t smoke, and exercised regularly reported fewer disabilities. Read…

6 Quick Facts About Multiple Sclerosis

There are still a lot of things we may not know about MS. To help you learn more about the disease, here’s six quick facts about multiple sclerosis you should know about, according to Last Second Medicine.   In multiple sclerosis disease, the myelin in…

10 Multiple Sclerosis FAQs

If you or a loved one have recently been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, chances are there are many questions going through your mind. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions regarding multiple sclerosis according to the National MS Society.   Multiple sclerosis (MS) results when the…

#ECTRIMS2016 – The History Behind the Conference

The European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) has been the world’s leading organization dedicated to MS for more than 30 years. ECTRIMS15 was held in Barcelona. Among the presentations was an insight into promising MS therapies. Read more about it here. …

#ECTRIMS2016 – Abstract Topics

This year’s ECTRIMS to be held Sept. 14-17, in London, will cover more than 40 different abstract topics. The scientific reports and summaries fall into five different sub-categories: Listen to our 2015 podcast review of days 2 and 3 of last year’s ECTRIMS in Barcelona.  Clinical Aspects of MS Covering…

#ECTRIMS2016 London – Important Information A-Z

TheEuropean Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) congress will be Sept. 14 – 17, in London. Ahead of the 4-day event, the committee has released an A-Z page of important information for delegates that includes details about travel, the venue, Wi-Fi access, how to keep up…

#ECTRIMS2016 – MS Life 2016

This year’s ECTRIMS congress will be held September 14-17 in London. Directly following the congress, the UK’s MS Society will host their own event – MS Life at the ExCel. ECTRIMS15 was held in Barcelona. One presentation was about the important role vitamin D plays in MS…

#ECTRIMS2016 – This Year’s Interesting Topics

The countdown is on to ECTRIMS 2016 where myriad interesting topics associated with multiple sclerosis will take center stage. This year, Multiple Sclerosis News Today will offer daily follow-up coverage of the 2016 annual European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) congress to be held Sept. 14 – 17,…

#ECTRIMS2016 – 7 Facts About ECTRIMS

This year, Multiple Sclerosis News Today will offer daily follow-up coverage of the 2016 annual European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) congress in London from September 14-17.  Here are seven facts about the congress you may not know:   1. The first major ECTRIMS congress was…

#ECTRIMS2016 – MS News Today to Follow Major Event

Multiple Sclerosis News Today will offer daily follow-up coverage of the 2016 annual European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) congress Sept. 14-17 in London. The annual meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC16) was held in Maryland earlier this year.

Managing MS Day-to-Day

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive, often misunderstood disease that attacks the central nervous system and causes an array of symptoms. Though some symptoms are common, no two MS patients experience the exact same symptoms at the same time or at the same levels. Common symptoms include intense fatigue, dizziness, chronic pain,…

Clinical Progress of MS Illustrated

In this easy to understand khanacademymedicine video shared in June 2015, the clinical progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) is explained via animation. The video focuses on the clinical course of the four different types of MS — relapsing-remitting, secondary progressive, primary progressive, and progressive-relapsing. Learn more about MS…

GeneFo Webinar: Natural Remedies for MS Symptoms

GeneFo, a social media platform specializing in creating a safe place for medical patients to chat and communicate with others dealing with the same condition, will host a webinar at 1 p.m. on Sept. 8 for patients with multiple sclerosis. Read 7 tips for a healthier multiple sclerosis life.  The Thursday…

Dancing Doodle

Did you know some of the news and columns on Multiple Sclerosis News Today are recorded and available for listening on SoundCloud? These flash briefings give our readers an alternative option for accessing information important for them.

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