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High incidence, prevalence of pediatric-onset MS in Sweden

Sweden has a consistently high incidence and prevalence of pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis (PoMS), according to a recently published study. Incidence measures the number of new cases identified during a certain period, while prevalence measures the proportion of people in the population with the condition. Data show the disease is…

Global Prevalence of SPMS Estimated, But Seen to Vary Widely

Worldwide, about 22 in every 100,000 people live with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS), a review study analyzing data across various countries reported. Its researchers found substantial variability in SPMS rates country-by-country, with countries closer to the poles generally reporting higher prevalence than those near the equator. Rates also…

Fatigue Prevalence Remains High in MS Patients

The prevalence of fatigue continues to be high among people with multiple sclerosis (MS) despite significant progress over the years in therapies that change the course of the disease, a large survey study in Norway found. The findings also show that the frequency of fatigue is higher in…

Primary Headaches Prevalent in MS, Research Reveals

The prevalence of primary headaches — those with no clear cause — is high among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study suggests. Clinical screening of headache among MS patients could help tailor individualized treatments and ease the impact of the disease for these patients. The study, “…

Newly Published NMSS Study Confirms Nearly 1 Million Americans Have MS

It’s finally official: Around 900,000 Americans and quite possibly more than that have multiple sclerosis (MS) — easily double the long-accepted figure of 400,000. Since MS News Today first reported on this finding in November 2017, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) study, which reached that conclusion, has…

Stress Urinary Incontinence Can Often Affect Mothers with Relapsing MS

Stress urinary incontinence affects predominantly young adult mothers with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), particularly those with pelvic organ prolapse, according to a recent study. Exercises that strengthen the pelvic floor muscles are suggested to reduce the risk of incontinence. The study, “Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women With Multiple Sclerosis,”…

Multiple Sclerosis Therapeutics’ Market Value to Reach $20B by 2024

RnR Market Research, a company offering market research reports on fields that include healthcare, pharmaceutical, technology, energy, and industry, recently publicized a new report on the epidemiology of multiple sclerosis (MS) and a forecast of its therapeutic market value. The report is entitled “EpiCast Report: Multiple Sclerosis – Epidemiology…