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Multiple sclerosis

Sun exposure in youth can protect against multiple sclerosis

People who spend a lot of time outdoors in their teens run just half the chance of contracting multiple sclerosis (MS) later, according to a Norwegian study.

Chronically ill are major consumers of alternative medicine

Half of questioned patients turned to alternative treatments to improve their health, study shows.

Danish scientists about to begin first ever stem cell trials on humans

Scientists from Denmark will be the first in the world to experiment with artificially grown brain cells.

New research may change how MS is diagnosed

What doctors believed to mark nerve cell death may instead show reparable injury in patients with multiple sclerosis.

Mapping reveals 110 genes that increase the risk of MS

Researchers have mapped genetic variations associated with an increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) and myasthenia gravis (MG). This may help improve methods of treatment.

Genetic findings may elucidate the mystery of MS

48 new genetic variations that increase the risk of MS have been identified. This could form the basis for development of more effective treatment for the disease.

New-onset MS patients have low bone density

Patients recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis have low bone density and thus an increased risk of developing osteoporosis.

Goverment payouts reduce MS costs

Multiple sclerosis is an expensive disease, with payouts for drugs by Norwegian patients upwards of €30 million per year. The government pays for most of these expenses, with the surprising result of saving money over the long run.

Omega-3 supplements give no MS relief

Norwegian scientists hoped to confirm an alleviating effect of omega-3 supplements on multiple sclerosis patients. They found no connection whatsoever.