MS Research

I haven’t posted in quite a while. I just read this and it appears to be something new: http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/18/15246299-new-approach-could-treat-ms-other-autoimmune-diseases This looks like early stage research, but it’s an approach that I’ve not read about before.

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Rick on October 2nd, 2011

Looking for a way to help advance knowledge about Multiple Sclerosis Caregiving? I know a way. I have just completed an online survey which is sponsored by the National Alliance for Caregiving and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The survey took me about 20 minutes and was not difficult. Here’s the survey link: www.sirresearch.com/MScaregiver The […]

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It’s an odd thing I sometimes consider. (Trust me, I’m not crazy) – but once or twice a year I wonder, what if the neurologists are wrong? What if my wife doesn’t have Multiple Sclerosis? What if she has something that looks like MS but isn’t as bad? I know it’s wishful thinking. And I […]

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Rick on June 29th, 2010

The front page of online version of The New York Times has a link to “From M.S. Patients, Outcry for Unproved Treatment“. It reports on Multiple Sclerosis and CCSVI (aka Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency) providing information about patients and doctors who are trying the “liberation procedure”. The most sobering sentence? “These critics warn that multiple […]

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If you’ve ever wondered how new Multiple Sclerosis drugs are developed, evaluated, and finally approved for the market, Bloomberg.com offers a link to the video of the FDA Committee Meeting on Novartis’s new Gilenia, the first pill for Multiple Sclerosis. After drug testing and before the FDA approves a new medication, a panel of health […]

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Rick on April 18th, 2010

MS has a history. I highly recommend you explore it for the “big picture” it provides. “Multiple Sclerosis: a journey through time” is an audiovisual tour of the history of multiple sclerosis. Available in English and German, the online presentation is offered by the German MS Society, Deutsche Multiple Sklerose Gesellschaft (DMSG) and AMSEL Association, […]

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Rick on March 28th, 2010

Hello Cancer, Goodbye Marriage: A new study shows that men are more likely to ditch their sick spouses, should really be titled, “Hello Illness, Hello Marital Stress”. The authors, Barbara Kantrowitz and Pat Wingert, are reporting on an article in the November 2009 issue of Cancer, titled, “Gender disparity in the rate of partner abandonment […]

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Rick on February 7th, 2010

A few tears caught me off guard early this morning. They slipped down my cheek while I read, of all things, a newsletter from a neurological clinic. If you know someone with Multiple Sclerosis, you’ll want to read the newsletter, too, and learn about the CCSVI research that is being done at the Buffalo Neuroimaging […]

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If you’ve paid attention to information on the internet related to Multiple Sclerosis this month, you’ve certainly seen references to CCSVI or Chronic Cerebospinal Venous Insufficiency as a proposed of Multiple Sclerosis. “Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency” is the name given by Dr. Paolo Zamboni to the backward flow of blood into the brain due to […]

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