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The world of MS information changes rapidly. Breakthroughs in understanding the mechanisms of MS, its cause, and its treatment come at a rapid pace. And there's so much to know just about managing the disease in your daily life! 

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Survey: Alternative medicine is widespread among people with MS

June 30, 2020

The survey found patients are nine times more likely to talk with their neurologist about the use of alternative therapies than patients in a similar survey conducted in 2001.
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Study finds no link between DMTs and Covid-19 severity

June 26, 2020

Researchers found risk factors for severe forms of COVID-19 were neurological disability, age, and obesity, but no link was found between disease-modifying therapies exposure and COVID-19 severity.
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Research on MS, gait to lead to more effective fall prevention

June 23, 2020

Researchers: The study leads to the understanding that step length and foot landing angle are two significant factors for maintaining body dynamic balance in people with MS.
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Researchers seek participants for lockdown fall-risk study

June 22, 2020

The purpose of the study is to explore the prevalence and circumstances of falls and fall-related injuries.
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Experts analyze options for treating MS-related cognitive impairment

June 18, 2020

To date, none of the available medications or disease-modifying therapies for MS are indicated for the treatment of cognitive deficits.
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Study: Favorable outcomes reported for COVID-19 patients with MS on Teriflunomide

June 17, 2020

The authors state future studies are necessary to understand what role, if any, teriflunomide therapy may play in COVID-19 infection.
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Rebif label now includes pregnancy outcomes, lactation information

June 05, 2020

Now, new, limited, data shows the presence of interferon beta-1a products in human milk at low levels.
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New oral treatment, Zeposia, available for relapsing forms of MS

June 02, 2020

The Zeposia 360 Support program will facilitate access to Zeposia for appropriate patients with MS.
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Study: MS risk higher for people living in urban areas

May 27, 2020

Researchers showed the MS risk was 29 percent higher among those residing in more urbanized areas.
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Survey: Alternative medicine is widespread among people with MS

June 30, 2020

The survey found patients are nine times more likely to talk with their neurologist about the use of alternative therapies than patients in a similar survey conducted in 2001.
Learn more

Study finds no link between DMTs and Covid-19 severity

June 26, 2020

Researchers found risk factors for severe forms of COVID-19 were neurological disability, age, and obesity, but no link was found between disease-modifying therapies exposure and COVID-19 severity.
Learn more

Research on MS, gait to lead to more effective fall prevention

June 23, 2020

Researchers: The study leads to the understanding that step length and foot landing angle are two significant factors for maintaining body dynamic balance in people with MS.
Learn more

Researchers seek participants for lockdown fall-risk study

June 22, 2020

The purpose of the study is to explore the prevalence and circumstances of falls and fall-related injuries.
Learn more

Experts analyze options for treating MS-related cognitive impairment

June 18, 2020

To date, none of the available medications or disease-modifying therapies for MS are indicated for the treatment of cognitive deficits.
Learn more

Study: Favorable outcomes reported for COVID-19 patients with MS on Teriflunomide

June 17, 2020

The authors state future studies are necessary to understand what role, if any, teriflunomide therapy may play in COVID-19 infection.
Learn more

Rebif label now includes pregnancy outcomes, lactation information

June 05, 2020

Now, new, limited, data shows the presence of interferon beta-1a products in human milk at low levels.
Learn more

New oral treatment, Zeposia, available for relapsing forms of MS

June 02, 2020

The Zeposia 360 Support program will facilitate access to Zeposia for appropriate patients with MS.
Learn more

Study: MS risk higher for people living in urban areas

May 27, 2020

Researchers showed the MS risk was 29 percent higher among those residing in more urbanized areas.
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Blood test may help predict whose MS will get worse

May 26, 2020

The blood test looks for a nerve protein that can be detected in the blood when nerve cells die.
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Mindfulness training shows promise for people with MS

May 20, 2020

One of the reasons that mindfulness training is so promising is because it is an easily accessible treatment for all patients.
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Animal study shows human brain cells repair damage in MS

May 20, 2020

Study provides one of the final pieces of evidence necessary to advance treatment strategy to clinical trials.
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Study: Local inflammatory cells are characteristic for advanced MS

May 18, 2020

These new findings support the idea that during the late phase of MS, the disease is happening entirely inside the brain.
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FDA approves of Bafiertam for MS 

May 04, 2020

Bafiertam is a prescription medicine used to treat relapsing forms of MS.
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MS Focus at Sea to set sail in 2021

April 27, 2020

We will be exploring the eastern Caribbean on board Celebrity Cruise Line’s Celebrity Apex.
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Monocytes may play key role in myelin damage

April 24, 2020

If true, in the future most forms of MS could be treated by specifically deactivating monocytes.
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Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) shorter infusion time application accepted

April 23, 2020

The FDA is expected to make a decision on the application by the end of 2020.
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Researchers seek participants for health, wellness study

April 21, 2020

Study seeks to understand how individuals look for health and wellness information online in their day-to-day activities.
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