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CNN star reveals he has multiple sclerosis

The revelation occurred during a live segment of King’s daily show “Inside Politics” focusing on vaccine mandates. “I’m grateful my employer says all these amazing people who work on the floor, who came in here for the last 18 months when we were doing this, were vaccinated,” King added. “I...
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Multiple Sclerosis and Occupational Therapy: What You Need To Know

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. In MS, the body’s immune system attacks the myelin, or protective coating, of the nerves. When the nerves are damaged by these attacks, lesions form and disrupt the normal signals from the body to the brain. Depending on where the lesions form, a variety of symptoms can occur, including numbness, tingling, vision problems, and difficulty walking.
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What to Know About the Final Stages of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease with no cure. It varies quite a bit from person to person, and not everyone with MS will progress to a severe course of disease. For some people, MS can lead to severe disabilities and life threatening complications. This is called end-stage or final-stage MS.
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What to know about MS and seizures

Multiple sclerosis (MS) seizures stem from the same abnormal electrical discharges from the brain that cause epilepsy, meaning it is possible to have both MS and epilepsy. According to the National MS Society, seizures occur in around 2–5% of cases of MS. In comparison, seizure incidence is at about 3% in the general population.

4 Myths About Multiple Sclerosis and Diet

Many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) may wonder whether trying a certain diet — or eliminating a certain food group from their diet — can ward off MS symptoms like fatigue or cognitive decline, or even change the course of the disease entirely. It’s no wonder: Special diets, supplements, and...
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New Selma Blair documentary spotlights a cutting-edge multiple sclerosis treatment

CHICAGO — In summer 2019, a well-known Hollywood actor could be spotted on downtown sidewalks, her head shaved, her walk aided by a stylish three-wheeled, lemon-yellow scooter. Selma Blair had come to Chicago for a little-known but often highly effective multiple sclerosis treatment pioneered in this country by Northwestern University’s...

What to Know About Applying for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Disability

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) can often live full lives and live independently for years following a diagnosis. However, for some, the symptoms caused by the condition may interfere with their ability to work. When that happens, applying for Social Security disability benefits is an option for them. What Is...

Is MS an Autoimmune Disease?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic condition that affects the central nervous system. MS is considered to be an immune-mediated disease, which is a disease that causes the body’s immune system to act abnormally. Although MS is classified as an immune-mediated disease, that doesn’t automatically imply that it’s an autoimmune...

Pain and Multiple Sclerosis

Up to two-thirds of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience a wide range of pain-related symptoms, from headaches and back pain to painful tonic spasms (cramping and pulling pain) and continual burning pain in the extremities. MS-related pain can be acute (temporary) or chronic (extended duration), and can be further...

Living Well With MS

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic condition that can cause symptoms such as fatigue, pain, bladder and bowel problems, sexual dysfunction, movement and coordination difficulties, vision and cognition changes, spasticity, numbness, and emotional/mental health problems. MS affects each person differently. In some, the disease progresses continually over time; in others,...
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Stem cell therapy for multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. It causes the body’s immune system to attack the different parts of the central nervous system such as the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerve. While there is no cure for MS, stem cell therapy can help improve a person’s symptoms and slow down the progression of the disease. Stem cell therapy is an experimental treatment that people can access through clinical trials.

What Are the Benefits of CBD for Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that causes a range of symptoms, including fatigue, cognitive impairment, and muscle weakness. MS can manifest in many ways, but patients have one thing in common: the symptoms of MS have a big impact on their quality of life. To manage symptoms, some...

New discovery may offer a promising avenue for study of multiple sclerosis

A surprising discovery may offer a promising new direction in the study of multiple sclerosis and other diseases of hypomyelination – when axons of neurons are not covered sufficiently in fatty sheaths (myelin), which disrupts communication between nerve cells. While investigating potential mechanisms of brain tumor formation, Oren Becher, MD,...
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Multiple sclerosis and nail changes

Nail problems are common, and they are not usually serious. If a person has multiple sclerosis (MS), nail problems can cause pain or discomfort. While nail issues are not directly related to the disease, determining the cause may help prevent a person with MS from experiencing further discomfort. Multiple sclerosis...

Oct. 4 Online Conference Offers Latest Insights Into Progressive MS

An upcoming conference focused on progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) will offer the latest insights about the underlying biology of the disease, and treatment and clinical strategies in development. The one-day conference, “Emerging Research & Trial Strategies for Progressive Multiple Sclerosis,” is taking place virtually on Oct. 4,and is being presented...