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"World MS Day calls attention to the need for inclusion"

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Dorothea Pitschnau-Michel [26/05/2015] Since 2009, the World MS Day calls attention to multiple sclerosis and the people who live with this disease of the central nervous system around the world. REHACARE.de spoke with Dorothea Pitschnau-Michel, Secretary of the German Multiple Sclerosis Society (DMSG), about this special day, which always takes place on the last Wednesday of May."World MS Day calls attention to the need for inclusion" - Read more

What happens when multiple sclerosis patients stop taking their medication?

Photo: Multiple Sclerosis awareness ribbon [20/05/2015] New research led by NYU Langone Medical Center examines what happens when a patient with multiple sclerosis (MS) who is clinically stable stops taking their medication. The international, multi-site study found almost 40 percent of patients had some disease activity return when they stopped taking their meds.What happens when multiple sclerosis patients stop taking their medication? - Read more

Successfully managing fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis

Photo: Woman with fatigue [13/05/2015] Fatigue is one of the most commonly reported symptoms of multiple sclerosis and can significantly reduce an individual’s quality of life. Fatigue can have a hugely negative impact – it can limit or stop people from doing day-to-day activities and things that really matter to them. Research undertaken at Bournemouth University has been tackling the challenge of managing fatigue in people with MS.Successfully managing fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis - Read more

Physician-industry conflict of interest for MS patients

Photo: Multiple Sclerosis awareness ribbon [23/03/2015] If you're one of the nearly half a million Americans living with multiple sclerosis, you are likely dependent on disease-modifying drugs to prevent symptoms such as vision problems, balance issues and weakness. Often, these treatments have been developed through pharmaceutical industry-sponsored clinical trials in collaboration with academic or private practice physicians who care for MS patients.Physician-industry conflict of interest for MS patients - Read more

Stem cell transplants may work better than drug for multiple sclerosis

Graphic: Demyelination of a nerve [18/02/2015] The study involved 21 people whose disability due to multiple sclerosis had increased during the previous year even though they were taking conventional medications (also known as first-line treatments). The participants, who were an average age of 36, were at an average disability level where a cane or crutch was needed to walk.Stem cell transplants may work better than drug for multiple sclerosis - Read more

How-to exercise pamphlet for people with Multiple Sclerosis

Photo: Walking woman with crutch [12/12/2014] Fatigue and pain, along with other symptoms, prevent many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) from exercising. But a new how-to guide for a home-based exercise program offers a way for people with MS to stay more physically active.How-to exercise pamphlet for people with Multiple Sclerosis - Read more

Sport can help multiple sclerosis patients

Photo: Women doing sports [01/10/2014] A study developed at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (Spain) has preliminarily concluded that people with multiple sclerosis may reduce perceived fatigue and increase mobility through a series of combined strength training and fitness exercises. The student of the Master's Degree in Sports Performance and Health Ramón Jesús Gómez recently presented the conclusions of the study.Sport can help multiple sclerosis patients - Read more

Benefits of wellness program for people with MS

Photo: Two people doing yoga at the beach [29/09/2014] Kessler researchers have published a pilot study showing the benefits of a 10-week psychoeducational wellness program in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Improvements were seen in mood, overall mental health, perceived stress, and pain.Benefits of wellness program for people with MS - Read more

Self-awareness in MS has implications for rehabilitation

Photo: MS awareness ribbon [25/08/2014] A new study of self-awareness by Kessler Foundation researchers shows that persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) may be able to improve their self-awareness through task-oriented cognitive rehabilitation.Self-awareness in MS has implications for rehabilitation - Read more

Multiple sclerosis: new description and understanding

Photo: A tablet showing the words [11/06/2014] Multiple sclerosis manifests itself in many different ways and different courses. A recent effort to fine-tune descriptions – or phenotypes – of MS was undertaken by an international team of leaders in MS research and clinical care.Multiple sclerosis: new description and understanding - Read more

 
 

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