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Seattle women ‘liberate’ themselves from MS

Seattle women ‘liberate’ themselves from MS

The medical community is being turned upside down – because of a new treatment for multiple sclerosis. It’s called the “Liberation procedure” – but it’s almost impossible to get. So two local women with the disease decided to take [Read More]

Vancouver company cashes in on MS treatment

Vancouver company cashes in on MS treatment

A Vancouver-based medical tourism company is cashing in on the reluctance by many provincial governments to fund a controversial therapy to treat multiple sclerosis. Passport Medical has arranged for foreign treatment using so-called liberation therapy for more than 350 MS [Read More]

Informal fraternity links MS sufferers seeking liberation therapy

Informal fraternity links MS sufferers seeking liberation therapy

An informal fraternity is emerging among people seeking or who have already received a scientifically untested, but promising, foreign treatment for multiple sclerosis, a progressively debilitating brain and spinal cord disease. Guelph’s Mel Roumeliotis had liberation [Read More]

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Myelin formation, limb function restored in MS mouse models

Myelin formation, limb function restored in MS mouse models

Researchers reveal how a microRNA regenerated myelin - the protective coating of nerve fibers - in mice with multiple [Read More]

Researchers find new gene interaction associated with increased MS risk

Researchers find new gene interaction associated with increased MS risk

A person carrying variants of two particular genes could be almost three times more likely to develop multiple [Read More]

UVA researchers discover unexpected interaction between men’s testes and immune system

UVA researchers discover unexpected interaction between men’s testes and immune system

The University of Virginia School of Medicine has again shown that a part of the body thought to be disconnected from [Read More]

Antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs can effectively treat diabetic nerve pain, research finds

Antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs can effectively treat diabetic nerve pain, research finds

A federal health agency has found certain antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs are among medications that effectively [Read More]

Women have statistically lower incidence of severe psoriasis compared to men, study reveals

Women have statistically lower incidence of severe psoriasis compared to men, study reveals

The fact that men are overrepresented in psoriasis registers and consume more psoriasis care have long led researchers [Read More]