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CCSVI Society Not Impressed With Observational Study

CCSVI Society Not Impressed With Observational Study

The Grande Prairie CCSVI Society isn’t happy with the government’s move to start up an MS observational study. President Debbie Golden says the government should be moving to clinical trials to see if the CCSVI treatment is good to go in Alberta. Golden says the [Read More]

Internet study to track liberation treatment for MS patients

Internet study to track liberation treatment for MS patients

Albertans with multiple sclerosis, including those who have had the so-called “liberation” treatment to open blocked veins, are being encouraged to document their experiences online as part of a provincewide university-led study to see how both groups fare. Many of [Read More]

Alberta to announce next step in MS Initiative

Alberta to announce next step in MS Initiative

On Wednesday, Alberta’s health minister is set to outline the next step in the Alberta MS Initiative (TAMSI). CTV News has learned the initiative will include a website and an online questionnaire. Up until this point, many Canadian MS patients have been opted to [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]