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Health minister tries to block bill backing controversial MS therapy

Health minister tries to block bill backing controversial MS therapy

Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq has sparked anger by aggressively opposing a private member’s bill that would accelerate clinical trials of so-called liberation therapy for people with multiple sclerosis. The private member’s bill, sponsored by Liberal MP Kirsty Duncan, [Read More]

Application closes for MS Liberation treatment study in New York

Application closes for MS Liberation treatment study in New York

For hundreds Multiple Sclerosis patients in Saskatchewan the next few months will be spent waiting. On Friday, February 24 the deadline closed for the provincially funded MS Liberation Treatment trial in Albany, New York. The government received 682 applications to be part [Read More]

MS trial in Saskatchewan attracts nearly 700 patients

MS trial in Saskatchewan attracts nearly 700 patients

Saskatchewan multiple sclerosis patients hoping to take part in a clinical trial of a controversial treatment may soon get a call from the ministry of health. But only around 10 per cent of those who applied will actually get that call. Deb Jordan, a ministry spokeswoman, [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]