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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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Study Finds That Use of Health Care Increases Well Before an MS Diagnosis, Offering New Leads to Ear

Study Finds That Use of Health Care Increases Well Before an MS Diagnosis, Offering New Leads to Ear

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People with multiple sclerosis begin to show symptoms much earlier than previously thought

People with multiple sclerosis begin to show symptoms much earlier than previously thought

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Research shows potential way to limit damage to the brain caused by seizure disorder

Research shows potential way to limit damage to the brain caused by seizure disorder

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Preliminary study reveals promising results of new treatment for progressive MS

Preliminary study reveals promising results of new treatment for progressive MS

A small, preliminary study may show promise of a new type of treatment for progressive multiple sclerosis (MS). [Read More]

Study provides evidence that virtual reality could help prevent falls in elderly people

Study provides evidence that virtual reality could help prevent falls in elderly people

Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans. Standard clinical [Read More]