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Canadian researcher likens controversial MS treatment to faith healing

Canadian researcher likens controversial MS treatment to faith healing

A member of an expert group advising the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) about the effectiveness of a controversial treatment for multiple sclerosis has likened it to faith healing.   Dr. Barry Rubin, medical director of the Toronto General [Read More]

MS Awareness Month Sparks Liberation Treatment Debate

MS Awareness Month Sparks Liberation Treatment Debate

With May being deemed Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, the debate over whether or not to offer liberation treatment to Canadian MS patients has resurfaced.  The treatment is meant to cure the disease by widening the veins of MS patients to allow brain messages to be [Read More]

Vascular Expert Supports FDA Warning about Experimental Therapy for MS Patients

Vascular Expert Supports FDA Warning about Experimental Therapy for MS Patients

An internationally acclaimed expert in endovascular treatments supports the Food and Drug Administration’s warning about the dangers of an experimental therapy for multiple sclerosis and calls for FDA approved clinical trials to study the connection. Barry Katzen, M.D., [Read More]

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Nose2Brain project aims to develop better therapy for multiple sclerosis

Nose2Brain project aims to develop better therapy for multiple sclerosis

Medically active substances are normally distributed via the blood - either directly by injection into the bloodstream [Read More]

Simple eye test can diagnose early signs of glaucoma

Simple eye test can diagnose early signs of glaucoma

A SIMPLE eye test could help solve the biggest global cause of irreversible blindness, glaucoma. In clinical trials, [Read More]

Novel Protein Identified Inside Cells During MS Inflammation May Help Explain Nerve Damage

Novel Protein Identified Inside Cells During MS Inflammation May Help Explain Nerve Damage

/About-the-Society/News/Novel-Protein-Identified-Inside-Cells-During-MS-In [Read More]

Study provides preliminary evidence that Parkinson’s disease may start in the gut

Study provides preliminary evidence that Parkinson’s disease may start in the gut

Parkinson's disease may start in the gut and spread to the brain via the vagus nerve, according to a study published in [Read More]

Brain’s ability to rewire after injury can lead to long-term strains

Brain’s ability to rewire after injury can lead to long-term strains

Like air-traffic controllers scrambling to reconnect flights when a major hub goes down, the brain has a remarkable [Read More]