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Mum diagnosed with multiple sclerosis discovers it was really parasitic tick bite

Mum diagnosed with multiple sclerosis discovers it was really parasitic tick bite

A mum treated for multiple sclerosis for two years was actually infected with a parasitic tick bite and cured herself with antibiotics. Julia Marshall-Wessendorf, 37, was ­diagnosed with the potentially crippling disease after visiting her GP with a numb finger. The [Read More]

Woodlands man hopes to sting away effects of multiple sclerosis

Woodlands man hopes to sting away effects of multiple sclerosis

The fatigue from Alan Swor’s multiple sclerosis was so bad that he had to stop and rest while brushing his teeth or while shaving. However, the 48-year-old resident of The Woodlands is feeling much better and the fatigue is almost gone since starting a treatment regimen [Read More]

Multiple Sclerosis: ‘I’ll never let my illness hold me back’

Multiple Sclerosis: ‘I’ll never let my illness hold me back’

Samantha McCarthy likes nothing better than taking to the country roads on her bicycle of a summer evening – but this Clarewoman is not your typical cyclist. The petite blonde, who took up cycling two years ago, has spent the last two months preparing for the formidable [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]