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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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Study provides deeper understanding on mechanisms of lipid-based autoimmune disease

Study provides deeper understanding on mechanisms of lipid-based autoimmune disease

Phospholipids - fat molecules that form the membranes found around cells - make up almost half of the dry weight of [Read More]

OHSU’s Robertson on coming to grips with his diagnosis

OHSU’s Robertson on coming to grips with his diagnosis

After learning that he has multiple sclerosis, Dr. Joe Robertson was in denial. Then he realized there was no other [Read More]

Concussion in teens increase risk of multiple sclerosis

Concussion in teens increase risk of multiple sclerosis

Researchers from Orebro University in Sweden studied the connection between concussions and multiple sclerosis. They [Read More]

Phys Ed: Concussions in Teenagers Tied to Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Phys Ed: Concussions in Teenagers Tied to Multiple Sclerosis Risk

A large-scale new study found that concussions in adolescents can increase the risk of later developing multiple [Read More]

Multiple sclerosis: Oligodendrocytes from stemmcells

Multiple sclerosis: Oligodendrocytes from stemmcells

(Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf) A scientific collaboration between stem cell researchers of the [Read More]