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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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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]