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Exploring the human tear fluid: discovery of new biomarkers in multiple sclerosis

Exploring the human tear fluid: discovery of new biomarkers in multiple sclerosis

Conclusions and clinical relevanceThis study supports the concept that modifications of the tear proteome can reflect biological abnormalities associated with multiple sclerosis and perhaps other inflammatory conditions affecting the CNS. In addition, [Read More]

GW Pharmaceuticals obtains Swiss approval for Sativex

GW Pharmaceuticals obtains Swiss approval for Sativex

GW Pharmaceuticals has received full marketing authorisation from the Swiss authorities for its prescription medicine Sativex to treat moderate to severe spasticity in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who have not responded to other medications. (Source: Pharmaceutical [Read More]

Marijuana treatments for autoimmune disorders

Marijuana treatments for autoimmune disorders

Researchers from the University of South Carolina say that tetrahydrocannabinol, the principal constituent of marijuana, may have another medical use - treating those with autoimmune disorders.Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is known to have analgesic effects so can be used to [Read More]

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What side effects can result from interferon?

What side effects can result from interferon?

Interferon is used to treat several health conditions, but it has a range of side effects. We look at how these vary in [Read More]

FDA Clears Higher-Dose Glatopa Generic for MS FDA Clears Higher-Dose Glatopa Generic for MS

FDA Clears Higher-Dose Glatopa Generic for MS FDA Clears Higher-Dose Glatopa Generic for MS

Glatopa 40 mg/mL joins already-approved Glatopa 20 mg/mL, a glatiramer acetate generic for treatment of relapsing forms [Read More]

DIY faecal transplants carry risks including HIV and hepatitis, warn experts

DIY faecal transplants carry risks including HIV and hepatitis, warn experts

Faecal transplants have been used in medical settings to tackle superbugs, but following YouTube videos at home is too [Read More]

High blood pressure drug may also help prevent onset of type 1 diabetes

High blood pressure drug may also help prevent onset of type 1 diabetes

A drug commonly used to control high blood pressure may also help prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes in up to 60 [Read More]

Eye and balance exercises may ease multiple sclerosis symptoms

Eye and balance exercises may ease multiple sclerosis symptoms

Reuters Health - People with multiple sclerosis who do balance and eye movement exercises may feel steadier on their [Read More]