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The silent treatment: How Canada has failed MS sufferers

The silent treatment: How Canada has failed MS sufferers

On June 3, 2010, Peter Liu, a scientific director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in Ottawa, sent an internal email outlining his thoughts on a procedure causing medical and political schisms—and inciting patient activism. Liu, head of the Institute [Read More]

Canadian study casts doubt on liberation treatment for MS patients

Canadian study casts doubt on liberation treatment for MS patients

Patients who had the so-called liberation treatment for multiple sclerosis  experienced no measurable benefit from the procedure, a study commissioned by  the government of Newfoundland and Labrador found. The results of the small, observational study were announced [Read More]

Appeal board rejects MS treatment claim

Appeal board rejects MS treatment claim

A tribunal has rejected an Eastern Ontario woman’s bid to force the Ontario Health Insurance Plan to pay for a controversial treatment that relieved her multiple sclerosis symptoms. Judy Butcher, a 48-year-old resident of Jasper, Ont., near Merrickville, paid $7,000 for [Read More]

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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]

Global Experts Publish Recommendations for Overcoming Challenges to Improve Clinical Trials in Progr

Global Experts Publish Recommendations for Overcoming Challenges to Improve Clinical Trials in Progr

/About-the-Society/News/Global-Experts-Publish-Recommendations-for-Overcom [Read More]