Immune System / Vaccines Multiple Sclerosis

Vaccinations do not raise risk of multiple sclerosis

A large study has concluded that vaccinations are not a risk factor for multiple sclerosis. Instead, the findings reveal a consistent link between higher vaccination rates and a lower likelihood of developing the disabling condition. There is no evidence that vaccinations increase the likelihood of MS. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in […]

Depression Multiple Sclerosis

What to know about secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS)

Secondary progressive multiple sclerosis is a later stage of multiple sclerosis. Instead of having symptom relapses and remissions, a person’s symptoms steadily get worse over time. Most people, but not everyone, with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) will eventually develop secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS). Because of advances in current treatment, fewer people go on to […]

Multiple Sclerosis

Can red meat reduce the risk of MS?

Scientists have found a link between consumption of a daily portion of unprocessed red meat as part of a Mediterranean diet and a reduction in brain changes that precede MS. Should unprocessed red meat feature in the diet of those at high risk of MS? Around 1 million adults in the United States live with […]

Multiple Sclerosis Neurology / Neuroscience

What to know about neuralgia

Neuralgia refers to severe, shooting pain that occurs due to a damaged or irritated nerve. Neuralgia can affect any part of the body, causing mild to severe pain. Certain medications and surgical procedures can effectively treat neuralgia. Severe neuralgia can interfere with a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks and may impact their quality of […]

Multiple Sclerosis

Study finds that many people diagnosed with MS do not have the condition

Researchers found that nearly 1 in 5 people who had received a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis had other unrelated conditions. Some conditions, such as stroke or migraine, have similar symptoms to MS. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a widespread disabling neurological condition in which the immune system attacks and destroys the fatty tissue that surrounds the […]

Multiple Sclerosis

MS: High-strength MRI may predict disease progression

Researchers used a powerful MRI scanner to monitor people with multiple sclerosis and found a link between the total volume of cortical lesions and neurological disability. Researchers were able to detect previously unidentified MS lesions in the brain using a powerful MRI scanner. Their study reveals that the development of lesions in the brain’s cortical […]

Multiple Sclerosis

Cocoa may help treat common MS symptom

New research, which features in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, finds that having a cocoa drink every day for 6 weeks helps combat fatigue in people living with multiple sclerosis. Cocoa drinks are high in flavonoids, which may relieve fatigue in people living with MS. According to the latest estimates, multiple sclerosis (MS) […]