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Is this why the Epstein-Barr virus triggers MS?

Is this why the Epstein-Barr virus causes MS?Published 22 February 2022 A new study may have discovered the reason the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) increases the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS). Structural similarities between a brain protein called GlialCam and a protein in EBV might cause B-cells, immune cells that are involved in the development
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New drug approved on NHS for multiple sclerosis

New drug approved on NHS for multiple sclerosisPublished 21 February 2022 Ponvory (ponesimod) has been approved for use on the NHS in England and Wales by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for active relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). This decision reverses NICE’s earlier rejection of Ponvory which came last
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Virus may cause virtually all cases of MS

Virus may cause virtually all cases of MS Virtually every case of multiple sclerosis (MS) is preceded by an infection with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a new study has found. Known as glandular fever, the EBV has long been a suspected trigger for MS. The virus is a type of herpes and is spread
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Spinal fluid toxin levels high in MS patients

Spinal fluid toxin levels high in MS patientsPublished 21 February 2022 A new study has found high levels of three toxic metabolites produced by gut bacteria in the cerebrospinal fluid and plasma samples of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. The findings, published in the journal Brain, will help further scientists' understanding of how
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Two diets that benefit people with MS

Two diets that benefit people with MSPublished 21 February 2022 A secondary analysis of a study published last year has found that the Wahls diet (paleolithic) or Swank diet (low-saturated-fat) are associated with better cognition, reduced fatigue, and improved quality of life in people with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). The Wahls and Swank diets
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Earlier MS diagnosis may be possible

Earlier MS diagnosis may be possiblePublished 10 January 2022 A new machine learning algorithm devised by scientists at the University of California San Francisco could help doctors diagnose multiple sclerosis (MS) earlier, by analysing healthcare records and identifying symptoms earlier, a study has found. There is quite a bit of research which
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Quitting smoking slows MS progression

Quitting smoking slows MS progressionPublished 21 October 2021 Quitting smoking may slow disease progression in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) a new large real-world study has found. Researchers found that in people who had quit smoking, disease progression was slowed to a similar rate of progression seen in people who
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These foods may lessen MS symptoms and boost gut health

These foods may lessen MS symptoms and boost gut healthPublished 20 July 2021 A new study found eating certain foods to alter gut bacteria may lessen symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Researchers had observed that people with MS lack the strain of bacteria that breaks down isoflavones, a nutrient commonly
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Diet benefits people with multiple sclerosis

Diet benefits people with multiple sclerosisPublished 22 June 2021 A diet designed to improve the health of the brain may benefit people with multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study has found. There are many diets for MS. Researchers from the Ichahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York
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