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Gut bacteria and MS

The MS treatment shown to boost good gut bacteria

The MS treatment shown to boost good gut bacteriaPublished: 02 December 2022 A disease-modifying therapy (DMT) has been found to improve gut bacteria in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) caused a reduced proportion of pro-inflammatory gut flora and an increase in ‘good’ bacteria when taken for three
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This MS drug switch means fewer relapses in study

This MS drug switch means fewer relapses in studyPublished: 30 November 2022 People with multiple sclerosis (MS) who switched from Gilenya (fingolimod) experienced fewer relapses than those who changed to Tysabri (natalizumab) or Mavenclad (cladribine) in a new study. The research included data from 1,045 patients from 26 countries. Each
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Fatty acids

Dietary supplement reduced relapses in MS patients taking DMTs

Dietary supplement reduced relapses in MS patients taking DMTsPublished: 25 November 2022 A supplement called Neuroaspis plp 10 may lower relapse rates and disability progression in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) who are taking interferon beta drugs, a new small study in Greece has found. Neuroaspis plp 10 is a
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MS life expectancy and disability

MS life expectancy decline linked to worse disability

MS life expectancy decline linked to worse disabilityPublished: 16 November 2022 The level of disability an MS patient experiences is linked to life expectancy, according to a new study. Researchers found that people with minimal to moderate disability could expect to live another 30 years after being diagnosed, but with
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Person with diabetes

Diabetes medication effect on MS risk

Diabetes medication effect on MS risk - study reveals interesting resultsPublished: 23 November 2022 The risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) in people with diabetes who take anti-hyperglycemic medication (A-HgM) is reduced in young people but increased for older adults and women in particular, according to a new study. Some
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Lesion clue to help predict disability progression

Lesion clue to help predict disability progressionPublished: 11 November 2022 Monitoring lesion expansion can predict disability progression in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) better than other types of lesions assessment, according to a new study. MS is caused by inflammation in the brain and spinal cord, and the damage from
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Disease-modifying therapies linked to increased risk of cervical lesions in women

Disease-modifying therapies linked to increased risk of cervical lesions in womenPublished: 08 November 2022 Taking high-efficacy disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) is linked with an increased risk of abnormalities of the cervix in females with multiple sclerosis (MS), new research suggests. This information is consistent with other research which has associated DMTs
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Smartphone tapping speed may provide clues to MS severity

Smartphone tapping speed may provide clues to MS severityPublished: 01 November 2022 The humble smartphone could be a useful tool for monitoring the severity and progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) according to a new study. Slower typing or tapping speeds were associated with worse measures of MS. Patients whose tapping
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Free MS awareness session for social prescribers!

Free MS awareness session for social prescribers! Are you a social prescriber? Do you work with community link workers? Are you a community or village agent? Or a community connector? Then we have a free multiple sclerosis (MS) awareness session for you. You’re probably asking why your team needs this
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3 steps to help beat stress

3 steps to help beat stress Published 02 November 2022 Stress is bad for multiple sclerosis (MS). Today is Stress Awareness Day, but we all know it’s important to take stock of your mental health not just today, but every day. Stress affects us all at some point and avoiding
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