Health News

The Global Impact of MS
Multiple sclerosis is a condition that results in different outcomes in the lives of different patients. And a new report shows that this wide-ranging condition might be more widespread than previously thought.
MS Risk Rises With Childhood Diabetes
For young people, type 1 diabetes may raise the likelihood of having multiple sclerosis. Scientists now suspect that certain environmental factors may play a role.
FDA Investigating Rare Brain Infection in Patient Taking Gilenya (fingolimod)
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting the public that a patient in Europe diagnosed with possible multiple sclerosis (MS) has developed a rare and serious brain infection after taking the drug Gilenya (fingolimod).
Cannabis-Based Medication Not the Fix for MS
Some multiple sclerosis (MS) patients use a  cannabis-based medication called dronabinol to control pain symptoms and muscles cramps.  A recent study looked at whether this medication could also stop the progression of a certain type of of MS. 
Your Mind's Stockpile Against MS
Multiple sclerosis (MS) can seriously affect a person's ability to learn and remember information. But spending the time for leisurely learning early in life may help protect against this mental decline.
Is MS in the Milk?
Scientists still don't know what causes multiple sclerosis (MS). It could be viruses, genetics or environmental factors, or a combination of all three. One new study suggests it could be the kind of work people do.
Mottos for Living with MS
Today is World MS Day – a day to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis (MS) and the impact it has on patients' lives.
Mastering MS Doctor Visits
For patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), many aspects of everyday life may need to be approached from a different angle than they were before their diagnosis.
Race and Risk of MS
For many years, researchers have believed that multiple sclerosis (MS) was less common in African Americans than in whites. A new study now questions that long-held belief.
Maintaining Memory with MS
When people picture someone with multiple sclerosis (MS), they might think of a patient in a wheelchair or with a severe disability of some sort. While MS can be debilitating for many patients, physical disability is not the only consequence of the disease; the mind may also be affected.