10 Things to Know About Multiple Sclerosis in Children

According to WebMD, between 8,000 and 10,000 children under the age of 18 are diagnosed with MS each year, and many more could be living with the condition but have yet to be diagnosed. Here are some more facts to know about multiple sclerosis in children: Often MS is diagnosed in children following the nerve disorder, acute…

Multiple Sclerosis Significantly Associated With Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency represents a significant risk factor for multiple sclerosis (MS), necessitating the need for greater public outreach and interventions to improve vitamin D levels in the population, according to a case-control study published in Neurology. Investigators performed a prospective nested case-control study using patient data from the Finnish Maternity Cohort, in which approximately 1.8 million serum…

Many Multiple Sclerosis Patients Misdiagnosed

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that attacks the body’s central nervous system, causing pain, numbness, difficulty walking, paralysis, loss of vision, and fatigue. Patients diagnosed with MS face enormous physical, emotional and financial challenges coping with a disease that cannot be cured. Many also discover that they don’t actually have MS. A new…

Multiple sclerosis: Novel immunotherapy reverses paralysis in mice

Researchers may be one step closer to developing new treatments for multiple sclerosis, after discovering a way to tame the erratic immune response that triggers the disease and reverse paralysis in mouse models of the disease. In multiple sclerosis (MS), the immune system mistakingly attacks myelin – the protective coating of nerve fibers – in…

6 Health Risks Linked to Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) brings with it a unique set of challenges, including a higher risk of certain other health issues. Some of these are known complications of MS, while for others, the reasons behind the association with MS remain unclear. In some cases, there are steps you can take to prevent these MS-related health risks. And in…

8 Tips for Entertaining at Home When You Have Multiple Sclerosis

1.Energy-Conserving Party Planning and Hosting Tips Just the idea of entertaining friends and family in your home when you have multiple sclerosis (MS) can be overwhelming. But if you employ some simple energy-conservation strategies, “you really can enjoy the company of your guests, which is what hosting is all about,” says Margaret Weisser, a social worker and manager of…

29 Things Only Someone with MS Would Understand

You take your multiple sclerosis (MS) seriously, but sometimes you just have to laugh about it, right? Read on for a look at 29 things only someone with MS would understand. 1. Despite its name, you know that there is nothing romantic about the “MS hug.” Next Page