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  • Adrenal Fatigue n MS

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    28 Aug 2014 | 11:20 am
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  • Physical disability, anxiety & depression in people with MS

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  • The Problem with Progression, Revisited

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    The Wheelchair Kamikaze
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:02 pm
    English: Cropped version of :Image:Domino effect.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The good folks who administer the website MultipleSclerosis.net (click here) and I have reached an agreement to publish 20 essays from the Wheelchair Kamikaze archives on their site. MS.net is a wonderful resource for MS patients and those who love them, replete with the latest MS news as well as insightful articles and essays by folks dealing with the disease in all its forms. Lots of good stuff there, all of it high-quality. Best as I can figure, the fact that they decided to include some of my essays must be due…
  • Patients with multiple sclerosis should benefit from strategies for myelin regeneration

    Multiple Sclerosis News From Medical News Today
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    We would like to point out the importance of microglia/macrophagein remyelination.
  • Researchers investigating new treatment for multiple sclerosis

    Multiple Sclerosis News From Medical News Today
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    A new treatment under investigation for multiple sclerosis (MS) is safe and tolerable in phase I clinical trials, according to a study published in Neurology® Neuroimmunology ...
 
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  • First study of brain activation in MS using fNIRS

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Using functional near infrared spectroscopy, researchers showed differential brain activation patterns between people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and healthy controls. This is first MS study to examine brain activation using fNIRS during a cognitive task.
  • Study of self-awareness in multiple sclerosis has implications for rehabilitation

    23 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    Persons with multiple sclerosis may be able to improve their self-awareness through task-oriented cognitive rehabilitation, a study shows. Self-awareness is one's ability to recognize cognitive problems caused by brain injury. This is the first study of self-awareness in MS that includes assessment of online awareness, as well as metacognitive awareness.
  • Dimethyl fumarate for multiple sclerosis: Added benefit not proven

    7 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    No added benefit of dimethyl fumarate for multiple sclerosis can be determined, as no suitable data are available, neither for a direct nor for an indirect comparison, report researchers.
  • Cell therapy for multiple sclerosis patients: Closer than ever?

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:29 pm
    For the first time, scientists generated induced pluripotent stem cells lines from skin samples of patients with primary progressive multiple sclerosis and further, they developed an accelerated protocol to induce these stem cells into becoming oligodendrocytes, the myelin-forming cells of the central nervous system implicated in multiple sclerosis and many other diseases.
  • Immune response may cause harm in brain injuries, disorders

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    Could the body's own immune system play a role in memory impairment and cognitive dysfunction associated with conditions like chronic epilepsy, Alzheimer's dementia and concussions? Researchers believe so. A new study focuses on the role of a protein known as S100B, which serves as a biomarker for brain damage. Normally, S100B is found only in the brain and spinal column. However, following a brain injury, it can leak through the blood-brain barrier into the blood.
 
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  • Physical disability, anxiety and depression in people with MS

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:44 am
    Physical Disability, Anxiety and Depression in People with MS: An Internet-Based Survey via the UK MS Register.Jones KH, Jones PA, Middleton RM, Ford DV, Tuite-Dalton K, Lockhart-Jones H, Peng J, Lyons RA, John A, Noble JG.AbstractINTRODUCTION: People with Multiple Sclerosis are known to have a relatively high prevalence of both anxiety and depression. Studies of the relationship between physical disability and mental health in people with MS have reported mixed results, showing the need for further work.METHODS: Between May 2011 and April 2012, 4516 people completed the MSIS-29 (v.1) and…
  • Researchers investigating new treatment for multiple sclerosis

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:28 am
    A new treatment under investigation for multiple sclerosis (MS) is safe and tolerable in phase I clinical trials, according to a study published August 27, 2014, in Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation.The phase I studies were the first to test the drug candidate in humans. Studies with animals showed that the drug, which is called anti-LINGO-1, or BIIB033, may be able to reverse the demyelination of the nerves. Anti-LINGO-1 blocks LINGO-1, a central nervous system protein that prevents myelination. Current treatments for MS work to reduce new damage to the brain, but do not…
  • Could reprogrammed cells fight 'untreatable' diseases?

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:19 am
    Jeanne Loring and her Scripps Research Institute colleagues transplanted a set of cells into the spinal cords of mice that had lost use of their hind limbs to multiple sclerosis. As the experimentalists expected, within a week, the mice rejected the cells. But after another week, the mice began to walk.“We thought that they wouldn’t do anything,” says Loring, who directs the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Scripps. But as her lab has since shown numerous times, and published in Stem Cell Reports, something that these particular so-called “neural precursor…
  • NICE recommends new treatment option for multiple sclerosis Tecfidera (Dimethyl fumarate)

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    In final guidance, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended the use of Biogen Idec’s multiple sclerosis drug, dimethyl fumarate (also called Tecfidera).The NHS now has a legal obligation to begin funding this treatment for eligible patients within the next 3 months....
  • Spinal cord damage can occur early in Multiple Sclerosis

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    Atrophy and structural variability of the upper cervical cord in early multiple sclerosis.Biberacher V, Boucard CC, Schmidt P, Engl C, Buck D, Berthele A, Hoshi MM, Zimmer C, Hemmer B, Mühlau M.AbstractBACKGROUND: Despite agreement about spinal cord atrophy in progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), data on clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) and relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) are conflicting.OBJECTIVE: To determine the onset of spinal cord atrophy in the disease course of MS.METHODS: Structural brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was acquired from 267 patients with CIS (85) or…
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  • Annual Carnation Day Street Appeal

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Many of us are affected by Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s Disease, with one person in 1,000 living with MS and one in 500 living with Parkinson’s.
  • High dietary salt may worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:45 pm
    High dietary salt intake may worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms and boost the risk of further neurological deterioration, indicates a small observational study published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.
  • First study of brain activation in MS using fNIRS

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Using functional near infrared spectroscopy, researchers showed differential brain activation patterns between people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and healthy controls. This is first MS study to examine brain activation using fNIRS during a cognitive task.
  • Researchers investigating new treatment for multiple sclerosis

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    A new treatment under investigation for multiple sclerosis is safe and tolerable in phase 1 clinical trials, according to a study published Aug. 27, 2014, in Neurology Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation, a new online-only, freely accessible, specialty medical journal. The publication is part of the Neurology family of journals, published by the American Academy of Neurology.
  • Could Reprogrammed Cells Fight 'Untreatable' Diseases?

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    Jeanne Loring and her Scripps Research Institute colleagues transplanted a set of cells into the spinal cords of mice that had lost use of their hind limbs to multiple sclerosis. As the experimentalists expected, within a week, the mice rejected the cells. But after another week, the mice began to walk.
 
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  • A New Season, a New Normal? How’s Your MS Today?

    Trevis Gleason
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    They say here in our little town at the edge of the world that “the summer is out of it after the [local horse] races.” Well, it was a great race weekend a fortnight back and I can attest that the summer is, indeed, out of it. Cooler, wetter days and some nearly cold nights, coupled with a back garden littered with newly dropped sycamore leaves every morning, tell me that the seasons are changing. The wind now comes from the north more days, the mornings are darker, and the evenings shorter. The sunsets that I track across the westerly-facing window in front of my desk have long…
  • My ‘MS Crush’: An Organization Helping the First ‘Young Generation of MS’

    Trevis Gleason
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    Let me start out by saying that I’m beginning to have what my wife would call an “MS crush” on the lads over at Shift.MS. She has a “foodie crush” on a couple of local chefs who strum her palate. I guess it’s alright if I feel the same about an organization doing really good work for our cause. I’d previously written about some of the short films called GALLOP when it first popped into my MS inbox. Since then, Shift.MS has put out a few more short films that we’ve mentioned. This week, they’ve done it again. We first met “Gen” in the film Circle of Truth as she…
  • How War Harms the Treatment of People With MS

    Trevis Gleason
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    It was with solemn reverence that many of us listened to the BBC broadcast from Westminster in remembrance of the centenary of the beginning of “the Great War.” We now know that said conflict was a bloody prequel to the mid-century conflagration that would rename it World War I. My own country entered into the war many years on and with far fewer losses than those of other combatant nations. No matter the “winner” of a war, all experience losses. These are tallied in lives and land, in fortunes and in countless intangibles. There are, of course, gains in nation-on-nation conflict —…
  • The MS Wild Card: A Middle-Aged Look at Life Without a Cure

    Trevis Gleason
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:22 am
    There was a time in my life when birthdays were a good time to look back and mark accomplishments. There was a time when they were a good time to look forward to what might lie ahead. In general, I now look at birthdays as simply a good time to have a good time. When a family member only a brace of years behind mentioned that I was now middle-aged, however, I awoke to today’s blog topic. What if they don’t find a cure before my life comes to an end? When pressed in an interview of me that our readers conducted in 2009, I admitted that I didn’t think there would be a cure for MS in the…
  • After the Fall: Getting Up From an MS Tumble

    Trevis Gleason
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:43 am
    I believe there are two kinds of people: those who divide the world into two kinds of people and those who don’t. I always told culinary students, however, that there were two kinds of people in professional kitchens; those who have been cut and those who have yet to be cut.  Likewise it could be said that people with MS have either already fallen or are yet to fall – but we know that might be too general a statement. So many times in the history of the Life With MS Blog we’ve given attention to the figurative “getting up after a fall.”  Today I think we should focus on…
 
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  • anti-LINGO-1 study

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A potential new MS treatment that works by encouraging damaged myelin to regrow has been found to be 'safe and tolerable' in a phase 1 study. The trial wasn't looking at any therapeutic effect. Science Codex NMSS Latest MS research updates
  • Dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera) approved in England and Wales

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    NICE has issued its final guidance approving Tecfidera for treating people with relapsing remitting MS England and Wales. NICE press release MS Trust news item on the approval
  • Medicinal cannabis

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    As the discussion on the legalisation of cannabis for medical use continues, this is an interview with a woman with MS who grows and supplies cannabis to help with health issues. Times (requires subscription) Cannabis - A to Z of MS
  • Balance and the Wii

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The balance board from the Nintendo Wii can help people with MS with balance problems according to a small Italian study. Medical Xpress Medical News Today Balance - A to Z of MS
  • Cognitive self-awareness

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A small study has found that people with MS assess their performance in tasks more realistically than non MS controls and that this could be used in developing rehabilitation approaches to help with memory and thinking. Medical News Today StayingSmart - a website about how MS can affect thinking
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  • Working It Out

    Christie @ the Lesion Journals
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    Hello, hello! Below is another great video from our friends over at Shift.ms that talks about the challenges of MS in the workplace. They put together a great list of tips, too. Have a watch.Take care!Christie
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    Christie @ the Lesion Journals
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    Good day all. I'm just playing around with this post as I just joined the Bloglovin community. Pay no mind unless you'd like to leave word and say 'hello, hello'. Hugs and hope y'all are feeling okay, as okay as it is possible. Follow my blog with Bloglovin
  • Without you is something I cannot imagine

    Christie @ the Lesion Journals
    3 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    Hand Heart(c) Claire Louise at www.puppyfat.comDear Friends,Today is National Friendship Day and I want to celebrate you as I truly value our relationship. You are all important to me as we navigate, together, the journey of living with this intense neurological disease, Multiple Sclerosis. This blog started off as I place for me to express the emotions and feelings that came up for me during this “new normal”, as a sort of cathartic process. Turns out, I made a lot of new friends along the way, ones for whom I am truly grateful. So, thank you! Thank you for the love, support…
  • Top 5 Reasons Why MS SoftServe Rocks

    Christie @ the Lesion Journals
    28 Jun 2014 | 9:44 am
    Coming soon to a computer near you - MS SoftServe! In the event that you haven’t heard about the amazing work my buddy Amy Gurowitz is doing, here goes. Amy is running things over at http://www.mssoftserve.org and you’ll really be impressed. This will be the first website of its kind. Unlike any existing site with information, this site will be a completely customizable- individualized space for people to learn what they want, when they want about their unique version of Multiple Sclerosis. Without further ado…Here are the top 5 reasons why MS SoftServe rocks:MS SoftServe will empower.
  • Made Strong

    Christie @ the Lesion Journals
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:48 am
    I recently met Dominick who is running things over at Made Strong, an apparel and accessories company with an empowering message. Not only are the shirts great, a portion of the proceeds goes towards our fight against Multiple Sclerosis. He jotted up the words below to describe Made Strong’s mission and inspiration. And, be sure to visit his shop (link below). I invited him to jot up a few words about Made Strong so be sure to have a read through his guest post below.  Wearing my Made Strong bracelet during a ride - thanks!(c) cgermans photography 2014From Dominick, Made…
 
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  • The Problem with Progression, Revisited

    The Wheelchair Kamikaze
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:02 pm
    English: Cropped version of :Image:Domino effect.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The good folks who administer the website MultipleSclerosis.net (click here) and I have reached an agreement to publish 20 essays from the Wheelchair Kamikaze archives on their site. MS.net is a wonderful resource for MS patients and those who love them, replete with the latest MS news as well as insightful articles and essays by folks dealing with the disease in all its forms. Lots of good stuff there, all of it high-quality. Best as I can figure, the fact that they decided to include some of my essays must be due…
  • Man Bites Dog (or, MS Patient Beats Insurance Company after Stem Cell Transplant, to the Tune of $400,000)

    The Wheelchair Kamikaze
    10 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (c) GoGraph / lhfgraphics Oh, the many pleasures of Multiple Sclerosis. In addition to the physical and psychological toll taken by the disease, MSers also have to deal with a medical establishment that at times seems purposely set up to make being sick as hard as possible. Here in the USA, one of the most infuriating components of that medical establishment is quite often the private health insurance companies, upon whose whims many patients rely on to pay for such superfluous luxuries as vital medications, essential treatments, and indispensable mobility devices. In my 11-year career as a…
  • HSCT – Will This Form of Stem Cell Therapy Soon Become the Standard ofCare for Many MS Patients?

    The Wheelchair Kamikaze
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:15 pm
    English: Cervical spine MRI with enhancement showing multiple sclerosis (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy, now there’s a mouthful. More commonly known by its initials, HSCT, this form of stem cell treatment, first tried on MS patients back in the mid-1990s, is beginning to demand widespread attention from doctors and patients alike. Why? Well, one recent study found that when applied to properly selected patients, nearly 80% showed no sign of multiple sclerosis disease activity five years after treatment (click here). No relapses, no new MS lesions, no disease…
  • Bits and Pieces: Writer's Block Edition (Also: Tecfidera, Crying Jags, the Price of MS Drugs, Underwater Wheelchairs, Asinine Research, and Some Funky Stuff)

    The Wheelchair Kamikaze
    13 Jul 2014 | 2:18 am
    Cover of Gojira [Blu-ray](For those who receive Wheelchair Kamikaze via email, this post contains videos that can be viewed on the Wheelchair Kamikaze website – click here. They're really good videos, so I encourage you to check them out.) I usually start these Bits and Pieces posts with thoughts and/or observations that have been rattling around inside my brain pan for the last several days or weeks, but somehow as I sit down to write this I’m experiencing nary a rattle. Truth be told I've been struggling with some writers block these last few weeks, pretty much for the first time since…
  • Me, In Front Of The Camera (Yikes!)

    The Wheelchair Kamikaze
    29 Jun 2014 | 8:41 pm
    (For those receiving this via email, this post contains a video which can be viewed at the Wheelchair Kamikaze website – click here) As is evidenced by the Wheelchair Kamikaze videos and photos that are part of this blog, I’m very comfortable behind a camera. In front of a camera, though, not so much. This might seem strange given the fact that I don’t have much of a problem “revealing” myself through my writing, and I’m not exactly a shrinking violet, but I usually react like I just got too close to the tail end of a flatulent moose when viewing images of myself or…
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    Life in Spite of MS Blog

  • Instant Stay at Home Dad

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:55 pm
    I had a seizure that led me to get a brain MRI, a diagnosis of MS, and no driving for six months without a seizure. I have been building houses and remodeling
  • FOR THE LOVE OF DOING IT!

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Oh, I have loved art since I was a child, but I didn't get to start truly exploring my love of art until after I was diagnosed with MS. My MS progressed
  • My (Almost 2 Year) Journey with MS

    5 Aug 2014 | 11:23 pm
    While I initially thought the numbness on the entire left side of my face was a symptom of recent disc problems in my neck, I contacted my Physiotherapist.
  • My Dance

    5 Aug 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Everyday is a new dance with my invisible partner MS. Sometimes we flow like the white rapids and others like a hurricane. Waking is for sure the
  • The MS in Me

    5 Aug 2014 | 6:31 pm
    The MS In Me: My life is crazy with MS thinking it owns me. It is like a bad dream cause it cannot be seen for its invisibility. You cannot see this is
 
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  • I am Jack and I am MSer

    Ami
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    Multiple Sclerosis Stories I am Jack and I am 36 years old living in UK. I am multiple sclerosis patient. I was a cricket player before I was diagnosed with MS . I had to change my career and now working as a coach for a local county team in England.  My medication is not covered by the public health system and I can’t afford the medication on my own. But I try to maintain a good quality of life to keep on going. Having multiple sclerosis has changed my life totally. It’s been 11 years that I have diagnosed with this disease and I had to face many issues during my journey of coping with…
  • Relation of Ms and Pregnancy

    Ami
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the neurological disease which is characterized by the demyelination of nerve cells. It further results in damaging different parts of the central nervous system, due to which one may experience different and unusual symptoms. It is the disease that is more prevalent in females than males. When young women are diagnosed with MS, they frequently ask questions which are concerned to their disease of  ms and pregnancy. MS and Pregnancy MS doesn’t affect the women’s fertility or leads to increased number of abortions. Several studies indicated that…
  • MS relation with Cow Milk

    Ami
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurological disease which causes inflammatory demyelination in the central nervous system. It is one of the most common causes of neurological disability in young adults; especially women are more prone to this disease. Although, the etiology of MS is unknown but the evidences suggest for convolution with both genetic and environmental factors. Smoking, infections, Vitamin D deficiency are involved in the environmental factors. Furthermore, dietary habits are also considered as a possible cause of multiple sclerosis. Increased intake of certain food…
  • How to manage MS in children as family

    Ami
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    MS in Children Multiple sclerosis (MS) is mostly common in adults but it is increasingly being diagnosed in children and teenagers as well. Estimation shows that 8,000 to 10,000 children up to 18 years are suffering from multiple sclerosis. It is also believed that 5 to 10 percent of the people with MS, experience their symptoms for the first time before the age of 16. Like other neurological disorders MS is not directly inherited from parents. Children with one parent with MS are suggested to have only 2 % risk of getting multiple sclerosis. This shows that MS is not inherited. Although…
  • Top MS symptoms in men

    Ami
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    MS and Men Multiple sclerosis is the most common disease in women than men but men tend to experience more severe symptoms than women. The reason is still unknown but many studies support this notion that men tend to experience more motor symptoms, and they have to face disabilities in walking, standing, have balance and coordination problems . Therefore, men also have poor prognosis ratio as compare to females. The onset of MS symptoms in men is considered to be in between 20 to 40 years but younger children may also develop MS. At the time of onset or later in their course of Ms disease ,…
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