Coffee intake has been linked to a reduced risk of several diseases, including diabetes and heart disease. New research finds drinking coffee also may protect against the development of multiple sclerosis (MS), a disabling neurological disease that affects about 2.5 million people world-wide. Researchers at Kaiser Permanente Northern California studied more than 2,000 people, half of whom were … Read More
Numbness and tingling are often the result of minor nerve injuries or inflammation. But for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), these symptoms can become severe and interfere with walking or doing everyday tasks. Why does this happen? In patients with MS, we know what happens, but researchers are still puzzled about why it happens. What … Read More
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You have multiple sclerosis and you want to have a baby. Not a problem, experts say, but be sure to talk to your doctor about coming off medications and other pregnancy preparations. MS doesn’t appear to affect fertility in any significant way, says neurologist Mary R. Rensel, MD. Women with multiple sclerosis have a normal … Read More
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) can happen to just about anyone. The central nervous system disorder affects your brain and spinal cord. But it spares the nerves and muscles that lead away from the spinal cord. Nearly 350,000 people in the United States have MS. MS is a long-term illness. Infection-fighting white blood cells enter the nervous system and … Read More