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Smoking May Worsen Your MS More Quickly

If you have MS and smoke, there’s now more reason than ever to quit. New research shows continued smoking after an initial multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis appears to speed up the disease and lead to greater disability faster.  Multiple sclerosis (MS) is thought to be an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly … Read More

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Avoid 8 Common Triggers to Make Your Life With MS Easier

If you have multiple sclerosis, you can do things to help limit unpredictable flare-ups of pain, dizziness, numbness and imbalance. In particular, people with relapsing-remitting MS, can take steps to avoid certain behaviors and situations that trigger MS flare-ups or relapses. Neurologist Alexander Rae-Grant, MD, identifies eight triggers that may lead to relapses or flare-ups. Avoid these … Read More

Drink Up! Coffee May Reduce Your Risk of MS

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