News from MS organisations

News from MS organisations | 02 April 2013

Japanese MS Society hosts second seminar

On 10 March, around 100 people affected by MS and their family and friends, MS health professionals, industry representatives and the general public attended Japan MS Society’s (日本多発性硬化症協会 – JMSS) second MS seminar in Tokyo, Japan.

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News from MS organisations | 28 March 2013

New MS drug approved for use in the US

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) capsules to treat adults with relapsing forms of MS.

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News from MS organisations | 07 March 2013

First results from NMSS-funded CCSVI study published

First results from an NMSS-supported study investigating CCSVI (chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency) using several different imaging techniques to examine blood outflow from the brain have been published.

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News from MS organisations | 07 March 2013

High-salt diets linked to autoimmune diseases

A trio of studies from the US found that increased salt consumption may be one of the culprits behind rising rates of autoimmune diseases such as MS.

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News from MS organisations | 06 March 2013

DTI may help monitor cognitive impairment in MS

Researchers from The Netherlands report that they were able to distinguish between people with MS who had cognitive impairment (such as memory and concentration problems) and those who did not, based on brain scans using DTI.

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News from MS organisations | 21 February 2013

‘Like fireworks in the morning’: Pavel Zlobin of ARMSS shares his account of the meteor crash that shook Russia

Read the story of Pavel Zlobin from the All-Russian MS Society, who witnessed the meteorite strike.

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News from MS organisations | 14 February 2013

New MS documentary airs on CBC Radio

CBC reporter Priya Sankaran’s new documentary, called ‘Multiple Sclerosis: The White Man’s Disease’, aired on CBC Radio programme The Sunday Edition on 10 February 2013.

From MSIF

News from MS organisations | 07 February 2013

Obesity associated with increased risk of MS in girls

Researchers have found that being overweight or obese was associated with an increased risk of developing MS or clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) in girls.

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News from MS organisations | 13 January 2013

MSSI Chennai - Ann Gonsalvez receives award

Ann Gonsalvez of MS Society India, Chennai was presented with the K. Venkatanarayana TANKER Foundation Awareness Award at an event held in Chennai on 25 January 2013.

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News from MS organisations | 05 December 2012

International Day for Persons with Disabilities

Monday 2 December was the International Day for Persons with Disabilities – a day when people all over the world come together for a shared goal; to improve the lives of people with disabilities whatever their condition or nationality.

From MSIF