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Latest MS research news | 04 September 2012

Breastfeeding is associated with lower risk for multiple sclerosis

The study suggests that breastfeeding is protective against developing MS but that the protective effect only emerges after four months of breastfeeding.

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Latest MS research news | 29 August 2012

Disease-modifying drugs for MS in pregnancy

The authors have performed a systematic review of currently available data regarding the safety of disease modifying therapies taken by women with MS during pregnancy.

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Latest MS research news | 22 August 2012

Impact of sleep disorder treatment on fatigue in MS

This study from Canada examines the effect of treatment of sleep disorders on patients' fatigue levels.

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Latest MS research news | 21 August 2012

Brain hemodynamic changes associated with chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency are not specific to MS and do not increase its severity

In this new study from Italy examining the role of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) in MS, the authors have comprehensively evaluated 39 patients and 26 healthy control subjects using specific colour doppler and cerebral blood volume (CBV), cerebral blood flow (CBF), and mean transit time assessments with dynamic susceptibility contrast material-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging.

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Latest MS research news | 15 August 2012

Sleep-disordered breathing in MS

This cross-sectional study assesses the prevalence and severity of sleep apnoea in people with MS.

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Latest MS research news | 15 August 2012

A simple score for estimating the long-term risk of fracture in patients with MS

This interesting study describes a novel risk stratification tool for predicting long term risks of fractures in people with MS. The new risk score contains several new risk factors that have been linked with fracture, which include MS, use of antidepressants, use of anti-convulsants, history of falling and history of fatigue.

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Latest MS research news | 10 August 2012

MRI correlates of disability in African Americans with MS

This imaging study from the USA examines the differences in MRI appearances between Caucasian Americans and African Americans with MS which might explain the more aggressive form of the disease seen amongst African Americans.

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Latest MS research news | 01 August 2012

A large-scale study of anxiety and depression in people with MS: A survey via the web portal of the UK MS Register

This large, new study from the UK has used responses gained via the webportal of the UK MS Register to investigate the depression and anxiety profiles of people with MS, and to determine if anxiety and depression are linked to stage of disease or other demographic factors.

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Latest MS research news | 13 December 2011

The Brazilian database on pregnancy in MS

As MS has a female predominance, the effect of pregnancy has been evaluated in a number of studies. In this study the results from the Brazilian national database on…

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