According to findings presented at the 2014 Probiotics Throughout the Lifespan Symposium, there may be a relationship between 2 types of gut bacterium and multiple sclerosis (MS) development.
A new test will aim to determine if vibrating soles can prevent falls in patients with multiple sclerosis, by training them to strengthen muscles and balance.
A therapy that uses patients' own stem cells may be able to reverse some of the effects of multiple sclerosis, a preliminary study suggests. The findings were published in the Jan. 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Women who harbor the bacteria Helicobacter pylori may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis, according to a new study published online Jan. 19 in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.
Autologous human stem cell transplantation can apparently reset the immune systems of patients with relapsing remitting MS (RRMS) and lead to improvements in their degree of disability, according to a JAMA study. Richard Burt MD and colleagues looked at 123 patients with RRMS and 28 with secondary progressive MS, 85 of whom were women.All were treated at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL with peripheral blood stem cells between 2003 and 2014 and followed for 5 years.The authors also said that 80% of patients were relapse-free at the 4-yr point.
The head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will leave her post at the end of February, just days before the law she helped implement faces its biggest legal test to date.