Multiple sclerosis linked to variant of common herpes virus through new method

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a new method to separate between two types of a common herpes virus (HHV-6) that has been linked to multiple sclerosis (MS). By analyzing antibodies in the blood against the most divergent proteins of herpesvirus 6A and 6B, the researchers were able to show that MS patients carry the herpesvirus 6A to a greater […]

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The Breath Guy: Breath work helped me support my dad with his multiple sclerosis

MenTal(k) Health is a weekly series that focuses on the way that men look at health and beyond. So far, we have spoken to mental health experts, cancer survivors, actors and nutritionists about what it means to be a healthy man every day. This week, we speak to 28-year-old Richie Bostock, more commonly known as The Breath Guy, who tells […]

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Do minerals play a role in development of multiple sclerosis?

Some studies have suggested that minerals such as zinc and iron may play a role in how multiple sclerosis (MS) progresses, once people have been diagnosed with it. But little was known about whether zinc, iron and other minerals play a role in the development of the disease. A new study shows no link between dietary intake of several minerals […]

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Taking the reins on multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis doesn’t have to be an ending. With proper treatment and management, patients can manage the disease’s often unpredictable nature. “Patients get a predisposed feeling that their life is doomed. That it’s going to be a complicated life, which isn’t necessarily so,” said Dr. Cary Twyman, a neurologist with Penn State Health. “There are many misconceptions and false information […]

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Protecting oligodendrocytes may reduce the impact of multiple sclerosis

A small molecule, Sephin1, may be able to significantly delay harm to nerve cells caused by multiple sclerosis, a disabling immune-mediated disease that damages nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord. These nerve fibers are wrapped in a sheath of fatty tissue called myelin, which acts as a protective blanket, like insulation around an electrical wire. The myelin sheath […]

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Scientists have learned another danger of salt

Scientists at Yale University (USA) found that eating large amounts of salt leads to increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis. The study is published in a press release on MedicalXpress. Experts found that if the concentration of salt in human cells the activation of the Wnt signaling pathway, which leads to disruption of regulatory T-cells that produce cytokines interferon-gamma and […]

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