First signs of MS may often go undiagnosed

Early symptoms of multiple sclerosis may commonly be missed for years before the right diagnosis is made, a new study suggests. Researchers found that patients with MS had a higher-than-average number of medical appointments, with doctors of various specialties, for up to five years before their diagnosis. And for the most part, those visits were for neurological symptoms consistent with […]

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MS Has Mixed Impact on Patients’ Cancer Risk: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 — How does having multiple sclerosis (MS) affect a person’s odds for cancer? The answer may depend on the type of cancer, new research shows. The study found that MS patients do have much greater odds of developing bladder cancer compared to people without the illness. But there was good news, too: Their risk of breast […]

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Low-dose aspirin may help fight MS, mouse study hints

Although the findings are so far only in mice, studies suggest that aspirin—even the “low-dose” variety—might help counter multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder where aberrant immune system T-cells attack and destroy the protective myelin protein sheath that coats nerves. This causes gradual debilitation for the more than 2.3 million people worldwide affected by the disease. “Prior […]

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