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University at Buffalo to Do Cognitive Training and Myelin Repair Studies

University at Buffalo researchers are working on ways to improve multiple sclerosis patients’ cognitive function and to repair damage to the mylein coating that projects nerve cells. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society awarded the researchers more than $1.1 million to conduct the studies. Show More Summary

Feeling It: Tips For Talking to Others About MS Fatigue

If you have MS, chances are really good that you have MS-related fatigue — about 80 percent of people with MS do according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of America. Like almost everything else about MS, the symptoms and severity of fatigue vary from person to person. Show More Summary

Researcher Wins National MS Society Grant to Study Patients’ Emotional Processing Challenges

A $44,000 National Multiple Sclerosis Society grant will allow a researcher at the Kessler Foundation to advance her work on multiple sclerosis patients’ emotional processing challenges. Dr. Helen Genova, Kessler’s assistant director...Show More Summary

Dr. Helen Genova awarded grant for novel emotional processing study in multiple sclerosis

(Kessler Foundation) Helen Genova, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Neuropsychology & Neuroscience Research at Kessler Foundation, has been awarded a $44,000 grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The grant funds her research...Show More Summary

What You Need to Know About Natalizumab (Tysabri)

Natalizumab (Tysabri) is a drug used in the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). We’ve put together a list of things to know about the treatment using information from and the National MS Society. MORE:...Show More Summary

Revised 'mcdonald criteria' expected to speed the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis

(National Multiple Sclerosis Society) The McDonald Criteria for the Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis have just been revised in hopes of speeding diagnosis and reducing the chance of misdiagnosis. The panel was convened under the auspices...Show More Summary

National MS Society Endorses US-Canada Registry Aiming to Advance Research and Patient Care

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has endorsed the North American Registry for Care and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (NARCRMS), a collaborative effort involving other multiple sclerosis (MS) registries, clinicians, researchers and patients in the U.S. Show More Summary

Nearly 1 Million Americans Have Multiple Sclerosis, NMSS Prevalence Study Finds

An estimated 947,000 people in the U.S. have multiple sclerosis (MS) — more than double the long-accepted figure of 400,000 — according to a newly completed study organized and funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS). Show More Summary

Can You Cultivate Happiness as a Habit?

Last week, I shared details of Everyday Matters, a program by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This self-directed, multi-week program uses the principles of positive psychology. The readings, lessons, and exercises need not be...Show More Summary

What Causes Multiple Sclerosis?

Despite being relatively well-known, there is often some doubt surrounding the causes of multiple sclerosis. According to the National MS Society, there are various factors which could contribute to someone developing MS. Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a disease that can affect the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. Show More Summary

National MS Society Highlights Diet, Lifestyle Research Focusing on Living Well With Multiple Sclerosis

The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society has selected research highlights from a recent MS conference in an effort to help make living with the disease less burdensome. Presentations from the May 24-27 annual meeting of the Consortium...Show More Summary

BrainHQ is Fun Way to Improve Overall Cognitive Function in MS

At times it can be difficult to know whether the cognitive issues I experience are the result of aging or multiple sclerosis. According to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) more than half of those living with MS develop problems with cognition, and in some cases it’s the first symptom they develop. Show More Summary

National MS Society Joins Other Groups Urging Reform of U.S. Law Protecting Disabled Airline Passengers

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and a dozen other advocacy groups have banded together to support the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act of 2017, a bill seeking to strengthen the rights of airline passengers and close service gaps often faced by patients with disabilities, including those with multiple sclerosis (MS). Show More Summary

4 Ways to Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients Stay Mobile

Many of the symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis — dizziness, spasticity, pain, numbness, and fatigue — can manifest into mobility issues. However, according to National MS Society, there are ways to manage these mobility issues so that a person living with MS can continue being active and getting the most out of life. Show More Summary

#CMSC17 – Physical Activity Halts Depression in Young MS Patients, Canadian Study Shows

Young multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who engage in physical activity can relieve symptoms of depression, concludes a Canadian study supported by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Researchers presented their study, “Longitudinal...Show More Summary

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