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Multiple sclerosis (MS) progression increases with continued smoking after diagnosis, according to research. Compared to multiple sclerosis patients who quit after diagnosis, those who continue smoking have worse outcomes and greater progression of the disease. Smoking is a known risk… Read More
In multiple sclerosis (MS), constipation is a common symptom. A nuisance anyone can experience in their everyday life, constipation is yet another one in the spectrum of uncomfortable symptoms associated with MS. Multiple sclerosis patients often suffer from chronic constipation… Read More
Lack of sleep can greatly increase your risk of a heart attack. Shocked? You shouldn’t be, as lack of sleep has been linked to a number of serious health problems. To fully understand this connection, let’s examine sleep and heart disease, along… Read More
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune condition that affects the nervous system, while Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder affecting movement. Symptoms of multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease are quite similar at times, but there are distinct differences setting… Read More
Multiple sclerosis and psoriasis drug ingredient – dimethyl fumarate – was found to be associated with PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy), which is a lethal brain infection. The drug ingredient has been linked to two cases of PML so far, leading… Read More
We all have those moments of memory fog when we can’t remember where we put our keys, forget a birthday of a loved one, or simply have no recollection of the name of the person we’re speaking to. These things… Read More
Alzheimer’s disease and cancer mortality risks increase with the loss of Y chromosome in men, according to research. Men can lose the Y chromosome in their blood cells due to aging, and those who do have been found to be… Read More
Multiple sclerosis (MS) risk increases with shift work due to circadian rhythm and sleep pattern disruption. The study came from Swedish researchers who uncovered an association between multiple sclerosis and shift work. The researchers found that those who engage… Read More
Multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica (NMO) are often believed to be the same condition as they share many similarities. Both conditions are autoimmune. In multiple sclerosis, the immune system attacks the myelin, which is the protective coating around nerves. In… Read More
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is associated with depression, and a recent study has explained this link. COPD affects 24 million Americans, and although discussions have been taking place regarding a potential connection between COPD and depression, there… Read More
Research suggests maintaining a healthy heart can ward off Alzheimer’s disease.
Multiple sclerosis risk is lower in HIV-infected patients, according to research. The association comes from the chronic dampening down of the immune system associated with HIV, along with the antiretroviral medications taken to treat HIV. If found causal in future… Read More