WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A large number of drugs used to treat everything from multiple sclerosis to blood cancers to rheumatoid arthritis may cause a rare but often-fatal condition called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). But a simple genetic test can determine who has a 10-fold higher riskContinue Reading

THURSDAY, June 15, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Women with multiple sclerosis temporarily get much better when pregnant, and researchers now think they know why. Pregnancy causes a downshift in a woman’s immune system, and it appears that this unintentionally improves symptoms associated with the autoimmune disorder MS, according to aContinue Reading

THURSDAY, May 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) — It’s been known for years that Epstein-Barr virus can trigger multiple sclerosis or drive progression of the degenerative disease, and Swedish researchers think they now understand why. Some people have antibodies against the common Epstein-Barr virus that mistakenly attack a protein found inContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Multiple sclerosis (MS) and atherosclerosis both involve an abnormal hardening of body tissue, and recent research suggests they may be linked. MS is a neurodegenerative disease that attacks the brain and spinal cord. Atherosclerosis is hardening of the arteries. Studies show connections betweenContinue Reading