Medical News Today: How childhood viral infections may later drive multiple sclerosis

Childhood viral infections that reach the brain may prime it for the development of autoimmune conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, later in life — this is what a recent study that scientists conducted in mice seems to suggest. Could viral infections that occur during childhood ‘pave the way’ for MS

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Medical News Today: Can naltrexone help with multiple sclerosis (MS)?

Naltrexone, in low doses, has recently become a popular drug for treating multiple sclerosis. This is an off-label use, and research into its effectiveness is still underway. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that damages the nerve cells. As it progresses, symptoms can get in the way of daily life

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Medical News Today: What to know about secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS)

Secondary progressive multiple sclerosis is a later stage of multiple sclerosis. Instead of having symptom relapses and remissions, a person’s symptoms steadily get worse over time. Most people, but not everyone, with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) will eventually develop secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS). Because of advances in current treatment,

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Medical News Today: What to know about marijuana and multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a degenerative condition that affects the nerves in the central nervous system. There is currently no cure, but treatments are available to slow its progression. Marijuana may be useful for treating several symptoms of the condition. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a serious and lifelong condition that causes

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Medical News Today: Is the ketogenic diet good for multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is a condition that affects the nervous system, and some people believe that a ketogenic diet may slow the progression of the disease or control its symptoms. The ketogenic diet is low in carbohydrate, moderate in protein, and high in fat. There is currently not enough evidence to

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