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Melatonin could help treat multiple sclerosis

  Insomniacs and world travelers alike use melatonin—a hormone that regulates the body’s internal clock—to help them fall asleep and get some extra shuteye. Now, a new study shows that the “sleep hormone” may also give relief to patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), a debilitating neurological disorder that can quickly …

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Could Multiple Sclerosis Begin in the Gut?

MS researchers are focusing on the content of the gut’s microbiome as a possible contributor to the body’s autoimmune attack on its nervous system Mounting evidence suggests that when our resident biota are out of balance, they contribute to numerous diseases, including diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, autism and, it appears, MS. …

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15 Secrets of People Affected by Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an “unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system” thought to affect 2.3 million people worldwide, according to the National MS Society. The condition presents itself in a variety of ways, so much so that you may not realize a loved one has it. To learn …

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New Drugs Could Reverse Multiple Sclerosis Nerve Damage

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune condition in which components of the immune system mistakenly attack the fatty lining around nerves in the brain and spinal cord. The majority of drugs currently used to tackle the symptoms of MS, therefore, focus on preventing this destruction by targeting the immune system. But a team …

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Midbrain Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects the central nervous system. It damages the protective layer around nerve cells in the brain, called myelin. This may slow or block messages that are sent between the brain and body, according to the National Institutes of Health. MS may damage different …

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