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Status of nutrition education in medical schools.

On average, students received 23.9 contact hours of nutrition instruction during medical school (range: 2-70 h).

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16600952

No wonder my doctor didn't want to talk about nutrients. At least she was frank with me about her not knowing about them.

THX1138
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Another autoimmune disease: Hashimoto's

As many people do these days, I have been surfing the Internet. I came across Sarah Wilson's blog from Australia, in which she shared her experiences with Hashimoto's (hypothyroidism).

http://www.sarahwilson.com.au/2010/02/h ... n-there-1/

She calls autoimmune sufferers "the proverbial canaries down the mineshaft" – although her problem is an underactive thyroid, many of her thoughts can apply to all of us with an "autoimmune" disease.

Autoimmune disease is a condition ...
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FDA delays approval of Biogen Idec’s MS drug Plegridy

The US Food and Drug Administration has extended the initial Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) date for its review of US biotech firm Biogen Idec’s Biologics License Application for Plegridy (peginterferon beta-1a), a subcutaneous pegylated interferon candidate for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (RMS)..... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/PEGylatedinterferonbeta
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New insights into immune response.................

New insights into immune response could lead to development of new treatments

A team of biologists and engineers at the University of California, San Diego has discovered that white blood cells, which repair damaged tissue as part of the body's immune response, move to inflamed sites by walking in a stepwise manner. The cells periodically form and break adhesions mainly under two "feet," and generate the traction forces that propel them forward by the coordinated ...
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No evidence of an increased cancer risk with MS interferon..

No evidence of an increased cancer risk with MS interferon treatment

Assessment of cancer risk with β-interferon treatment for multiple sclerosis.

OBJECTIVE: The risk of cancer after exposure to the β-interferons (IFNβs) for multiple sclerosis (MS) has not been established. We assessed whether IFNβ treatment for MS is associated with cancer risk or the risk of specific cancers in a population-based observational study..... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/cancer
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Ibudilast treatment for progressive multiple sclerosis......

Ibudilast treatment for progressive multiple sclerosis to be tested in phase II trials

The University of Virginia (UVa) Medical Center has joined 27 other hospitals around the country in conducting a series of neurological clinical trials. Specifically, UVa recently enrolled in NeuroNEXT (Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials), which is sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health...... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/MN-166
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Could statins slow progressive multiple sclerosis?

As well as lowering cholesterol and cutting stroke risk, statins may slow the progression of advanced multiple sclerosis.<br><br>

Globally, 2.5 million people have MS. Of these, two-thirds will develop the advanced form of the disease within 15 years of diagnosis. Although several treatments exist for the early phase of the disease – called relapsing-remitting MS – there is no treatment for the more advanced phase, called secondary progressive MS (SPMS)..... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/statins
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FDA Approved MS Stem Cell Trial Needs Your Help

The FDA has so far approved only two MS stem cell trials, and one of them is attempting to fund their research via the crowdfunding site Indiegogo. The Tisch MS Research Center of New York is about to start a 20 person trial using nervous system specific stem cells (derived from mesenchymal stem cells extracted from the bone marrow of trial subjects) in an attempt to repair MS damage to the central nervous system. The ...
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SEPSIS

My Cousin is 30 yrs old and was diagnosed with MS 4 yrs ago.
Sunday he had a pain in his abdomen, was delirious and running a fever of 103.9. He was able to walk until the fever hit. His brother carried him to the car and took him to the hospital. It was a UTI and Yesterday when I went to see him ,The doctors said the infection spread to his BLOODSTREAM!!!. His fever ...
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Hidden multiple sclerosis symptoms exposed ....

Hidden multiple sclerosis symptoms exposed in Grey's seeing MS campaign

The hidden symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) have been creatively captured in a collaborative effort from Grey Melbourne, Limehouse creative, Infinity Squared and some talented Australian photographers.

Each photographic representation in the Seeing MS campaign depicts a symptom of MS as experienced by someone living with the condition. The challenge of this task was capturing the arbitrary nature of these invisible symptoms, including blurred vision, ...
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