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New health-focused search engine

Came across this the other day. It's a completely health-focused search engine that doctors help build and is run by medical information specialists.

P.S. I already told them in their feedback area that they need an MS channel, since they don't currently have one. You might do the same so that they know we're out there.
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Beware the power of placebo

My favorite part of the article about Sativex below, "Three patients (11 percent) withdrew from the placebo group after experiencing adverse events they associated with treatment."

I think this is promising because they also noticed a reduction in relapses in one of the the MS trials they did for Sativex, although the trial wasn't designed to look at relapses and the numbers were too small to draw firm conclusions. This is actually a case where ...
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good afternoon everyone...just a question is it unusual for things to take so long in getting diagnosed...i have had problems for almost three months and seem to get slowly worse but nothing is showing up on anything...last thing i am doing is a neuropysch battery he does it normally take this long or is it just me and my situation....kinda of frustrating for me..... :( ...
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Vitamin D

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Vitamin D Intake Vital for Bone Health
By Ed Edelson
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A new Icelandic study bolsters recommendations that vitamin D supplementation should be increased to help promote bone health and ward off diseases like osteoporosis, American experts say.

"Our data suggest that vitamin D sufficiency ...
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Finish the job

Attached is yet another research article about this disease which like many others is a statement of the bloody obvious - I could have written it.

I might submit a research article to see if I could get way with it. Here goes 'MS is a disease of the CNS which destroys myelin, axons and neurones. Current treatments are only moderately effective and future treatments need to protect the CNS from the on-going neuro-degeneration etc ...
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New culprit for neurodegeneration

This is a new one for me...

Scientists find new mechanism by which brain cells can be damaged during chronic neurodegenerative diseases

7-Nov-2005 - Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center have targeted a new culprit and method of attack on neurologic functions in diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia associated with HIV.

In an article in the Nov. 1 issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation, the Rochester scientists describe a new mechanism ...
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Vit D

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I find myself depressed most of the time these days.
I now exercise several times a week and that was
helping, but now I'm back to being constantly depressed.
Nothing interests me anymore. This has been going on
intermittently (but getting worse) for a couple of years
now. Maybe it's time to consider taking something for it.

What medications have others found to work well?
I'm just starting to look into this and am wondering ...
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red wine and resveratrol research

Interesting stuff from an article about resveratrol and alzheimer's (see link)...

Marambaud and colleagues want to tweak resveratrol to make it a drug.

"We're going to take this natural compound as a scaffold and modify chemically to make it more active and ... more stable," Marambaud says.

"It is known from previous studies that if you isolate, purify, or produce the compound directly and you inject it in mice, the compound is very rapidly ...
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Question re: when to get steroids

I would like your advice/opinion on this.
When do you decide that you will ask your neuro for steroids? I know they say that if a new or old symptom stays for 10 days, that this is probably a flare up.
But, I have had weeks in the past where my leg was not the greatest and then, things would get back to normal without treatment, like mini-attacks
I guess, by using just common sense, ...
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