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By the way, congratulations Art!

This from the Sept. 2007 "Health Informatics Journal" article "Assessing the quality of websites providing information on multiple sclerosis: evaluating tools and comparing sites"
IQ Tool
One quarter of the websites scored zero according to the IQ Tool because they either did
not disclose authorship or did not provide contact details for the author. No website scored
perfect marks of 100, but two websites, Boston Cure and All About Multiple ...
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more questions than answers,sorry

because i had such a painful reaction to the NAC does that mean that i have CPn and if i do does it mean i have a huge load
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does anyone take this
my girlfriend asked me and i've never heard of it
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To Brock...

Brock--a few months back, you and I had a conversation about my daughter's EDSS score. I thought it was like .06. Just learned my daughter has never been told any of her EDSS scores.

She just ordered copies of all of her medical records from her MS specialist. They only recorded two EDSS scores ?????? The first one was 3.0 not a .06. (This in 2005).

What is also interesting to me is on her ...
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Potassium channels

Good to see investment in potassium channel modulators ... bjid=38927
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A recently diagnosed new member in Los Angeles

Hello, fellow MSers. I am glad to have found this site. Ever since my first neurologist, who made a competent diagnosis BUT was a disaster in terms of patient care and communication, told me to "do my homework," I have been sifting through internet sites and books to understand the many layers of knowledge in which I suddenly need to become an expert. This site looks like a good one so far, and one that ...
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Human-animal embryo research approved

The UK has approved the use of human-animal embryo research. The hybrid will be 99.9% human and 0.1% animal (unlike Lyon (Bob) who is 99.9% animal and 0.1% human).

Human-animal embryo research approved 05 September 2007

Regulators decided on Wednesday to permit in principle the creation of hybrid human-animal embryos for research into illnesses such as Parkinson's, Motor Neurone Disease and Alzheimer's.

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) agreed to allow a specific ...
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NAC bad for the heart

This article discusses how NAC can be detrimental to hearts.

A Type Of Antioxidant May Not Be As Safe As Once Thought
05 Sep 2007

Certain preparations taken to enhance athletic performance or stave off disease contain an antioxidant that could cause harm. According to new research at the University of Virginia Health System, N-acetylcysteine (NAC), an antioxidant commonly used in nutritional and body building supplements, can form ...
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Good Article on Emotional Responses to MS

The Rocky Mountain MS Center's Summer 2007 InforMS newsletter (PDF here) has an article in it that I think would be of value to many of the ThisIsMS readers.

I frequently see postings from people who are very distraught by their diagnosis and the uncertainty of the future. They often seem to be chronically distraught. This article has some good tips like this one:

Q: To spend some time mired in anxiety and concern ...
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