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Polymer microparticles

Polymer Microparticles Show Promise As Ingenious New Drug Delivery System

Scientists in Georgia are reporting successful lab tests of new polymer microparticles that show promise as a long-sought way to deliver drugs directly into the cell structures responsible for inflammation.
Those immune system structures, macrophages, devour and destroy foreign substances such as invading bacteria and cellular debris. However, they also release so-called reactive oxygen species that help cause arthritis, acute liver failure and other ...
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Provigil - Things you learn when without

The Curascript folks are late again. Last time it was with the Copaxone and this time with Provigil. We've been 3 days now without Provigial and it has clearly started to impact walking, balance and (logically) energy.

This morning we got a few samples from our neuro and .... Wham! Everything is back. Clearly it's not a cure, but it does help get through from day to day and somehow it's helping with balance.

Wondering ...
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Watch Out, for colds

Just getting over a cold but It knocked me down (in bed) for day's. I ran some errands yesterday and feel like I'm dying now.

It seems like little illness' get magnified if you have MS. Then you start to wonder if this is just the way it will be from now on. Before you realize it you've a bigger emotional problem than the original cold ever was. So.
as I said.

Watch out for ...
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Questions from a newly diagnosed person....

At the beginning of Nov '06, I woke up one day with numbness in my legs, they worked fine, they were just numb. I thought I had possibly slept wrong etc.... But after a few days I mentioned it to my husband and he insisted I see my doctor. After meeting with my doctor, and having her consult a neurologist it was decided that blood work and an MRI would be done ASAP. When I ...
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Sativex phase III neuropathic pain trials show benefits: GW Pharma
GW Pharmaceuticals plc announces preliminary results of two phase III studies of Sativex, its cannabinoid spray medicine, in peripheral neuropathic pain.

These studies are part of a programme to generate data for the future expansion of the use of Sativex in Europe beyond Multiple Sclerosis (MS) into other pain conditions.

The results of the study in patients with neuropathic pain characterised by allodynia show ...
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Oral cladribine Phase III

Merck Serono Completes Patient Enrollment in CLARITY Phase III Pivotal Clinical Trial of Oral Cladribine

Oral Cladribine on Track to Become First Oral Disease Modifying Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis.

Merck Serono announced today that patient enrollment has been completed in the CLARITY (CLAdRIbine Tablets Treating MS OrallY) study, a Phase III pivotal clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of Merck Serono's proprietary oral formulation of cladribine for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple ...
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Statins and Parkinsons

From The Guardian 15 Jan 07 a report of a smallish sample study linking low cholesterol levels (hence statins) and Parkinsons disease. Not sure what to think of this - unusual for me 8),,1990648,00.html

Low cholesterol levels linked with higher risk of Parkinson's disease

Polly Curtis, health correspondent

Scientists are to investigate why people with low cholesterol levels appear to be more likely to develop Parkinson's ...
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Unofficial Darwin Awards

I have no idea if any of these are true but they're entertaining nonetheless. - NHE

Subject: Darwin Awards For 2006

Number One of 2006:

I am a medical student currently doing a rotation in toxicology at the poison control center. Today, this woman called in very upset because she caught her little daughter eating ants. I quickly reassured her that the ants are not harmful and there would be no need to bring her ...
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Statins and bird flu

This is from the Times on 4 October 2006: "Statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs prescribed to two million pepole in Britain each year, could play a pivotal role in combating a flu pandemic, scientists believe. Early evidence suggests that the cheap, readily available drugs are a potential treatement for virulent influenza strains suchs as H5N1, which has killed 148 people in Asia. ... In a letter to the Times, three eminent flu researchers argue that while ...
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VERY interesting diagnosis!

BACKGROUND: My daughter's very first symptom (severe itching in her arm) occurred almost immediately after receiving a Hep. B vaccine (which was not given correctly which caused great concern for her doctor. She had the vaccine at the health department.) During my early research, I joined a Hep. B vaccine reaction website. Did it so long ago actually forgot I did!

JUMP FORWARD: A few weeks ago, a lady in her 50s contacted me via ...
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