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Book review......

Russell Farris and Per Marin MD PhD book review by David Wheldon MB FRCPath


This book explains how common, non-resolving intracellular infections can, over long periods of time, subvert the body's defences by causing chronic elevation of cortisol while provoking chronic activation of pro-inflammatory cytokines; this has serious repercussions, including type II diabetes, atheroma and heart disease. Much of what we put down to ageing is caused by chronic infection.

When I started as ...
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Do we need worms to keep us healthy?

Fascinating theories on the emerging belief that our hyper-sterile world may be making us sick--and that we need worms in our GI tracts to help us stay healthy.

Focuses on Crohn's disease but multiple sclerosis is mentioned. ... oryid=3573
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Hospital stays vs. steroids--equal in effectiveness

Got to talking with my neuro at yesterday's appointment about how I'm sure there's a correlation between stress and MS exacerbations, and she agreed. Then she told me something very interesting.

She said, in the 1970s, when docs were just at the beginning of studying steroid use and other means to alleviate MS exacerbations, they compared two things: a dose of steroids at home vs. hospitalization, which meant the patient was admitted into a caring, ...
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Hormones - one for Sharon

Brains of male mice boast extra nerve insulation 01 February 2006

The brains and spinal cords of male mice contain more of the protective, fatty substance called myelin, which insulates nerve cells, than their female counterparts, new research reveals. The finding could help to explain why some neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis, strike one sex more than another.

Robert Skoff of the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, US, and colleagues found an ...
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Please vote for the Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre!

Hi all.

Please can you vote for The Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre at You will be sent a verify email which you need to click on the link to verify - please note if you use MS Hotmail, Yahoo or G-Mail your verify mail MAY go to your junkmail folder. :O(

Jessica Williams' royalties from the sales of her book How to Give to Charity, plus the same ...
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Cost of Future Oral Drugs


Does any one has some ideas about how much the Oral drugs I.e. FTY720 or Mylinax or BG12 etc would be priced if they are approved. Will they be priced in the same range as CARB?
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Counselling - does it help?

Dear all,

Sorting through some paperwork I came across the letter that my neuro sent to my MS nurse. The final para reads 'Ian is very anxious about having a diagnosis of MS. In my opinion, his reaction is abnormal... He admitted to me that he commonly wakes in the early hours of the morning, worrying about his future.... I have recommended that he should seek formal counselling and possibly cognitive therapy to try and ...
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Prions and stem cells

New insights into the functioning of stem cells...

Prions may hold key to stem cell function

30 January 2006 - news service - The curative properties of stem cells may rely on prions, a new study suggests, the type of protein made infamous by mad cow disease.

Prions are a special class of protein that can change the shape and function of other proteins around them. While these are found throughout any mammal’s body, ...
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