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MS Patients Might Benefit From New Oral Drug

MS Patients Might Benefit From New Oral Drug

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Thousands of Americans who suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS) might one day be able to take advantage of a drug that new research suggests is both safe and effective.Multiple sclerosis is a chronic and often disab…

Ann Romney’s MS Revelation: The Trauma of Diagnosis

Ann Romney’s MS Revelation: The Trauma of Diagnosis

ABC News (NEW YORK) — Ann Romney told Robin Roberts Thursday on Good Morning America that the multiple sclerosis diagnosis she received 14 years ago was her “darkest hour” that left her “humbled” and “crushed” to dust.Romney was diagnosed with multipl…

Jack Osbourne: Living With Multiple Sclerosis

Jack Osbourne: Living With Multiple Sclerosis

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Two months after receiving the shocking diagnosis that he has multiple sclerosis, Jack Osbourne says he is doing “pretty good.”The vision loss that caused doctors to diagnose the former reality-TV star and son of Ozzy …

‘Why Now?’ New Dad Jack Osbourne Faces MS

‘Why Now?’ New Dad Jack Osbourne Faces MS

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — At only 26 and a new father, Jack Osbourne was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis earlier this spring.The son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne told People magazine he was diagnosed only two weeks after his daughter, Pearl…

FDA Issues Warning About Experimental Therapy

FDA Issues Warning About Experimental Therapy

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about the potential risks of an experimental therapy used to treat a condition — chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, or CCSVI — often linked to m…

Ann Romney’s MS Scare Highlights Variable, Unpredictable Disease

Ann Romney’s MS Scare Highlights Variable, Unpredictable Disease

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Ann Romney’s struggles with multiple sclerosis kept her away from her husband’s campaign shortly before Super Tuesday.The wife of the presumptive GOP’s presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, told Entertainment Tonig…

Early Use of Drug Might Slow Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

Early Use of Drug Might Slow Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

Comstock/Thinkstock(SAINT PAUL, Minn.) — Early use of the multiple sclerosis drug interferon beta-1a might slow and even stop progression of the disease, according to new research from the American Academy of Neurology.Patients who received interferon…

Could MS Drug Be an Effective Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries?

Could MS Drug Be an Effective Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TOKYO) — A drug found to slow some of the physical problems and reduce the number of flare-ups of multiple sclerosis (MS) could also show promise for treating spinal cord injuries (SCIs), according to a new Japanese study.Resear…

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