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Meditation seen to improve symptoms of MS

Rigorous study in MS

The results of a controlled study of 150 people with relapsing-remitting or secondary-progressive MS published in a recent issue of the esteemed journal Neurology focused on whether a type of meditation called “mindfulness-based intervention” (MBI) could improve well-being in people with MS. Participants practicing MBI improved significantly more than the control group in most outcome measures. Why was this?

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Gilenya: What you should know Gilenya: What you should know

MS Learn Online presents two webcasts on Gilenya, the first oral disease-modifier approved for the treatment of MS. Join host Aaron Miller, MD, chief medical officer for the National MS Society, as he discusses the clinical trial findings on Gilenya, how the drug works and who should consider taking it. Transcripts of this two-part program are also available in PDF and MP3 podcast formats.

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Spring and Summer Study shows MS disease activity higher in spring / summer.

In a recent U.S. study, researchers found that MS disease activity measured by MRI scans in 44 people with MS increased two to three times during the months of March to August compared with other times of the year. What
is the influence of the environment on MS?

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Oct 8: Phase III results of AVP-923 (formerly called Zenvia) shows it can reduce episodes of uncontrollable laughing or crying in MS

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