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New study questions risk of stress

Data from Nurses’ Health Study published

A new study published in the May 31, 2011, issue of Neurology looked at stress as a possible risk factor for developing MS, focusing on two large groups in the Nurses’ Health Study, which has involved hundreds of thousands of female nurses followed over time. The nurses were asked to report on general stress at home and at work among a number of other factors.

Read about the study’s conclusions

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Society-funded research finds low vitamin D in African Americans Research finds low vitamin D in African-Americans with MS

A new study shows that African-Americans with MS have significantly lower levels of vitamin D than those who do not have MS, although these levels were not linked to disease severity. The study, which was funded through awards given by the National MS Society in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurologists, was published in a recent issue of Neurology. (Photo: Alexis Barbee, diagnosed 2009)

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June 2: Researchers pinpoint novel gene/environment interaction in cells from people with MS

May 31: People with MS caught in Medicare “donut hole” find relief under Affordable Care Act   

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