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You can pick your studies because if there's one showing one finding, you're probably going to find another one showing something quite different. Here's a study finding an increased risk of cancer among patients with MS and their relatives.


From PubMed (October 3, 2019),"Risk of cancer among multiple sclerosis patients, siblings, and population controls: A prospective cohort study":


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31573834
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MS - RESEARCH AND NEWS / "Smoldering" brain lesions might signal severe MS (JAMA)
« Last post by agate on October 02, 2019, 07:18:51 pm »
Another article on this, in JAMA (September 24, 2019)--"'Smoldering' Brain Lesions might signal severe multiple sclerosis":


http://bit.ly/2nOVRFf




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MAYZENT (siponimod) / (ECTRIMS) This study called into question by ECTRIMS President
« Last post by agate on October 02, 2019, 06:23:25 am »
From Medscape (October 2, 2019) a short article with a somewhat misleading title--"Siponimod May Delay Wheelchair Use in SPMS." The article quotes Bernhard Hemmer, MD, the President of ECTRIMS (the conference where these findings were presented),  who raises questions about this study's claim that siponimod can delay the time to wheelchair use in SPMS.
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https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/919261
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Since nuts are considered fats, at least so far as diabetic diets are concerned, it is somewhat surprising that eating nuts regularly might lead to less weight gain, but that is what this study maintains. From NEJM Journal Watch (September 24, 2019):

https://www.jwatch.org/fw115852/2019/09/24/regular-nut-consumption-tied-less-weight-gain?query=pfwRSTOC&jwd=000100983645&jspc=
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THE PRACTICAL SIDE OF BEING MULTIPLY SCLEROSED / Making MRIs more tolerable
« Last post by agate on September 28, 2019, 06:14:36 pm »

From Everyday Health, "5 Ways to Have a Better MRI Experience with MS" (July 1, 2019):


http://bit.ly/2mzvOBk
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NEWS / The Republican Party going down with Trump?
« Last post by agate on September 27, 2019, 08:47:55 pm »
From the Nation, an article by Joan Walsh, "The Republican Party Is Going Down with Trump" (September 27, 2019):


https://www.thenation.com/article/trump-republicans-ukraine-impeachment/
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MOVIES, TV / (Abst.) Jacqueline Du Pre's MS dx may have been wrong
« Last post by agate on September 26, 2019, 09:37:08 pm »
This abstract of an article (PubMed, September 25, 2019) maintains that Jacqueline Du Pre's MS diagnosis may have been wrong.


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31542612
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From Medicare Watch, an article by Julie Carter (September 26, 2019) tells about pending legislation that would eliminate the 24-month wait for Medicare coverage to begin after a person has been approved for Social Security disability benefits (SSDI)--"Bill Would Eliminate Harmful Health Care Delays for People with Disabilities":



http://bit.ly/2nGUXds
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TREATMENTS / Daclizumab-induced encephalitis in MS
« Last post by agate on September 25, 2019, 08:39:04 pm »
Editorial in Multiple Sclerosis Journal (September 24, 2019)--"Daclizumab-induced encephalitis in multiple sclerosis":


https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1352458519845079
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