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Friday, October 22, 2010

Clues on inflammation in central nervous system uncovered

London, Oct 22 : Scientists have found a type of cell that may limit inflammation in the central nervous system (CNS)-and could help in the treatment of brain disorders such as multiple sclerosis.


Barrow''s Fu-Dong Shi of the Barrow Neurological noted natural killer (NK) cells, a type of immune cell that destroys tissue that has been infected by pathogens and malignant cells.

While recent research has shed more light on the role of NK cells in other parts of the body, Shi''s research is unveiling important discoveries about how NK cells work in the CNS.



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A Reason for why UTI's are more common in women then men?


I learned today that most women, when they sit to pee, they sit hunched forward.

This position does not allow for full release (or evacuation) of urine from the bladder, thus causing urine to back -up within the system,  thus causing bacteria to build up, thus causing the UTI.


Does this make any sense?


What could this mean for ladies often subject to UTI's? 
When sitting to urinate, sit up straight and allow for a full, uninhibited flow...


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Multiple Sclerosis: Top Natural Supplements for Treatment

October 21, 2010



Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the nervous system that affects the brain and spinal cord. It damages the myelin sheath of the nerve cells and this, in turn, blocks the messages between the brain and the body. The disease generally occurs between the age of 20 and 40.

The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are visual disturbances, muscle weakness, cognitive and memory problems. The patient also suffers from abnormal sensations like numbness and pricking.
 
The guidelines for the treatment of multiple sclerosis help physicians take appropriate clinical decisions. The clinical decisions are taken regarding the use of disease-modifying agents. The multiple sclerosis treatment guidelines are set to consider the clinical utility of disease-modifying agents and include anti-inflammatory, immune-modulatory and immunosuppressive treatments.
Natural treatment for multiple sclerosis aims at reducing inflammation and is based on the diet and lifestyle. The natural treatment for this disease requires consistency.

Supplements for multiple sclerosis are :

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Vitamin E and other antioxidants like vitamin A, beta carotene and vitamin C. These supplements are strong nerve protectors. Vitamin D as a supplement for multiple sclerosis reduces relapses.

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Manganese combined with vitamin B enhances nerve impulses and alleviates muscle weakness. Magnesium and calcium help sooth muscle spasms and can be used as a natural treatment for multiple sclerosis.

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Cod-liver oil

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Flaxseed and evening primrose oil

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Borage oil and black currant oil

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Amino acids also help treat the disease. They are either injected or taken as tablets.

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Omega-3 combined with multivitamins and mineral supplements are recommended daily.

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Curcumin, a compound in turmeric, and garlic are used as natural supplements for multiple sclerosis.

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Herbal medicines (Bushen Gusui) and medical cannabis (marinol) are used to reduce pain.

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A natural treatment of multiple sclerosis is the Swank diet.

 Other natural treatments for multiple sclerosis include proteolytic enzyme supplementation and EAP supplementation therapy.
Bee venom or apitherapy is a widely used natural treatment for multiple sclerosis. It reduces the symptoms of fatigue, spasm and instability. Careful monitoring by a doctor is a must.

The therapeutic practice of tai chi and yoga mitigate fatigue. Exercise maintains flexibility and muscle control. Swimming, walking and bicycling are commonly advised to patients afflicted with multiple sclerosis.



SOURCE: Newsmax.com



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Immunomodulatory effects of vitamin D on monocyte-derived dendritic cells in multiple sclerosis


Abstract

In order to evaluate the effects of vitamin D3 on monocyte-derived dendritic cells (DCs) of relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis patients, DCs differentiation and maturation were evaluated in vitro based on surface phenotypic changes. The expression of CD14, CD83, CD1a, CD80, CD86, CD206 and C209 was analysed by fluorescence-activated cell sorting. The results reveal that vitamin D3 inhibits both the differentiation and maturation of DCs. Moreover, inhibits the secretion of IL 23/12p40 and increases the secretion of CCL2. The data suggest that one of the mechanisms of the beneficial action of vitamin D3 in multiple sclerosis may be associated with its influence on DCs.



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Free Screening for Foot Drop in Naples, Fl.




FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING
If you’re having trouble walking, come experience
advanced technology for foot drop for people living with
 Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Brain Injury or Spinal Cord Injury.

Screening Date:

Wednesday, November 17th    9:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.
Hosted by Bioness Inc. at the
Naples Regional Library
650 Central Avenue
Naples, FL 34102

For a required screening time, 
call (239)216-3860 
 or

Bioness Inc. is hosting a free screening on the NESS L300 Foot Drop System.   
The NESS L300 is an advanced functional electrical stimulation (FES) system that sends low-level
 electrical impulses to the  nerve in your leg, stimulating muscles to lift your foot. The NESS L300 uses FES to
produce movements that help people with foot drop walk and lead a more active life. 
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

CCSVI: University of Maryland, Dr. Haskal and our "what's going on?" meeting

Information and video provided by MS Patient Judy Pentz:



From: donotconcede | October 19, 2010  | 122 views
Latest news on CCSVI Treatment at University of Maryland with Dr. Ziv Haskal. Here is an update. Treatment is expected to resume soon. Please ask any questions. Here is the link to the Maryland USA MS CCSVI Group on Facebook.






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Monoclonal antibody BT-061 shows potential in the indication multiple sclerosis

October 21, 2010

Monoclonal antibody BT-061 shows potential in the indication multiple sclerosis

- Biotest generates positive pre-clinical data in the indication multiple sclerosis 

- Further development in this indication supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in the framework of the ´Neu² Konsortium´

Dreieich, 21. October 2010. Biotest has obtained positive pre-clinical data indicating the potential of BT-061 for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS).

Current scientific publications by respected academic research groups show that the regulatory T-cells in particular play a central part in the development and progression of MS; impairment of their function in the patient appears to be causally linked with the disease. The monoclonal antibody BT-061 specifically activates regulatory T-cells. The pre-clinical data that have now been obtained show that BT-061 reinforces the function of regulatory T-cells derived from MS patients.

´We are very pleased that the data now available confirm our expectations that the immunomodulatory mechanism of action of BT-061 has considerable potential in the indication MS, ´ comments Dr. Frank Osterroth, director of the Biotherapeutics Division at Biotest, on the data. ´Particularly in MS, there is still a significant medical need for effective and better tolerated and safe active agents despite modern approved products´.





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Thinking? Huh ?




Thinking is often NOT as easy as
 turning on the faucet

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