FRIDAY, Aug. 4, 2017 -- Resistance training may help slow progression of multiple sclerosis, a small study suggests.
"Among persons with multiple sclerosis, the brain shrinks markedly faster than normal," said study researcher Ulrik Dalgas. "Drugs can counter this development, but we saw a tendency that training further minimizes brain shrinkage in patients already receiving medication."
WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 -- Women with a longer history of breast-feeding may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis than mothers who skip breast-feeding or nurse for briefer periods, a new study suggests.
Researchers compared nearly 400 women with MS or its precursor, known as clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), with a similar healthy group. They found that mothers who had breast-fed one or more children for a total of 15 months or longer were 53 percent less likely to develop MS or CIS than those with zero to four months of total breast-feeding.