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Comorbidities May Significantly Up Mortality Risk in MS Patients

Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) may have twice the mortality risk compared to those without MS, despite research indicating that MS survival may be improving over time. The results from this study were published in the journal Neurology.

NABP Hopes .Pharmacy Domain Will Help Weed Out Illegal Online Pharmacies

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) announced that the general availability for the .pharmacy domain will begin on June 3, 2015 for pharmacies and pharmacy-related entities.

Gene Mutation in MS Sheds Light on Movement, Balance Disorders

Excessive inflammation that is present in multiple sclerosis (MS) may be due to a malfunctioning "brake" within immune cells to control the inflammation, researchers have concluded.

Pill Panic: Are Blood Clot Concerns Warranted?

A study published in The BMJ suggests a link between newer contraceptive pills and higher risk of serious blood clots. The finding is not new, but it may be cause for a different kind of concern.

Researchers Are Using a Modified Herpes Virus to Treat Melanoma

Study shows it helped a minority of patients, and experts say this approach has promise

Umbilical Cord Clamping Delay Found Beneficial in Boys

Fine-motor and social skills slightly improved in boys, but no difference in IQ, researchers say

Subclinical Hyperthyroidism Ups Risk for Hip, Other Fractures

Researchers found greater risk of hip, other fractures

How Many Drinks Does it Take to Harm the Heart?

Research seems to question current recommendations regarding alcohol consumption

Fewer U.S. Hospitals Sending New Moms Home With Formula

But CDC survey finds one-third continue the practice, which can undermine breastfeeding efforts

Hospice May Help Surviving Spouse Cope With Death

Study suggests improved coping for those whose loved ones had end-of-life care