Sometimes health advice is just too good to be true, like these beauties: "Eat pomegranates to prevent cancer" ... and "Organic food will make your kids smarter." But as for "Use sunscreen to treat an autoimmune disease" ... what? That's not possible, right? Well, the truth is that last one, as crazy as it sounds, just might be real.
A new study, released this week and slated to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology meetings in April, found a link between coffee consumption a lot of it and a reduced incidence of multiple sclerosis. It s a pretty slim thread, however.
The latest in health news: The Pennsylvania Environmental Protection Agency releases review on low-risk fracking, a stem cell transplant method provides new hope for MS treatment, & why Golden Rice mustn't be stopped.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, disabling disease of the central nervous system. In its severest form, MS may impair locomotion, vision, bladder function, and even respiratory function, and can be fatal. Many experts estimate that up to 400,000 Americans have MS.
Currently, the efficacy of stem cell transplantation in preventing the progression of MS is being investigated, particularly in patients whose disease is not well-controlled with pharmacologic agents.
Health scare artists have found a whole new medium for terrorizing the public - the Internet. Individuals in search of accurate health information may literally become caught in the Web, where health hoaxes and urban medical myths run rampant. The health scare messages are always the same - whatever it is, it will make you sick.