Sunday, July 20, 2008

Teri Garr standing tall

Teri Garr standing tall
The Providence Journal Fri, 18 Jul 2008 9:37 AM PDT
HOLLYWOOD — When rumors started circulating in the late 1990s that she had multiple sclerosis, actress Teri Garr discovered a lot of Hollywood was afraid to even meet with her about potential acting gigs.

Cannabis-based drug seeks approval
TVNZ Thu, 17 Jul 2008 2:58 PM PDT
The Ministry of Health is recommending the approval of a cannabis-based drug in New Zealand. Sativex is a mouth spray extracted from cannabis plants. It's recently been approved in Canada for patients suffering from multiple sclerosis.

Blago Amends Health Insurance Bill
Chicagoist Mon, 14 Jul 2008 7:42 AM PDT
Governor Blagojevich used his amendatory veto power Sunday to expand House Bill 4255, which requires public employee health plans to cover preventative physical therapy treatments for multiple sclerosis and to expand autism coverage. The legislation comes from Senate Bill 1900, which did not pass earlier this year, despite broad bi-partisan support. Insurance policies in Illinois will now ...\


Local physician part of multiple-sclerosis study - Kendallville,IN,USA
Neurologist Dr. Ajay Gupta is part of the Allegro study, which is examining the drug laquinimod. It is taken orally once daily for relapsing-remitting ...
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Elan Hires Banks for $1.5-Bln Sale of Technology Unit, FT Says
Bloomberg - USA
Elan would keep its biopharmaceutical unit, which markets the multiple sclerosis medicine Tysabri, the newspaper said.
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In power of vitamin D, hope for a new disease fighter
The Star-Ledger Sun, 13 Jul 2008 9:53 PM PDT
In a Newark laboratory, researchers watch as mice stricken with multiple sclerosis suddenly walk. They peer into microscopes and see the growth of breast cancer cells dramatically slowed.

New Study By Researchers At Yale Explores Bullying-Suicide Link
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found signs of an apparent connection between bullying, being bullied and suicide in children, according to a new review of studies from 13 countries published in the International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health.


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