*There's a lot of media coverage recently about growing obesity and this trend is not only in adults, but in children too.* *I watched a TV program...
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Henry provided me with the following links for you to decipher, which he wrote:
http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-view_blog_post.php?postId=76 vitamin D vs drug
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http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=691 Overview - which includes details concerning relapse rates with vitamin D
http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-browse_categories.php?parentId=18&sort_mode=created_desc list of all items on MS and Vitamin D
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TORONTO, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- ~ MobilityMattersinMS.ca is the First Canadian Website Dedicated to Mobility Impairment in MS ~Mobility impairment is the most significant physical symptom of having multiple sclerosis (MS). In fact, the results of an international study show that Canadian patients consistently rank walking as their highest priority among thirteen bodily functions including vision, cognition and bladder control, regardless of the degree of impairment or disease duration.1 MobilityMatterinMS.ca, developed by Biogen Idec Canada, is the first Canadian online resource that provides information to help patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals manage the symptoms of mobility impairment in MS.Multiple sclerosis is a complex, neurologic disease that impacts overall quality of life with a wide range of symptoms. The international Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life Research - IMPACT survey reveals that nearly one-half (48 per cent) of Canadian MS patients experience difficulties with mobility within one month after diagnosis,2 increasing to 92 per cent within 10 years of diagnosis.3"Research advances have provided MS patients with improvements in the treatment of their disease, but the management of symptoms like mobility continues to be a significant challenge," said Dr. Daniel Selchen, MD, FRCPC, neurologist at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. "Symptoms of mobility impairment in MS are usually progressive, and cause a profound effect on the independence, quality of life and daily activities of many patients. Patients and healthcare professionals alike require additional resources to fully assess the impact of loss of mobility and know how to better manage it."MobilityMattersinMS.ca offers patients and caregivers information regarding the difficulties with mobility as a result of MS. Daily tips, mobility polls, event listings, real life stories and an assortment of tools such as Maximizing Your Mobility exercise videos and Mobility Matters in MS Pedometer iPhone Application, are available to help patients understand and cope with the physical implications caused by the symptoms of mobility impairment in MS."Physicians are consistently seeking new and innovative ways to help people with MS and their families cope with this disease," said Dr. Selchen. "MobilityMattersinMS.ca is a welcome and encouraging resource that can assist patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals with the management of mobility issues in MS."MobilityMattersinMs.ca is an important development in the management of mobility impairment in MS as more than one-third of patients turn to online resources like social media to share their experiences with mobility difficulties.4 Family and caregivers of patients will also benefit as Canadians are the most avid viewers of online video,5 and nearly 80 per cent of people aged 16 and older, or 21.7 million people, use the Internet for personal reasons.6 Of Canadian internet users, 64 per cent of Canadian internet users search for medical or health-related information.7Results from the IMPACT study Other results from the IMPACT study confirm the significance that MS patients and healthcare professionals place on mobility impairment. For 78 per cent of patients, mobility impairment is a constant issue8 and at least once per week, the majority of MS patients (80 per cent) experience difficulties with mobility.9 A significant number of Canadian MS patients feel limited (50 per cent) and frustrated (44 per cent)1 due to mobility impairment and its most common symptoms, which includes weakness in the legs (90 per cent), difficulty walking (88 per cent), lack of balance (88 per cent), and slowness in movement (86 per cent).11READ MORE
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Depression is very common in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). In fact, symptoms of depression severe enough to require medical intervention affect up to half of all people with MS at some point during their illness.
March 15, 2012
Phase III ALLEGRO study results showed laquinimod reduced the annual rate of relapses, slowed the progression of disability, and decreased brain tissue loss
Laquinimod was associated with favorable safety and tolerability profile
European Union (EU) regulatory submission planned in H2 2012
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: TEVA) and Active Biotech (NASDAQ OMX NORDIC: ACTI) today announced the publication of results from the laquinimod Phase III ALLEGRO study in the March 15 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (http://www.nejm.org/).Data from the two-year study showed that oral once-daily laquinimod reduced inflammatory disease activity as measured by clinical relapses and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), slowed disability progression and decreased brain tissue loss, while maintaining a favorable safety and tolerability profile in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS).
"The positive findings from ALLEGRO provided evidence that laquinimod represents a unique approach in the treatment of multiple sclerosis - one that offers relapse management along with a significant reduction in the key outcome measures correlated to irreversible nervous tissue damage," said Principal Investigator, Professor Giancarlo Comi, Director of the Department of Neurology and Institute of Experimental Neurology at the San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Italy. "We are pleased to have the results published in The New England Journal of Medicine."The ALLEGRO results, along with results from the second global Phase III study of laquinimod, BRAVO, will be included in the application for regulatory approval planned for submission to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in the second half of this year."The publication of the ALLEGRO results in a prestigious peer-reviewed journal is an important landmark as we continue to research and develop laquinimod," said Lesley Russell, Senior Vice President of R&D, Teva Global Branded Products. "We look forward to continuing to work with regulatory authorities in both the EU and the U.S. to bring this novel therapy to the MS community."
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About half of people with MS will experience some problems with cognitive function. For most, this means slowed thinking, decreased concentration, or decreased memory. In only about 5% to 10% of MS patients is this so severe that it significantly impairs their ability to carry out daily living tasks.Most of the time, difficulties with cognition occur later in the course of the disease; however, there are times where it occurs much earlier, and occasionally it's present with the onset of MS.
Courtesy of Wendy BookerWendy Booker plans to temporarily move to Alaska later this year and train as a musher for the 2013 Iditarod.When Wendy Booker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in June 1998, she instantly envisioned spending the rest of her life in a wheelchair. Booker's knowledge of the disease was limited to a few of her parents' friends who became debilitated after their diagnosis. But that was a different generation.Booker, now 57, still believes that panic, ranging from immobilization to much worse, sets in for most newly diagnosed MS patients and their families."My then-8-year-old son asked if I was going to die, which is actually the first thing you think of if you don't know anything about the disease," Booker said.Luckily, she already had embarked on heavy research before relaying the news to her 8-year-old and other two sons, 15 and 19 at the time. She transferred to a world-class neurologist, Dr. Howard Weiner, at Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital, and started taking Copaxone, a widely used disease-modifying therapy for people with MS. She was well-equipped to ease her kids' fears but needed an outlet to calm her own. That was when she transformed herself into an extreme athlete and adventurer."I have this diagnosis, so what am I going to do with it?" Booker recalled. "I'm thinking, 'I'm going to do something out of character, something I never entertained before.'"
It’s been literally months since I’ve posted one of my “Late Night TV Monologue Jokes About Fatness and What They Say About Us?” updates. There’s a big backlog, so we’d best get right on it.
Joke: “At President Obama’s Super Bowl party, they had cheeseburgers and deep-dish pizza. So much for Michelle Obama’s healthy eating initiative.” (Letterman, 2/6/11)
Joke: “Wednesday is National Baked Alaska Day. Friday is National Carrot Cake Day. I’m not sure how these days started, but I’m getting very fat celebrating them.” (Kimmel, 1/30/12)
Significance: Even those of us who are health-conscious and well-informed often cheerfully backslide when celebrating American holidays and national special events. The problem is that the calendar seems to provide one of those approximately every four weeks.
Joke: “Women who drink are less likely to be obese than women who do not drink. All this time, you’ve been on Jenny Craig while you should have been on Johnny Walker.” (Leno, 3/4/11)
Significance: Excessive drinking as an alternative to excessive eating is not a good idea, and this should be watched closely by public health officials before it becomes a trend.
Joke: “On Friday, a woman in Texas gave birth to baby boy weighing in at 16 pounds, 1 ounce. When they did the sonogram, the doctor was like, ‘I’m not sure if it’s a boy or a girl, but it’s definitely an American.’” (Fallon, 7/11/11)
Joke: “A new study found that 10 percent of toddlers are overweight. That explains the most popular new stroller on the market: a wheelbarrow.” (Fallon, 6/27/11)
Significance: Our rates of childhood overweight and obesity have passed so far beyond the Problem and Crisis stages that they now qualify as a full fledged Cliche. That’s downright demoralizing.
Joke: “The U.S. Census Bureau reports that American homes are 650 square feet larger today than they were in 1980. Unfortunately, so are most Americans.” (Conan, 9/13/11)
Significance: One of the reasons a lot of us aren’t aware or simply don’t believe that we’ve grown fatter is because everything in the world around us — houses, vehicles, food portions, other people — has also gotten considerably larger.
Joke: “Gov. Chris Christie from New Jersey is not running for president. He weighed the pros, he weighed the cons, and then he weighed himself.” (Letterman, 10/5/11)
Joke: “Chris Christie announced that he will not run for president. Not only did Christie say he’s not going to run, he’s also not going to jog or walk anymore.” (Kimmel, 10/4/11)
Joke: “New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie officially announced that he will not be running for president. Do we really want a president who looks like an American League umpire? He would have been the first American president visible from space.” (Letterman, 10/4/11)
Joke: “Governor Christie wants to extend the 7 train to New Jersey. When asked what’s wrong with the Lincoln Tunnel, Christie said, ‘You try squeezing through that thing.’” (Conan, 11/2/11)
Significance: If Governor Christie has any desire to run for president in 2016 or any other year, he’d better either lose several suit sizes in girth or be prepared to become the focus of more belittling and demeaning fat jokes than Kirstie Alley, Rosie O’Donnell, Oprah, Queen Latifah, Rush Limbaugh, Jason Alexander, Larry the Cable Guy, Charles Barkley, Steven Seagal and Elvis put together. Let’s face it, when Jimmy Kimmel wisecracks about your weight, you’ve got a serious image problem.
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