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Australia: Melbourne Researchers Find Botox Eases Multiple Sclerosis Tremors

Posted: July 3rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Cankler Science News, Chemically Engineered, Medicated | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Australia: Melbourne Researchers Find Botox Eases Multiple Sclerosis Tremors

Australia - Melbourne Researchers Find Botox Eases Multiple Sclerosis TremorsResearchers have found that Botox can significantly reduce the severity of tremors in patients with the debilitating inflammatory disease, Multiple Sclerosis.

Researchers injected 23 patients with either Botox or a placebo over six months during the trial at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. They then videoed the volunteers to see if the botox made a difference.

Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as “disseminated sclerosis” or “encephalomyelitis disseminata”, is an inflammatory disease in which the fatty myelin sheaths around the axons of the brain and spinal cord are damaged, leading to demyelination and scarring as well as a broad spectrum of signs and symptoms.

Disease onset usually occurs in young adults, and it is more common in women. It has a prevalence that ranges between 2 and 150 per 100,000. MS was first described in 1868 by Jean-Martin Charcot :: Read the full article »»»»