SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer wants federal officials to help figure out why Syracuse has such a high rate of multiple sclerosis.
PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt has left his post as coach of Greek club Olympiakos two months after announcing he had been diagnosed with multiple...
LONDON (AP) — Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has made a substantial donation for research into the treatment of multiple sclerosis at a center named after her late mother.
PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
In a statement posted Monday on the website of Greek club Olympiakos, Blatt...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman arrested on drunken driving charges despite her repeated explanations that her disabilities made it difficult for her to walk, keep her balance, or speak clearly, has sued police.
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — A 10-mile Tough Mudder obstacle course competition is hard enough for an experienced athlete. Bruce Ippel of Smyrna faced a whole different challenge to make it to the end.
Getting there was a journey that began a little over a year ago after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a debilitating condition that attacks the central nervous system and causes problems with vision, speech and muscle control, among other issues.
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal jury has awarded $549,000 to a Washington state inmate with multiple sclerosis who was repeatedly denied nonaddictive nerve-pain medication by prison staff.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — To save money on drugs, Utah is offering to cover travel expenses for public employees willing to go fill certain high-cost prescriptions in Mexico.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film and TV actress Selma Blair announced she is dealing with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
In a post Saturday on her Instagram account, Blair, 46, says she was diagnosed with the disease of the central nervous system on Aug. 16.
Blair says she is struggling with the disease's effects on her: "I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps."
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Several women are running across Nebraska as part of a national campaign to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis.
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania hospital is apologizing for a letter it sent to patients with multiple sclerosis telling them to seek care elsewhere because of the recent departure of four doctors.
Penn State Health sent the apology letter Monday, telling patients that it remains committed to multiple sclerosis treatment at its hospital in Hershey despite the staffing issues. It says it has organized a team to help patients in the short-term and is looking to rebuild the department long-term.
ATLANTA (AP) — A woman with multiple sclerosis says Delta Air Lines employees tied her to a wheelchair with a blanket when they didn't have a chair that could accommodate her disability, and her son says a supervisor cursed at her as she wept.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — As an athletic incoming freshman at Southeast Missouri State University, Micheal Curry had hopes of becoming a football star. But a medical diagnosis sidelined those dreams and set him on a different path.
Curry sought treatment from a chiropractor for five years. Last summer, his health worsened.
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):
Major U.S. stock indexes nudged a bit further into record territory on Wall Street, but small-company stocks lagged behind.
Gains for health care and retail companies were partly offset by declines in major technology stocks Wednesday.
Amazon rose 1 percent, and drugmaker Mylan soared 16 percent after federal regulators approved its generic version of Teva's multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's Supreme Court said a former worker in a Samsung LCD factory who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis should be recognized as having an occupationally caused disease, overturning lower court verdicts that held a lack of evidence against the worker.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Betty Cuthbert, the only runner to win Olympic gold medals in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter sprints, has died following a long battle with multiple sclerosis. She was 79.
LONDON (AP) — The highest court of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts can consider whether a vaccination led to someone developing an illness even when there is no scientific proof.
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — A southern Ohio hospice patient with advanced multiple sclerosis has had a heavy metal wish fulfilled after a tribute band staged a personal performance for him at the facility where he lives.
The Chillicothe Gazette reports (http://ohne.ws/2rTvbUa ) a band that pays tribute to Ozzy Osbourne played a three-song set for 51-year-old Tim Ott at a Chillicothe assisted living facility on Saturday.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — In the midst of an emotional slump, Lisa Baray experienced the power of human connection when she made a phone call to a complete stranger.
"It's so relieving when you talk to people about certain situations and they can say, 'Oh, I know!' or 'I've been there," Baray said. "It's so nice to just have people who have that same feeling toward you as you have toward them."
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After Bryan Bickell put such a memorable end to his hockey career, it was hard to find a dry eye in the Carolina Hurricanes' locker room.
Bickell scored in the shootout of his final game before retiring because of multiple sclerosis, and the Hurricanes beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Sunday night in the season finale for both teams.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell says he's retiring after the season as he fights multiple sclerosis.
Bickell said following Saturday night's 5-4 shootout loss to St. Louis that he and his family came to the decision "probably about 3-4 days ago. His final game comes Sunday night at Philadelphia.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Just seven games into his debut season with the Carolina Hurricanes, after realizing his body wasn't right, Bryan Bickell was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
The devastating news triggered questions about whether his career would be over. Those first few weeks of his hiatus for treatment were tough.
The nearly five months that have since passed felt, at times, like years.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Bryan Bickell is back in the NHL five months after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
The Carolina Hurricanes recalled Bickell and forward Andrew Poturalski from their AHL affiliate in Charlotte on Monday, one day before they play at Minnesota.
PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — At 28, Dan Pimenta was at a high point in life — he had just got a permanent slot on the Fire Department and had a part-time construction job. He and his wife, Donna, had a new baby boy at home, and he was healthy.
Except he wasn't, not by a long shot.
Pimenta started experiencing a strange numbness on the right side of his head. It spread to his arm, leg and foot.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for an aggressive kind of multiple sclerosis that steadily reduces coordination and the ability to walk.
The Food and Drug Administration approved Ocrevus late Tuesday after a large study found it slowed progression of the neurological disease and reduced symptoms.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday again warned patients and doctors to avoid a risky, experimental procedure promoted as a treatment for several nervous system disorders, including multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.
The procedure involves inflating a tiny balloon in narrowed veins, usually in the neck, to widen them and improve blood flow.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bryan Bickell had an assist in his first hockey game since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Playing for the Carolina Hurricanes' AHL affiliate in Charlotte, Bickell logged about 10 minutes of ice time while playing on the fourth line in the Checkers' 6-1 victory over Cleveland on Saturday night.
Bickell had the primary assist on Kris Newbury's goal that made it 5-0 just 2:51 into the second period.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell is expected to skate in his first hockey game since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
The Hurricanes assigned Bickell to their AHL affiliate in Charlotte on Friday and say he's expected to play for the Checkers on Saturday night.
The move came a day after he was placed on waivers in a procedural move that allowed the team to send him to the minors.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Bryan Bickell is taking the next step toward his goal of returning to the Carolina Hurricanes while fighting multiple sclerosis.
The Hurricanes announced Thursday that they've placed the forward on waivers with the purpose of assigning him to their AHL affiliate in Charlotte. The minor-league team begins a six-game homestand with games Friday and Saturday nights.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana-based company agreed Thursday to stop making and marketing untested products that were labeled and advertised as treatments for heart disease, multiple sclerosis, cancer and other maladies.
The agreement also stops the company, known as Cili Minerals, and its owner, Anton S. Botha, from marketing dietary supplements that the government says were adulterated. The federal complaint said the company failed to test ingredients or finished products as required by law.