I said it 14 months ago, now researchers agree: MS is linked to ‘mono’

Great news. Science now backs my view, published here on July 14 last year, that MS is linked to glandular fever. The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) causes mononucleosis or just mono, otherwise known as glandular fever. Researchers have just uncovered what they describe as a biological link between EBV and MS. Fourteen months ago, in this … Continue reading I said it 14 months ago, now researchers agree: MS is linked to ‘mono’

News from Australia: ‘Catching glandular fever can prevent multiple sclerosis’

  Logo of News Corp Australia. What? Really?  The headline above not only caught my eye but stopped me in my tracks yesterday when I saw it on another blog site. I already knew that the Epstein Barr Virus that leads to glandular fever also has a link to MS but in a negative way. … Continue reading News from Australia: ‘Catching glandular fever can prevent multiple sclerosis’

Attack on myelin insulation involved in Zika deaths

Zika, a mosquito-borne disease that has now declared an international public health emergency by the World Health Organization, has certain similarities to other illnesses that some people may find disturbing. In Columbia, so far, Zika has caused three deaths and the country’s Health Minister, Alejandro Gaviria, said there was a "causal connection" between Zika, the … Continue reading Attack on myelin insulation involved in Zika deaths