How is Multiple Sclerosis dispersed throughout the world? Does it affect one type of person more than another?
Women are affected more than men, almost twice as much. Although older patients developing the condition are more evenly balanced. Whites or Caucasians are twice as likely to suffer from MS as other races.
Alison Peebles is fighting her MS with the help of spine manipulation treatment from her physiotherapist friend Chongsu Lee
The technique involves manipulation of the spine and surrounding soft tissue to release tension from the body, allowing better movements of the neck, shoulders and back. As tension around the spine gradually eases off, blood and lymph circulation and the nerve function improve.
In 2006 the BBC highlighted a potential health scam. In a radio and TV documentary they pointed the finger at Advanced Cell Therapeutics (ACT) and their stem cell treatments claiming them to be a swindle.
Stem cell scientists see enormous potential benefit for medicine from stem cells in the future. But they say it is simply a false hope to use cord blood stem cells in the vast majority of conditions ACT claims.
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