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MS Hits Young Adults

Young adults are the group most likely to contract multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease of the nervous system that interferes with the brain's ability to control such functions as seeing, walking and talking.

The typical pattern of MS, which has no cure, is usually manifested in a short period of acute symptoms, followed by an easing or disappearance of symptoms that may last weeks, months or even years.

Symptoms come and go randomly, and can be mild or severe. They might include slurred speech, loss of bladder or bowel control, numbness or prickly feelings, or extreme fatigue..