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Losing a Child Raises MS Risk, Danish Study Shows

Parents who lose a child have an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis, an incurable disease that strips the nerves, researchers in Denmark reported on Monday.

People who lost a child were 50 percent more likely to develop MS than parents who did not lose a child, the study found -- raising the possibility that psychological stress may play a role in the development of MS.

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March 8, 2004 in research | Permalink