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Mystery of Annette Funicello’s deadly disease: multiple sclerosis

annette-and-frankie-2_1365443962030-10946.jpgThe cause of MS is still a mystery.  One current theory links MS to lack of sunlight exposure.

Tampa Bay Times – Annette Funicello, who died last week at age 70 of complications from multiple sclerosis, was diagnosed just as scientific knowledge about the disease was on the brink of expanding.

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug for multiple sclerosis in 1993, a year after the beloved original Mouseketeer announced she had the condition. Around the same time, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) came into widespread use, which revolutionized…

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