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Try looking in the monthly archives. January 2016

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Opinions are divided over suitability of stem cell transplants as treatment for progressive MS

            From left: BBC programme Panorama, Royal Hallamshire Hospital; and Multiple Sclerosis Trust.
Great interest was stirred up, quite predictably, by Panorama programme Can you stop my Multiple Sclerosis? broadcast on January 20. That followed four patients with relapsing remitting MS […]

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Words: ‘Leche’, in Spain, can mean more than ‘milk’

As Lisa and I continue to settle into our new way of life in Spain, it is interesting to see not only the correct use of words but also their place in modern usage. Milk is a good, and hopefully humorous, example […]

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Why me? Maybe I have my answer

 
Most people being forced to live with an illness such as multiple sclerosis are bound to ask in those blackest of moments ‘why me?’ Despite my positive outlook on life, I certainly did a few years ago when I […]

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What’s in a name? Counterfeit cheats in Cheetham

Counterfeit goods seized in Cheetham Hill. Picture: Manchester Evening News.
Did you happen to see a news story on the internet yesterday about an area of the UK that has been labelled the ‘knock-off’ capital of the country in a new […]

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Can Multiple Sclerosis be stopped? Maybe SOME can

Prof Basil Sharrack (left) and Prof John Snowden have a clinical partnership of neurology and haematology.
Last night on the UK’s BBC television, its leading documentary programme Panorama aired an episode entitled Can you stop my Multiple Sclerosis?
It followed four people […]

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Fun facts to entertain you

Just for a bit of fun, here are a few facts about me that you probably don’t already know or don’t even want to! Well, you probably know a few but not all of them.
1.       My third forename is Hunter, my mother’s […]

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Disturbed nights: a frequent problem with MS

Oh wonderful, this morning I feel really great because, for once, I have had a decent night’s sleep. The traditional ‘eight hours’ is virtually unknown to me but, last night, I managed nine hours broken by only one interruption in […]

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Really fresh juice from locally grown fruit

Just have to say that we enjoyed a great addition to our breakfast this morning. Peter, one of our neighbours, rang the doorbell yesterday and handed Lisa a carrier bag absolutely bulging with oranges and grapefruits that he had picked […]

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Same-sex marriages threaten Anglican church split

     The shield of the Episcopal Church of the USA and, right, the rose of the Anglican Communion.
It’s liberal view on the seemingly still religiously controversial topic of same-sex marriage has landed the US Episcopal Church, the Anglican church in […]

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Restaurant service at your table and with a smile

Eating out in Spain, seemingly in all establishments from upmarket restaurants to simple bars or coffee shops, is like stepping back in time for me and is a return to normal for Lisa. And the reason for that is really […]

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