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Try looking in the monthly archives. June 2016

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Support groups can beat loneliness and being alone

Being alone and loneliness may seem to be the same thing but they are not, far from it. It is just as easy to be lonely in a crowd as it is to be happy when alone.
Illnesses and diseases like […]

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Benefits protest vicar’s council tax case delayed

Rev Paul Nicolson (Photo: Evening Standard).
A landmark council tax and benefits court case, in the UK, between a retired vicar and a London borough council has been adjourned, to Thursday August 4, by Tottenham magistrates.
The Rev Paul Nicolson appeared in […]

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ESA mandatory reconsideration IS a waste of time

Photo: The Independent
Mandatory Reconsideration, the extra step introduced in 2013 to be undertaken before a negative Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) decision can be appealed, is a waste of time.
That’s not just me saying that; it is based on sad […]

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From the heart – an open letter to those without MS

From the heart, this guy says all we really need to say, whether we have multiple sclerosis or one of many other diseases:
Having MS means many things change, and a lot of them are invisible. Unlike AIDS and cancer, most […]

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Unfair PIP assessments are disgraceful and scandalous

Personal Independence Payment (PIP), a UK disability benefit, was refused totally last week to a guy whom I knew at school in the 1960s. He is a private man and doesn’t want a fuss. He is just getting on with […]

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Take action against PIP

It’s time for action and time for people like me to speak out. Through this blog, I am supporting the National Day of Action against sham Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments which is being held in the UK on Wednesday […]

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Stem cell trial patients are leading a normal life

This is my column, today, in MS News Today. I thought you’d like to know about it:
Stem Cell MS Patients Lead Normal Life Thanks To aHSCT Procedure
People with MS who were involved in a long-term clinical trial are out and about […]

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‎Self-advocate: Take control of your own treatment

Becoming a self-advocate may be the best way of getting the treatment any MS patient may want.
Stem cell transplants are known as aHSCT or just HSCT, and interest in them as a therapy for MS has never been higher. First […]

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Stem cell clinical trial is real, not ‘false hope’

This blog’s story about the outcome of the long-term clinical trial of stem cell therapy was deleted from one Facebook group on the grounds that it did not wish to allow anything that would give its members ‘false hope’.
Actually, nor […]

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Long-term clinical trial Proves stem cell therapy that destroys immune system Does Stop MS

As regular readers of this blog will know, I also now write a column for MS News Today but, yesterday, I was asked to write a news story. You might be interested:
Aggressive Stem Cell Therapy Stops MS Relapses, According to […]

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