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Try looking in the monthly archives. August 2016

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US Presidential election: Republican candidate Trump caught in ‘woman with MS was fired’ scandal

Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump has been caught in a scandal that his campaign chief once sacked a woman with multiple sclerosis.
The American press are giving prominent coverage to the news that Stephen Bannon, Donald Trump’s new campaign CEO, […]

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Help for Anyone Newly Diagnosed with MS

Being diagnosed with MS can be more than a bit of a shock at first. Yes, you finally know what you’ve got, what all those symptoms you’ve having mean, and you have heard what your neurologist told you.
Well, you may […]

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My Life is My Own, MS Cannot Have It

It is often said that real life mimics television, and one hit TV series certainly reflects the theme: “my life is my own, MS cannot have it.”
During the 1960s, 1967–68 to be exact, an iconic television show ran on Sunday nights […]

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Significant profits at stake in MS drug patent battle

It is well known that pharmaceutical companies make a great deal of money from their products.  It is also indisputable that they make significant profit from the drugs they sell to treat those of us with chronic illnesses, including multiple […]

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Delays in Seeing Specialists a Growing Barrier to MS Diagnosis and Treatment

There can be absolutely no excuse for anyone experiencing the first signs and symptoms of neurological conditions like MS having to wait a long time to see an appropriate specialist, such as a neurologist. Delays in seeing specialists is a […]

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Paralympians fear losing their cars through government benefit cuts

Some of the British athletes, including two with multiple sclerosis, heading to Rio for the Paralympics fear losing their cars supplied through the Motability Scheme after being reassessed as part of the government’s programme of benefit cuts and reforms. This […]

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Handling sleep and rest with MS

Sleep, rest, tiredness, and fatigue. How many times have we heard those talked about in the same breath as multiple sclerosis? So often that they are getting somewhat repetitive and tiring, or should that be tiresome? If I dare say […]

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One MS event closes as another starts in the same venue, it’s all happening next month

MS Life, billed as the big-gest MS lifestyle event in Europe, is set to begin at lunchtime on Saturday September 17 just as the 32nd congress of ECTRIMS, the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis1, draws to […]

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Nine myths about MS

Myth: Multiple Sclerosis is a death sentence
Fact: No, it’s not, but it is a Life sentence. Life expectancy is close to normal for most people with MS. It is a Life sentence because, as yet, a definite cure has not been […]

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New Pre-HSCT Treatment May Be the Future, but HSCT with Lower Dose Chemo is Right Choice for MS Patients Now

News that scientists in the US are working to find a new pre-HSCT treatment to carry out stem cell transplants without the need for chemotherapy, as published in Multiple Sclerosis News Today, leaves me with mixed feelings.
While such a development […]

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