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Try looking in the monthly archives. September 2016

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MS Brothers Able to Remain at Home Thanks to Caregiving Support

 Continuing to live in your own home when you can no longer look after yourself is an ideal many people seek to aspire to – but it’s not easy. Outside help is often needed.

Alex Camarillo is one perfect example of […]

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Just another question, or 15, to a blogger with MS

Here’s my second half of answers to the 30 question quiz  started the other day.
Why and when did you start blogging? 50shadesofsun went live on August 1, 2015. The reason why is that my years of writing experience as a […]

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Benefit assessor lied, say doctor and nurse

Assessors working on behalf of the UK government, to evaluate claims for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) continue to be the cause of endless complaints for their unacceptable behaviour. PIP is the welfare benefit paid to people with multiple sclerosis and other […]

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Progressive MS gets grants boost

Three new grants totaling £3.6 million are to be made by the International Progressive MS Alliance to researchers in an attempt to speed up the pace of research into progressive MS. This is good to see as research into finding treatment for […]

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Random fact: I live with MS but refuse to suffer from it

I found this 30 day challenge online but thought that would take too long so decided to complete it in two parts. This is part one, the second will follow soon. It’s just a bit of fun.
Five random facts about […]

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All health records need to be protected

Not everyone is happy to tell the world about their health problems, especially if they cannot be seen. This is one of the reasons why people newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, or some other invisible disease, sometimes choose not to […]

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Euthanasia for terminally ill – where do you stand?

Euthanasia is a difficult and contentious subject to deal with as there are strong opinions on both sides of the argument but it is a crucial issue for many with one of a number of chronic illnesses.
There are those who […]

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Urgent action urged to correct social care shortages

Chronic under-funding of the UK’s social care system, revealed by a new report from by The King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust, has prompted the Multiple Sclerosis Society to call on the government to take action.
On its website, under the heading […]

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Two Paralympic golds, two world records, one silver medal and one bronze in four starts – and she has MS

A Paralympic athlete who now also competes as a cyclist and has multiple sclerosis, has gained a medal in each of the four events in which she took part.
Kadeena Cox, 25, won two golds, each with a world record time, […]

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Zero tolerance for misuse of disability parking permits

A borough council has successfully prosecuted seven people on the same day in a crackdown on fraudulent misuse of Blue Badges that act as special car parking permits throughout Europe for people with disabilities.
The incidents all took place between March […]

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