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Try looking in the monthly archives. June 2017

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Coimbra’s high dose vitamin D treatment for MS and other autoimmune diseases works, say patients

I have written before about vitamin D and autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis. What’s more, I take a daily supplement of 5,000 IU (international units) of vitamin D3. That started when I was found to be deficient in the vitamin […]

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Too much sunshine not good for young children or people with heat sensitivity

Having left a mainly editing and managing role in April, I now have more time to devote to writing. And, to be honest, that is where I am happiest.
Now I am writing for Medical News Today as well as paying […]

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Volunteer family carers not appreciated by government, new poll shows

Those who provide unpaid care for loved ones are not appreciated enough, according to a new poll. Carers in the UK are the same as caregivers in the USA.
The online poll was designed to find what the public thinks about […]

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Mobility aids: Choose what’s best for you

Mobility – well, truthfully, difficulty in moving around, is something that many of us with multiple sclerosis and other disabilities must overcome.
And, for our benefit, there are numerous mobility aids on the market for us to choose. These vary from […]

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Excuse me, which charity does your ribbon represent?

There are only a limited number of colours, and combinations of them, but there are many health and disability causes. That’s the reason why, for each color, there are a number of charities that use it for their publicity and […]

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Atos tries to escape its past though superficial rebranding

There is a new company providing assessments of people claiming government disability benefits in the UK. Well, no, there isn’t.
You see, the new name, Independent Assessment Services, is just a rebranding exercise.
True, the name is new but it is the […]

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Even a little independence is a great feeling

If you have mobility problems, getting out and about is extremely difficult. And doing so without the constant presence of a helper, assistant, or caregiver is something that is next to impossible.
As multiple sclerosis affects my left side, I cannot […]

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New welfare boss is either loyal party stooge or genuinely uncaring

David Gauke is the new man in charge of the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) in the UK. He has been appointed by lame duck prime minister Theresa May.
David Gauke MP. (Picture: South West Herts Conservatives Association).
So, as the […]

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May’s ‘extreme’ bedfellows may be good for welfare benefits

Prime Minister Theresa May.
It is no surprise that Theresa May wants to hold on to the keys of 10 Downing Street. After all, it is the official home of the British prime minister. But she needs help, her Conservative party […]

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Cambridge scientist ‘on verge of curing multiple sclerosis’

A researcher from Cambridge University, UK, has made a discovery which could lead to a cure for multiple sclerosis. What’s more, she says it can tackle other diseases too.
Dr Su Metcalfe of LIFNano (Photo David Johnson).
Dr Su Metcalfe was working […]

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