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Try looking in the monthly archives. August 2017

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Falls – the good, the bad, and the ……

Falls are a fact of life for people with multiple sclerosis or other disability that includes mobility and balance problems. But, those of us who take the tumbles know they are not all the same.
We divide them into bad falls […]

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People with MS in the military have higher risk of death

Personnel of UK armed forces who have multiple sclerosis are at significantly higher risk of dying than people in other occupations. This is according to a new study.
The study titled “Mortality from multiple sclerosis in British military personnel” was published […]

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Cure for multiple sclerosis: Are we close?

I keep reading about potential cures for multiple sclerosis but how lose are we? Let us take a look at the situation.
Researchers and the medical profession already know that MS is a complicated disease with numerous symptoms. Also, they know […]

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MS patients’ cancer risk likely to have been increased by older immunosuppressants, says study

People with multiple sclerosis are more likely to develop cancer if they have used immunosuppressants than if they haven’t, according to a new study. I knew it was right to have a healthy disrespect for certain MS treatments.
The study cites […]

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Sensitivity to heat not affected by summer sunshine

As summer continues with temperatures in the 30°s C (high 80°s), the hottest days now seem to be behind us here in the south of Spain. The temperatures peaked at over 100°, so the high 80°s is quite pleasant.
What’s more, […]

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Sunscreen compounds help suppress MS symptoms

Vitamin D, whether gained naturally with the help of sunshine or from a supplement, is widely seen as being beneficial if you have MS. Certainly, I have experienced a benefit from taking tablets on a daily basis.
Now, though, scientists are […]

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Symptoms of MS can show years before disease itself

For once, I am pleased to know that I am not alone. Researchers in Canada report that people with multiple sclerosis can show symptoms of something wrong five years before disease onset. This is much earlier than previously thought, but […]

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Silly season lacks real news stories – whether general or about disabilities

It’s silly season right now. At least, it is in the UK and many other countries. In the US, it is called the slow news season. Elsewhere it can be called cucumber time, or another such term.
The reason, of course, […]

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Blood test can shorten MS diagnosis to 7 days

IQuity has launched1 an RNA-based2 blood test that, it says, can confirm a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in seven days.
This is much faster than using conventional diagnostic methods. These usually involve a series of visits to clinics, various tests and […]

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Disabled employees: What does Brexit mean?

As representatives of the UK and the European Union (EU) negotiate about Brexit, our attention is focused on disability. Now, the spotlight is on how disabled employees may be affected by the country’s withdrawal from the EU.
The Business Disability Forum […]

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