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Gene therapy prevents, even reverses, MS in animal model – new research

Multiple sclerosis can be inhibited, or even reversed, according to University of Florida researchers. They used a novel gene therapy technique that, they claim, stops the disease’s immune response in mouse models.
Obviously, if that can be reproduced in humans, it […]

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Home from Moscow, strangely contented

Yesterday was a long and tiring day, returning home to the sunny and south of Spain from the colder temperatures found in Moscow.
With the help of two members of the support team, I left the hospital at 7am, which was […]

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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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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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Wheelchairs enable users and restore independence

Out and about independently in his wheelchair.
Surfing the internet, for want of something better to do, I came across the old but now outdated expression ‘wheelchair bound’.
It was in an article about MS published by Medical News Today in which Honor […]

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DWP documents allegedly destroyed

Unbelievable. In the face of allegations that an undertaking given to a coroner in 2014 has never been followed-up with any action, the UK’s Department of Work and Pensions is unable to provide proof that it did.
The undertaking was given […]

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Hotel group bans disability scooters

Disability scooters parked on the pavement.
Able-bodied people are being blamed for hiring and misusing mobility scooters leading to one of the leading hotel chains in Benidorm, Spain, to ban the scooters that are essential mobility aids for people with one […]

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Back again

Sorry that there was no post on this blog yesterday; it was due to circumstances beyond my control. All being well, normal service will now be resumed.
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Anthem of the Seas in stormy waters

Last month, when Anthem of the Seas was caught by a much stronger storm than was anticipated, I published a blog that was not posted here as I was not a member of this group at that time.
In the light of […]

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Just great to be alive

 Anticoagulants, from left: Warfarin I was taking in UK, replaced by Sintrom in Spain but changed to Clexane by hospital.
Life is wonderful, isn’t it? Ok, I know it could be better but for me it is just great to be […]

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