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Zinbryta use restricted in Europe after a death and four serious liver injuries

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has restricted the use of multiple sclerosis drug Zinbryta. The agency took action after a patient died from liver injury (fulminant liver failure). The patient was in an ongoing observational study. Four cases of serious […]

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European Medicines Agency recommends licence for cladribine (Mavenclad)

The European Medicines Agency has approved cladribine (brand name Mavenclad) for use with multiple sclerosis.
The agency has recommended that a licence should be granted, by the European Commission, for the treatment of highly-active relapsing MS. Cladribine is currently an anti-cancer […]

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Taking care of a partner with a disability can be a labour of love

Perhaps the most overlooked people in the world of disabilities are not the people living with ds abilities but those living with them – the husband or wife who take cares of their loved one.
They are the family carers who […]

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To cope with serious diagnosis, grieve first

There’s no right way to grieve for the loss of anyone or anything. And that’s true for loved ones, close friends, beloved pets or even your own health when given a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis or some other disabling disease.
In […]

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Mood swings and MS

Mood swings are infuriating to us, upsetting to our nearest and dearest but one of very many possible symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis.
I was just starting to do some research, preparing to write a blog on the subject when the […]

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Being in the sun helps vitamin D levels but Orkney’s high MS rate is not due to deficiency, study shows

Spending more time in the sun can help everyone who needs to overcome his or her low level of vitamin D – and research in Scotland suggests that even taking holidays abroad may hold the key to tackling vitamin D […]

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New multiple sclerosis treatment to repair myelin is at phase 2 trial stage of development

Anti-LINGO-1 (also known as BIIB033) is a new MS treatment being development by the pharmaceutical company Biogen. It is currently being tested in people with optic neuritis, relapsing remitting MS and secondary progressive MS in phase 2 clinical trials.
LINGO is […]

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Zika set to hit Europe but WHO plays down risk

The Aedes mosquito is the most common carrier of the Zika virus.
Health officials are playing down the scares associated with the risk of a European outbreak of the infectious Zika virus – although they admit it is possible as the […]

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Danger of ‘silent’ heart attacks is lack of recognition

Ultrasound scan, file picture.
There is no doubt that heart disease is a killer. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, it is the biggest killer – and is responsible for nearly half the deaths (48.6%) of all the 10 […]

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‘No further plans to cut benefits’ pledge lasts 51 days

Work and pensions secretary Stephen Crabb discloses his plans to the select committee.
Declaration of interest: I have multiple sclerosis and receive both ESA (in the support group) and Disabled Living Allowance (both care and mobility components at the highest rates).
 
Sneaky, […]

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