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Positive MS News: July 2015

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Because of the summer holidays, less positive news has filtered through. Either way, enjoy, and hopefully more next month!

Research

  1. Gene Regulating Treatment Response in Multiple Sclerosis Identified
  2. New Study Evaluates The Role of MRI in Monitoring MS Progression Multiple Sclerosis
  3. Nano-Drugs in Liposomes Could Treat Multiple Sclerosis
  4. Altered Immune Cells in Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis Patients Cause Reduced Immune Capacity
  5. MS Study Uses Findings on Quality of Life Issues To Develop New Confidence-Building Intervention
  6. Nutra Pharma Working on Pediatric MS Treatment Based on Venom Multiple Sclerosis News Today
  7. Identifying MS Gene Mutations Could Make Personalized Treatment Possible Multiple Sclerosis …
  8. Brain Scan To Detect Multiple Sclerosis, Other Brain Abnormalities
  9. Why medical research matters
  10. New MS Study Shows TYSABRI Improves Cognitive Impairment
  11. AB Science announces successful non futility test for masitinib in progressive forms of multiple …
  12. Study Evaluates Gilenya’s Impact on Central Autonomic … – Multiple Sclerosis News Today
  13. Women and men’s immune system genes operate differently, Stanford study shows

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Use it or lose it!

Life with MS?

“60% blood to keep the phlebotomy department satisfied, 10% sweat, and 0% tears.”

When I’m told that 30% is missing, I agree.

“30% is memory loss, which rather proves a point.” Continue reading

Fake it ’til you make it!

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Close your eyes for a few seconds, and imagine the type of person I will describe to you.

It’s someone who has Samuel Beckett’s “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better” personality. Trying to bend negatives into positives. Seeing cause and effect in an ever expanding circle. Someone who 95% of the time, will not throw in the towel or run away because it’s the easiest solution. Perhaps a “mens sana in corpore sano” person, Latin for someone with a sound mind in a sound body. A non-drama queen (or king). It’s not someone who wants to be one tough cookie, it’s about being a whole tin of tough cookies.

Perhaps you are that tin of tough cookies, or you strive to be one of the cookies within the tin. Continue reading

Positive MS News: May 2015

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New additions: news about MS and diet, exercise etc. More will follow soon!

Highlight!

  1. Hawaii Legislature approves medical marijuana dispensaries
  2. Medical marijuana registry in Quebec called world’s first
  3. Texas Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill
  4. State health officials unveil new marijuana dispensary rules

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Hope cures old wounds

10505565_271992656337777_3335423019850516985_n‘Hypochondria? It’s the only disease I haven’t met yet.’ One of the better jokes I can actually remember, as I simply don’t do long ones.

MS? Awkward, puzzling, easier said than done, and the type of illness that carries this tagline, “The illness is mine, but the tragedy theirs,” when asked how your family feels about your condition. Buzzwords that don’t exactly calm down an overactive mind.

Any illness is unwelcome, that much we can agree on. MS can strike in so many different ways that your life often resembles a war zone. When I entered the MS academy, I read the small print and knew it wouldn’t be a 365-day holiday. But, if one good thing has come from being diagnosed ten years ago, it’s the perception that no matter what happens, life goes on.

And boy, does it go on. Continue reading

Positive MS News: April 2015

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  1. Miconazole and clobetasol may be effective as multiple sclerosis therapies
  2. Drug Derived From Sea Anemone Shows Promise Against Psoriasis, MS
  3. Novel Drug From Nature Shows Early Promise
  4. ‘Brainbow’ illuminates cellular connections
  5. MS Association of America releases 2015 multiple sclerosis research update
  6. B Vitamin Promising in Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
  7. Phenytoin protects against optical damage in multiple sclerosis
  8. Could Eczema Cream Be Used for Treating Multiple Sclerosis?
  9. URMC Start-up Takes Aim at Memory and Cognitive Problems
  10. Controversial stem cell treatment for multiple sclerosis
  11. Key Cytokine Discovery May Shape Future MS Treatment
  12. The UpBeat: One of the ‘super heroes’ encouraged by promising MS research
  13. Drugs that activate brain stem cells may reverse multiple sclerosis
  14. Novel Mechanism May Prevent Onset of MS in Immune Cells
  15. French firm announces multiple sclerosis drug breakthrough
  16. A Missing Subset in ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Revealed? Take the Disease Course Survey
  17. Stem Cell Transplant Reduces Multiple Sclerosis Disease Activity
  18. Seizure Medication Reduced Optic Neuritis In Multiple Sclerosis
  19. Tisch MS Research Center Of New York Reports Early Improvement In Stem Cell Trial
  20. Public Release: 22-Apr-2015 Researchers discover new drugs to combat the root cause of multiple …
  21. Progressive MS Pipeline Slowly Filling With New, Experimental Therapies
  22. Important Multiple Sclerosis Research Grants Announced
  23. Promising New Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis Based on Placenta Cells

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10 Medical Apps for Clinicians

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MS @Point of Care presents valuable information in an easy-to-digest format. MS @Point of Care is a series of chapters and other tools that aid in making informed decisions regarding diagnosis, treatment, and symptom management.
Available on iPhone

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MS Diagnosis and Management
The Multiple Sclerosis – Clinical Care app is designed to be a handy tool for neurologists, resident physicians, and other healthcare providers to aid in the diagnosis and management of MS. Continue reading

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