Positive MS News: March 2015


Yes, here’s the March edition already! I will try and update the post each week as it will be a busy month ahead with Brain Awareness Week in Ireland, National MS Education and Awareness Month is an effort by the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF) and the US National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s MS Awareness Week.

The big news this week is/has been all about coffee. According to the American Academy of Neurology, drinking coffee may be associated with a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). Coffee intake may protect against MS, supporting the idea that the drug may have protective effects for the brain,” said study author Ellen Mowry, MD, MCR, with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and a member of the American Academy of Neurology.

While it will not help us already diagnosed, it helps others see how MS perhaps can be avoided. Either way, I will continue drinking coffee, and feed my Starbucks hunger for more. MS or not, keep enjoying that cuppa!


  1. Can Coffee Reduce Your Risk of MS?
  2. Coffee may protect against MS and 5 other ways it’s saving your life
  3. Daily Coffee Could Lower Your MS Risk
  4. More Support for Coffee’s Neuroprotective Effects

Research news

  1. Clinical associations between gout and multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and motor neuron disease: record-linkage studies
  2. ‘Miracle’ stem cell therapy reverses multiple sclerosis
  3. Pathological Progression of Multiple Sclerosis Documented For The First Time
  4. Spinal Cord Alteration in Multiple Sclerosis Could Lead to New Therapeutic Target

Clinical trials

Medical treatment news

Business news

MS Organisations


  1. Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Multiple Sclerosis
  2. 5 Nutrients Low in Women with Multiple Sclerosis
  3. Likelihood of MS, Other Autoimmune Disorders in Women Increased By Mercury in Seafood …
  4. Cinnamon Can Reduce Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

General news


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About Willeke

Neurologically challenged by MS and personally by her will to succeed, Willeke is a disability awareness advocate seeking to improve neurological services in Ireland. By highlighting difficult issues that come with a MS diagnosis, she hopes her words and tenacity can bring justice to people most in need of a modern, inclusive healthcare system that looks after every aspect of life.

© Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me, 2011-2015. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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Quirky, tenacious and neurologically compromised female expat living in Ireland since 2002 ◾ IRELAND BLOG AWARDS WINNER - BEST BLOG POST 2018 with '3443 Needles' ◾ Ireland Blog Awards Finalist 2014, 2015, 2017 ◾ MyTherapyApp Best MS Blog for Simplicity 2018 ◾ Everyday Health Top 10 MS Blog of 2018 ◾ Feedspot Top 50 MS Blog 2017, 2018 ◾ Contributor to the Teva MS blog Life Effects ◾ Contributor to the Novartis MS blog Living Like You ◾ Contributor to MS Ireland’s blog MS & Me ◾ Contributor to The Mighty ◾ Guest contributor to MyTherapyApp.com ◾ WEGO Health Patient Leader Award Nominee 2018

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