Oh, media, when will you ever learn?

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Dear Media, You should know better. It began with this article in 2017 (*) Meet the Cambridge scientist on verge of curing Multiple Sclerosis: This amazing work could literally change the world Cambridgeshire Live, June 4th, 2017 Two years later… Meet Su Metcalfe, the Cambridge scientist on the verge of curing multiple sclerosis Healthy Living Idea, […]

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About Vikings, Vitamin D and multiple sclerosis!

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So, how do you feel about your MS? The biggest joke of your life? A royal pain in a less magnificent backside? Or, just something to be had, whether you like it or not, and that includes the big bag of medicines and vitamins you pick up from your pharmacy every four weeks?

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Media, stop calling it a cure when it’s not even clinically trialled yet!

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You know it will  definitely gather income. Good for you. Rehashing unresearched claims that have yet to be clinically trialled is not OK. It is even less OK when it’s done on the backs of people who day in day out, live in hope because they want to get on with life instead of having to go on living with critical illnesses. It is a hideous way of earning some bucks.

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Too warm for you? Heat sensitivity in MS explained!

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Uhthoff’s phenomenon is when changes in body temperature make a person’s existing MS symptoms worse, even a rise of 0.25°C to 0.5°C in the core body temperature is enough to cause upsetting symptoms in those living with MS.

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United

What do you think about this Tuesday thought, “Life has too many twists and turns?” When MS is your sidekick, you certainly understand the concept of the ‘before-MS’ and ‘since-MS’ time in your life. In that brief moment between both, life as you once knew it had all but disappeared. Many wondered how to bridge […]

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9/11 Heroes

The word “hero” is often misused, declaring celebrities as the one we have all been waiting for. We attribute them a talent or other star-like characteristics that might not exist once they close the front door behind them. Real heroes are at work every day: rescue workers like firefighters policemen and women, doctors and nurses […]

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It’s not just sport. It’s Irish rugby.

Yesterday Ireland saw what the Irish rugby team is capable of when all parameters are right. It turned out to be an emotional day for many since Ireland has never beaten New Zealand. When the 80 minutes of the game were played, Ireland was ahead. But then came the last 90 seconds. Pure joy changed […]

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Teens, social media and suicide

This is something totally off-topic but it’s something that is becoming more and more a regular news story. It’s making me afraid, short of not freaking out because Ask.fm is the reason why. You might have heard of this website if you’re living in Ireland because it has been linked to several cases of vicious […]

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