MS News: January 2018

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Your monthly MS news is back after spending a few months in the cooler. It will continue as before, with highlights, news on research and clinical trials as well as lifestyle, diet and mental and emotional health. If you found an article you want to add to this post, please let me know. Highlight! 5 […]

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The paradox of our time

(This essay appeared under the title “The Paradox of Our Age” in Words Aptly Spoken, Dr. Moorehead, 1995) The paradox of our times Is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers. Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but we have less. We buy more but enjoy it less. We have bigger houses, but smaller […]

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MS Treatments (July 2017)

 First-line treatment Interferon beta-1b Extavia (Novartis) Betaferon (Bayer) The first drug that was approved for treatment of MS, interferon beta-1b inflammation in the central nervous system. Injectable The most common side effects include injection site reactions and GI symptoms, such as stomach pain, constipation, and diarrhoea Interferon beta-1a Avonex (Biogen) Rebif (Serono) An injectable medication, interferon beta-1a reduces inflammation, […]

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💋 Kiss Goodbye to MS 2017 💋

I agree it has been fairly quiet here. A lot has happened the past few months which required the usual RRS, the almighty Rest, Relaxation, and Sleep. New things are still taking shape, so do hang around or drop me an email. 💋💋💋 Pucker up in the meantime in February! Go RED to KISS GOODBYE […]

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No Place for Extremism

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I may have been critical of my native country Belgium in the past, but yesterday’s events in Brussels solidified friendships and my love for my people’s resilience and way of life. IS, ISIL, ISIS, Daesh (or whichever way they want to be called next) may think they won another war on foreign soil, but the western […]

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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 we do not know if they are real once they close the front door behind them. Real heroes are at work every day: rescue workers like firemen, doctors and […]

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It’s not just sport. It’s rugby. 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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The genius of rugby

Passions… I have too many. Rugby is one of them that can take over half of my day without fully realizing I’m that involved with it on an emotional level. Take for instance, the rugby world cup in New Zealand in 2011. I was counting down to the start of it like a child to […]

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