MS News: May 2017

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2017 Meeting American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Aubagio in people at risk of MS Cladribine Gilenya Lemtrada long-term data Lemtrada and black people Opicinumab Siponimod Importance of early effective treatment NEDA challenged Measuring disease activity in progressive MS Predicting risk of conversion to SPMS Risk factors for MS in children and teenagers

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MS News: April 2017

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The latest MS news about clinical trials, research, treatments, mental & emotional health, diet and lifestyle, including highlights from Barts MS Blog

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MS News: March 2017

Highlight still on American Healthcare Act, the replacement plan for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) released by Congress on March 6, 2017 Society Releases Statement on American Health Care Act National MS Society Urges Lawmakers to Oppose American Health Care Act Reducing Out-of-Pocket Cost Barriers to Specialty Drug Use Under Medicare Part […]

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MS News: February 2017

February’s news about MS treatments, research, clinical trials, lifestyle choices, what if Obamacare is repealed (Affordable Care Act) and much more!

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MS News: January 2017

Go red to Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign! Supporters in County Donegal asked to Help Kiss Goodbye to MS Supporters in county Longford asked to Help Kiss Goodbye to MS Co Leitrim people are being asked to help ‘Kiss Goodbye to MS’ Highlight! The top 10 drug launches of 2017 The year in new drugs

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MS News: October 2016

Highlight! Influenza, Vaccinations, MS Brain cognitive exhaustion is real for people with Multiple Sclerosis

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MS News: September 2016

Below are some MS-related topics that made the headlines this month. Do come back to check again, though, as the list will be updated every three to five days. Highlight! #ECTRIMS2016 – Congress on Latest in MS Research and Treatment Opens Sept. 14 #ECTRIMS2016 – Stay Up to Date with My Pick of Congress Highlights 25 […]

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MS News: August 2016

Below are some MS-related topics that made the headlines this month. Do come back to check again, though, as the list will be updated every three days. Highlight! Guidelines for Neuropsychological Research in Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis Journal Johns Hopkins Medicine: Multiple Sclerosis Benign MS Multiple System Atrophy Research $2 Million Grant to Study Fatigue in […]

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Man up!

“The more you struggle to live, the less you live. Give up the notion that you must be sure of what you are doing. Instead, surrender to what is real within you, for that alone is sure… you are above everything distressing.” (Baruch Spinoza)

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MS News: July 2016

The latest news on MS research, clinical trials, treatments, mental health, diet, exercise, lifestyle as well as business news and videos.

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History of MS: 1960 – now

1960s During the 1960s, scientific research into the cause of MS came to focus on two main lines of inquiry that are still being explored today. The first emerged from analysis of the immune system. White blood cells that react against myelin, specifically against a component called myelin basic protein, were discovered in both EAE […]

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History of MS: 19th century

19th century Until the early years of the 19th century, physicians relied on superstition, hearsay, and “the wisdom of the ancients” to care for the sick. Medical ideas were not scientifically tested. Even so, physicians were often good observers and we can look back today and identify people who undoubtedly had MS from descriptions written […]

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History of MS: 1900 – 1960

20th century In the 19th century, scientists first learned that bacteria cause many diseases. As the 20th century began, they discovered even smaller organisms, viruses, and developed techniques for growing and studying bacteria and viruses in the laboratory. This later led to research on viral causes of MS. In 1906, the Nobel Prize for Medicine […]

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MS News: August 2014

August 2014 has been a great month for people with neurological illnesses, as they finally saw their type of illness broadcast, and indeed, doused by ALS ice bucket challenges. To quickly place ALS amongst other neurological illnesses, perhaps the most famous person with ALS is Stephen Hawking, a personal hero of mine since my teenage […]

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The Spoon Theory

Today I was reminded of a story I heard of a few years ago about a girl who lives with lupus and who tries to explain to a friend what life with a chronic illness, especially fatigue, is like. It is told in a very powerful and imaginative way that will hopefully shed a better […]

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Relapse!

Yesterday I received an email from the Daily Post at WordPress that said ‘Competition: What activity, task, or game most brings out your competitive streak?’ Activity: having multiple sclerosis. Task: not going to bed when my body screams to should stop doing what I’m doing and make a triple Salchow backwards to land myself under […]

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I need a cure

If a person can turn from predicting illness to anticipating recovery, the foundation for cure is laid. (Bernie Siegel) Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. (Albert Einstein) Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible. (Anonymous) Illness shows us what we […]

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MS Awareness Week 2013

MS Awareness Week from Monday, March 11 2013 to Sunday, March 17th 2013. Tell us why you connect on: http://www.msconnection.org/ © Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me, 2011-2013. Unauthorised 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, […]

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Trigemin…argh!

Brain fog. “Being blonde”. Now I know what it feels like. Years ago I acquired the “just being blonde” tag by others in my team at work because I suddenly needed time to digest ideas, questions and discussions. I would never have referred to myself as “being blonde” in those days because I used to […]

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My tired is tired

Yep… right now I am one hell of a great example of how MS can just snap you right back to when you were first diagnosed, hence the large picture stating that very fact. Remember the days where you were just bed-ridden with lots of symptoms not making sense, and pain that kept you up […]

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An Open Letter To Those Without MS

I’ve known about this letter for a while now, and sometimes I feel the need to read it again, as if by reading it once more, people around me will understand what having an incurable illness feels like even when they’re not the ones reading it. However, at the end of the day, I cannot […]

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Vertigo: not just a U2 song

“How do I find my way back to my desk?!” With that, vertigo had entered my life in 2005 while I was at work. The hallway seemed to be spinning. Or was it me? Had I finally lost my mind altogether? A tilting floor wanted to meet my knees instead of my feet. “Ground control […]

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That daily fight

Sometimes it seems that the hardest battles you will ever have to fight will be the battles with yourself. You strive to get through hours of hard grinding for upcoming exams, or you want to get fit after Christmas and New Year’s parties. We’ve all been there, and the older you get and the harder […]

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