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MS News: April 2017

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  1. Canadian Study of MS-Prone Family Proves that in Rare Cases, Multiple Sclerosis is Inherited
  2. Large Family Study Strengthens Case for Inherited Multiple Sclerosis
  3. New Survey Finds Multiple Sclerosis Patients Struggle with Misdiagnosis and Invisible Symptoms

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MS News: March 2017

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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

  1. Society Releases Statement on American Health Care Act
  2. National MS Society Urges Lawmakers to Oppose American Health Care Act
  3. Reducing Out-of-Pocket Cost Barriers to Specialty Drug Use Under Medicare Part D: Addressing
  4. Researchers find patients’ annual financial burden under Medicare Part D is ‘too much too soon’

 

New book by the honourable American/Irish author and friend Trevis Gleason!

  1. Chef Interrupted: Discovering Life’s Second Course in Ireland with Multiple Sclerosis

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  1. Blood Diagnostic Test for Multiple Sclerosis to be Released in May 2017

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MS News: September 2016

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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.

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  1. #ECTRIMS2016 – Congress on Latest in MS Research and Treatment Opens Sept. 14
  2. #ECTRIMS2016 – Stay Up to Date with My Pick of Congress Highlights
  3. 25 American Athletes To Watch At The Paralympics
  4. MRI key to distinguishing multiple sclerosis from its many mimics
  5. Trending Topics in Multiple Sclerosis

Pediatric MS

  1. Pediatric multiple sclerosis: meeting the needs of the young patient and the family
  2. Pediatric multiple sclerosis: observational trials show promise for interferon-beta and glatiramer
  3. Pediatric multiple sclerosis associated with cognitive impairment in approximately a third of patients
  4. Legal Planning & Care Planning For Young Multiple Sclerosis Patients Video

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MS News: July 2016

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Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have begun a £2 million research programme to investigate reversing the damage caused by Multiple Sclerosis.

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  1. Childhood MS: A guide for parents
  2. Queen’s University Belfast Awarded £2M in Bid to Reverse Myelin Damage in MS
  3. Exploring Multiple Sclerosis from the Inside

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Positive MS News: February 2016

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  1. SHEMAR MOORE JOINS KISS GOODBYE

ACTRIMS 2016

  1. ACTRIMS 2016 Talk Weighs Clinical Differences, Similarities in 2 Major Forms of MS
  2. Results of New SPMS Study to Be Presented at ACTRIMS
  3. Effects of Specific Antibodies on MS Neurodegeneration to Be Presented at ACTRIMS Forum
  4. Treadmill Exercise Benefits MS Patients, According to Study Presented at ACTRIMS Forum
  5. NIH Study into Progressive MS Biomarkers to Be Presented at ACTRIMS 2016
  6. ACTRIMS Session on MS Progression to Emphasize Continuing Treatment of Advancing Disease

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Positive MS News: November 2015

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  1. Multiple sclerosis health news roundup 2015: MS prevention and treatment breakthroughs
  2. Study To Test Impact Of Chocolate On Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue
  3. Oxford Brookes to Study if Chocolate Could Actually Help Cure Multiple Sclerosis
  4. Chocolate could ease multiple sclerosis symptoms

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Positive MS News: October 2015

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It was a busy month. ECTRIMS (European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis Congress; October 7 – 10, 2015 in Barcelona) came and went, with insight and data offered on existing and new therapies. Continue reading

Positive MS News: September 2015

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  1. Less vitamin D and melatonin bad for multiple sclerosis
  2. Multiple sclerosis relapse risk influenced by melatonin levels
  3. Melatonin could help treat multiple sclerosis
  4. Melatonin Linked to Seasonal Relapses of Multiple Sclerosis

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Positive MS News: August 2015

Bibiana Bielekova, MD, is the new director of UC's Waddell Center for Multiple Sclerosis and and associate professor of neurology. Reference Jan 06 "Findings".

Vitamin D research was once again a recurring news story this month, with more studies linking lack of vitamin D to MS.

Also widely reported was the news Novartis bought GlaxoSmithKline’s remaining rights to Ofatumumab, an investigational multiple sclerosis medicine, for up to $1 billion.

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  1. Gene study finds link between multiple sclerosis and low vitamin D
  2. Gene study backs up link between vitamin D and multiple sclerosis risk
  3. Low levels of vitamin D may cause multiple sclerosis
  4. Vitamin D deficiency direct cause of multiple sclerosis (MS): Study

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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!

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  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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Positive MS News: February 2015

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Time flies, as we’re once again nearing the end of February. It’s been an attention-grabbing month, with several positive news stories about treatment and also, about a rather interesting collaboration between Google and Biogen Idec.

First of all though, I wanted to add a link displaying how many clinical trials are ongoing as we speak. So dig in, and feel a little bit happier knowing that each day, a lot of people are seeking and working towards better treatment.

Additionally, I added two new categories to the list, news about MS Organisations and Diet also.

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  1. Data Visualization Displays 142 Ongoing MS Clinical Trials
  2. MURDOCK study confirms Google partnership
  3. Google, Biogen Seek Reasons for Advance of Multiple Sclerosis
  4. Google Inc (GOOG) And Biogen Idec Inc Join Hands For Multiple Sclerosis Research
  5. Google, Biogen will use wearable sensors to study multiple sclerosis
  6. Google, Biogen Idec Unite to Bring New Research to Multiple Sclerosis

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Positive MS News: December 2014

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Well it was a busy December, in more ways than one. I hope you all had a great Christmas and wish you the best for 2015.

From the amount of research and clinical news we keep hearing about month after month, I can only be optimistic for the future. A cure will not happen tomorrow, next year or even in five years, but we’re edging closer to more relief. My wish is that all those people with primary and secondary MS will be receive better treatment options than they now have. Continue reading

Positive MS News: November 2014

Image of hopeAs an MSer, you always hope. Perhaps you dream big, and you wish for a cure. Or you pray for a new form of medication to tackle your most annoying symptoms. In my case, I literally ache for better trigeminal neuralgia treatment before having to resort to surgery to numb or destroy the trigeminal nerve in my face. I also hope that one day, my severe fatigue will be something of the past by having medication that will keep me alert, awake and active without having nasty side effects.

Hoping for a cure? Of course. I am realistic though, as it might not happen in my lifetime. Simply being part of the solution, is all I wish for right now. Whichever comes first, the 8,000 people with MS in Ireland, 100,000 in the UK, 400,000 in the US and many other people around the world are looking forward, and simply… hope. Continue reading

Positive MS News: October 2014

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Once again, a lot of research news was published online, with the best headline saying “54 New MS Research Projects to Receive Millions of Dollars in Funding.” In my view, I can only jump up and down like a child at Christmas reading about new research and positive trial results. Even if or when we’re struggling with our illness, we know that lots is happening to help us forward in life.

So please, enjoy the list with research & clinical trial news, updates on current medication and business & general news. Continue reading

Big pharma’s friendship

It’s not like it was ever meant to be. I lived an almost frugal life, not in a penny-pinching kind of way but willingly not accepting any chemical products in my system. No cigarettes, no alcohol, no mind-altering hard or soft drugs. You get the idea, straight edge, but without the punk attire. With the help of my family’s diet, I lived a very healthy lifestyle, that much is true.

So what went wrong? How do you become the owner of a chronic, neurodegenerative illness nobody in your family has, despite the supposed genetic predisposition people with MS have?

Did I stress too much in my adult life?

Did I have a difficult childhood?

Did someone else in my family have MS without them being aware of it?

It’s hard to know when the cause of an illness is yet unknown to research scientists. Continue reading

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