Tag Archives: Research

MS News: March 2017

Please allow me some nepotism and introduce you to the honourable American/Irish author and my friend Trevis Gleason! He penned a fantastic, witty, humorous and moving memoir about a very unexpected MS diagnosis, ending an old and starting a new career and fulfilling his dream of living in Ireland. You can buy his book here:

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

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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: November 2016

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Because of #DonaldTrump’s shock election in the US and his insistence on scrapping Obamacare once in office, I’ve added some sites and articles dealing with insurance etc.

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  1. Health Insurance and Medicare
  2. Dumping Obamacare without a better plan is cruel
  3. How Trump Plan To Gut Obamacare Will Take Down Medicare
  4. ‘Trumpcare’ Proposals Could Cripple the Healthcare System
  5. Even If Donald Trump Changed The FDA Drug Approval Process, Patients Wouldn’t Benefit
  6. Repealing Obamacare Would Give A Tax Cut To Millionaires, Like Donald Trump
  7. President Trump Could Derail Obamacare By Dropping Legal Appeal
  8. Insurers use high drug costs to deter some Obamacare patients, economist says
  9. Americans are freaking out about losing Obamacare

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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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9273d650cde5389d43728b0d611c0a96Social media often finds me catching my breath because of its reach, its intent and its questioning behaviour towards the mindset of the people they follow.

After tweeting about the content of my blog, I received a rather ignorant private message from someone asking how raw my content, or I, can get and if I wanted to elaborate.

On my blog, ‘raw’ is A Powerful Letter to My MS; Death, A Fearful Thing?; Waiting and My Brother. These were pivotal words that had to be written from an emotional perspective as learning to accept a chronic illness sometimes comes with letting go of life as you once knew it.

Others say that Let’s Be Frank; Ignorance; and Hope Cures Old Wounds are realistic enough to prove that life with a chronic illness is not just about being ill, but about society judging someone’s illness also. Getting a raw deal, in other words. When somebody receives a neurodegenerative diagnosis, the lives of those living with the person who was diagnosed will change to a certain degree. Not only that, each person affected will have a theory on what that illness should be like, and how they should handle it.  Continue reading

MS News: August 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 days.

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  1. Guidelines for Neuropsychological Research in Multiple Sclerosis
  2. Multiple Sclerosis Journal
  3. Johns Hopkins Medicine: Multiple Sclerosis
  4. Benign MS
  5. Multiple System Atrophy Research
  6. $2 Million Grant to Study Fatigue in People with MS
  7. What health conditions do people rank as worse than death?
  8. Multiple Sclerosis in Children

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MS News: May 2016

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Highlight!

  1. People with MS Share How They Are Stronger Than MS and Maintain Independence on World MS Day May 25

Research

  1. Hebrew University and Aurum Ventures Team to Create a Diagnostic Blood Test for RRMS
  2. JC Virus Carries a Mutation in MS Patients That Amplifies Brain Disease Known as PML
  3. MS and Young Adult-onset Hodgkin Lymphoma May Share Underlying Causes, Study Says
  4. Gut Microbiota in Young MS Patients Is Higher in Pro-Inflammatory Bacteria Than Usual, Study Finds
  5. Sanofi Genzyme and Johns Hopkins Partner on MS Research Projects into Disease Progression
  6. Study of Immune System Response to Viral Infection Revives Possibility of Link Between MS and Viruses
  7. Gut Bacteria Affects Myelin Content and Induces MS-Like Depression in Mice, Study Reports
  8. Modern Medicine’s Promising Future for MS Treatment: Stem Cell Therapy
  9. Fluorosamine Seen to Boost Remyelination in MS Mouse Model by Blocking Scarring Molecules
  10. Combined Use of Imaging Techniques Allows Scientists to Peer Into Myelin Formation
  11. High Glutamate Levels in Brain Seen to Drive MS Progression
  12. MS Patients May Be Prone to Other Chronic Illnesses, Study Finds
  13. Key Pathway in Antibody B-Cell Production Identified, Important to Diseases Like MS
  14. Cognitive Difficulties Known to MS Traced to Problems in Nerve Cell Activity in Hippocampus
  15. Low Prenatal Vitamin D Linked to Later MS in Offspring

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Positive MS News: April 2016

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  1. New injectable multiple sclerosis drug given go-ahead 
  2. Smoking Cessation Decelerates Brain Volume Loss in Multiple Sclerosis

Research

  1. Catching glandular fever can prevent multiple sclerosis
  2. Drug boosts myelin regeneration in mice raising hope of future treatments for MS
  3. Gut Bacteria Affects Myelin Content and Induces MS-Like Depression in Mice, Study Reportsultiple sclerosis development risk linked with where you live
  4. The nature of genetic susceptibility to multiple sclerosis: constraining the possibilities
  5. A Way Forward in Treating Primary-Progressive Multiple Sclerosis?
  6. Study Shows Potential of Novel Compound to Treat Multiple Sclerosis
  7. Cytokine Once Thought Only to Promote Inflammation Now Seen to Have Restorative Properties, Too
  8. Multiple sclerosis: A new leap forward?
  9. Technique measures ‘postural sway’ to diagnose neuromuscular disorders
  10. Multiple sclerosis Could Helicobacter pylori provide protection against multiple sclerosis?

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