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People with primary progressive MS need ocrelizumab now

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Source MS Society: Ocrelizumab should be available on the NHS for everyone with primary progressive MS who could benefit. We call on NHS England, the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Roche to work together to secure a deal to make that happen.

Study shows that drug slows brain shrinkage in multiple sclerosis

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Source UAB News: Results from a clinical trial of more than 250 participants with progressive multiple sclerosis revealed that ibudilast was better than a placebo in slowing down brain shrinkage.

The study also showed that the main side effects of ibudilast were gastrointestinal and...

Want to know more about how what you eat can affect your MS?

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Source MS Trust: Want to know more about how what you eat can affect your MS? We put some of your questions to Dr Conor Kerley, a registered dietitian who was diagnosed with MS at 16.

Reading Borough Council Consultation

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Reading Borough Council is consulting on proposals which may change the way some services are delivered locally.

Other brain diseases reveal clues to primary progressive MS

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Source MS Research Australia: Brain disease genes linked to primary progressive MS risk.

What is SymTrac™

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Source Novartis: SymTrac™ is a free app available on iPhone and Android that helps people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) track general wellbeing and symptoms over time.

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Community Based Neuro-rehabilitation

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Source Berkshire Healthcare NHS: We can help you manage or recover from a neurological condition or diagnosis (such as head injuries, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease) through neuro-rehabilitation.

Government review says doctors should be able to prescribe cannabis for medicinal use.

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Source MS Society: Government review says doctors should be able to prescribe cannabis for medicinal use.

Doctors think they have discovered the cause of multiple sclerosis

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Source Mail Online: Could vaccine for a common virus stop multiple sclerosis? Doctors think they have discovered the cause of disease.

Remap - making things possible, custom made equipment provided free of charge.

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Source Remap: Remap is a national charity that works through local groups of skilled volunteers. We help disabled people achieve independence and a better quality of life by designing and making equipment for their individual needs. This tailor-made equipment helps people to carry out essential...

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