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Got cog fog?

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Source MS Trust:

Cognition and cognitive symptoms

About half of all people with multiple sclerosis have some degree of problem at some time with aspects of thinking - memory, attention span, planning, decision making, understanding or concentration

How did you feel when you were diagnosed with MS?

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Source MS Trust:

How did you feel when you were diagnosed with MS? Angry? Scared? Perhaps even relieved? Whatever you felt, or are feeling now, it's OK.

Do you want to talk to your kids about MS but are not sure where to start?

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Source MS Trust:

Do you want to talk to your kids about MS but are not sure where to start?

My Thoughts on Being a Grandparent with a Disability

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Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

I had always envisioned that I would be an active and healthy grandparent when the time came — not one with a disability. I was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) in the summer of 2010, which also happened to be the same year my first grandchild was born.

European Commission reverses decision on drug, following QMUL research

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Source Queen Mary University of London:

A drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) has been granted a license by the European Commission, following evidence from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) that it improves patients’ quality of life and is safer than previously thought.

Gut Microbes May Influence Multiple Sclerosis Progression

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Source University of California San Francisco:

Researchers at UC San Francisco have identified specific gut microbes associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) in human patients, and show that these microbes take part in regulating immune responses in mouse models of the disease.

MS Active Together

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Source MS Society:

If you can't attend the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre for one of our exercise classes then the MS Society MS Active Together videos could be for you.

MS Active together is about helping you be more physically active. Everyone's MS is different, but exercise can help everyone – no matter how MS affects you.

Cladribine: NICE looking at new treatment for MS

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Source MS Society:

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has licensed cladribine (also known as Mavenclad) to treat people with highly active relapsing MS.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) will now decide whether to make it available on the NHS in...

Drugs in development

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Source MS Trust:

The development of new drugs is a long and difficult process. Fewer than one or two compounds in 10,000 tested actually make it through to being licensed treatments with many being rejected on safety, efficacy or quality grounds.

People with MS lose more than £6m of benefits a year after PIP is introduced, show figures

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A third of MS sufferers who previously received the highest rate of Disability Living Allowance have had their payments downgraded since 2013

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