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Multi-million pound trial to investigate if statins could become MS treatment

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Source MS Society

We’re proud to be co-funding the phase 3 trial to test if simvastatin could become a treatment for secondary progressive MS. This phase 3 trial will involve over 1000 people with secondary progressive MS.

MS Trust names first sites in specialist nurse funding programme

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Source MS Trust:

To mark MS Awareness Week 2017, the MS Trust has confirmed that it is working to bring much needed new MS nurses to Leicester and Bradford, and has announced plans to fund and develop a further six new specialist nurse posts in the next year.

I tried to eat to beat MS

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Source The I News:

When she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Siobhan Norton’s neurologist warned her not to put her faith in eating plans to ‘cure’ her condition.

Personal Independence Payments - Information Event

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Source Newbury MS Society:

Are you worried about claiming Personal Independence Payments (PIP)?

Stop PIP reassessments for patients with progressive diseases, campaigners say

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Source The Guardian:

MPs and patient groups have called for an end to the repeated assessments that people with progressive diseases must undergo in order to qualify for disability benefits.

Thousands have disability vehicles taken away

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Source BBC:

More than 50,000 disabled people have had specially adapted vehicles taken away since changes to disability benefits in 2013.

MS in the media 11th to 17th March 2017

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Source MS Trust:

These are links to news stories from the last week that may be of interest to people in the UK. The link beneath each item will take you to the original story.

Ocrevus and the Hope of ‘Ending MS Forever’: Interview with MS Society’s Tim Coetzee

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Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

The potential approval of Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) this month supports the idea that, someday, a world free of multiple sclerosis (MS) is possible, according to Dr. Tim Coetzee, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s chief advocacy, services and...

Relaxation

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Source MS Trust:

Relaxation techniques are activities that generate a feeling of complete peace and calm, away from daily hassles and routines.

Talking functional electrical stimulation (FES) with Christine Singleton and Sarah Joiner

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Source MS Trust:

"Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a treatment that applies small electrical charges to the leg to improve mobility if you have have difficulties with walking arising from damage in your brain or spinal cord. In this video we talk to our two trustees, Sarah Joiner who has MS herself and uses a FES device, and Christine Singleton, a clinical specialist physiotherapist."

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