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Immersion in virtual reality scenes of the Arctic helps to ease people's pain

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Source Medical Xpress: Watching immersive 360 videos of icy Arctic scenes helps to relieve intense burning pain and could hold hope for treating chronic pain, a small study has found.

Sativex cost-effective in final NICE guideline on cannabis-based medicines

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Source MS Trust: Sativex is a cost-effective treatment for people with MS spasticity according to new guidance published today by NICE(link is external). This reverses the decision made in draft guidance published earlier this year.

European drug regulator recommends restricted use of Lemtrada

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Source MS Trust: Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) should be restricted to people with highly active relapsing-remitting MS according to a review carried out by the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) drug safety committee.

Cannabis-based medicines: Two drugs approved for NHS

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Source BBC: Two cannabis-based medicines, used to treat epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, have been approved for use by the NHS in England.

Can standing frames improve mobility in progressive MS?

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Source MS Trust: This study set out to test the benefits of regular home-based standing combined with strengthening and balance exercises for people with progressive MS.

People with progressive MS with severe walking problems (122 people) were recruited through NHS clinics and therapy...

The MS research that's offering me hope

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Source BBC: "I don't like to think of the future. It's such a big question mark. I just keep living in the present."Source BBC: "I don't like to think of the future. It's such a big question mark. I just keep living in the present."

Diabetes drug offers hope of new treatment for multiple sclerosis.

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Source The Guardian: Trial using rats showed the drug metformin repaired nerve damage caused by the disease.

Detailed Genetic Map Implicates Broad Immune Cell Involvement in MS, Reports Risk Variant in X Chromosome

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Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today: A new large-scale genetic map implicates broad immune system dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests a key role of brain immune cells called microglia, and indicates an MS-related gene variant located in the X chromosome.

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European Committee for Treatment and Research In Multiple Sclerosis 2019

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Source MS Trust: The ECTRIMS (European Committee for Treatment and Research In Multiple Sclerosis) is the largest annual international conference devoted to basic and clinical research in multiple sclerosis. The 2019 meeting took place in Stockholm from 11 to 13 September.

A request from Kings College London

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Hello! I am a PhD Student at King’s College London, and my project is focused on investigating anxiety in Multiple Sclerosis.

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