Blog: Jan 2019

Oxygen Therapy or Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

30 January 2019

We have been made aware that some MS Therapy Centres offering Oxygen Therapy have used the term "Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy" incorrectly, It can be confusing so we thought we would explain the difference!

Chamber Service Thursday 31st January 2019

30 January 2019

We are unable to offer oxygen therapy on Thursday 31st January as the chamber is being serviced.

Leigh, our Counsellor, is running the Reading Half Marathon for us!

30 January 2019

Our hometown race, the Reading Half Marathon, is coming soon on Sunday 17th March and we are looking for more runners to join us in our special anniversary year.

Atlantic Discovery complete their incredible journey!

25 January 2019

Source Atlantic Discovery: “If you never try, you will never know what you are capable of.” John Barrow

atlantic discovery; a team of hundreds

On Tuesday 22 January 2019, Ben, Cam, Isaac and Jack rowed into English Harbour, Antigua, to complete the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in sixth place; a time of 40 days, 23 hours and 33 minutes.

It took the four men almost 1,000 hours rowing, nearly 1 million calories, 700 litres of water, 52,000 watts of solar power,...

Home care and/or supported living - what is important to you?

23 January 2019

Reading Borough Council Adult Care Forums: We would like to meet with service users in receipt of home care and/or supported living services to hear their views on what is important to them when receiving these services and how they would like these services to be commissioned in the future.

A Virtual Mindfulness Course for people living with MS

22 January 2019

Mindfulness has been shown to help people cope better with chronic health conditions, including MS, and improve their quality of life.

Disease modifying drugs may reduce risk of secondary progressive MS

21 January 2019

Source MS Trust: People with relapsing remitting MS starting early treatment with a disease modifying drug have a lower risk of developing secondary progressive MS, according to a study of medical records.

Do you know anyone who might be interested in running the Reading Half Marathon for BMSTC?

21 January 2019

The Reading Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 17th March - do you know anyone who might run for BMSTC?

The Event: As the fastest half marathon in the UK, this race is perfect whether you are looking for a personal best or a brilliant start to half marathon running. Join 17,000 runners as they hit the streets of Reading to great crowd support before a triumphant finish on the pitch of Madejski Stadium, home to Reading FC. Find out more about joining Team BMSTC...

UK Experts Propose New Guidelines to Treat Women with MS Before, During, After Pregnancy

21 January 2019

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today: Multiple sclerosis (MS) experts in the United Kingdom have proposed consensus guidelines for the management and treatment of pregnant women with the disease, and couples affected by MS who are planning a pregnancy.

Ocrelizumab Reduces Progression of Upper Extremity Impairment in Primary Progressive MS

16 January 2019

Source AJMC: For patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), upper extremity (UE) impairment is not uncommon. Although patients across MS types report impaired UE function, patients with primary progressive MS (PPMS) tend to have a higher prevalence of UE dysfunction and greater impairment.

A new study compared ocrelizumab with placebo in patients with PPMS to examine the effects of the therapy on confirmed progression and confirmed improvement in UE impairment. The results were published...

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