Blog: Jan 2020

New Study Asks: When Does MS Begin?

21 January 2020

Source National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston and collaborators report on a study that examined blood (serum) samples from 60 military personnel who went on to develop multiple sclerosis years later. Compared to samples from a control group, those who eventually developed MS showed higher than usual levels of a molecule (neurofilament light chain - NfL) that reflects damage to the nervous system.

The levels of NfL...

New Pilates sessions

21 January 2020

We have a new Pilates class starting on 10 February for 10 weeks.

A 10 week Pilates class will be starting with our physiotherapist Ligia and will take place on a Monday between 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Starting on Monday 10 February it will run until 13 April. This is additional to our very popular class that takes place on a Thursday. Pilates is very good for improving strength, flexibility, balance and posture. To attend the class you will need to be able to get on/off the floor with...

Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation versus Best Available Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

21 January 2020

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today: Regeneration in the brain is reduced in people with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS), but enhanced during disease activity in those with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), a study reports.

Brain Regeneration Impaired in Progressive MS, Unaffected By DMTs, Study Reports

21 January 2020

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today: Regeneration in the brain is reduced in people with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS), but enhanced during disease activity in those with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), a study reports.

From depression to dementia, inflammation is medicine’s new frontier

21 January 2020

Source The Guardian: The barrier between mind and body appears to be crumbling. Clinical practice and public perception need to catch up.

Unlikely as it may seem, #inflammation has become a hashtag. It seems to be everywhere suddenly, up to all sorts of tricks. Rather than simply being on our side, fighting infections and healing wounds, it turns out to have a dark side as well: the role it plays in causing us harm.

It’s now clear that inflammation is part of the problem in...

Reading Borough Council Consultation - Changes to Private Sector Renewal & Disabled Adaptions Policy

9 January 2020

Reading Borough Council Consultation: We are consulting on the Council proposed changes to its Private Sector Renewal & Disabled Adaptations Policy and would very much like to hear from you.

Do you have any unwanted Christmas presents?

9 January 2020

We would be grateful for donations of any unwanted Christmas presents that we can sell in our shop or use for raffle/tombola prizes.

MS Carers' Lunchclub

7 January 2020

Do you care for someone with MS? Want a break and meet people who understand?

Sarah Whittard our Spinal Reflexologist will be returning in January

7 January 2020

Our Spinal Reflexologist has been out of action for the last few weeks. We are delighted that she will be returning to the Centre on the 9th of January. To book an appointment please call us on 0118 901 6000 or book at reception.

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