Blog: MS news

Want to know more about how what you eat can affect your MS?

12 September 2018

Source MS Trust: Want to know more about how what you eat can affect your MS? We put some of your questions to Dr Conor Kerley, a registered dietitian who was diagnosed with MS at 16.

Study shows that drug slows brain shrinkage in multiple sclerosis

12 September 2018

Source UAB News: Results from a clinical trial of more than 250 participants with progressive multiple sclerosis revealed that ibudilast was better than a placebo in slowing down brain shrinkage.

The study also showed that the main side effects of ibudilast were gastrointestinal and headaches. The study was supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, and was published in the New England Journal of Medicine....

People with primary progressive MS need ocrelizumab now

12 September 2018

Source MS Society: Ocrelizumab should be available on the NHS for everyone with primary progressive MS who could benefit. We call on NHS England, the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Roche to work together to secure a deal to make that happen.

MS patients denied drug which could keep them out of wheelchair

12 September 2018

Source the Telegraph: “As doctors, we are left feeling powerless when we deliver the devastating diagnosis of PPMS to people because we know there is currently no disease-modifying treatment available to help them.

“It is even more frustrating that an effective treatment that can help slow the disease has been developed and made available across the globe yet people in England and Wales will continue to suffer disability worsening because of an archaic and inflexible medicine assessment system.”

Enhanced flu jab to save 'hundreds of lives'

12 September 2018

Source BBC: The over-65s vaccine will protect against three strains of flu, but people under 65, in the so-called at-risk groups, will be offered a vaccine that protects against four types of flu. At-risk groups include pregnant women and those with long-term health conditions.

Reading Borough Council Consultation

23 August 2018

Reading Borough Council is consulting on proposals which may change the way some services are delivered locally.

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Community Based Neuro-rehabilitation

23 August 2018

Source Berkshire Healthcare NHS: We can help you manage or recover from a neurological condition or diagnosis (such as head injuries, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease) through neuro-rehabilitation.

What is SymTrac™

23 August 2018

Source Novartis: SymTrac™ is a free app available on iPhone and Android that helps people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) track general wellbeing and symptoms over time.

Other brain diseases reveal clues to primary progressive MS

23 August 2018

Source MS Research Australia: Brain disease genes linked to primary progressive MS risk.