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Cannabis-based medicines: Two drugs approved for NHS

11 November 2019

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

European drug regulator recommends restricted use of Lemtrada

11 November 2019

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.

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

11 November 2019

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 This reverses the decision made in draft guidance published earlier this year.

DWP breached advertising standards

11 November 2019

Source MS Society: The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld our complaint against the Government’s Universal Credit adverts.

Can standing frames improve mobility in progressive MS?

25 October 2019

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 centres in Devon, Cornwall and East Anglia. One half were assigned to the standing frame group in addition to their standard care, the other half continued with standard care alone for 20 weeks....

The MS research that's offering me hope

8 October 2019

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."

How the sunflower lanyard helped me travel with invisible symptoms

3 October 2019

Source MS Society: I find travelling stressful. Having to deal with invisible symptoms from MS has made it harder. I worry about being judged by other people if I need assistance when I may look fine.

Everyone's MS is different

3 October 2019

Source MS Trust: What's causing my symptoms?

Action potential simulation (APS) therapy

24 September 2019

Source MS Trust: Action potential simulation is a complementary therapy which some people use as a treatment for pain in MS. It’s available at some MS Therapy Centres in the UK. (Note we provide this at the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre for more info on our service click here .)

How does APS therapy work?

Action potential is the term used to describe the moment when signals – tiny bursts of electricity – are transmitted along your nerves, sending...

European Committee for Treatment and Research In Multiple Sclerosis 2019

23 September 2019

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.

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