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People with MS lose more than £6m of benefits a year after PIP is introduced, show figures

31 August 2017

A third of MS sufferers who previously received the highest rate of Disability Living Allowance have had their payments downgraded since 2013

‘I approached my 50th birthday unable to balance or speak'

30 August 2017

Source Caroline Wyatt 25 AUGUST 2017 • 12:00PM The Telegraph:

I lay face down on a pedestrian crossing, knees bleeding where they’d hit the road. I couldn’t get back on my feet, even as the lights changed. It was May 2016 and I’d been on my way to meet friends when I fell without warning. The next day I woke too wobbly to walk, with double vision that took weeks to resolve.

Pancreas Secretes Factor That Can Rejuvenate Damaged Neuron Coating, Mouse Study Reports

30 August 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

A substance that the pancreas secretes can promote the regeneration of the protective nerve-cell coating that is damaged in multiple sclerosis, a mouse study shows.

Accessible beaches and beach wheelchairs around the UK

30 August 2017

Source Disability Horizons:

The Bimblers describe themselves as the UK’s most unlikely travel bloggers. Rob, together with his partner Bridget, travel in a wheelchair, reviewing access as they go. Driven by the mantra ‘access for all’ Rob has joined us to share his thoughts, observations and ideas to make travel easier for people of all abilities. This month he rounds up the best accessible beaches in the UK and where to hire beach wheelchairs from.

MS Brain Health

30 August 2017

Source Shift-MS:

This short guide is a resource to help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) understand how they can keep their brains as healthy as possible and request the highest possible standard of care from healthcare professionals.

Cladribine (Mavenclad) gets European licence for highly active relapsing MS

30 August 2017

Source MS Trust:

The European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorization for cladribine (Mavenclad)for the treatment of adults with highly active relapsing multiple sclerosis. This follows a recommendation from the European Medicines Agency in June that a licence should be granted.

MS Society Helpline

23 August 2017

Source MS Society:

The MS Society Helpline is a free National Enquiry Service which provides support and information to all those affected by multiple sclerosis.

In this video, Helen, an MS Society Helpline Volunteer, tells her story of how the service has made a real difference to her life with MS. Watch here.

MS Society Helpline: 0808 800 8000

Multiple sclerosis: Are we close to a cure?

23 August 2017

Source Medical News Today:

Just 20 years ago, there was little in the way of treatments for multiple sclerosis. But now, research has built momentum, and discoveries and potential treatments are always emerging. How far have we come in treating the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and how close are we to a cure? We find out.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Around 400,000 people are living with MS in the United...

Common stomach bacteria can reduce MS symptoms in mice

23 August 2017

Source MS Society:

Researchers have found that common gut bacteria can suppress MS symptoms in mice.

Can pure cocoa reduce fatigue in people with Multiple Sclerosis - want to help find out?

24 July 2017

Source Oxford Brookes University

A healthy diet may be a simple, cost effective and safe therapy for improving symptoms experienced in people with MS (pwMS), and thus for increasing quality of life. There is currently no cure for fatigue yet it is one of the most debilitating of symptoms associated with MS.

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