Blog: MS news

Farewell to the Chalet

24 July 2017

Source Reading, Wokingham and Districts MS Society:

As you may know, the lease on our holiday chalet at the Hoburne Naish site near Bournemouth, runs out at the end of September and cannot be renewed.

How do you keep your brain fit when you have MS?

24 July 2017

Source MS Trust:

There is a lot of talk about brain health and how to keep your brain as healthy and fit as possible. But what does this really entail?

In this blog Helena from the MS Trust information and engagement team explores some ideas on how to improve your brain health.

Have you heard people talking about brain health in MS and wondered what they actually mean? In MS the immune system mistakenly attacks and damages tissue in the brain and spinal cord, this can...

MS treatments: life-changing, but hard to access

21 July 2017

Source The Guardian

Therapies for multiple sclerosis are becoming more effective. But an underfunded NHS is struggling to provide timely diagnosis and make the latest treatments widely available.

How to Improve MS Related Imbalance

11 July 2017

Source: Multiple Sclerosis News Today

One of the earliest symptoms that appeared before my multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis was imbalance. I remember turning my head to look at something and feeling slightly off-balance. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but that wobbly sensation gradually increased through the years.

Occasionally, I would bump into walls and nearly fall, appearing drunk, and clumsy. I knew something was off, but I wasn’t sure what was causing my...

6 of the Best Apps for Chronic Illness Management

11 July 2017

Source: Multiple Sclerosis Today

Managing a chronic illness can be difficult. There are many different medications to take (often at different times), appointments to remember, symptoms to keep track of, and lots of information to absorb. Thankfully, living in a digital age means that there are numerous mobile apps that can help you manage your chronic illness.

MS Society Hydrotherapy sessions at Royal Berkshire Hospital

5 July 2017

Source: Reading, Wokingham and Districts MS Society

Our friends at the Reading, Wokingham and Districts MS Society branch offer Hydrotherapy sessions at Royal Berkshire Hospital every Wednesday 5-6 p.m. & 6-7 p.m.

What the brain's wiring looks like

4 July 2017

Source: BBC

The world's most detailed scan of the brain's internal wiring has been produced by scientists at Cardiff University.

How to find the best travel insurance if you have a pre-existing medical conditions

3 July 2017

Source: The Telegraph

Travellers who are currently suffering from illness or have been diagnosed with various conditions could struggle to get cover when they go on holiday, or end up paying through the nose for it.

Those with health problems, or even those who had issues in the past, are deemed more risky for an insurance company to cover and so are more likely to need treatment while abroad, which the insurer will need to foot the bill for.

This can drive up the...

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