Blog: MS news

iStep-MS Trial

18 May 2017

I would like to invite you to take part in a research project being carried out at the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre: the iStep-MS trial. This project is being carried out to find out how physiotherapists can best help people with MS to increase the amount of physical activity they do in a safe and enjoyable way.

Multi-million pound trial to investigate if statins could become MS treatment

9 May 2017

Source MS Society

We’re proud to be co-funding the phase 3 trial to test if simvastatin could become a treatment for secondary progressive MS. This phase 3 trial will involve over 1000 people with secondary progressive MS.

MS Trust names first sites in specialist nurse funding programme

26 April 2017

Source MS Trust:

To mark MS Awareness Week 2017, the MS Trust has confirmed that it is working to bring much needed new MS nurses to Leicester and Bradford, and has announced plans to fund and develop a further six new specialist nurse posts in the next year.

Thousands have disability vehicles taken away

13 April 2017

Source BBC:

More than 50,000 disabled people have had specially adapted vehicles taken away since changes to disability benefits in 2013.

Personal Independence Payments - Information Event

11 April 2017

Source Newbury MS Society:

Are you worried about claiming Personal Independence Payments (PIP)?

I tried to eat to beat MS

11 April 2017

Source The I News:

When she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Siobhan Norton’s neurologist warned her not to put her faith in eating plans to ‘cure’ her condition.

Stop PIP reassessments for patients with progressive diseases, campaigners say

11 April 2017

Source The Guardian:

MPs and patient groups have called for an end to the repeated assessments that people with progressive diseases must undergo in order to qualify for disability benefits.

Scientists Accelerate Stem Cells’ Production of Brain Cells to Just Days, Study Reports

6 April 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

British scientists have accelerated from weeks to days the process by which stem cells generate brain cells, which could open the door to new treatment approaches for diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

Talking functional electrical stimulation (FES) with Christine Singleton and Sarah Joiner

30 March 2017

Source MS Trust:

"Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a treatment that applies small electrical charges to the leg to improve mobility if you have have difficulties with walking arising from damage in your brain or spinal cord. In this video we talk to our two trustees, Sarah Joiner who has MS herself and uses a FES device, and Christine Singleton, a clinical specialist physiotherapist."


30 March 2017

Source MS Trust:

Relaxation techniques are activities that generate a feeling of complete peace and calm, away from daily hassles and routines.