Pip's Blog

Pip's Blog

Welcome to Pip's Blog, where our Centre Manager Pippa brings you up-to-date news from the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre and the MS community.

If you have any feedback or you would like to contact Pip email pippa@bmstc.org or call 0118 901 6000.

For older posts please visit http://pips-bmstc.blogspot.co.uk.

 

Did you receive our important request?

20 April 2018

To comply with the new data protection regulation, we recently posted or emailed a request to people on our regular mailing list. We asked if you would like us to stay in touch and what your correspondence preferences were. Thank you to those who have responded to this request.

Fingolimod may help prevent brain volume loss in Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

20 April 2018

Source Neurology Advisor: In patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), fingolimod may protect against deep gray matter (dGM) and thalamus volume loss and may also lead to slower disability progression compared with placebo, according to an analysis published in Neurology.

The missing link: why disabled people can’t afford to #DeleteFacebook

20 April 2018

Source The Guardian: Revelations about internet companies being negligent with our data have prompted a backlash against social media, but for many people in marginalised groups these networks are a vital lifeline

Flying disabled: Trouble in the skies

20 April 2018

Source BBC: Disabled passengers: 'Don’t even think about going to the toilet'

What causes MS?

20 April 2018

Source MS Trust: The causes of MS are not well understood and there are a number of factors to be considered. You may wonder whether you did something to cause your MS or if you could have stopped MS from happening to you. The answer is 'no'. No one could have advised you how to prevent your MS.

New research shows excess myelin goes to the wrong part of nerve

20 April 2018

Source MS Society: Researchers at the MS Society Edinburgh Centre for MS Research have found that extra myelin can be sent to the wrong part of the nerve – an important insight for MS treatments.

Volunteers needed for Royal Holloway University employment research study

18 April 2018

Source Royal Holloway University: We are looking for volunteers with Relapsing Remitting MS to take part in a new study investigating the relationship between specific mental skills and employment in Multiple Sclerosis

Carers Lunch Club

27 March 2018

MS Carers Lunch Club - 12.00 to 2:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month We welcome anyone who cares for someone with MS, so why not try a session or two with us.

Easter

27 March 2018

The Centre will be closed on Good Friday 30th March and Easter Monday 2nd April

Caroline Wyatt - My quest to stop MS in its tracks

23 March 2018

Source BBC: A year on from gruelling stem cell treatment for her multiple sclerosis, BBC correspondent Caroline Wyatt reveals what effect the potentially life-changing "reboot" of her immune system has had on her life.

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