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.

Queen's University multiple sclerosis research 'a landmark'

15 March 2017

Source BBC:

Research by scientists at Queen's University in Belfast could revolutionise life for people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Reading Half Marathon this weekend

15 March 2017

It is less than a week to go until the Reading Half Marathon and Green Park Challenge.

Our new website

15 March 2017

Welcome to our new website. Last year we were very lucky to win an amazing competition offered by White Fuse Media and here is our prize: a brand new website. Please have a good look around and let us know what you think.

5 Benefits of having a pet when you have Multiple Sclerosis

10 March 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

As part of MS Awareness Month, we’re looking at different aspects of living with multiple sclerosis and some of the things patients can do to enrich their lives.

MS Diagnostic blood test

10 March 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

Molecular diagnostics startup IQuity is introducing a pioneering blood test that speeds up multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis to just seven days. Previously, this process could take up to months or years.

How stress affects Multiple Sclerosis symptoms

9 March 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

Having any chronic illness is likely to increase stress levels and MS is no exception. However, stress is more likely to exacerbate the symptoms of MS and bring about a flare or relapse.

BMSTC AGM Guest speaker ideas?

9 March 2017

We usually hold our AGM in May and we are currently seeking suggestions for an inspirational guest speaker. If you have any ideas please email Pippa .

Funding for social care announced in Budget

9 March 2017

Source MS Society:

The Chancellor Phillip Hammond has announced funding of £2 billion over the next three years for the social care system in England.

Multiple Sclerosis treatment is debunked by researchers in Canada

9 March 2017

Source The Guardian:

A surgical treatment pioneered in Europe that was sought out by thousands of people with multiple sclerosis has been categorically debunked by Canadian researchers

Study to determine whether the daily consumption of cocoa has the potential to reduce fatigue in people with MS

6 March 2017

Dr Shelly Coe, Lecturer in Nutrition from Oxford Brookes University will be at the Centre on Tuesday 28th March 2017 around 11.00am to talk to anyone who may be interested in this study.

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