Posts Categorized: MS News

How the sunflower lanyard helped me travel with invisible symptoms

Source MS Society: I find travelling stressful. Having to deal with invisible symptoms from MS has made it harder. I worry about being judged by other people if I need assistance when I may look fine. The sunflower lanyard scheme, being used across UK airports, has improved my confidence in air travel. Making hidden disabilities visible… Read more »

Everyone’s MS is different

Source MS Trust:  What’s causing my symptoms? Multiple sclerosis can cause a wide variety of symptoms, listed below. All of these symptoms can be experienced in other conditions. In MS, the exact position of the damage to your nerves relates to the symptoms you experience, which means that each person’s experience of MS is different…. Read more »

Dive Ability

Dive Ability: Welcome to Dive AbilityScuba diving for people with disabilities and disadvantages. Scuba diving can be enjoyed by virtually anyone, regardless of physical ability. In fact, if you have a disability, scuba diving can offer you a unique sense of freedom by transporting you into a world of weightlessness and unlimited intrigue. Visit tropical coral… Read more »

Respite care information from Independent Living

Source Independent Living: If you are taking care of another person, both of you need a break from time to time, for the sake of your physical and mental wellbeing. Respite care is any break from your job as a carer, whether it involves the person you care for going away for a few hours to… Read more »

Detailed Genetic Map Implicates Broad Immune Cell Involvement in MS, Reports Risk Variant in X Chromosome

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today: A new large-scale genetic map implicates broad immune system dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests a key role of brain immune cells called microglia, and indicates an MS-related gene variant located in the X chromosome. Altogether, the findings — the result of the largest reported study of MS to date — provide… Read more »

Priority Services Register for vulnerable energy customers

uSwitch – The Priority Services Register was recently broadened by Ofgem to help as many vulnerable energy customers as possible. Find out if it could help you with this guide from uSwitch. What is the Priority Services Register? The Priority Services Register (PSR) is a free and voluntary system that your supplier uses to ensure the… Read more »

Brain ageing has been reversed for the first time – offering hope of cure for Alzheimer’s disease & multiple sclerosis

Source The London Economic: The groundbreaking feat was achieved by destroying a protein that stiffens the organ – much like muscles and joints. Brain ageing has been reversed for the first time, offering hope of a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis, say British scientists. The groundbreaking feat was achieved by destroying a protein that… Read more »

Lack of residential care for younger people with disability

Source ITV: Nina, 46, is housed in an old people’s home. he’s just 46 years old. But Nina Thair has been housed in an old people’s home in Sussex. She has multiple sclerosis – and her local council says there is nowhere else suitable for her. Nina’s problem – the council’s problem – is that the… Read more »

NICE rejects Sativex in draft guidance on cannabis-based medicinal products

Source MS Trust: Draft guidance published today on August 8 does not recommend Sativex as a treatment for MS spasticity because it is not a cost-effective treatment. In November 2018, the legal status of cannabis was amended to allow specialist clinicians to legally prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products to patients with an exceptional clinical need. To support this change, NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) has reviewed… Read more »