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A message from Trishna

17 October 2017

A message from Trishna

I've been asked to help source participants for a focus group that I'm attending to look at a new patient platform that has been developed to make the clinical trials process more patient-friendly.

Don't get caught out in a power cut - register with the free SSE Priority Service

6 October 2017

It doesn't matter who your electricity supplier is, if you are disabled you can register to receive the SSE Priority Service.

3D printing brain scans helps doctors with a tricky diagnosis

5 October 2017

Source Tech Crunch:

When there’s a problem in the brain, it pays to be precise — every millimeter counts with something like a tumor or blocked artery.

Need Financial Assistance@

5 October 2017

Source MS Society:

Need Financial Assistance? Who can help?

Long-term Lemtrada Treatment Benefits Demonstrated in Extension Study

4 October 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

A five-year study demonstrated that Sanofi-Genzyme’s Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) provides long-term benefits for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients, reducing relapse rates and preventing the progression of the disease.

Importantly, most patients required only the standard two-phase treatment course. Few needed additional courses because of relapse or new brain lesions....

End to ESA reassessments comes into effect

4 October 2017

Source MS Society:

From the 29th September, some people with MS won't have to be re-tested for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) after their next reassessment.

Last October the Government announced it would stop ESA reassessments for people with severe conditions who can't work.

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed this change will start from today. They’ve also provided more detail about who it will apply to....

How did you feel when you were diagnosed with MS?

22 September 2017

Source MS Trust:

How did you feel when you were diagnosed with MS? Angry? Scared? Perhaps even relieved? Whatever you felt, or are feeling now, it's OK.

Got cog fog?

22 September 2017

Source MS Trust:

Cognition and cognitive symptoms

About half of all people with multiple sclerosis have some degree of problem at some time with aspects of thinking - memory, attention span, planning, decision making, understanding or concentration

Disarm Therapeutics to Begin Developing Therapy that Prevents Axonal Degeneration

22 September 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

Disarm Therapeutics has completed the first round of financing to develop a compound that prevents axonal degeneration in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurodegenerative conditions.

New study to look at impact of early treatment with aggressive DMTs

22 September 2017

Source MS Society:

A new study will investigate whether early treatment with aggressive disease modifying therapies (DMTs) could benefit people with MS.

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