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.

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Drivers in Bracknell warned over blue badge 'scam'

5 July 2017

Source: BBC

Drivers in Bracknell are being warned about a website which overcharges disabled drivers for their "blue badge" parking permit.

MS Society Hydrotherapy sessions at Royal Berkshire Hospital

5 July 2017

Source: Reading, Wokingham and Districts MS Society

Our friends at the Reading, Wokingham and Districts MS Society branch offer Hydrotherapy sessions at Royal Berkshire Hospital every Wednesday 5-6 p.m. & 6-7 p.m.

What the brain's wiring looks like

4 July 2017

Source: BBC

The world's most detailed scan of the brain's internal wiring has been produced by scientists at Cardiff University.

Researchers Find Gene Mutation in Multiple Sclerosis That Runs in Families

3 July 2017

Source: Multiple Sclerosis News Today

A variation in the NLRP1 gene is associated with multiple sclerosis that runs in families, Slovenian researchers report.

How to find the best travel insurance if you have a pre-existing medical conditions

3 July 2017

Source: The Telegraph

Travellers who are currently suffering from illness or have been diagnosed with various conditions could struggle to get cover when they go on holiday, or end up paying through the nose for it.

Those with health problems, or even those who had issues in the past, are deemed more risky for an insurance company to cover and so are more likely to need treatment while abroad, which the insurer will need to foot the bill for.

This can drive up the...

European licence recommended for Cladribine (Mavenclad)

3 July 2017

Source: MS Trust

The next step in the approval process is for the European Commission to grant a licence for cladribine, taking into consideration the EMA's recommendation. Cladribine will then have to be appraised by NICE and the SMC to determine availability in the UK.

In anticipation of the granting of a licence, NICE have already started the appraisal process and a decision is expected to be published in February 2018. The MS Trust is contributing to the appraisal. If...

MRI scans could help predict MS progression

3 July 2017

Source: MS Society

New research has found that MRI scans can help predict how MS will progress. MRI is already used to diagnose MS.

Multiple sclerosis study reveals possible trigger

22 June 2017

Source Israel21c

Israeli scientists discover an abnormality in neurons’ protective membrane may enable the immune system to launch a mistaken attack.

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