Multiple Sclerosis

I'm Not Going To Let MS Stop Me From Exercising - It's What Keeps Me Fighting

Gabrielle Adjei | Posted 01.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Adjei

everybody banner I spent a lot of time in the gym when I was teenager. Initially it was more of a social thing, but slowly exercise became a way of life for me. I imagined myself strong and healthy, and assumed I'd always be able to go for runs and lift heavy weights. What I never considered at 16 was that I'd soon be diagnosed with a condition that would force me to rethink exercise entirely.

£6m A Year Taken From Those Living With MS Under Personal Independence Payment

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK

The introduction of Personal Independence Payment has left thousands living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) without vital care and support, potentially s...

Treating Multiple Sclerosis: We Need To Address Gaps In Care And Conversations

Trishna Bharadia | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Trishna Bharadia

everybody banner Imagine you're 28, developing your career, relationships, trying to get on the property ladder and starting to make your way in the world. Then you're diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, the most widespread disabling neurological condition for young people around the world, for which there is currently no cure. That was me in 2008.

Being A Carer Doesn't Define Me, But It Is A Part Of Who I Am

David Dean | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK
David Dean

I never make any secret of the fact that sometimes my day's work is the equivalent of somebody else's respite care, because it gives me a smattering of normality for a few hours a day. I do have to work all the hours I can to build up the business, while keeping a couple of days a week to help Julie, but this has meant we have had to put our house on the market and downsize.

We're Happy There Is A Multiple Sclerosis Storyline In Coronation Street, But It Must Reflect Reality

Dr Rosie Jones | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Dr Rosie Jones

MS mostly effects young people most being diagnosed in the mid-twenties to mid-thirties but MS can be diagnosed in the teenage years and occasionally in children. We hope that this storyline will take account of issues that reflect this young age group and the decisions people need to make because of it.

As Female Scientists, We Can't Give Up On Leading The World Of Research

Frances Evans | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Tech
Frances Evans

all women everywhere During my undergraduate and my master's degrees, I always wondered why so many of my lecturers were men and why there were hardly any women in our faculty. Especially when my classes were made up of mostly female students; it just didn't add up.

An Open Letter To This NHS

Gabrielle Taylor | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK
Gabrielle Taylor

To the NHS, I hope this finds you well. I know you've had some bad press of late so I just wanted to see you how you're feeling and let you know that despite your troubles, I'm still your number one fan.

Exercises To Try At Home For Disabled People

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When you live with a physical disability or illness, keeping fit can be difficult. Just 17.2% of adults with long-term limiting illness, disability o...

Bridging The Gap Between The NHS And Patients With The Help Of A Smartphone

George Pepper | Posted 30.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
George Pepper

People with long term conditions need information and support. Time with clinicians is becoming increasingly limited with more and more of us turning to accessing health information online. But typing your symptoms into Google can bring a whole host of problems, there's links to miracle cures and reams of written medical jargon to sift through, without knowing what to trust and what should be consigned to clickbait madness.

Virtual Reality Test Could Make It Easier To Diagnose MS And Parkinson’s

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists are developing an affordable virtual reality test to help doctors make early diagnoses of neurodegenerative disorders such as MS and Parkin...

What This Man Did For Wife With MS On Their 10th Anniversary Will Make You Cry

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A husband brought his wife (and half of Liverpool) to tears with the touching present he organised their 10th wedding anniversary. Carl Gilbertson wan...

Jack Osbourne Pens Open Letter About Living With Multiple Sclerosis

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Jack Osbourne has written a heartfelt open letter about what it's like to live with multiple sclerosis (MS) in order to raise awareness about the dise...

Music: The Greatest Gift to My Dad With MS

Gabrielle Taylor | Posted 13.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Gabrielle Taylor

My dad also has an ENORMOUS record collection that he's gathered over 20 years. He was a total music buff and was so obsessed with his vinyl that the entire collection was part of an alphabetised filing system that was painstakingly hand written and recorded in a reference folder.

The Care Act: One Year On

Michelle Mitchell | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK
Michelle Mitchell

This April marked the first anniversary of the Care Act, which changed the way social care is delivered in England. Against a backdrop of chronic underfunding in social care, celebrating this milestone is not the easiest task.

Intimate Photos Show What Life Is Like For Poet With Multiple Sclerosis

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Michel Pepin has spent the last seven years giving away his poems to strangers on a busy Montreal street. In exchange, he asks them for a simple gift,...

Making Citizens Integral to the NHS Debate

Michelle Mitchell | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK
Michelle Mitchell

It won't have escaped anyone's notice that there's a big debate taking place about the future of the NHS. Quality, efficiency, safety and of course money is at the heart of much of the lively discussion. We have a great opportunity to make sure that citizens are central to this debate.

Drinking Six Small Cups Of Coffee Daily Could Reduce MS Risk

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking six small cups of coffee every day could reduce a person's risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), research has suggested. Consuming m...

Resolute, Steadfast, Proactive!

Fleur Missaghian | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fleur Missaghian

Being married to your Carer must be really annoying. But, I never give up on my husband, I believe in his capacity to progress and develop, even if there are times when he doesn't believe in himself.

Neurological Services in England Under the Spotlight

Michelle Mitchell | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK
Michelle Mitchell

Neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), are not a priority for the NHS, a committee of MPs has found. A report by the Public Accounts Committee - a group of cross party MPs who scrutinise the way public money is spent - found that neurological services in England are not consistently good enough.

Multiple Sclerosis Sufferer's 'Terrifying' Seizure Caught On Camera

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman with multiple sclerosis has shared a video of herself experiencing a "terrifying" 25-minute seizure. Kate Langwine-Cooke, from Wales, uploa...

We Must Talk About Multiple Sclerosis More

Scott Mills | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Scott Mills

I don't feel like MS is talked about enough. There are people who still think that it's something that only happens once you're older - to people like my mum - but you just have to look at my producer and good friend Beccy to know that's not the case. I think I'm very privileged to have a platform to be able to talk about MS, and if me talking about it in the press makes someone go and get checked, or just generally raises awareness, that's all I can ask for.

Riding the Waves of Multiple Sclerosis

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 16.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

MS hasn't stopped Emma and she holds mindfulness responsible, she has followed her heart and felt encouraged to succeed in her dreams.

The Clock Never Stops With Multiple Sclerosis and Neither Will Our Fight Against It

Michelle Mitchell | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Michelle Mitchell

One hundred people a week are diagnosed with MS in the UK and more than 100,000 people are living with the condition. Our understanding of the disease and how it affects the body is continually evolving and changing with new research and better technology.

Why I Will Never Have a BFF (Best Friend Forever)

Fleur Missaghian | Posted 18.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fleur Missaghian

So yes, I do have a friend who I feel very close to, but I also have another bunch of friends who I love dearly - so how can I say just one person is my 'best' friend when all friendships are different, irreplaceable, wonderful and unlike any other?

People With Multiple Sclerosis Say the Benefits System Is Harming Their Health

Michelle Mitchell | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK
Michelle Mitchell

Living with a chronic, disabling neurological condition such as multiple sclerosis is not just hard - it's expensive. We know that many people with...