Multiple Sclerosis

We Must Talk About Multiple Sclerosis More

Scott Mills | Posted 23.10.2015 | 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 16.10.2015 | 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 30.09.2015 | 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 21.09.2015 | 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 14.09.2015 | 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 wi...

What's Vitamin D Got to Do With MS?

Michelle Mitchell | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Mitchell

We don't know what causes MS, but it's likely to be a complex link between genetic and environmental factors. So far, research has flagged up viruses, smoking and vitamin D as triggers that could affect your risk.

Grandmother Documentary Star Arrested For Growing Cannabis While Show Airs

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK

A grandmother who is the star of a benefits documentary in which she showcases her homegrown cannabis crop, was in a police cell while the programme a...

7 Things People With Multiple Sclerosis Want You To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There are currently around 100,000 people with multiple sclerosis in the UK. With this in mind, it's perhaps surprising how little the majority of...

Athlete's Foot And Eczema Creams Could Hold The Key To Fighting Multiple Sclerosis

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Anna Cafolla | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Drugs found in skin creams used for treating eczema and athlete's foot have been shown to reverse multiple sclerosis (MS), according to researchers. ...

A Journey Through Patience

Fleur Missaghian | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fleur Missaghian

Because of his particular journey with MS (the experiences can be very different) Ramin has been slowed down by an illness that took away his independence for a long time. Relapse-free, he is now in the slow but steady fight to recover and he gets frustrated with himself, with me and his body, his mind.

This Time I Didn't Say a Single Word for 72 Hours!

Nicole Ettinger | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nicole Ettinger

It's 20th November, fast approaching 7pm - the start time for Mission Silence, the world's first sponsored silence event. I am on the phone to my best friend who asks if I've remembered to change my answer machine message but I'd completely forgotten.

Why Not Speaking for 48 Hours Is Such a Mission

Nicole Ettinger | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nicole Ettinger

It was without a doubt the most challenging 48 hours of my life. It's our natural instant to talk and the mental energy it took to stop the words in my mind from escaping my mouth was exhausting. For the first few hours I felt it necessary to have tape over my mouth.

Millions to Be Spent on Progressive MS Research in Global Project

Michelle Mitchell | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK
Michelle Mitchell

For people with progressive MS, the treatment landscape couldn't be more different. There is nothing that can stop their MS from getting worse, nothing to stop it progressing. All people can hope for is that they can gain access to a handful of licensed symptom relief medicines on the NHS...

MS Sufferers Could Be Able To 'Switch Off' The Disease

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

MS sufferers could soon be able to "switch off" their illness following a potential medical breakthrough from researchers at the University of Bristol...

The Power of Diet and Lifestyle: How I Beat Progressive MS

Dr. Terry Wahls | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Terry Wahls

Multiple Sclerosis is a tough disease. It put me in a tilt/recline wheelchair at age 48. Yet I consider it one of the most profound gifts I have ever receive because that time in the wheelchair transformed how I thought about medicine and the type of medicine that I now practice.

Spilling the Beans

Elaine Benton | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

We have a special visitor from abroad with us at present, who is taking a much needed holiday. "Why is he special?" I hear you ask. Firstly we've know...

How Can We Get MS Drugs to Those Who Need Them?

Paul Burstow | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Burstow

It's unacceptable that so many people with MS are not able to access the treatment, services and support they require as a result of where they live and I'd urge people to support the MS Society's Treat Me Right campaign.

Vitamin D 'Staves Off MS Symptoms'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Boosting vitamin D may stave off symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) in early stages of the disease, research has shown. Scientists found that leve...

Fit For Work?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK

People with crippling illnesses like cystic fibrosis and multiple sclerosis are being found fit for work in tests branded "farcical" by charities. ...

In Science, Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Medical associations have begun to discount CCSVI now that more evidence has emerged, but the story of CCSVI serves as an important example of the need for rigorous, randomised, controlled clinical trials of medical treatments before they are unleashed on a desperate patient population.

Multiple Sclerosis Sufferers Face Care 'Lottery'

PA | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK

Multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers are facing a care "lottery", a charity has warned, after a damning report found that as many as 60% of patients are ...

Disability Campaigners To March Against 'Devastating' Welfare Changes

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK

Campaigners representing tens of thousands of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) are to lobby the government over welfare changes they claim will res...

Disability Benefits: Why the UK Has to Reinvent the Workplace

Jason Reed | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

The misnomer that we even have a benefit culture with disabled people ready to exploit and sit comfortably needs quashing. Make no mistake, the benefit system does not hand out much money at all to the individual, and it's a system full of stigma.

'Breakthrough' May Aid MS Treatment

PA | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Tiny synthetic particles could help scientists develop vaccines against immune response diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), research has shown. ...

Don't Call Me a Sufferer

Helena Jidborg Alexander | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helena Jidborg Alexander

I know some people with MS like to refer to themselves as MS sufferers, and that is their choice. But for us who ask not to be referred to as a sufferer, please don't call us that.