Multiple Sclerosis

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.

Multiple Sclerosis and Cannabis - A Conversation With Clark French

Jason Reed | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Reed

Clark, now 26, was no stranger to the ravages of M.S. - having watched his stepfather suffer and ultimately pass away from the illness, Clark is all to aware of what the condition can do to families and patients. Clark was less than enamoured with the treatments on offer to him.

Sharon Osbourne's 'Guilt' Over Jack's MS

PA | Posted 03.11.2012 | Home

Former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne said her son Jack's diagnosis with multiple sclerosis (MS) has made her "even more of a control freak" than befo...

Revealed: Why Loud Music Played On Earphones Causes Deafness

PA | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK

Loud music played on earphones causes deafness by having a similar effect on nerves as multiple sclerosis (MS), scientists have learned. New resear...

Could A Single Pill Treat Three Of The Most Common Brain Conditions?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A single pill has the potential to treat multiple brain conditions including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis, it has been revealed. ...

Jack Osbourne Speaks Out About MS Diagnosis

PA | Posted 18.06.2012 | Home

Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon are reeling after their TV daredevil son Jack was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). The 26-year-old - who h...

Cannabis 'Does Not Slow Progression' Of Multiple Sclerosis, Finds Eight-Year Study

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A major study into the effect of cannabis consumption on multiple sclerosis (MS) patients has concluded the drug makes no difference to the disease’...

World's First MS Pill Could Help Thousands

PA | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

At least 3,000 people in the UK with multiple sclerosis (MS) could benefit from the world's first pill for the condition, it was announced today. T...

Multiple Sclerosis - Making People Happier and Healthier Since December 2011

Courtney Smith | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Courtney Smith

Coming from Australia, making the move to the UK to embark on the travels of a lifetime is a very exciting experience - one that I undertook in 2006. I still find myself sitting in my share-house in West London six years later.

Now That's A Real Drive-Through

Posted 16.01.2012 | UK

A grandmother has told of her shock after an out-of-control Ford Mondeo ploughed into her lounge. Andrea Barr had just nipped into her kitchen whe...

Vitamin D Reducing the Risk of Disease

Holly Alsop | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Alsop

It is well known that sunlight is a reputable source of Vitamin D and that a mere 15 minutes of sun exposure can provide enough of the essential nutri...

Study Reveals Genes Responsible For Multiple Sclerosis

The Guardian | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK

Scientists have discovered 29 new gene variants that are implicated in multiple sclerosis, following the largest ever study of the genetics of the dis...