Multiple Sclerosis

A Journey Through Patience

Fleur Missaghian | Posted 16.03.2015 | 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

Terry Wahls | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
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.

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...