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MS (Multiple Sclerosis)

The Disabled Chef: Cooking hasn’t cured me, but it’s helped me live with MS

By James Coke When my Lancashire hotpot beat a professional chef’s, I decided to revive my website about cooking with a chronic illness – thedisabledchef.com The cooking skills I learned in school have served me well, helping nab Julie, my wife, who was won over by my Burmese curry, and sustaining me in my private war with primary progressive multiple sclerosis ... Read More »

Multiple sclerosis patient walks after taking HIV drugs

A woman with multiple sclerosis (MS) says her symptoms improved so dramatically she was able to walk again after being prescribed HIV drugs. Shana Pezaro, 36, from Hove, East Sussex, was given antiretroviral drugs after fearing she may have contracted HIV. Within days, Miss Pezaro noticed an easing of her MS symptoms. When a doctor saw her walking up stairs ... Read More »

RUGBY’S OLDEST RIVALS TO SUPPORT DISABLED PEOPLE

 Former England rugby international Alastair Hignell, who lives with Multiple Sclerosis, today encouraged rugby fans to attend this year’s Varsity Matches to support Leonard Cheshire Disability. The 134th men’s Varsity Match will take place at Twickenham Stadium on Thursday, 10 December, with Oxford renewing their age-old rivalry with Cambridge. For the first time, the women’s Varsity Match will also take ... Read More »

MS-UK celebrates World MS Day with release of new film about their work.

On 27 May 2015, around the globe people will be celebrating World MS Day. To mark the date, MS-UK, the national charity supporting anyone affected by multiple sclerosis, is launching a new film about their work. The film is called ‘We’re Here’ and aims to tell people all about MS-UK and their professional services, such as the MS-UK Helpline and ... Read More »

Stem Cells May Help Reverse Multiple Sclerosis Disability

A therapy that uses patients’ own stem cells may be able to reverse some of the effects of multiple sclerosis, a preliminary study suggests. The findings were published in the Jan. 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A therapy that uses patients’ own stem cells may be able to ... Read More »

Oceans of Hope Continues Global Voyage To Change Perceptions Of MS

Oceans of Hope, the 20-metre yacht undertaking the first global circumnavigation by a yacht with a working crew of people with multiple sclerosis, has set sail from Portsmouth, UK, following a highly successful four-day stopover in the English port in which she captured the imagination of people with MS.   During the 61,000-kilometre (33,000-nautical mile) voyage, which will take 17 months ... Read More »

MS Therapy gets keys to new centre

The West Yorkshire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre (MS Therapy), which has been closed since January, has secured new premises and is scheduled to re-open in June thanks to the help of SM Commercial.   The charity was forced to shut in the aftermath of a substantial fire last September which caused mass destruction at the Leeds Road site it shared ... Read More »