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    Exercise through gaming helps people with MS to improve balance

    08 May 2015

    Two studies have recently been published which use videogame technology or "exergaming" to improve balance in people with MS. One study used Nintendo Wii Fit and the other used an electronic sensor floor mat connected to a TV screen in a rhythm stepping video game. Impaired balance can be one of the most disabling aspects of MS and can increase the risk of falls.

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    Barriers to treating pain

    16 May 2015

    A study by Pain Concern has identified the main barriers to effective treatment of chronic pain are organisational issues, limited treatment options, patient wellbeing and difficulty in talking about the nature of the symptom.
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    Problem drinking

    11 May 2015

    A Canadian study of 140 people with MS has found that one in six drinks to excess. These people also had a higher prevalence of anxiety and suicidal ideation (but not low mood or depression). They were also more likely to have other substance abuse problems and a family history of mental illness.
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    Exercise through gaming helps people with MS to improve balance

    08 May 2015

    Two studies have recently been published which use videogame technology or "exergaming" to improve balance in people with MS. One study used Nintendo Wii Fit and the other used an electronic sensor floor mat connected to a TV screen in a rhythm stepping video game. Impaired balance can be one of the most disabling aspects of MS and can increase the risk of falls.

    Read more…

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    Fingolimod (Gilenya) eligibility extended in Scotland

    14 April 2015

    The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC), which issues guidance on whether treatments should be funded by NHS Scotland, has announced that fingolimod can now be prescribed as a second line treatment for people who are continuing to have relapses despite taking any one of the disease modifying treatments. Read more…

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    Thank you to our Big Blue Jump skydivers

    08 May 2015

    We would like to say a big thank you to all those who took part in the Big Blue Jump at Chiltern Park Aerodrome in Oxfordshire on Saturday 2nd May. Read more…