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    MS Trust resource on bowel symptoms recognised at the 2014 BMA awards.

    23 September 2014

    Managing your bowels: a guide for people with MS was commended in the 2014 British Medical Association Patient Information Awards last night. The BMA Patient Information Awards aim to encourage the production, dissemination and evaluation of accessible, evidence-based and well-designed patient information which will promote both greater awareness and understanding of health matters, and patient choice. This year judges chose fewer than 20% of the total number of resources entered. Read more…

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    Social care spending

    18 September 2014

    Figures show that spending on social care by local councils fell for the first time last year. The amount spent was unchanged from the previous year but is down if inflation is factored in. Cuts are greatest for people not in residential care.
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    Sativex research

    17 September 2014

    A small study found spasticity improved by 18.2% for people on Sativex compared to 6.7% in the placebo group (measure by the Ashworth scale). No significant improvement seen in measures of pain, sleep or fatigue . Reported at the ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS conference.
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    New research into progressive MS

    12 September 2014

    The Progressive MS Alliance - a group set up to coordinate global research into progressive MS - has announced the first 22 studies that will receive funding. This includes work in the UK in London, Cambridge, Plymouth and Edinburgh.
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    Potential new way to treat MS

    05 September 2014

    Recent laboratory research carried out by scientists at the University of Bristol has provided encouraging evidence that MS could be treated by retraining the immune system so that it doesn't attack myelin. Read more…

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    Atlantic Lions prepare for the toughest rowing race on earth

    13 September 2014

    In December 2015 four friends who met at the University of Birmingham are going to attempt to row across the Atlantic in aid of the MS Trust. The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is a 3000 mile race from La Gomera, Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean and has been dubbed the 'toughest rowing race on earth'. Read more…