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13 February 2013

Vitamin D (vitamin D3) is created in the skin when exposed to ultraviolet B radiation in sunlight. In the UK, between May and September, about 20 to 30 minutes a day spent outdoors in direct sunshine in the middle of the day will meet vitamin D needs for most fair skinned people. Factors such as darker skin, the use of sunscreen, levels of pollution and the unpredictability of the British summer can all lower availability and between October and April, the level of ultraviolet is too low for vitamin D to be made.

04 February 2013

Many people are intensely interested in what is happening in MS research. On Saturday, I was lucky enough to go to a Research Day held by Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, with UCL Partners, to hear what research they are doing and what it might mean for people with MS. This research group includes some of the top researchers in MS in the UK and they are keen to get people involved. The audience were mostly people with MS, their friends and family.

Snow and trees
23 January 2013

Read our guest Blog from Steve Woodward about how to stay safe and tackle the snowy weather.

09 August 2012

Neuropathic or nerve pain is an invisible but debilitating symptom of multiple sclerosis.  A pain consultant writes about how this can be managed.

06 July 2012

Are you healthy? Pretty much? Imagine you’re standing, there, wherever you are just now – living room, office, street – and someone runs over and gives you a shove. Of course, you’re shocked. Sure, your arm might hurt a bit where they pushed you. But basically, you’re OK. Your feet are firmly planted on solid ground.
But it’s different for me and other like me: people with dreadful, crippling fatigue caused by a long term illness such as MS, CFS/ME, lupus, cancer etc.

13 February 2012

In my day to day work I spend a lot of time of Facebook and Twitter, I post news articles and pick up on questions people might have for the MS Trust. I notice a lot of people (including myself) get very confused about drugs that are in development for MS. You see a news item about something like Sativex getting a licence, which will excite a lot of people thinking this entitles them to be able to have the treatment, but when they try to get it, they get turned down as the drug is not yet approved by the NHS. 

09 February 2012

An interesting conversation started on Twitter. How do disabled folks date? The big question was about how to appeal to a potential partner. Kevin Ward sheds some light on the options.

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