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5 questions: making MS care more patient-centric




























Trishna Bharadia, MS patient advocate, talks about her goal to make MS care more patient-centric, ahead of her talk at the eyeforpharma Patient Summit Europe.

Trishna Bharadia was first diagnosed with relapsing and remitting MS in 2008, at the age of 28. However, not content to simply manage her own condition, Trishna has become an advocate for other people with MS, and campaigns for better NHS services and more true ‘patient centricity’.
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Congressman urges President Trump to take action on $90,000 MS drug























House Oversight Committee ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.).
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Cummings said the president could ‘make a deal’ to lower Zinbryta’s price

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) urged President Donald Trump to help lower the price of a $90,000-a-year MS drug on Thursday.
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Unique gene therapy prevents, reverses MS in animal model










































MS can be inhibited or reversed using a novel gene therapy technique that stops the disease’s immune response in mouse models, University of Florida Health researchers have found.
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6 Ways You Can Be There for Someone With MS





























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“The quality of life of an MS patient is driven in large part by social support,” Amit Sachdev, M.D., an assistant professor and director of the Division of Neuromuscular Medicine at Michigan State University, tells SELF. He points to research published in the European Journal of Neurology that found that social support was so important to patients with MS that the researchers recommended that patients be asked about their level of support, among other factors, when they see their doctor.
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Cognitive Impairment Worse Among PPMS Than RRMS Patients, German Study Finds

















Patients with primary progressive MS (PPMS) have more severe cognitive impairment than those with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), according to a German study that analyzed published data on the topic.
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Could correcting a vitamin D deficiency reduce the risk of MS? VIDEO




































© Provided by AFPRelaxNews Correcting a vitamin D deficiency may reduce the risk of MS according to new research.

New large-scale European research has found that vitamin D levels in the blood could predict a person's future risk of developing MS.
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Concussion in adolescence and risk of MS







































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To assess whether concussion in childhood or adolescence is associated with subsequent MS risk. Previous research suggests an association but methodological limitations included retrospective data collection and small study populations.
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Vitamin D supplementation may decrease seasonal relapse rate among MS patients




























A study published by the journal, Brain and Behavior, found that MS patients who supplemented with vitamin D during the winter and spring months experienced a 50% decrease in relapses annually.
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£6million snatched from MS sufferers in cruel Personal Independence Payments crackdown





























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Thousands of people living with MS have lost millions in benefits since the introduction of Personal ­Independence Payments.
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Making Plans with an Unpredictable Disease



















I love getting together with family and friends, volunteering at the golden retriever rescue, attending events and keeping my calendar full. It is fulfilling to make plans, but as many of you with MS know, it is a paradox. The very plans that bring hope and happiness also can bring anxiety and uncertainty.
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