Mayo Clinic Research Discovers A Molecular Switch For Repairing Central Nervous System Disorders

  From The Mayo Clinic.   ROCHESTER, Minn. — A molecular switch has the ability to turn on a substance in animals that repairs neurological damage in disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Mayo Clinic researchers discovered. The early research in animal models could advance an already approved Food and Drug Administration therapy and also could lead to […]

MS And ME – A Comparison

  From ME Support.   What is Multiple Sclerosis? In common with M.E., we do not yet know the exact causes of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), though research suggests that a combination of genetic and environmental factors may play a role in its development. It is not directly inherited and genes are only part of the […]

Are Surgeons Missing The Major Differential Diagnosis That Is More Common Than Multiple Sclerosis And HIV combined ?

        By Nina Muirhead in Royal College of Surgeons.   It’s a great feeling when we meet a new outpatient that we know how to manage surgically. Unfortunately, every surgical specialty experiences a subgroup of patients who present with symptoms that cannot be resolved by surgery. These symptoms may span immune, neurological […]

Trapped In PIPVILLE: Scrap 20m Rule Says MS Society

by Katie Campbell in UNITE.   People with multiple sclerosis spent yesterday huddled outside Westminster in protest of the cruel PIP 20 metre rule before delivering a petition for the rule to be scrapped for Secretary of State for Work and pensions Esther McVey. The protesters spent the day trapped in PIPville, a fictional representation of the […]

Scientific Study Reveals Severe Level Of Disability Caused By ME

  From Ekklesia.   A misunderstood disease wrongly labelled make-believe by some GPs is more devastating to sufferers than multiple sclerosis, a new scientific study has found. More than 250,000 people in the UK have ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis), which manifests as unrelenting fatigue and profound pain. The condition, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, has no […]

Claiming Disability Benefit ? Don’t Ever Dare Shake Hands

  By Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian.   Do you shake hands? I do – with people I’m meeting for the first time, and often meeting up with people I already know really well. But the classic handshake is now not the single accepted greeting, and even with strangers you must awkwardly negotiate the possibility […]

Could Parliament Street Get Its First Pub For 51 Years ?

  From YorkMix.   When The Clock Inn clocked out of Parliament Street in 1966, the street became one of the few in York without its own pub. But could that be about to change? Permission is being sought to enable a former Parliament Street shop to become a bar or a pub. What previously […]

Review: People With ME/CFS Are More Functionally Impaired Than People With Multiple Sclerosis – 19 July 2017

  From The ME Association. Review: People with ME/CFS are more functionally impaired than people with multiple sclerosis | 19 July 2017   Insights into biomedicine, 12 June 2017. This was the main finding from an online study that compared people with ME/CFS with those suffering from multiple sclerosis – a disease that shares an overlap […]

Stem Cells Could Help Treat Multiple Sclerosis – But It’s Still Early Days

  By Bruno Gran in The Conversation.   Multiple sclerosis affects millions of people worldwide. It’s a neurological disease characterised by inflammatory lesions in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) that cause damage to the myelin sheath – the protective layer around the nerve cells. This causes neurological dysfunction, such as muscle […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Recognized At Last

By Rivka Solomon in The San Francisco Times After 30 years of neglect, the federal government promised late last month to bolster research on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome — the equivalent of promising to help multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s, two other important neurological diseases with no known cause or cure. Thanks to years of prodding […]

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