Friday, 22 June 2018

News: NICE approves ocrelizumab

NICE considers ocrelizumab to be less effective than alemtuzumab. 

Guest post: A snapshot of current disease modifying therapies

There are many disease modifying therapies (DMTs) available for people with Relapsing MS in 2018. DMTs work to prevent MS relapses in the future, and to minimize new MRI activity over time. With many options, it can be hard to decide which therapy to start on, or which one to switch to. 

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Stornoway research day series: The cost of MS

Dr Niall MacDougall discusses the economics behind MS and the cost to the individual, families and society.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Guest post: MSexism

Is the MS world biased against women?

Another week - another news headline about how women are paid less than their male counterparts. This time it is consultants working in the NHS - and Jeremy Hunt, the UK Health Secretary, has vowed to tackle the pay gap.

So what does this have to do with multiple sclerosis?

A lot, I believe.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Happy Anniversary Prof G

It is 25 years to the day that I arrived in London to start my PhD on body fluid biomarkers in MS. 

What has changed in the last 25 years?

Stornoway research day series: Self-management

MS Specialist Nurse for the Western Isles, Rachel Morrison, talks about the importance of self-management in multiple sclerosis. And she covers some top tips for managing your own condition.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Stornoway research day series: Understanding your MS symptoms

Dr Stewart Webb defines what multiple sclerosis is, and what's going on in the body when you feel certain MS symptoms. 

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Stornoway research day series: How nutrition and exercise can make a difference

Our Glasgow colleague Dr Sarah Martin discusses different diets that claim to improve MS symptoms in this talk for the people with MS and their families on the Western Isles.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Stornoway research day series: What makes up the neurologist's toolkit?

Neuro Doc Gnanapavan discusses the ways that neurologists currently diagnose and monitor MS in their patients.