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#Multiple Sclerosis

# multiple-sclerosis - Saturday 6 February, 2021

'Lives could be saved': Woman with MS says adopted people should have access to medical history
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

'Lives could be saved': Woman with MS says adopted people should have access to medical history

Feb 6th 2021, 10:30 AM 25,360 Views 4 Comments

“So many lives could be made better, saved, elongated, if doctors knew what they were testing for.”

# multiple-sclerosis - Sunday 1 November, 2020

‘We’re down 38% on last year’: The MS Readathon has been hit hard by the pandemic
# Multiple Sclerosis
# Multiple Sclerosis

‘We’re down 38% on last year’: The MS Readathon has been hit hard by the pandemic

Nov 1st 2020, 7:45 AM 15,946 Views 1 Comment

Covid-19 has sped-up a change that was due to happen to the MS Readathon anyway – this year, adults can take part for the first time.

# multiple-sclerosis - Friday 29 May, 2020

I've been living with MS for 10 years now and remote working during Covid-19 is a huge help
# Multiple Sclerosis
# Multiple Sclerosis

I've been living with MS for 10 years now and remote working during Covid-19 is a huge help

May 29th 2020, 12:45 PM 21,565 Views 6 Comments

Niamh McCarron says people with chronic illnesses and disabilities have been asking for remote working for years, often getting told that it can’t be supported, for a whole list of reasons.

# multiple-sclerosis - Saturday 14 March, 2020

'It's my saving grace': Calls for Ireland's only MS care centre to open for an extra 10 weeks a year
# We Need To Be Open
# We Need To Be Open

'It's my saving grace': Calls for Ireland's only MS care centre to open for an extra 10 weeks a year

Mar 14th 2020, 8:30 AM 16,298 Views 5 Comments

Karen Hynes has been going to the MS Care Centre for eight years.

# multiple-sclerosis - Saturday 7 March, 2020

'This is destroying lives': Patients say Ireland's neuro-rehab strategy has 'sat on a shelf for nearly a decade'
# Neurorehabilitation
# Neurorehabilitation

'This is destroying lives': Patients say Ireland's neuro-rehab strategy has 'sat on a shelf for nearly a decade'

Mar 7th 2020, 12:00 PM 22,398 Views 7 Comments

Neuro-rehabilitation services are needed by people living with MS, Parkinson’s disease and acquired brain injuries.

# multiple-sclerosis - Monday 20 January, 2020

Opinion: It's hard enough living with MS without having to push for support
# Multiple Sclerosis
# Multiple Sclerosis

Opinion: It's hard enough living with MS without having to push for support

Jan 20th 2020, 8:00 PM 15,312 Views 20 Comments

A new EU index shows Ireland lagging in its care of patients with MS, writes Lauren McCauley.

# multiple-sclerosis - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Inclusion of chronic pain conditions on cannabis access scheme will be 'kept under review'
# Medicinal Cannabis
# Medicinal Cannabis

Inclusion of chronic pain conditions on cannabis access scheme will be 'kept under review'

Jul 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 12,024 Views 18 Comments

Only patients with specific medical conditions can access medicinal cannabis under the new programme.

# multiple-sclerosis - Thursday 28 February, 2019

'There's no tragedy for me': US actress Selma Blair opens up about MS
# Multiple Sclerosis
# Multiple Sclerosis

'There's no tragedy for me': US actress Selma Blair opens up about MS

Feb 28th 2019, 10:27 AM 40,523 Views 10 Comments

The Legally Blonde and Cruel Intentions star (46), was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in August 2018.

# multiple-sclerosis - Monday 25 February, 2019

Selma Blair is just as obsessed with her red carpet cane as everyone else
# Oscars
From The Daily Edge
# Oscars

Selma Blair is just as obsessed with her red carpet cane as everyone else

Feb 25th 2019, 10:28 AM 9,128 Views 0 Comments

Pink diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

# multiple-sclerosis - Friday 15 February, 2019

'The medication is constantly improving' - ex-Limerick star on living with multiple sclerosis
# Life Without Limits
From The42
# Life Without Limits

'The medication is constantly improving' - ex-Limerick star on living with multiple sclerosis

Feb 15th 2019, 12:00 PM 38,481 Views 18 Comments

Former All-Star hurler Andrew O’Shaughnessy has always been positive about his condition.

# multiple-sclerosis - Monday 22 October, 2018

Selma Blair has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis after 'not being taken seriously' for years
# Selma Blair
From The Daily Edge
# Selma Blair

Selma Blair has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis after 'not being taken seriously' for years

Oct 22nd 2018, 9:48 AM 7,742 Views 3 Comments

‘I am disabled.’

# multiple-sclerosis - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Man with MS living in nursing home reunited with childhood sweetheart on Liveline
# Multiple Sclerosis
# Multiple Sclerosis

Man with MS living in nursing home reunited with childhood sweetheart on Liveline

Aug 14th 2018, 9:47 PM 44,704 Views 13 Comments

Kevin Barron (59) was diagnosed with MS in his 20s and has lived in a nursing home for the last 13 years.

A pair of childhood sweethearts were reunited on Liveline where they reminisced about their first date
# Liveline
From The Daily Edge
# Liveline

A pair of childhood sweethearts were reunited on Liveline where they reminisced about their first date

Aug 14th 2018, 5:58 PM 4,909 Views 1 Comment

Grab the tissues.

# multiple-sclerosis - Saturday 2 June, 2018

'My fear is that my carers are going to come in one morning to find I've passed away in bed'
# Multiple Sclerosis
# Multiple Sclerosis

'My fear is that my carers are going to come in one morning to find I've passed away in bed'

Jun 2nd 2018, 10:00 PM 41,322 Views 31 Comments

52-year-old Kate Tobin suffers from multiple sclerosis and brittle bone disease.

# multiple-sclerosis - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Column: 'I have to teach myself to smile (I didn't realise it was so easy to lose a smile)'
# Multiple Sclerosis
# Multiple Sclerosis

Column: 'I have to teach myself to smile (I didn't realise it was so easy to lose a smile)'

Apr 7th 2018, 7:30 PM 1,157 Views 14 Comments

53-year-old Bandon native Fiach Lynch has MS and is running the Cork City Marathon in June.

# multiple-sclerosis - Friday 23 March, 2018

Breakthrough could lead to treatment that would delay progression of advanced MS
# The Lancet
# The Lancet

Breakthrough could lead to treatment that would delay progression of advanced MS

Mar 23rd 2018, 9:34 AM 13,428 Views 12 Comments

MS affects around 9,000 people in Ireland.

# multiple-sclerosis - Thursday 8 March, 2018

MS drug pulled from Irish and EU market after 12 patients worldwide suffer 'serious brain disorders'
# Zinbryta
# Zinbryta

MS drug pulled from Irish and EU market after 12 patients worldwide suffer 'serious brain disorders'

Mar 8th 2018, 10:07 PM 50,028 Views 28 Comments

The European Medicines Agency has recommended the immediate suspension and recall of Zinbryta.

# multiple-sclerosis - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Dublin councillor with MS: 'I was on a walking stick at 32 ... now I plan to run the marathon'
# Column
# Column

Dublin councillor with MS: 'I was on a walking stick at 32 ... now I plan to run the marathon'

Feb 21st 2018, 7:00 AM 38,362 Views 22 Comments

Mark Wards writes about his journey from crippling depression to running the Dublin City Marathon for MS awareness.

# multiple-sclerosis - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Life with MS: 'Not only was I now disabled, I was a disabled bride'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Life with MS: 'Not only was I now disabled, I was a disabled bride'

Dec 9th 2017, 7:30 PM 56,468 Views 12 Comments

Despite the uncertainty of MS, I’m honestly happier than I’ve ever been, writes Rosie McCormack.

# multiple-sclerosis - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Vaccines can be blamed for illness without scientific proof, EU court rules
# Multiple Sclerosis
# Multiple Sclerosis

Vaccines can be blamed for illness without scientific proof, EU court rules

Jun 22nd 2017, 10:57 AM 21,208 Views 108 Comments

The decision stems from the case of a man who developed MS shortly after being vaccinated against hepatitis B.

# multiple-sclerosis - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

"Adam says to me 'You have MS mum, but I’ve got to wear glasses'"
# World MS Day
# World MS Day

"Adam says to me 'You have MS mum, but I’ve got to wear glasses'"

May 31st 2017, 6:15 AM 18,853 Views 8 Comments

“I’ll stand up in Leinster House tomorrow and be announced as a person with MS – but that’s such a tiny bit of who I am.”

# multiple-sclerosis - Friday 6 January, 2017

'I need to speak to a professional' - Cork singer waiting for counselling after MS diagnosis
# Health
# Health

'I need to speak to a professional' - Cork singer waiting for counselling after MS diagnosis

Jan 6th 2017, 6:05 AM 21,149 Views 25 Comments

He said that while he was “doing as well as can be expected”, he is having problems accessing help.

# multiple-sclerosis - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Medicinal cannabis: 'It's magic. I now swim three times a week and can take steps in the water'
# Legalise
# Legalise

Medicinal cannabis: 'It's magic. I now swim three times a week and can take steps in the water'

Dec 1st 2016, 8:45 PM 2,016 Views 38 Comments

This evening the Dáil is debating the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

# multiple-sclerosis - Saturday 8 October, 2016

'My name is Claire. I have MS. I'm no different to anyone else'
# On The Edge
# On The Edge

'My name is Claire. I have MS. I'm no different to anyone else'

Oct 8th 2016, 9:30 PM 17,552 Views 16 Comments

The Cork woman says more investment is needed in disability services to ensure Ireland is a fair and equal society.

# multiple-sclerosis - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

"You can beat this s**t" - former Slipknot drummer reveals he quit after losing the use of his legs
# Joey Jordison
# Joey Jordison

"You can beat this s**t" - former Slipknot drummer reveals he quit after losing the use of his legs

Jun 14th 2016, 2:14 PM 31,976 Views 43 Comments

Joey Jordison has transverse myelitis.

# multiple-sclerosis - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

'My sister and I have never let it stop us from doing what we want to do'
# World MS Day
# World MS Day

'My sister and I have never let it stop us from doing what we want to do'

May 25th 2016, 6:20 AM 28,815 Views 16 Comments

Naomi Donaldson and her little sister were diagnosed with MS within a year of each other. She describes how they’ve coped with it.

# multiple-sclerosis - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Irish scientist gets €2m grant to develop new treatment for arthritis, MS and Alzheimer’s disease
# Trinity College
# Trinity College

Irish scientist gets €2m grant to develop new treatment for arthritis, MS and Alzheimer’s disease

Mar 1st 2016, 1:59 PM 12,991 Views 10 Comments

It could have a big impact on patients’ lives.

# multiple-sclerosis - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Mother of nine takes first steps in 21 years after being diagnosed with MS
# Leitrim
# Leitrim

Mother of nine takes first steps in 21 years after being diagnosed with MS

Dec 13th 2015, 5:30 PM 37,262 Views 11 Comments

“I thought this can’t be real, I just have to keep this up … I walked 100 steps, that’s like a marathon to me.”

# multiple-sclerosis - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Four Irish brothers are running the New York marathon - 35 years after their first go
# Mighty Quinns
# Mighty Quinns

Four Irish brothers are running the New York marathon - 35 years after their first go

Aug 11th 2015, 8:05 PM 17,890 Views 9 Comments

Tyrone natives the Quinn brothers are recreating their 1980 marathon attempt to raise funds for MS Ireland.

# multiple-sclerosis - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

'My vision blurred, like there was rain on the windscreen, but it wasn't raining'
# World MS Day
# World MS Day

'My vision blurred, like there was rain on the windscreen, but it wasn't raining'

May 27th 2015, 6:04 AM 27,127 Views 5 Comments

Lucina Russell was diagnosed with MS in 2011. Here she explains why she is hopeful for her future.

# multiple-sclerosis - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Irish 'marvel molecule' treatment will help people with Alzheimer's, arthritis and MS
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

Irish 'marvel molecule' treatment will help people with Alzheimer's, arthritis and MS

Feb 17th 2015, 10:56 AM 15,356 Views 33 Comments

Scientists have discovered a common process across inflammatory conditions.

# multiple-sclerosis - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

My Story: I have multiple sclerosis, but it doesn't define me

My Story: I have multiple sclerosis, but it doesn't define me

Oct 8th 2014, 8:00 AM 1,530 Views 23 Comments

Multiple sclerosis progresses differently for every person and while some individuals suffer great difficulties, others have thriving work, romantic and social lives.

# multiple-sclerosis - Friday 29 August, 2014

A high salt diet may worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms
# Observational Study
# Observational Study

A high salt diet may worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms

Aug 29th 2014, 9:14 AM 5,450 Views 4 Comments

A small study has found that further research is needed into whether dietary salt reduction could ease MS symptoms or slow the progression of the disease.

# multiple-sclerosis - Monday 11 August, 2014

New MS drug now available in Republic
# Alternatives
# Alternatives

New MS drug now available in Republic

Aug 11th 2014, 3:15 PM 15,767 Views 27 Comments

The drug has been made available through one HSE scheme.

# multiple-sclerosis - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Medicinal marijuana drug means end to buying drugs on the street
# Marie Fleming
# Marie Fleming

Medicinal marijuana drug means end to buying drugs on the street

Jul 13th 2014, 2:54 PM 17,612 Views 43 Comments

Tom Curran, partner of Marie Fleming, has welcomed the news that Savitex will be available to patients in Ireland.

# multiple-sclerosis - Monday 7 July, 2014

Medicinal cannabis will soon be legal and available for MS patients
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

Medicinal cannabis will soon be legal and available for MS patients

Jul 7th 2014, 1:46 PM 14,311 Views 79 Comments

The regulator said the product will be available after an imminent change to current drugs laws.

# multiple-sclerosis - Friday 13 June, 2014

Calls made for "wonder MS drug" to be made available by HSE
# Drugs
# Drugs

Calls made for "wonder MS drug" to be made available by HSE

Jun 13th 2014, 6:15 AM 8,744 Views 30 Comments

The drug fampridine which has a brand name Frampyra has been proven to increase the mobility of sufferers.

# multiple-sclerosis - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Cannabis helped Marie Fleming 'in lots of ways that prescribed drugs weren't able to'
# Multiple Sclerosis
# Multiple Sclerosis

Cannabis helped Marie Fleming 'in lots of ways that prescribed drugs weren't able to'

Jun 12th 2014, 5:09 PM 13,010 Views 50 Comments

Smoking cannabis helped with pain, spasms and to lift her mood, Tom Curran revealed today.

# multiple-sclerosis - Monday 30 December, 2013

HSE spent €7.5m providing injectable treatment for MS patients in 2013
# Multiple Sclerosis
# Multiple Sclerosis

HSE spent €7.5m providing injectable treatment for MS patients in 2013

Dec 30th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,697 Views 21 Comments

In the first ten months of this year, the HSE paid for 814 patients to receive the treatment.

# multiple-sclerosis - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Marie Fleming laid to rest this afternoon after Wicklow service
# Right To Die
# Right To Die

Marie Fleming laid to rest this afternoon after Wicklow service

Dec 22nd 2013, 3:30 PM 27,783 Views 42 Comments

The grief and mourning for the 59-year-old was palpable in Avoca today.

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