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#Multiple Sclerosis

From TheJournal.ie Inclusion of chronic pain conditions on cannabis access scheme will be 'kept under review' Medicinal Cannabis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'There's no tragedy for me': US actress Selma Blair opens up about MS Multiple Sclerosis

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

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

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

Pink diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Man with MS living in nursing home reunited with childhood sweetheart on Liveline Multiple Sclerosis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Breakthrough could lead to treatment that would delay progression of advanced MS The Lancet

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

MS affects around 9,000 people in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie MS drug pulled from Irish and EU market after 12 patients worldwide suffer 'serious brain disorders' Zinbryta

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Life with MS: 'Not only was I now disabled, I was a disabled bride' Read Me

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Vaccines can be blamed for illness without scientific proof, EU court rules Multiple Sclerosis

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

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

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

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

“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.”

From TheJournal.ie 'I need to speak to a professional' - Cork singer waiting for counselling after MS diagnosis Health

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie "You can beat this s**t" - former Slipknot drummer reveals he quit after losing the use of his legs Joey Jordison
From TheJournal.ie 'My sister and I have never let it stop us from doing what we want to do' World MS Day

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish scientist gets €2m grant to develop new treatment for arthritis, MS and Alzheimer’s disease Trinity College
From TheJournal.ie Mother of nine takes first steps in 21 years after being diagnosed with MS Leitrim

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

“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.”

From TheJournal.ie Four Irish brothers are running the New York marathon - 35 years after their first go Mighty Quinns

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish 'marvel molecule' treatment will help people with Alzheimer's, arthritis and MS Breakthrough

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

Scientists have discovered a common process across inflammatory conditions.

From TheJournal.ie My Story: I have multiple sclerosis, but it doesn't define me

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A high salt diet may worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms Observational Study

A high salt diet may worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms

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.

From TheJournal.ie New MS drug now available in Republic Alternatives

New MS drug now available in Republic

The drug has been made available through one HSE scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Medicinal marijuana drug means end to buying drugs on the street Marie Fleming

Medicinal marijuana drug means end to buying drugs on the street

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

From TheJournal.ie Medicinal cannabis will soon be legal and available for MS patients Cannabis

Medicinal cannabis will soon be legal and available for MS patients

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

From TheJournal.ie Calls made for "wonder MS drug" to be made available by HSE Drugs

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis helped Marie Fleming 'in lots of ways that prescribed drugs weren't able to' Multiple Sclerosis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie HSE spent €7.5m providing injectable treatment for MS patients in 2013 Multiple Sclerosis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Marie Fleming laid to rest this afternoon after Wicklow service Right To Die This post contains images

Marie Fleming laid to rest this afternoon after Wicklow service

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

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis legalisation: Where do the parties stand? Cannabis

Cannabis legalisation: Where do the parties stand?

Independent TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan is due to launch a bill in the coming days proposing the legalisation of the drug.

From TheJournal.ie Luke Ming Flanagan: I'm still smoking cannabis... but not in Ireland Protest

Luke Ming Flanagan: I'm still smoking cannabis... but not in Ireland

The independent TD is bringing forward a bill to legalise the drug later this year and will speak at the seventh annual Legalise Cannabis Ireland protest in Dublin later today.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court: Ireland has a right to life, not a right to die Marie Fleming

Supreme Court: Ireland has a right to life, not a right to die

There was standing-room only in the small courtroom on Monday morning as the 7 judges ruled that Marie Fleming, who has MS, did not have the right to end her own life with help from her partner.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix… now with added Xtra-vision memories Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added Xtra-vision memories

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Assisted suicide not permitted, but we still must find a humane path for these people Opinion

Column: Assisted suicide not permitted, but we still must find a humane path for these people

Today, seven judges from the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by Marie Fleming, who had sought to be allowed an assisted suicide without the risk of prosecution for anyone who helped her, but where to next with this contentious debate, asks Dr Eimear Spain.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court to deliver verdict in ‘right to die’ case next week Marie Fleming

Supreme Court to deliver verdict in ‘right to die’ case next week

The court will deliver a verdict in the case of Marie Fleming who is seeking to overturn the ban on assisted suicide.

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