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

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

I've been living with MS for 10 years now and remote working during Covid-19 is a huge help
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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 21,566 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.

'It's my saving grace': Calls for Ireland's only MS care centre to open for an extra 10 weeks a year
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'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 16,302 Views 5 Comments

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

'This is destroying lives': Patients say Ireland's neuro-rehab strategy has 'sat on a shelf for nearly a decade'
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'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 22,405 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 12,025 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Feb 28th 2019, 10:27 AM 40,526 Views 10 Comments

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

Feb 25th 2019, 10:28 AM 9,130 Views 0 Comments

Pink diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

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

Feb 15th 2019, 12:00 PM 38,490 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dublin councillor with MS: 'I was on a walking stick at 32 ... now I plan to run the marathon'
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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 38,363 Views 22 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 22nd 2017, 10:57 AM 21,211 Views 114 Comments

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

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

May 31st 2017, 6:15 AM 18,854 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.”

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

Jan 6th 2017, 6:05 AM 21,150 Views 26 Comments

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

Medicinal cannabis: 'It's magic. I now swim three times a week and can take steps in the water'
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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 2,018 Views 38 Comments

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

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

Oct 8th 2016, 9:30 PM 17,554 Views 16 Comments

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 13th 2015, 5:30 PM 37,264 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.”

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

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

May 27th 2015, 6:04 AM 27,134 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 8th 2014, 8:00 AM 1,531 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.

A high salt diet may worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms
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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.

New MS drug now available in Republic
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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.

Medicinal marijuana drug means end to buying drugs on the street
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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.

Medicinal cannabis will soon be legal and available for MS patients
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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.

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

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

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

Marie Fleming laid to rest this afternoon after Wicklow service
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Marie Fleming laid to rest this afternoon after Wicklow service

Dec 22nd 2013, 3:30 PM 27,785 Views 42 Comments

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

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