Monday, 22 January 2018

Comorbidties and smoking, what can we do about them?

The elephant in the room is comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome and smoking. How can we get pwMS to take their general health seriously? 

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Has NICE got it wrong this time?

As you are probably aware NICE, true to past form, chose the Christmas period to toss a small grenade into the MS space. I assume they thought that by tossing it on Wednesday 20 December when most people were either away, or about to go away, on Christmas holidays the perceived explosion would be smaller than expected and the shrapnel would cause no collateral damage. NICE was wrong. They are wrong for several reasons.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

What is causing the MS pandemic?

Is it not the time to do something about the obesity pandemic? What has obesity got to do with MS? 

Friday, 19 January 2018

Imaging grey matter atrophy to find the roots of disability

How do we measure nerve loss?

The imagers tell us it is grey matter loss that holds the key.

So what's new here?

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Is HSCT for everyone, or not?

The HSCT zealots would want you to believe that HSCT is the solution to MS and that we the neurologists are preventing you from accessing this curative treatment. Are they correct? Or do we need evidence from randomised trials?

Monday, 15 January 2018

Imaging Demyelination, but am I being a bit thick?

A new report suggests that there is a new imaging agent for demyelination.

If we can image demyelination, remyelination trials get a whole lot easier.

However you asked, Has this study in animals cracked the nut?

Future Directions for Laboratory Animal Law in the US

Animals in Research is an Integral part of MS research.

Like or Loathe it, it is occurring, but times are changing.

Do you want to listen to a Day Webinar?

Future Directions for Laboratory Animal Law in the United States