Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Pip's Blog has moved!

Please visit our new website and Pip's blog here:
http://www.bmstc.org/blog


Monday, 6 March 2017

Pelvic Floor Classes for Women at the Centre

A pelvic floor exercise class for women will start on the 27th April, 2.15 to 3.15pm.

The focus will be:
  • Stress and Urge incontinence 
  • Functional pelvic floor training
  • Healthy bladder advice for women.

Please email either Henriette, henrietta@bmstc.org or Ligia, ligia@bmstc.org or call them on 0118 901 6000 for more information.

There is more information available from the MS Trust about the benefits of pelvic floor training to treat bladder symptoms click here!

Friday, 3 March 2017

Disability benefits: Number 10 defends changes to PIPs

Source BBC:

Downing Street has defended plans to change access to disability benefits, saying that "nobody is losing out".

The government wants to reverse the effects of a court ruling which expands the number of people who can claim Personal Independence Payments.

The PM's official spokesman said the welfare system was a "strong safety net for those who are in need of it".  Read on.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

#ACTRIMS2017 – There is Increased Evidence Linking Viruses to MS Risk

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is thought to be caused by genetic factors, but environmental cues are increasingly recognized to have an impact on disease onset and development. One environmental factor suggested to play a role in MS is infectious agents, such as viruses. Now, different teams of scientists have explored the potential link between different viruses and the risk for MS.  Read on.

Caroline Wyatt: MS 'brain fog' lifted after stem cell treatment

Source BBC:

BBC journalist Caroline Wyatt has spoken of how the "brain fog began to lift" after she had pioneering treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS).

The former BBC defence correspondent was deemed unsuitable for an NHS trial and paid $60,000 (£48,000) for a stem cell transplant in Mexico in January.

Wyatt, 49, told BBC Radio 4's PM programme that she was "feeling better than I have done in a long time".  Read on.

Unexpected changes to PIP assessment

Source MS Society:

On Thursday night the Government announced surprise changes to the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment.

We didn't expect these changes and are working hard to understand their potential impact. They follow proposals last year, which we and other disability charities sent a strong message against.  Read on.

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