Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Warning from PCT

NHS Berkshire West is aware that there have been a number of incidents locally where patients are contacted by an organisation offering home visits to help arthritis sufferers and trying sell expensive medical equipment. Please alert any patients who you feel may be vulnerable to such unsolicited contact.’ The organisation is calling itself “Release”. The police are investigating and so far have not been able to trace a legitimate company with this name. If you have any information that would help please let me, or DC Sid Langton know.

Thanks, Linda

Linda MacEachen
Safeguarding Adults Co-ordinator
Wokingham Borough Council
Wellington House,
Wokingham RG40 2QB
Tel: 0118 974 6903
E Mail:
linda.maceachen@wokingham.gov.uk

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Vitamin D Helps Control MS Genes

The first evidence of how vitamin D deficiency and genetics interact to increase the risk of multiple sclerosis has been reported by researchers.

See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7871598.stm for further details.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Cooling Glove Trial

One of our members brought this research paper to our attention to share. The paper was published last year at Stanford University about a trial on MS patients of a "Cooling Glove" device developed to help athletes reduced body temprature.

Prof Craig Heller is leading the research
http://www.biomedcentral.com/imedia/1088696123200458_manuscript.pdf