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The Scottish Conservatives will lodge legislation to extend free care to under-65s with conditions such as dementia at Holyrood today. A member's bill brought forward by Tory MSP Miles Briggs seeks to implement the so-called Frank's Law, named after footballer Frank Kopel. Mr Briggs will be joined at the launch…
More than 16,500 people and a coalition of 80 charities have signed a letter urging party leaders to put an end to disability benefit cuts. Paralympians Kadeena Cox and Anne Wafula Strike and BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills are among those to have signed the open letter to all…
A major new discovery has been made towards finding the cause of multiple sclerosis - potentially paving the way for new treatments. Scientists have found a new cellular mechanism which may cause the disease and a potential hallmark which could be a target for future treatment of the autoimmune disorder.…
Thousands of disabled people who suffer from progressively worsening conditions will face reassessment for their benefits this year, new figures show. Campaigners and MPs are now demanding changes to stop those with such conditions being repeatedly reassessed to claim personal independence payments (PIP). Between April and October, 3,500 people suffering…
People who suffer autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) may have an elevated risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests. Researchers have linked autoimmune disease to an increased risk of going on to suffer dementia. There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune disease, from multiple sclerosis…
The MS Society is to fund a new study into the needs of families and carers of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and the impact of MS on their lives. The study will be carried out by researchers at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, who are specialists in person-centred practice,…
A radical treatment that wipes out and then regenerates the immune system can halt progression of aggressive multiple sclerosis and even reverse its symptoms, research has shown. Scientists in Canada described results from a trial involving 24 patients with a highly active, relapsing form of the autoimmune disease as "very…
A study published in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal has shown significant differences in the prevalence of MS amongst different ethnic groups in London. Researchers at Queen Mary University, London, identified 776 people with MS across four East London boroughs and found Black (African or Caribbean descent) and South Asian (Indian,…
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