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Expert Patients programme

Hi folks. Last Spring I attended a course on self management of chronic health conditions also called the expert patients programme- although personally i'm not keen on that name as I don't think of myself as either an expert or a patient! My neuro first mentioned it when I was dx and then i set out about finding out about it and booking a place.

It's for anyone with a chronic health condition. I was ...
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Cause of my MS?

I was talking to my brother and he reminded me of something I hadn't thought about for a while. In 2004 I got very sick. I could barely eat, swallow, or drink. I would break into a very cold sweat and sometimes collapse and almost pass out. I went to see a doctor who immediately sent me to the emergency room. They ran a gamut of blood tests and found nothing and thought perhaps it ...
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ALA as a Necessary Supplement

This is an excerpt from a research article I read this week about ALA. I posted this on the "Natural Supplements" page, but thought it might be better answered here since the other thread was old.

"Alpha lipoic acid is a naturally occurring nutrient found at low levels in green leafy vegetables, potatoes and meats, especially organ meats such as kidney, heart or liver. The amounts used in ...
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Exercise and MS

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Target MS report


My late Christmas present to you. This report was published in mid-December but has only recently been made available on the web. it provides a good description of the latest thinking about MS and an overview of some of the drugs in trial.

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Gene That Creates Cerebral Cortex Discovered

Gene That Creates Cerebral Cortex Discovered
Could lead to treatments for neurological damage from injuries, disease

Posted 1/17/08

THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified the gene responsible for creating the brain's thinking center, in a finding that could one day help people with brain injuries and neurodegenerative diseases.

The gene, called Lhx2, tells stem cells in the developing brain to form the cerebral cortex, which controls functions such as language, decision-making and ...
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Acrylamide is neurotoxic, found in baked/fried food

I came across this because there is actually a section on how to avoid it, in the user manual to my oven. It gives scientific validity to the raw foods movement, as its found commonly in baked and fried foods. They appear to have only discovered it in 2002.
Acrylamide is neurotoxic in a number of animal species. Central nervous system effects predominate in acute poisoning, whereas peripheral neuropathy occurs with repeated ...
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Saw this in an article on Novartis today:

Novartis also stated that FTY720, an oral therapy currently being investigated in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, or MS, is on track for regulatory submissions at the end of 2009.
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