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3 July 2012

Neurological Leaders Gather to Influence NDIS

A gathering of Australia's peak Neurological organisations has resolved to launch a campaign to ensure people living with progressive neurological diseases are not left out of the proposed National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

2 July 2012

Botox To Reduce Multiple Sclerosis Tremors

Leading researchers at The Royal Melbourne Hospital have used Botox to effectively treat tremor and shakes in the arms and hands of people with multiple sclerosis, a common MS symptom. The research will be published in the 3 July edition of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy...

6 June 2012

Professor William Carroll Receives Western Australian Of The Year Award

MS Australia would like to congratulate neurologist Professor William Carroll on being named the 2012 Western Australian of the Year in the field of Business and Professions.

25 May 2012

Kiss Goodbye To MS Sends Off The Opals

The national Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign will send off the Australian Women’s Basketball team to the Olympics in style on Monday at Parliament House.

9 May 2012

People With MS Applaud Budget Money For NDIS

MS Australia today welcomed the Federal Government’s Budget announcement of substantial foundation funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – the most...

9 May 2012

People With MS Applaud Budget Money For NDIS

MS Australia today welcomed the Federal Government’s Budget announcement of substantial foundation funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – the most...

26 April 2012

Australian Scientists Discover Key to Halt Nerve Fibre Damage in MS

Scientists at RMIT and Monash have discovered that blocking a specific protein may have the ability to act as a "hand brake" to the progression of multiple sclerosis. These findings were published in Oxford University Press journal Brain today.

8 April 2012

MEDIA STATEMENT - CCSVI

This evening Channel Seven’s Sunday Night program aired a story about Chrissy Amphlett’s battle with multiple sclerosis (MS). The story also featured information about chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, also known as CCSVI.

Several bodies around the world are currently...

9 March 2012

MEDIA STATEMENT - Pregnancy and MS

Research published in the journal Neurology today show results of a study into an effect of pregnancy on multiple sclerosis (MS).

The study was conducted by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and featured 800 women. It has shown that the risk of getting MS may be related to the...

8 March 2012

Round Table To Address Need For Insurance Scheme

Some of Australia’s largest disability and chronic illness organisations will come together with politicians in Melbourne today for a roundtable discussion about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and what must be done to get it up and running.

21 February 2012

ACT Government Urged To Fund Help For Summer Sufferes

MS Australia launched a campaign today to urge the ACT Government to introduce a Medical Cooling Electricity Concession for people suffering from the debilitating effects of heat intolerance.

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