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My Health
22 August 2018

My Health Record: a general practitioner’s view of the benefits to people with MS.

By Dr Annette Carruthers, General Practitioner and President, MS Australia Board of Directors.

In 2018, every Australian will get a My Health Record unless they opt out. If you don’t want a My Health...

17 August 2018

MAVENCLAD® (cladribine tablets) for RRMS

PBAC recommends PBS listing subject to Federal Health Minister’s approval

MS Australia reports today that MAVENCLAD® (cladribine tablets) has been recommended for listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for relapsing remitting MS (RRMS), by the...

dental health week
7 August 2018

It's time to brush up on MS & Dental Health

This week is Dental Health Week, and the theme for 2018 is “Watch your mouth: Not just your teeth, not just your gums, your whole mouth.”

Everyone’s dental health is important, yet for one reason or another sometimes we let it slide. For people with MS, there can...

medicinal cannabis
6 August 2018

Medicinal Cannabis in the news

You may have seen some attention in today’s media around medicinal cannabis...

woman at desk
30 July 2018

My Health Record in the news (UPDATE)

Following the recent Federal Government opt out announcement, My Health Record is currently one of the most talked...

unmapped mind
26 July 2018

Book review: 'The Unmapped Mind' - Christian Donlan

Reviewed by Astrid Edwards 



Rarely have I been so delighted by a memoir about Multiple Sclerosis. I recommend Christian Donovan’s The Unmapped Mind: A memoir of neurology, incurable disease and learning how to live (2018) to anyone diagnosed with MS...
16 July 2018

My Health Record in the news

MS Australia continues to monitor with interest the progress of the Federal Government’s My Health Record.


mens health week
12 June 2018

Men’s Health Week 2018 – Making Health Connections

Whilst MS affects roughly three times as many women than men, recently released prevalence figures indicate that nearly 8000 men in Australia deal with MS on a daily basis. (1)

Research also indicates that the more severe and less treatable form of the condition – Primary progressive MS (...

World MS Day
28 May 2018

WORLD MS DAY 2018 – This WEDNESDAY 30th May!

Global MS Community Spotlights Research

MS Australia, MS Research Australia, the four state/territory MS organisations and the international multiple sclerosis (MS) community will recognise World MS Day this Wednesday 30th May 2018.


24 May 2018

MS Australia celebrates National Volunteer Week, 21-27 May 2018

The multiple sclerosis (MS) community in Australia is supported by thousands of generous volunteers.  Without these volunteers, organisations such as MS Australia and the State/territory MS organisations couldn’t fundraise, offer services and support, or advocate to improve the lives of people...

nurse and patient
10 May 2018

International Nurses Day: Celebrating those very special specialists

This Saturday 12th May, sees us recognising International Nurses Day. It’s no coincidence that it’s also the birthday of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale.

For many of us in the MS community, this day is the perfect time to...

sour lollies
9 May 2018

Budget 2018 - A mix of sweet and sour for the MS community

MS Australia (MSA) welcomes some sweet choices for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the 2018-19 Australian Budget, but mixed with some sour notes too.

We make the following specific observations:


MSA welcomes the...