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21 September 2016

Paralympics: A Spirit to Remember

When someone is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, it is often one of, if not the biggest challenge they will face in their life. Two Paralympians who proudly represented Australia in Rio prove that MS need not stop you from reaching future goals.

You may have read about Carol Cooke’s (...

Promising results for siponimod in treating secondary progressive MS
12 September 2016

Promising results for siponimod in treating secondary progressive MS

Some interesting news to share!
On 25 August 2016, pharmaceutical company Novartis announced that its experimental medication siponimod was able to reduce the risk of disability progression in people with secondary progressive MS (SPMS).
One stop shop
5 September 2016

One stop shops – more like a mall!

The health landscape is changing at a rapid rate.

MSA has become aware of the rise of the ‘one stop (health) shop’ – multiple online sites for health and chronic illness information.

This could be due to the many people ‘internet (net) surfing’ for health and medical information....

MS explained
29 August 2016

MS Xplained

New, FREE interactive app available now!

Ever been to the doctor and immediately forgotten what you’ve heard?

Medicine X create fun, interactive apps to explain medical information in accessible ways.

MS Australia and MS Research Australia worked closely...

Commonwealth Continuity of Support Programme
22 August 2016

Commonwealth Continuity of Support Programme

New details emerge

We’re pleased to see more CoS details emerge, as the programme is an important step toward our goal of more integration between the Aged Care and Disability Care sectors.

A new national programme, CoS will provide ongoing support for older...

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)
15 August 2016

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)

The $20 billion MRFF will provide funding to support health and medical research and innovation to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians.

During the recent Federal election, MSA asked for “full funding and timely roll out of the Medical Research Future Fund and assistance with...

The Aged Care/Disability Care interface
8 August 2016

The Aged Care/Disability Care interface

The Aged Care/Disability Care interface – a complex challenge and an MSA focus area.

With the 45th Parliament in place and the full rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) now in progress, MS Australia is keen to revisit our 10 Election Commitments,...

Brain Health guide for people with multiple sclerosis
1 August 2016

Brain Health Guide

MS Australia is pleased to share the recently released resource ‘Brain health: a guide for people with multiple sclerosis’:

NDIS roll out begins
25 July 2016

NDIS roll out begins

MS Australia was pleased to see the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) roll out started on time, on 1 July 2016.

Whilst not all people with multiple sclerosis have had access to the...

"Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis" 2nd Edition
18 July 2016

"Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis" 2nd Edition

Professor George Jelinek’s ‘Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis’ second edition just published.

The revised, updated book is an ‘evidence-based 7 step recovery program’ exploring MS management including ‘…diet, exercise, sunlight and stress reduction, together with medication...

Last year's John Studdy winner, Lina Marrocco
11 July 2016

Nominate your MS hero for the MSA 2016 John Studdy award!

Nominations open for our most prestigious Award.

The Multiple Sclerosis Australia John Studdy Award recognises outstanding consistent and selfless provision of meritorious service to people living with MS.

If you know someone making a tangible...

6 July 2016

Message from our CEO regarding the Federal Election

As you know the result of the Federal election remains in doubt.

What is clear is that the Senate will have a large cross bench of many disparate parties and personalities and the Lower House looks headed for either a minority Government or a small majority Government for the Coalition....