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MS Mythbusters: I have MS therefore I can’t work

Our series of MS Mythbusters aim to dispel some of the outdated, inaccurate or confusing information you may have heard or read.

This video busts the myth that if you have MS you can’t work. In fact, people with MS only have a 3.5% higher rate of unemployment than the general population and there are some excellent support services out there to help with employment related enquiries.

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Dr Burke’s Australia Day Honour puts multiple sclerosis in the spotlight

MS Australia congratulates Dr Therese Burke who has been honoured for her significant service to medicine, particularly multiple sclerosis research, and to nursing, by being made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in today’s 2023 Australia Day Honours List.
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Cladribine restricts immune cells from entering the brain

As well as depleting immune cells, new research shows cladribine (Mavenclad) may impede their movement into brain tissue, preventing further damage by multiple sclerosis.

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MS Mythbusters: I have MS therefore I can’t work