Otago MS Society research grant 2023

The Otago MS Society is a charitable organisation that provides support and advocacyfor people living with MS in the Otago region. Our mission is to empower people andtheir whanau living with MS to participate actively in their community in ways that aremeaningful to them. Otago MS society would like to award a grant to health …

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Consultation open on access to DMT for PPMS

Pharmac have commenced consultation to fund Ocrelizumab for Primary Progressive MS. Currently, those with PPMS have no access to any disease modifying therapies. Ocrelizumab has been proven in trials to delay time to wheelchair by 7 years allowing people to continue working, supporting their families and whānau, and living well. The criteria under consultation is for …

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“Volunteers needed for local research study” Physical activity for people with multiple sclerosis living in rural settings

In this research, we wish to investigate if interventions to increase physical activity are acceptable and beneficial to people with multiple sclerosis living in a rural area. The interventions will be delivered by a physiotherapist at the person’s home  (face-to-face AND on-line). The intervention lasts for 24 weeks. Following the intervention, we will measure physical …

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Official Launch of the New Zealand Multiple Sclerosis Research Trust

The New Zealand Multiple Sclerosis Research Trust (“NZMSRT”) today announces it has received a combined $900,000 investment portfolio as founding capital for the Trust. A $600,000 portfolio has been transferred from the Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zealand and a $300,000 portfolio from the Multiple Sclerosis Auckland Region Trust. The Research Trust has been established …

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MS New Zealand continues Research

New hope is on the horizon for sufferers of multiple sclerosis. A researcher at Wellington’s Victoria University is leading a trial testing two commonly used antipsychotic medications in secondary progressive MS. One-third of MS sufferers are affected by the form of the disease, for which there is no effective treatment. It can cause significant life-long …

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News from www.overcomingmultiplesclerosis.org At Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis (OMS), we are committed to determining what lifestyle factors contribute to the progression of MS. We have commenced a major international research project to examine this, and need your help. The study is approved by St Vincent’s Human Research Ethics Committee in Australia. We hope to enrol many …

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A newly released report into New Zealander’s suffering from chronic pain shows many feel others, including healthcare professionals, underestimate the extent of their suffering. Click here to read the full report.