About: Multiple Sclerosis

Public-private partnerships point way forward for brain research

SPECIAL REPORT / Pharmaceutical companies hesitate before investing in brain research, as it is seen as an overly complex area, but a European Commission initiative is a step in the right direction, according to the European Brain Council (EBC).
Health 21-02-2014

Neurologist: ‘The brain is running all other illnesses and must be preserved with special care’

SPECIAL REPORT / More research on the brain could help tackle diseases of all sorts but there shouldn't be a funding race between brain conditions and other diseases, says Mary Baker.  

Data shows treatment inequalities for EU’s multiple sclerosis patients

SPECIAL REPORT / Access to treatment and services varies remarkably for EU citizens diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, depending on which country they live in, according to a survey by the European Multiple Sclerosis Platform (EMSP).
Health 19-02-2014

MS expert: Lawmakers must put disability higher on the agenda

SPECIAL REPORT / Every single person in the EU will have a friend, a relative, a neighbour, an employer or employee who will be affected by a disability at some point in their lifetime. Therefore, EU politicians need to put disability higher on the agenda, says Emma Rogan.
In many ways, the economic crisis has shifted the gender balance in the labour market [Shutterstock]

Small workplace changes help people with multiple sclerosis keep their job

SPECIAL REPORT / While many people who suffer from multiple sclerosis are highly skilled, 50-60% can expect to be unemployed after receiving their diagnosis despite the fact that only little adaptation in the workplace is needed to keep them employed, experts say.
Health 17-02-2014

Researchers look to improve understanding of complex brain

SPECIAL REPORT / Understanding the human brain could provide the foundation to explore new ways to treat and eventually prevent diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease, according to the European Brain Council (EBC).
Health 08-07-2013

How to attract and keep talent with multiple sclerosis in the workplace

Competitiveness is high on the EU agenda, and so is attracting and keeping talent. Employers and policy-makers should do more to get more creative in tapping into Europe’s potential. Like so often, part of the solution is at our doorstep, argues Shana Pezaro.
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Health 30-06-2013

Adherence in Multiple Sclerosis

Adherence is more than taking medication regularly. Adherence is about personal lifestyle goals and choices, DMD treatment choices, rehabilitation and symptomatic treatment choices, vocational choices, relationship and family choices in a setting of multiple uncertainties and risks as person with Multiple Sclerosis.   Assessment of existing knowledge and experiences in adherence in a chronic disease and the development of a joint proposal by the gathered panel of experts on further actions in this field -- these are the two main aims of ADAMS.