Category Archives: Advocacy

MND BRIEF: Butter flavoring implicated in Alzheimer’s

MND BRIEF: Butter flavoring implicated in Alzheimer’s

From an article in Chemical Research in Toxicology [1], Diacetyl (DA) aggravates beta-amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s. Problem is besides pop corn butter flavoring, DA is present in many food. Is that News? Yes and no.  We published a post [2] in Dec 2010 discussing another study that shows DA could …Read the Rest

Wheelchair and Walker Friendly US Parks and Recreation

Wheelchair and Walker Friendly US Parks and Recreation

  Hey, wheelchaired public: It’s out there! Go for it! Parks: visit the wheelchair friendly Louisiana Coast! Texas Parks and Wildlife ;”Wheelchair Accessible Wildlife Viewing Sites in Texas” National Parks and Services ; Trails Wheelchair Accessible  California Parks Accessibility US Army Corps Of Engineers (USACE) ; “USACE Recreation Parks Wheelchair …Read the Rest

Study: Soy (and Cocoa) Promote Heart Health In Post -Menopausal Women With Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

Study: Soy (and Cocoa) Promote Heart Health In Post -Menopausal Women With Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

 We are going to discuss a study Soy (and Cocoa) Promote Heart Health In Post -Menopausal Women With Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes: That study was funded by a UK based Charity, Diabetes UJK, and supported by Frutarom Ltd., Israel, and Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality …Read the Rest

About Caregiving.org’s 2012 Survey On The Multiple Sclerosis Caregiver’s Outlook

About Caregiving.org’s 2012 Survey On The Multiple Sclerosis Caregiver’s Outlook

Caregiving. org [1]  just published a study on the Multiple Sclerosis Caregiver’s [2] This is one of the best documents on MS’s toll on the caregivers and their care recipients we have ever read: Clear, (the 65 pages go fairly quickly), In-depth, but not excessively so To any MS caregiver, …Read the Rest

Severe Chronic Pain, Drug Regulations, and Patients’ Rights

Severe Chronic Pain, Drug Regulations, and Patients’ Rights

An entry to in the AARP [1] and a post in the Facebook’s group “Living with Multiple Sclerosis Worldwide” got our attention. It’s about the  painkiller in development called Zohydro. In a nutshell, this drug would contain highly addictive painkiller hydrocodone. Zohydro is manufactured by Zogenix, from San Diego, CA The …Read the Rest

Coma Consciousness: Not an Oxymoron Anymore

Coma Consciousness: Not an Oxymoron Anymore

Studies on brain consciousness might sound deliciously academic and theoretical. Until , G-D forbid, a relative is in coma. Until one has to have the answers to those heart wrenching questions: Is he dead? Doctors are telling me he is brain dead, but his heart is beating… Doctors are telling …Read the Rest

Gov. Rick Perry Fights Federal Medical Red Tape For Stem Cells Treatments

Gov. Rick Perry Fights Federal Medical Red Tape For Stem Cells Treatments

MND: Should the government decide what medical treatment you are allowed to take? This post is not part of Gov. Perry’s presidential campaign, but MSers and other people affected by hard to treat ailments owe him one. Gov. Perry attempt to maverick  a slow, federal bureaucracy determined by current law to …Read the Rest

Multi Generational Approaches to Multiple Sclerosis Peer Support

Multi Generational Approaches to Multiple Sclerosis Peer Support

MSers, what is your idea of the best support framework :  Social Media, such as Facebook or a  meeting a group of other MSers  in a meeting room ? Chances are your answer will depend on your age group MND: We found interesting posts by Trevis Gleason [1,2] discussing the different ways in which …Read the Rest

Soy appear to have protective effects on metabolic and hormonal abnormalities of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Soy appear to have protective effects on metabolic and hormonal abnormalities of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

MND: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) can cause fertility issues as well as risks of  : More than 50 percent of women with PCOS will have diabetes or pre-diabetes (impaired glucose tolerance) before the age of 40. The risk of heart attack is 4 to 7 times higher in women with PCOS …Read the Rest

Under Health Care Policy Change, Transplant Priorities Could Shift

Under Health Care Policy Change, Transplant Priorities Could Shift

MND: Obamacare is at it again. At playing G-d that is. Proof is this post on MedicalNewsToday MND: quoting medicalnewstoday , these changes are on a fast track proposal by UNOS (United Network of Organ Sharing): “…The current established policy disregards age and health status, and only accounts for where …Read the Rest

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