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MS patients Rally for Experimental Treatment

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 | 7:58 PM ET
CBC News

Canadians with multiple sclerosis rallied across the country Wednesday to demand access to a controversial procedure not available in Canada or covered by provincial health insurance policies.

The procedure, developed by Italian researcher Dr. Paolo Zamboni, involves angioplasty to help ease the flow in neck veins of blood from the brain to the heart. Zamboni believes narrowed or blocked veins force blood to move backwards or reflux back into the brain and spine, causing damage.

MS Society Offers Hope

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 | 2:50 am

Canwest News Service

For the estimated 55,000 to 75,000 Canadians who have multiple sclerosis, recent years have brought bright hope mixed with enormous continuing challenges, says the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

Collaborative to Develop Online Game for MS Population

Mar 03 10:13:43 2009

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the health benefits of gaming, particularly regarding the ability of games to maintain
or improve cognitive function. Games have been developed for people with chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, however nothing has ever
been created specifically for people living with Multiple Sclerosis.