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Could a Simple Blood Test Predict MS

May 22, 2024 | News, Research, Study

In this article published by MS Australia, their research on antibodies shows promise that perhaps a simple blood test could predict MS one day. Using a large US biobank, blood from people with MS was screened before and after MS […]


Press Release: Access to Life-Changing MS Drug “snatched away” Due to Staff Shortages

May 15, 2024 | Advocacy, Funding, Life with MS, Media, News, Press Release, Treatments

A celebrated Pharmac decision late last year to fund a vital drug for many Multiple Sclerosis patients has fallen flat – with dozens being turned away for treatment due to severely stretched resources across a number of services. Multiple Sclerosis […]


MS Voice Newsletter – April 2024

May 1, 2024 | Education, Grants, Life with MS, MS Voice, News, Scholarships

Welcome to the April edition of MS Voice, your source for the latest updates, information and inspiring stories from Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand. Bangers to Bluff 2024 reached it’s final destination on Saturday 20th April, with all crew present and […]


Clarification on Purchasing Rules from Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People

April 30, 2024 | Advocacy, Funding, Life with MS

On Monday 18 March 2024, Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People, announced changes to the purchasing rules for Carer Support, Individualised Funding, Enhanced Individualised Funding, personal budgets, and Choices in Community Living. On 24 April, following significant feedback from the […]


Share Your Story – Sativex and Medical Cannabis

April 29, 2024 | Advocacy, Aids, Funding, Life with MS, My Story

Sativex, or Cannabidiol with tetrahydrocannabinol, is an add-on treatment approved by Medsafe for symptom improvement in patients with moderate to severe spasticity due to multiple sclerosis (MS). It is indicated for people who have not responded adequately to other anti-spasticity […]