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October 11th MSA Awareness Trek

  On the 11th of October, Funmi Fashina Foundation and Friends decided once again to organize an Awareness Walk to sensitize the public about Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA). The Foundation had previously taken her awareness trek to Ikoyi/Lagos Island and to Surulere. This time we decided to walk from Maryland Junction to the Ikeja Bridge and back. This was a total of 9.6 kilometres, equalling about 6 miles. The walk was scheduled to start at

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October 3rd is World MSA Day!

October 3rd is recognized as World MSA Day worldwide. It is a day set aside to reflect on the Multiple Systems Atrophy campaign, a day to look back on how far we have come, what we have done and what we need to do to fight this dreaded beast to a stand. It is a day to celebrate the lives of everyone that we have lost to MSA, to light a candle for an hour at 8pm  everywhere in the world, so that as we do this around the globe a wave of light

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The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition Appoints Five Members to Board of Directors

The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition, a growing nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization has announced the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors. Earlier this year the Coalition announced the election of its executive directors. The MSA Coalition now has 4 Executive Directors, 6 Board members and 2 Physician Advisors. These 12 dedicated volunteers are fully focused on executing The MSA Coalition mission of education, support, advocacy

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Can Cinnamon Save Your Brain From Deteriorating?

Cinnamon is a popular spice obtained from the inner back of several trees and principally used in cookery as a condiment and flavouring material. It is used in the preparation of chocolate and many desert recipes, such as apple pie, doughnuts; as well as spicy candies, coffee, tea, hot cocoa, liquer, and basically sweet dishes. In ancient times, Cinnamon as a warm and dry substancewas believed by doctors to cure feckles, snake bites, common cold,

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FFFoundation Neurological Seminar For Nurses

  Funmi Fashina Foundation (FFF) will be hosting nurses to a one-day neurology training workshop on Parkinsonism (PD) and Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). The training is aimed at introducing the concept of specialized care for patients with Parkinsoniism and Multiple System Atrophy, and to prvovide nurses who work with neurologists or are otherwise in contact with persons with these neurogenerative diseases with the basic knowledge and skills

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MSA connection to the British royal family

The Duchess of Cambridge's uncle, Gary Goldsmith has revealed for the first time about his late father's neurological disorder.  Carole Middleton's brother, opened up recently about Kate's grandfather, Ronald Goldsmith spending a total of eight years struggling with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). The 49-year-old hopes to set up a charitable trust that raises money for people living with MSA. Gary also talks a bit about the

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Multiple System Atrophy Film Wins “Fan Favorite” at Neuro Film Festival

The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition announces the debut of "My Hero - An MSA Angel Story," an inspiring video of courage and love at the Brain Health Fair during the annual American Academy of Neurology in Philadelphia, PA. Big Congratulations Alix Sun. A big congratulations to all MSA Advocates around the world too. Read full story HERE

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Top European Experts Unite for MSA Vaccine!

GOOD NEWS!!! An internatonal consortium of top research experts have received significant EU funding for the clinical development of therapeutic vaccines against Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) and Parkinson's Disease (PD). The research teams will be led by Australian biotech company AFFiRiS AG and comprising of medical and scientific key opinion leaders from Germany,France and Austria. Asides from targetting the protein known as alpha-synuclein,

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Today (April 22) is Earth Day!

Earth day is celebrated every April 22nd worldwide. It is a day dedicated to celebrating the environment and supporting environmental protection. Various territories have their peculiar and diverse environmental issues and this day is set aside to pay serious attention to these problems and for environmental activism globally. This celebration is carried out in more than 192 countries annually. Earth Day was actually first celebrated in 1970,

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Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2014

  It was in 1817 that a London doctor, James Parkinson (His birthday happens to be on the 11th of April), published “An essay on the shaking palsy” and established Parkinson’s disease as a recognised medical condition. The French neurologist Jean Martin Charcot named the disease after him 60 years later. Parkinson's disease (PD also known as idiopathic or primary parkinsonism, hypokinetic rigid syndrome/HRS,

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