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Driver training for people with disabilities provides new levels of safety and mobility


Self-determination and mobility are important for everyone – and especially for people with physical and mobility impairments. Many people with disabilities that were caused by accidents are initially still insecure when they want to actively return to driving. To help them in slowly easing back into traffic, the Austrian CLUB MOBIL offers driver safety courses.
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Obesity linked to increased risk of multiple sclerosis


Individuals who are obese in early adulthood face a heightened risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to new research conducted by Dr. Brent Richards of the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, Quebec, Canada and colleagues, published in PLOS Medicine.
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Discovery of four new risk genes associated with multiple sclerosis


Scientists of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry and the Technical University of Munich have identified four new risk genes that are altered in German patients with multiple sclerosis. The results point to a possible involvement of cellular mechanisms in the development of the disease, through which environmental influences affect gene regulation.
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"World MS Day calls attention to the need for inclusion"


Since 2009, the World MS Day calls attention to multiple sclerosis and the people who live with this disease of the central nervous system around the world. spoke with Dorothea Pitschnau-Michel, Secretary of the German Multiple Sclerosis Society (DMSG), about this special day, which always takes place on the last Wednesday of May.
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