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MS sufferers struggling for necessities

NEARLY one-in-five Australians with multiple sclerosis struggle to have the equipment and home modifications needed to live with the disability, a study has found.

The National MS Needs Analysis 2012 also revealed for nearly half of those sufferers, the lack of changes to live with the disability are due to not being able to afford the equipment.

Some 2900 Australians with MS were surveyed for the analysis.

The MS Research Australia study was released on Monday to coincide with the International Day of People with a Disability on Monday.

Topics:  multiple sclerosis



Ipswich's newest station improves firefighters' response

NEW DIGS: Firefighters prepare to move into the Bundamba Fire Station on Tuesday.

Crews to move in to state-of-the-art $3.6 million facility

WORLD RECORD: Bundamba aqua aerobic class steals title

The Ipswich Hospital Foundation successfully organised and beat the Guinness World Record for the largest Aqua Class at the Bundamba Swim Centre.

The cool water hosted the Largest Aqua Aerobics Class record attempt

Police charge Springfield teenager after shooting incident

Just before 2.30pm police responded to the incident which involved officers shooting at the 16-year-old, who they say was armed with a knife at the time.

Police allege the boy attempted to strike the man with a knife

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