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Throughout the next week MStranslate will be featuring and focusing on the work of George Jelinek and team at the Neuroepidemiology Unit (NEU) of Melbourne.

Throughout the week of July 18-22 MS online information resource MStranslate focused on the work of the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health's Neuroepidemiology Unit (NEU).

OMS' Professor George Jelinek is head of the unit and responsible for many of the studies related to primary and secondary prevention of MS.

In a series of video interviews, George and two of his team, Dr Keryn Taylor, BSc, MBChB, FRANZCP, Cert. Consul. Liaison Psych and Dr Claudia Marck BSc, MSc, PhD explained the unit's work and how the data gleaned can facilitate research into multiple sclerosis and, ultimately, contribute to and become part of the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis message and recovery program.

On Thursday evening (July 21st) a live online Q and A session was held with George, Keryn, Claudia and the MS community. All the videos can be viewed below.

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Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Q+A

As part of our Feature Week, we invited members of the MStranslate community to participate in a live Q&A with Professor George Jelinek, Dr Keryn Taylor and Dr Dr Claudia Marck In the video below, Professor George Jelinek talks about his latest book

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis – Comorbidities in MS

In today's video, Dr Claudia Marck (Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne) discusses other common health problems that people with MS experience. This research, recently published in PLOS ONE, examines the extent to which these health problems can be avoided in people with MS through lifestyle modifications and healthy behaviours (such as the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis program).

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis – Depression in MS

In this video, Dr Keryn Taylor (Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne) discusses depression in people with MS. In particular, she talks about the research that they have been conducting investigating how lifestyle modifications can reduce the risk of developing depression and/or help manage it in people with MS.

How can lifestyle modifications, particularly dietary ones, help manage multiple sclerosis?

In this second video, Dr Keryn Taylor (Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne) discusses the lifestyle modification retreats that she facilitates as part of the OMS program. These retreats help provide information about lifestyle changes that people with MS can make to help manage their symptoms.

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis – Professor George Jelinek introduction

In the video below Professor George Jelinek (Head of the Neuroepidemiology Unit, The University of Melbourne) introduces us to the research he and his team are undertaking in this area, which has lead to the development of the 'Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis' protocol.