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Covid-19-COS project

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GET INVOLVED – THE COVID-19-COS PROJECT Have your say on what outcomes matter for research in COVID-19 n response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, much research is underway to inform the care of people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. We urgently need to know what outcomes are important to people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, […] Read More

Adam Pownall’s Getting Better Slowly to be streamed for charity

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NEWS RELEASE Adam Pownall’s Getting Better Slowly about recovery after paralysis to be streamed for charity ·         Getting Better Slowly is the inspiring true story of one man’s two-and-half-year journey to recovery after Guillain-Barré syndrome paralysed him ·         The show is free to view and welcoming donations for GAIN Charity, the official charity of the illness in the UK […] Read More

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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We have been asked by several people for advice regarding the current coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. First, it is important to keep things in perspective. For the majority of people (81%), symptoms will be mild, and little more than an inconvenience, and some people don’t have any symptoms at all. Of those who are more seriously […] Read More

Vegan Chocolate Brownies

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We all love chocolate brownies. They are certainly a welcome addition at any tea party you host to help raise funds for GAIN. Why not try out this recipe for vegan chocolate brownies – it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser, whether your guests are vegan or not! Ingredients 460g light muscovado sugar 300g plain […] Read More

January has been re-branded Veganuary. It’s a time of year when people are making New Year’s Resolutions to lead a healthier lifestyle, whether that’s through fitness activities, dieting or a combination of both. In a bid to help combat climate change, many people are also incorporating meat-free days into their week and plant-based food is […] Read More

Dorset Apple Cake Recipe

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Today is Apple Day. Why not mark it by baking a Dorset Apple Cake? This is a tried and tested recipe, which is very quick and easy to make. The result is a delicious, moist cake with a perfect blend of apples, ginger and cinnamon. A real taste of Autumn! Add a few handfuls of […] Read More

Guillain-Barré syndrome and CIDP: A summary of the facts

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Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare but serious autoimmune neuropathy which affects the peripheral nerves. It causes weakness and loss of sensation. It’s not known what causes GBS, although it often follows a mild infection and could result from the immune cells attacking the nerves in error, rather than fighting the infection. Symptoms […] Read More

This is a commonly asked question and one that we’ve included an answer to on our FAQ page. Here is the answer we give: The symptoms of Guillain-Barré syndrome initially develop over a few hours or days and then may continue to get worse over a few days or weeks. The first signs of GBS […] Read More

Reminder to Members: AGM and Members Meeting 2019

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Join GAIN and fellow members on 12th October 2019 at Glennys Sanders House, Pride Parkway, Sleaford, Lincs, NG34 8GL for the 2019 AGM and Members Meeting. The AGM starts at 10-11 AM. Members meeting starts at 11-1PM. Please get in touch with the office at or call 01529 469910 to confirm your attendance.