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Renew your membership for 20/21 or become a member of GAIN GAIN is a ‘membership charity’. Anyone with an interest in GBS, CIDP, and the associated inflammatory neuropathies may be a member of GAIN, and can choose whether they wish to vote at the Annual General Meeting and receive occasional copies of our magazine, either by […] Read More

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