March 26, 2005

What's new in chat ? 

PWMS wishes all a very Happy Easter!  

Judy is back in chat! After a long battle with computer problems. she loaded the very popular Firefox browser and it lets her in chat :) 

A number of our other regular chatters have installed and are using and Firefox in chat with great success.  So we're adding information to our Computer Tips on obtaining, installing, and configuring Firefox.

We have had a few new chatters in and out. Please, if no one is in chat, come back. We always have chatters in chat after 7PM  EST every night. We stay in chat till at least 10pm EST nightly.

We do have some hosted chats during the day - check it out. Plan on a chat during the day. Hosting Schedule !

Muffaroni's computer is on its way back to her house. Soon she will be back in chat:)

If anyone needs information on how a Baclofen pump works and helps, ask Dream. She would be more than happy to help. 

New Link Sightings


Tysabri Voluntarily Suspended from Market. Check our News Flash page's added links for the latest breaking information.

What FDA approval means.

What exactly does it mean when a drug wins Food and Drug Administration approval? Isn't it supposed to mean that the medication is absolutely safe? That the FDA knows of all possible side affects? That it's better than older drugs on the market? The answer is NO, no and no. click here for more information. No guarantees .

Multiple sclerosis: breakthrough hope.

Aimspro, a new drug derived from the blood of goats, is reported to be having positive effects, according to researchers from Oxford. Click here for more information. A breakthrough may be in sight for people with multiple sclerosis

Cigarette smoking and the progression of multiple sclerosis. 

Summary An increased risk of multiple sclerosis among smokers has been found in several prospective epidemiological studies. click here for more information To assess the association between smoking and risk of multiple sclerosis

Safer stem cells.

Researchers looking for ways to make safer stem cells for use in medical therapies said they had grown human cells without the use of contaminating animal cells. more information here New method makes 'safer' stem cells

Scientists grow adult stem cells from nose.

With the help of the Catholic Church, Australian researchers have successfully grown adult stem cells harvested from the human nose. Click here for more information. Stems cells harvested through other means.

Stem-cell patient improving.

Motor neurone sufferer Willie Terpstra was showing signs of improvement within hours of her controversial stem-cell transplant in China. More information here. The 50-minute operation

IBM Unveils Mouse Adapter That Assists Hand-Tremor Sufferers.

IBM has developed a computer mouse that can help hand-tremor sufferers eliminate excessive cursor movements. Click here for more information. The "Assistive Mouse Adapter"

New Link Sightings Latest Links 

News Sightings  Always check out the News Page for the latest, breaking news.

Every week we add new link sightings which may be of interest, as reported by our visitors.  This will highlight new links you may want to investigate, before they disappear into the obscurity of some huge link listing.  If you come across any site which you think may be of interest, please e-mail us with the site address and a brief description of what you found interesting on the site.  We'll include it in the next Newsletter.


Spinach dip

Frozen spinach defrost and drain very well 

chop red onions very small, add mayonnaise, salt pepper to taste.

Makes a easy fast spread for crackers, veggies, and chips.

Deb :) I like easy! 

Leek onion Dip!

Knor's  leek soup mix. green and yellow package.

Mix with sour creme to taste. 

Great with chips!

Deb:) another easy one!

If you have a favorite recipe you'd like to share, e-mail us; 

All of the recipes are saved on our web site! Check for more here.  click here


We need to get tips on computer issues, especially as they relate to chat on Tips will be put in the news letter for one week, then put on the links page of our web site so we can share with others.  Please email any tips you think may help others 

The most common problem with chat is getting in ! ! !  Many people have been thwarted in configuring the Internet Explorer Browser, contending with spyware and adware hijackers and Pop-Ups, and dealing with the various add-on's Pop-Up blockers. 

The Firefox browser or the Mozilla suite (from the same folks) is an effective end-run around the Internet Explorer problems - either simply to get into chat, or as a replacement for Internet Explorer. This software is in the public domain, so it's . . . 

FREE ! ! !   

More importantly, it appears to be an easy fix to the many aggravations chatters experience.  

Check out our page for the full scoop on's extremely popular public domain alternatives to learn more.  Mozilla & Firefox

New Stories and Pictures





Your name, story, and photo in the spotlight, right here in our weekly newsletter.  Just send it along to:

People like to read other stories about MS and dealing with the Every day life with MS. Everyone's M.S. is different and everyone's story is different. Get to know the chatters we chat with. Stories and Picture's Stories and Picture's  

We need pictures and stories of our new chatters. It helps new MSer's to see that they can do it also. It helps to know your not alone. So please help others - we need your pictures and stories. They can be emailed to .

Chat Hosting Schedule

Our revised schedule can be always be found via the schedule link on the chat login page. We will keep it updated as soon as we get any change's. Hosting Schedule !

Keep in mind our chat is always open. Guests are welcome anytime of day or night. 

If you come in and one of our hosts or chatters is there, say Hi ! If it says AFK next to their name this means they are away from their keyboard. Please wait, they could be away for many reasons. Like getting coffee. Please be patient, they do return as soon as AFK next to their name this means they are away from their keyboard. Please wait, they could be away for many reasons. Like getting coffee. Please be patient, they do return as soon as AFK next to their name this means they are away from their keyboard. Please wait, they could be away for many reasons. Like getting coffee. Please be patient, they do return as soon as possible.  

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