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Call for help with medical research
9:30am Sunday 17th June 2012 in Letters
Sir.–Researchers at the University of Southampton are conducting a study looking at daily hassles, cortisol (a hormone that can be measured in saliva), and symptoms in relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis.
Current understanding of what initiates, or makes worse, certain symptoms in MS is incomplete, and this study aims to assess how everyday stressors and changes in cortisol may influence symptoms over time.
Participation would involve a total of two visits to the university, and four consecutive weekdays, taking saliva samples at different times throughout the day (none overnight) as well as answering some questions about your activities using a handheld device.
All participants are reimbursed with £40 for their time and travel expenses.
If you have a relapsingremitting MS diagnosis and are interested in taking part, please contact Dan Powell for more information at 023 8059 4719 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
–Dan Powell University of Southampton.