Posts by: Ian Franks

Ian Franks is Managing Editor (columns division) of BioNews Services, publisher of many disease/disorder-specific news and information websites - including MS News Today. Ian has enjoyed a successful career as a journalist, from reporter to editor, in the print media. During that career he gained a Journalist of the Year award in his native UK. He was diagnosed with MS in 2002 but continued working until mobility problems forced him to retire early in late 2006. He now lives in the south of Spain. Besides MS, Ian is also able to write about both epilepsy and cardiovascular matters from a patient’s perspective and is a keen advocate on mobility and accessibility issues. He has his own thriving ‘MS, Health & Disability’ website at