8 - 14 February 2020
These are links to recent news stories about multiple sclerosis that may be of interest to people affected by MS in the UK. The link beneath each item will take you to the original story.
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Progression of cognitive symptoms varies
Stem cells effective in some people with SPMS
Stem cell treatment was effective in people with secondary progressive MS who still showed signs of inflammation on MRI scans, according to a small Italian study. Over ten years, twenty of the 26 participants saw their MS either stabilise or progress by one more EDSS point and then stabilise
Source: National MS Society (USA)
MS Trust link: Stem cell treatment
FSA sets CBD oil registration deadline
Due to concerns about the quality and ingredients of products currently on sale, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced that in order to remain on the market, products containing CBD will need to be registered by the end of March 2021. There is also advice on the maximum daily dose and on using CBD oil when pregnant, breastfeeding or on other medication
MS Trust link: Cannabis
The ADAMS project
25/05/2022 - 00:00
Dr Benjamin Jacobs spoke to us about a new study on the genetics of MS in people from minority ethnic backgrounds which may eventually shed light on why MS can be more severe for Black and Asian people.
Roxy's journey to diagnosis
16/05/2022 - 00:00
Roxy talks about her MS journey and the importance of sharing her own experiences to ensure that others don’t face the same challenges when receiving a diagnosis.
Lis' MS journey: one woman and her bike
04/05/2022 - 00:00
In May 2022, Lis will be heading off on her 5,000 mile cycling challenge. She shares how the idea came about and discusses why the support of the MS Trust was invaluable following a multiple sclerosis diagnosis.
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