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
Creating my MS support group helped bring over 600 people together
30 Jul 2021 - 00:00
Amy Thompson, Founder of MS Together, talks about what led her to set up the group and how it has led to new friendships this World Friendship Day.
With a little help from my furry friend
21 Jul 2021 - 00:00
Lisa, who was diagnosed with MS in 2008 tells us about how creativity and a little help from Spud the hamster helped her get through tougher times.
People with MS thoughts on freedom day
19 Jul 2021 - 00:00
From Monday the 19th of July, most covid restrictions have been lifted in England but what are people with MS really feeling about the so called "Freedom day"?
In this article we talk to some people with MS about their feelings, plus we cover what you can do if you are worried about the lifting of restrictions.
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