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
Move it for MS Nick's story
7 Oct 2021 - 00:00
Nick, was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis at the start of the first lockdown. In this story we talk to him about how he coped with his diagnosis and how running helps him with his MS.
David's diary - Inclusion and diversity, where are we now?
6 Oct 2021 - 00:00
Just over a year ago we published a diary entry about Inclusivity and Diversity at the MS Trust. In this piece we take a look at what's changed since then and what we still need to do.
Flu season 2021
4 Oct 2021 - 00:00
This year is likely to involve a bigger flu vaccination programme in the UK, including for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), due to the circulation of Covid-19 at the same time. Here we discuss who's eligible for a flu jab on the NHS and how to get one.
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