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
My search for MS support while studying for a PhD
4 Mar 2021 - 00:00
Laura is studying a PhD in Cancer Genomics and was diagnosed with MS in September 2020 following multiple hospital admissions. Here, Laura talks about how this affected her mental health and what more could be done to support other students going through the same thing.
MS, my mental health and a university degree
4 Mar 2021 - 00:00
Scarlet talks about how she learnt to manage her MS and mental health alongside the stresses of completing a university degree.
Receiving an MS diagnosis during my gender transition
22 Feb 2021 - 00:00
Chris shares his experience of being diagnosed with MS at the same time as starting hormone treatment and a surgical gender transition.