2 - 15 January 2021
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.
Please note that the MS Trust did not write the original items and does not endorse their content nor any claims made in them.
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Covid vaccine advice for people with MS
Advice on the use of the vaccines in people with MS has been issued by MS organisations around the world. There are also concerns from NHS England that fake news about the content of the vaccines (eg that they contain pig products) is hindering take up by some groups
MS Trust link: Covid-19 vaccines and MS
Potential MS vaccine in early trials
The technology used in one of the Covid vaccines might be adaptable to train the immune system not to attack myelin in MS according to new research. So far the research has only been in mice with an MS-like condition and human trial will be needed
Source: MS News Today
Long-term benefits of DMDs studied
Taking a disease modifying drug (DMD) over a long period of time can reduce relapse rates by 40% and the need to use a walking aid by 67%, according to a US observational study that looked at records covering up to 15 years of treatment
Source: MS News Today
MS Trust link: MS Decisions - a comparison tool for the DMDs available to treat relapsing MS
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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