10 - 16 October 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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Siponimod approved for SPMS
Siponimod (Mayzent), a drug for active secondary progressive MS that reduces the number of relapses and slows the build up of disability, has been approved for use on the NHS in England, Wales and Scotland.
MS differences by gender and disease type
Women with MS are more likely to be affected by pain, depression and cognitive symptoms than men, according to research based on the German MS Register. Other symptoms are more associated with type of MS than gender - visual and sensory problems were more common in relapsing MS and problems with walking, spasticity and ataxia occurred more often in progressive MS
MS Trust link: MS symptoms
Factors affecting MS and employment explored
The risk of stopping working is high in MS, particularly in the first years after diagnosis, according to a US study. People at risk of unemployment were more likely to have a progressive MS, fatigue, sleep problems, pain, anxiety and depression. They were also more likely to feel they lacked control of their situation than people with MS who remained in work
Source: MS News Today
MS Trust link: Working life
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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