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
Natalie's MS journey and how it led to the Black MS Foundation, by Natalie
18 Jan 2022 - 00:00
We caught up with Natalie, Founder of the Black MS Foundation to hear about her multiple sclerosis journey and find out what led her to set up the Foundation.
MS and exercise: part one - a Q&A with physiotherapist, Henriette
14 Jan 2022 - 00:00
In this first blog in a new series, we talk to physiotherapist, Henriette who answers some common questions people with MS may have about exercising.
New study provides strong evidence for role of Epstein Barr virus as a trigger for multiple sclerosis
14 Jan 2022 - 00:00
New research has provided evidence that infection with the Epstein Barr virus acts as a trigger for people to develop MS.
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