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
Creating my MS support group helped bring over 600 people together
30 Jul 2021 - 00:00
Amy Thompson, Founder of MS Together, talks about what led her to set up the group and how it has led to new friendships this World Friendship Day.
With a little help from my furry friend
21 Jul 2021 - 00:00
Lisa, who was diagnosed with MS in 2008 tells us about how creativity and a little help from Spud the hamster helped her get through tougher times.
People with MS thoughts on freedom day
19 Jul 2021 - 00:00
From Monday the 19th of July, most covid restrictions have been lifted in England but what are people with MS really feeling about the so called "Freedom day"?
In this article we talk to some people with MS about their feelings, plus we cover what you can do if you are worried about the lifting of restrictions.
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