4 - 17 April 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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Neuro rehab is effective
Inpatient neurorehabilitation is expensive but repays its costs with reduced dependence of nursing and care services in a few years, according to UK research. The benefits and recouping of costs was most noticeable in people with higher needs at the start of the trial
Source: MS News Today
MS Trust link: Rehabilitation
Early DMD treatment more effective
Starting a powerful disease modifying drug (DMD) within two years of MS onset gives better outcomes in the long-term according to an Australian study. People who started Rituxan, Ocrevus, mitoxantrone, Lemtrada or Tysabri early had an average EDSS of 2.3 after ten years as opposed to 3.5 in a group who started treatment later.
Source: Medpage Today
MS Trust link: Disease modifying drugs for relapsing remitting MS
Beta interferon and headaches
Half of people with a previous history of headaches found that these were worse after they started beta interferon, according to an Egyptian study. A little under a third of participants had not had headaches before beta interferon but did so after treatment.
Source: MS News Today
MS Trust link: Beta interferon
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.
Just keep wheeling
14 Jul 2021 - 00:00
Emily, also known as The Wibbly Dinosaur, discusses her feelings on mobility aids and how using a wheelchair provides her with the freedom to continue doing the things she enjoys.
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