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
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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