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
MS in the Media
20 Nov 2020 - 00:00
- New study for advanced MS
- Campaign for fair benefits during the pandemic
- Stem cells compared to Lemtrada
- DMD use and finances
David Martin appointed Chair of the Neurological Alliance
18 Nov 2020 - 00:00
The MS Trust is delighted to announce that CEO David Martin, has been voted in as Chair of the Neurological Alliance.
My MS and my mental health
16 Nov 2020 - 00:00
In his latest blog, Ian Daly speaks candidly about his own experience with depression and urges others to seek help if needed.