5 - 18 September 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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Pregnancy may delay MS
Pregnancy can delay the onset of MS by a little over three years, according to Australian research. A study of the MSBase database found that women who had had a pregnancy were diagnosed later than women who had not been pregnant. Researchers are exploring the changes that happen during pregnancy in the hope that this will indicate possible treatments for MS.
Why MS affects more women than men
The proportion of women with MS is increasing according to an Australian group of neurologists and researchers who are trying to understand why. They consider the role of later pregnancies, earlier puberty, hormonal contraceptives and the menopause.
Source: MS Research Australia
Stress and the onset of MS
Stressful life events show some connection with the onset of MS, though it's not possible to say that they cause the condition, according to Swedish research. Having experienced a bereavement, relationship break down or unemployment, particularly in the previous five years, made people more likely to develop MS.
Source: Managed Healthcare Executive
MS Trust link: Stress
The ADAMS project
25/05/2022 - 00:00
Dr Benjamin Jacobs spoke to us about a new study on the genetics of MS in people from minority ethnic backgrounds which may eventually shed light on why MS can be more severe for Black and Asian people.
Roxy's journey to diagnosis
16/05/2022 - 00:00
Roxy talks about her MS journey and the importance of sharing her own experiences to ensure that others don’t face the same challenges when receiving a diagnosis.
Lis' MS journey: one woman and her bike
04/05/2022 - 00:00
In May 2022, Lis will be heading off on her 5,000 mile cycling challenge. She shares how the idea came about and discusses why the support of the MS Trust was invaluable following a multiple sclerosis diagnosis.
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