5 - 18 September 2020
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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
MS in the Media
27 Nov 2020 - 00:00
- Depression affects multitasking in MS
- Benefits process in Scotland
- Cancer risks and multiple sclerosis
- Gut immune cells and relapses
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.