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
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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