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
Creating my MS support group helped bring over 600 people together
30 Jul 2021 - 00:00
Amy Thompson, Founder of MS Together, talks about what led her to set up the group and how it has led to new friendships this World Friendship Day.
With a little help from my furry friend
21 Jul 2021 - 00:00
Lisa, who was diagnosed with MS in 2008 tells us about how creativity and a little help from Spud the hamster helped her get through tougher times.
People with MS thoughts on freedom day
19 Jul 2021 - 00:00
From Monday the 19th of July, most covid restrictions have been lifted in England but what are people with MS really feeling about the so called "Freedom day"?
In this article we talk to some people with MS about their feelings, plus we cover what you can do if you are worried about the lifting of restrictions.
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