8-22 May 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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EBV more common in MS
Everyone with multiple sclerosis showed antibodies to the Epstein Barr virus (EBV) in their blood in a German study of people in the early stages of MS. Exposure to EBV, which can cause glandular fever, is very high in the general population. A control group of people who don't have MS showed the level to be 95%. Although this study shows an association, it doesn't prove that EBV causes MS.
MS Trust link: Epstein Barr virus (EBV)
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.
Just keep wheeling
14 Jul 2021 - 00:00
Emily, also known as The Wibbly Dinosaur, discusses her feelings on mobility aids and how using a wheelchair provides her with the freedom to continue doing the things she enjoys.
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