17 - 23 August 2019
These are links to news stories about multiple sclerosis from the last week 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.
Please note that the MS Trust did not write the original items and does not endorse their content nor any claims made in them.
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Diet in adolescence affects MS risk
What people eat during their teens may affect risk of MS later according to new research. People who were later diagnosed with MS had eaten less fish, poultry, eggs, fruit and veg and some dairy during their teenage years than a control group without MS.
Source: MS Research Australia
MS Trust link: Causes of MS
MRI results in CIS suggest MS risk
People who had more and larger lesions on MRI scans in the first year after diagnosis with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) were more likely to go on to a diagnosis of MS according to Australian research. A separate study in people with CIS found signs of cognitive changes even at this early stage
MS Trust link: Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS)
Why finding new drugs for progressive MS is difficult
Barriers to finding treatments for progressive MS include incomplete understanding all of what causes progression, inadequate animal models of progressive MS and financial barriers, according to a review of the field
MS Trust link: Ocrevus and other drugs in development for progressive MS
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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