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.
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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
My search for MS support while studying for a PhD
4 Mar 2021 - 00:00
Laura is studying a PhD in Cancer Genomics and was diagnosed with MS in September 2020 following multiple hospital admissions. Here, Laura talks about how this affected her mental health and what more could be done to support other students going through the same thing.
MS, my mental health and a university degree
4 Mar 2021 - 00:00
Scarlet talks about how she learnt to manage her MS and mental health alongside the stresses of completing a university degree.
Receiving an MS diagnosis during my gender transition
22 Feb 2021 - 00:00
Chris shares his experience of being diagnosed with MS at the same time as starting hormone treatment and a surgical gender transition.