21-27 November 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.
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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Depression affects ability to multitask
Benefits process in Scotland altered
Benefit claims in Scotland are being made less traumatic, the Scottish government has announced. Claims will mostly be assessed on information from the applications process including from health care providers. The process will not be run by a private contractor.
Source: Scottish Government
MS Trust link: Benefits
Cancer risks assessed for people with MS
People with MS have the same risk of breast and colorectal cancer as the general population, but have a higher risk of urinary cancer, according to a Canadian study. The risk of ovarian cancer was also higher in MS and cervical and uterine cancers lower
Source: MedPage Today
MS Trust link: Comorbidities
Covid boosters and shielding changes for people with MS
21 Sep 2021 - 00:00
From September 2021, the shielding programme for clinically extremely vulnerable people will close. A booster programme will top-up Covid vaccines for vulnerable people.
A sticky situation
13 Sep 2021 - 00:00
For some people with MS, relapses can be a big part of their condition. In this blog, Elaine discusses the unpredictability of multiple sclerosis, including what it feels like to be in a relapse.
Cycling 1,000km for the MS Trust
1 Sep 2021 - 00:00
Fundraiser, George shares his motivations for completing a 1000km cycling challenge on behalf of the MS Trust as well as some useful tips for others thinking of taking on their own physical fundraising challenge.
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