22 - 28 February 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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The impact of caring on family members
An MS Society survey shows the degree of unpaid care being provided to people with MS by family members. Two in five provided more than 35 hours care a week and one in six said this was more than 90 hours. One in three respondents said they had given up work to care.
MS Trust link: It's hard to know which way to turn
Relapse risk when switching from Tysabri
Switching from Tysabri to another disease modifying drug didn't lead to an increase in relapses according to a US study of medical records. Previous studies had seen a risk of relapse when switching. People in this study started the new drug sooner (under two months) than in the previous study (four and half months), which may be the important factor
Source: MS News Today
MS Trust link: MS Decisions - a guide to disease modifying drugs for relapsing MS
Natalie's MS journey and how it led to the Black MS Foundation, by Natalie
18 Jan 2022 - 00:00
We caught up with Natalie, Founder of the Black MS Foundation to hear about her multiple sclerosis journey and find out what led her to set up the Foundation.
MS and exercise: part one - a Q&A with physiotherapist, Henriette
14 Jan 2022 - 00:00
In this first blog in a new series, we talk to physiotherapist, Henriette who answers some common questions people with MS may have about exercising.
New study provides strong evidence for role of Epstein Barr virus as a trigger for multiple sclerosis
14 Jan 2022 - 00:00
New research has provided evidence that infection with the Epstein Barr virus acts as a trigger for people to develop MS.
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