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
Move it for MS Nick's story
7 Oct 2021 - 00:00
Nick, was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis at the start of the first lockdown. In this story we talk to him about how he coped with his diagnosis and how running helps him with his MS.
David's diary - Inclusion and diversity, where are we now?
6 Oct 2021 - 00:00
Just over a year ago we published a diary entry about Inclusivity and Diversity at the MS Trust. In this piece we take a look at what's changed since then and what we still need to do.
Flu season 2021
4 Oct 2021 - 00:00
This year is likely to involve a bigger flu vaccination programme in the UK, including for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), due to the circulation of Covid-19 at the same time. Here we discuss who's eligible for a flu jab on the NHS and how to get one.
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