24 - 30 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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Possible causes of MS reviewed
Different factors affect onset, relapses and progression on MS according to a review of previous research. A combination of genetic susceptibility along with exposure to environmental factors (particularly before the age of 15) and covered - including vitamin D and sun exposure, infections, gender differences, smoking and obesity.
MS Trust link: Causes of MS
Lemtrada serious side effects review
Treatment with Lemtrada is currently restricted whilst a review of serious side effects is conducted. One of the studies that identified these issues was a Norwegian review of a database of adverse reactions linked to medication. This identified nine probable and one possible deaths in Europe linked to the drug between 2013 and 2018.
Source: MS News Today
MS Trust link: Lemtrada (alemtuzumab)
Exoskeleton helps people with MS walk
Early results from a UK study of robotic legs to help people with MS are positive. Reports include a father who was able to walk his daughter down the aisle and a man hoping to dance with his new wife when he marries next year.
MS Trust link: Walking difficulties
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.
Just keep wheeling
14 Jul 2021 - 00:00
Emily, also known as The Wibbly Dinosaur, discusses her feelings on mobility aids and how using a wheelchair provides her with the freedom to continue doing the things she enjoys.
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