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
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.
David's Diary- Should we all be saying yes to the Covid 19 vaccine?
18 Feb 2021 - 00:00
For the last few weeks our Enquiry Service at the MS Trust has been busy with questions about the vaccination. In his latest blog piece for the MS Trust, CEO David Martin asks the question, 'Should we all be saying yes to the Covid 19 vaccine?'
Monkey sox are back!
17 Feb 2021 - 00:00
...but this time they've gone casual! We are very excited to have partnered once again with Monkey Sox to bring you an exclusive MS Trust design.