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
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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