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
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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