28 September - 4 October 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.
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Encouraging results from metformin and fasting trails
Treatment with the diabetes drug metformin led to the recovery of damaged myelin in rats, according to research in Cambridge and Australia. Fasting - going without food every other day for six months - also had the same effect. Further research is needed to see if these approaches might slow progression and encourage repair in humans.
MS Trust link: Drugs in development
Lanarkshire MS nurses
The new MS nurse team in Lanarkshire is able to reach more people with MS and is providing accessible, responsive and holistic care, according to a report on their first 18 months in post. The MS Trust helped with the recruitment and gave initial funding for one of the posts as part of the specialist nurse programme
Source: Daily Record
MS Trust link: Map of MS services across the UK
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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