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.
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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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
My search for MS support while studying for a PhD
4 Mar 2021 - 00:00
Laura is studying a PhD in Cancer Genomics and was diagnosed with MS in September 2020 following multiple hospital admissions. Here, Laura talks about how this affected her mental health and what more could be done to support other students going through the same thing.
MS, my mental health and a university degree
4 Mar 2021 - 00:00
Scarlet talks about how she learnt to manage her MS and mental health alongside the stresses of completing a university degree.
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.