22 June - 5 July 2019
These are links to news stories about multiple sclerosis from the last fortnight 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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Cancer risk increased in MS
People with MS have a higher risk of some cancers according to Norwegian research. Overall the risk of cancer was 12-14% higher than the general population, but the risks of respiratory, central nervous system and urinary cancers were all more than 50% higher. Siblings of people with MS had a higher risk of blood cancers.
MS Trust link: Co-morbidity
Diet and exercise help fatigue
A vegetable rich, non dairy diet combined with exercise, stress reduction and neuromuscular electrical stimulation reduced fatigue in progressive MS in a small US study. The role of LDL cholesterol reduction may be important. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation isn't explained, but involves exercising whilst receiving small electrical charges that cause muscles to contract.
Source: MS News Today
MS Trust link: Diet
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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