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
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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