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.
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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
MS in the Media
20 Nov 2020 - 00:00
- New study for advanced MS
- Campaign for fair benefits during the pandemic
- Stem cells compared to Lemtrada
- DMD use and finances
David Martin appointed Chair of the Neurological Alliance
18 Nov 2020 - 00:00
The MS Trust is delighted to announce that CEO David Martin, has been voted in as Chair of the Neurological Alliance.
My MS and my mental health
16 Nov 2020 - 00:00
In his latest blog, Ian Daly speaks candidly about his own experience with depression and urges others to seek help if needed.