31 August - 6 September 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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Vitamin D may protect myelin
Vitamin D may have a role in protecting myelin in people with progressive MS according to analysis of data from people on a trial of the drug ibudilast. The analysis found no link between vitamin D levels and EDSS scores, brain volume or new lesions on an MRI scan.
Source: MS News Today
MS Trust link: Vitamin D
Ozanimod trail results
Ozanimod, a potential new treatment for relapsing MS, was better than Avonex in reducing relapses according to newly published trial results. The drug also reduced new MRI lesions and the rate of brain tissue loss but didn't show any significant difference in slowing build-up of disability
Source: National MS Society (USA)
MS Trust link: Ozanimod
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.