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
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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