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
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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