3 - 9 August 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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Draft NICE guideline on medicinal cannabis published
NICE published its draft guideline on using cannabis-based medicinal products to treat nausea and vomiting that is difficult to control, chronic pain, spasticity and severe treatment-resistant epilepsy. The guideline does not recommend cannabis-based medicines for epilepsy, chronic pain or spasticity. Sativex is mentioned specifically as being too expensive to treat spasticity in MS.
Lack of residential care for younger people with disability
The lack of suitable housing for younger people with disability has been highlighted Nina Thair was diagnosed with MS at 29, continued to work, was promoted to assistant head teacher and traveled widely. Now aged 46, she is dependent on a wheelchair and unable to live in her own flat. She is currently living in an old people’s home because the local council says there is nowhere else suitable for her.
MS Trust link: Social care
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.
David's Diary- Should we all be saying yes to the Covid 19 vaccine?
18 Feb 2021 - 00:00
For the last few weeks our Enquiry Service at the MS Trust has been busy with questions about the vaccination. In his latest blog piece for the MS Trust, CEO David Martin asks the question, 'Should we all be saying yes to the Covid 19 vaccine?'
Monkey sox are back!
17 Feb 2021 - 00:00
...but this time they've gone casual! We are very excited to have partnered once again with Monkey Sox to bring you an exclusive MS Trust design.