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.
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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
Natalie's MS journey and how it led to the Black MS Foundation, by Natalie
18 Jan 2022 - 00:00
We caught up with Natalie, Founder of the Black MS Foundation to hear about her multiple sclerosis journey and find out what led her to set up the Foundation.
MS and exercise: part one - a Q&A with physiotherapist, Henriette
14 Jan 2022 - 00:00
In this first blog in a new series, we talk to physiotherapist, Henriette who answers some common questions people with MS may have about exercising.
New study provides strong evidence for role of Epstein Barr virus as a trigger for multiple sclerosis
14 Jan 2022 - 00:00
New research has provided evidence that infection with the Epstein Barr virus acts as a trigger for people to develop MS.
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