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
Creating my MS support group helped bring over 600 people together
30 Jul 2021 - 00:00
Amy Thompson, Founder of MS Together, talks about what led her to set up the group and how it has led to new friendships this World Friendship Day.
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.
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