3 - 9 October 2020
These are links to recent news stories about multiple sclerosis 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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Effect of lockdown on vulnerable people
The lockdown caused “substantial harm and distress” to vulnerable people according to a report by the National Voices coalition which calls for lessons to be learned for the second wave. The story includes survey findings from several health charities including the MS Society and comments from a man who cares for his wife with MS
High blood pressure more common in MS
High blood pressure (hypertension) is 25% more common in people with MS than in the general population, according to an American study of health records. The reason for this isn't clear. Prevalence was higher in black people and men
Source: National MS Society (USA)
MS Trust link: Comorbidity (having MS and other conditions)
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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