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.
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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)
Move it for MS Nick's story
7 Oct 2021 - 00:00
Nick, was diagnosed with relapsing remitting Multiple Sclerosis at the start of the first lockdown. In this story we talk to him about how he coped with his diagnosis and how running helps him with his MS.
David's diary - Inclusion and diversity, where are we now?
6 Oct 2021 - 00:00
Just over a year ago we published a diary entry about Inclusivity and Diversity at the MS Trust. In this piece we take a look at what's changed since then and what we still need to do.
Flu season 2021
4 Oct 2021 - 00:00
This year is likely to involve a bigger flu vaccination programme in the UK, including for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), due to the circulation of Covid-19 at the same time. Here we discuss who's eligible for a flu jab on the NHS and how to get one.
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