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)
MS in the Media
20 Nov 2020 - 00:00
- New study for advanced MS
- Campaign for fair benefits during the pandemic
- Stem cells compared to Lemtrada
- DMD use and finances
David Martin appointed Chair of the Neurological Alliance
18 Nov 2020 - 00:00
The MS Trust is delighted to announce that CEO David Martin, has been voted in as Chair of the Neurological Alliance.
My MS and my mental health
16 Nov 2020 - 00:00
In his latest blog, Ian Daly speaks candidly about his own experience with depression and urges others to seek help if needed.