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)
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.
Just keep wheeling
14 Jul 2021 - 00:00
Emily, also known as The Wibbly Dinosaur, discusses her feelings on mobility aids and how using a wheelchair provides her with the freedom to continue doing the things she enjoys.
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