1 - 15 June 2018
These are links to news stories from the last two weeks that may be of interest to people in the UK. The link beneath each item will take you to the original story.
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School project explores MS
Tecfidera and Gilenya compared
Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) and Gilenya (fingolimod) were equally effective in people taking their first disease modifying drug (DMD) according to an Italian study. In people switching from an injectable DMD, Gilenya was a little bit better
Source: MS News Today
MS Trust link: MS Decisions - a guide to disease modifying drugs for relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis
Ocrevus delays progression
Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) delays getting to EDSS 7.0 (needing to use a wheelchair) by about seven years according to data to be presented at the European Academy of Neurology meeting. This figure is an extrapolation based on the reduced risk of progression seen in a 120 week trial.
Source: Roche press release
MS Trust link: Ocrevus (ocrelizumab)
Ocrevus in PPMS - new trial announced
The effect of Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) on upper limb function in people with primary progressive MS will be explored in a new trial due to start before the end of the year. More details, including where the trial will take place, have not yet been announced.
Source: News Medical
MS Trust link: Primary progressive MS
Obesity and smoking and risk of MS
Being overweight and being a smoker at the age of 20 makes someone more likely to get MS and to get to secondary progressive MS quicker according to a Swedish study of medical records. The faster time to SPMS didn't occur in people who were overweight but who didn't smoke
Source: MS News Today
MS Trust link: Living well with MS
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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