14 - 20 July 2018
These are links to news stories from the last week that may be of interest to people 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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Doctors should be allowed to prescribe medical cannabis
The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs has advised the government that doctors should have the option to prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products as long as they meet appropriate safety standards. This follows the first review carried out by the Chief Medical Officer on 3 July.
MS Trust link: Cannabis
Early warning signs of MS
Researchers from Canada found that people with MS went to the doctor or hospital for specific complaints significantly more often than the general population during the five years leading up to their first symptom of MS. This study is the first to begin to map out what doctors call the “prodrome” of MS – early signs or symptoms that lead up to an MS diagnosis. Study may help to identify causes of MS and help to diagnose MS earlier.
MS Trust link: Worried you have MS?
Iron levels in brain may predict future disability
US researchers have developed an MRI technique – quantitative susceptibility mapping – which allows them to look at how much iron is deposited in different parts of the brain. In some brain areas, a higher iron level is linked to longer disease duration, greater disability and disease progression.
MS Trust link: MRI
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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