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    Simon Donald and MS

    27 October 2014

    The comedian and founder of Viz magazine talks about growing up with a mother with MS in the 1970s and his own diagnosis five years ago.
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    Seasonal effect on relapses

    21 October 2014

    Australian research that studied data on 9,811 people from 55 countries found that there were more relapses in the spring and there was also found that prevalence of MS increases with distance from the equator. The paper suggests an association with vitamin D and exposure to ultraviolet light from sunshine.
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    Thousands of people with progressive conditions deemed 'fit to work in future'

    24 October 2014

    A Freedom of Information request has revealed that almost 8,000 people with long-term progressive conditions such as MS and Parkinson's have been awarded the level of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) intended for people expected to recover enough to be able to work again. About 5,000 of these people were placed in this category despite assessors noting on reports that a return to employment is "unlikely in the longer term". Read more…

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    Can you help with our Christmas collection days?

    28 October 2014

    The MS Trust is looking for volunteer collectors to help raise funds to support people with MS this December. Read more…