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    MS Awareness Week 2015

    27 April 2015

    MS Awareness Week 2015 begins today. This year at the MS Trust we're focusing on the importance of MS specialist services to people affected by MS with our Heart of MS Care campaign. Read more…

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    Alcohol and progression risk

    23 April 2015

    A study of the drinking habits of 908 people with MS found that those who drank the strongest drinks had the lowest risk of having a 1-point EDSS increase. Beer drinkers also did well, but there was no association with EDSS for people who drank wine. (In the US, 80 proof equates to 40% alcohol volume in the UK). Presented at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) meeting.
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    Alcohol and progression risk

    23 April 2015

    A study of the drinking habits of 908 people with MS found that those who drank the strongest drinks had the lowest risk of having a 1-point EDSS increase. Beer drinkers also did well, but there was no association with EDSS for people who drank wine. (In the US, 80 proof equates to 40% alcohol volume in the UK). Presented at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) meeting.
    Read more…

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    MS Awareness Week 2015

    27 April 2015

    MS Awareness Week 2015 begins today. This year at the MS Trust we're focusing on the importance of MS specialist services to people affected by MS with our Heart of MS Care campaign. Read more…

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    Fingolimod (Gilenya) eligibility extended in Scotland

    14 April 2015

    The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC), which issues guidance on whether treatments should be funded by NHS Scotland, has announced that fingolimod can now be prescribed as a second line treatment for people who are continuing to have relapses despite taking any one of the disease modifying treatments. Read more…

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    MS Awareness Week 2015

    27 April 2015

    MS Awareness Week 2015 begins today. This year at the MS Trust we're focusing on the importance of MS specialist services to people affected by MS with our Heart of MS Care campaign. Read more…