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    London Marathon 2016 ballot opens on Monday 4 May

    26 April 2015

    If you would like to run the Virgin Money London Marathon on 24 April 2016 to support people affected by multiple sclerosis, don't forget to enter the public ballot for a place when it opens on Monday 4 May. You can also contact the MS Trust if you'd like to apply for a Gold Bond charity place. 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.
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    MS nurses – the good, the busy and the gaps in services

    23 April 2015

    At the MS Trust we believe that everyone with MS should have access to an MS nurse. MS specialist nurses provide clinical advice and support on most aspects of MS. They often act to co-ordinate services for people with MS, referring someone on to a doctor, therapist, or other appropriate services. Many people with MS consider them to be a lifeline but, sadly, we know this is not the case for everyone. 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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    London Marathon 2016 ballot opens on Monday 4 May

    26 April 2015

    If you would like to run the Virgin Money London Marathon on 24 April 2016 to support people affected by multiple sclerosis, don't forget to enter the public ballot for a place when it opens on Monday 4 May. You can also contact the MS Trust if you'd like to apply for a Gold Bond charity place. Read more…