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Read more about the latest developments in MS research, treatments and specialist care, plus the latest updates on our work and the efforts of our amazing supporters

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Sun shining through clouds
19 October 2018

  • MS-SMART trail unsuccessful
  • People with progressive MS need early support
  • PIP rules protest
  • Is cannabis effective?
  • The role of vitamin D unclear
  • Pregabalin and gabapentin restrictions
  • Statue by sculptor with MS unveiled
  • More MS risk genes identified
  • Gut enzyme potentially linked to MS
18 October 2018

Back in September, a group of friends took on a gruelling canoe challenge in the Lake District, raising nearly £4,000 to support the MS Trust's vital work. Here, supporter Caroline Horton writes about the inspiration behind the challenge and the sense of achievement she felt after completing it. 

lady with an owl on her arm
16 October 2018

Choosing a disease modifying drug (DMD) is an individual decision and it can be important to weigh up your options and think about what might work best for you. In this guest blog, Toni shares her experiences of choosing an MS treatment and explains what it was like to start on Plegridy. 

medicinal cannabis
12 October 2018

The government has announced that from 1 November, medicinal cannabis can be prescribed by specialist doctors.  In this blog, we look at what is meant by medicinal cannabis, how legislation is changing and what this is likely to mean for people with MS.

Cannabis Plant
12 October 2018

  • Medicinal cannabis decision
  • Licence application for SPMS drug
  • Depression in MS
Jane Biggart
09 October 2018

Choosing which disease modifying drug (DMD) to start is not always easy and sometimes you'll find that you don't get on with the drug you have chosen. In this guest blog, Jane shares her experience of making a decision about treatment. 

2 pairs of feet sticking out of a cover
08 October 2018

A lot of people with MS will experience sexual problems at some point in their lives, but yet we often find it hard to speak up about sex and MS. We think this needs to change. 

Stem cells
05 October 2018

  • Annual flu vaccination launched in Scotland
  • Stem cell therapy improved fatigue
Rebecca Morrison
03 October 2018

When MS Trust supporter Rebecca Morrison signed up to our Alps Trek back in 2016, she could have never imagined just how life-affirming the experience would be. In this blog, she writes about her own journey with MS, what inspired her take on a challenge for the MS Trust, and why she’d encourage others to do the same. 

Person holding a cigarette
28 September 2018

  • Smoking worsens MS
  • Gilenya for younger people
  • Social networks influence health
  • Ten years of the Risk-sharing Scheme
Woman smiling at camera next to a bunny statue
18 September 2018

Guest blogger Emily, also known as the wibbly dinosaur, writes about her life after being diagnosed with MS, and why she started blogging to help others who are new to MS.

18 September 2018

In a new blog, a person with MS chronicles her journey taking part in a clinical trial for the drug bexarotene. Part 10, where Hellie starts taking the drug again, but then has to stop again.

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