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A pregnant woman
09 November 2018

  • The effect of pregnancy on MS
  • Ocrevus for PPMS decision paused
  • Coexisting conditions affect atrophy
  • Medical cannabis rule change in Jersey
Spasticity
09 November 2018

Spasticity and spasms are a common symptom of MS and can have a big impact on your daily life. To find out how they can be successfully treated and managed, we put some of your questions to physiotherapist, Katrina Buchanan.

Tim
07 November 2018

When MS Trust supporter Tim Sorrell signed up to his first parkrun, somewhat reluctantly, he could never have imagined the positive difference it would make to his life. He explains what makes it so special. 

07 November 2018

Since the first event back in 2004, parkrun has grown into something of a national phenomenon, with hundreds of thousands of people taking part every Saturday, come rain or shine. Now parkrun wants more people with disabilities and long-term health conditions to get involved, be it through running, wheeling, walking or volunteering.  Katherine Goulder is one of parkrun’s Outreach Ambassadors for MS. Here she tells us how parkrun very quickly became part of her own Saturday routine and why others with MS should get involved too.

 
07 November 2018

Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills, whose mum has MS, recently presented our BBC Lifeline Appeal.  Here he tells us how his family have adapted to his mum’s MS diagnosis, the importance of speaking out about MS, and why his mum is his biggest inspiration. 

Factories polluting the air
02 November 2018

  • Medical cannabis rule change
  • Pollution and childhood MS
  • More MS genes found
Health professionals
02 November 2018

A new report published this week by the MS Trust finds that many MS specialist nurses are routinely managing more patients than the recommended caseload. As a result, people with MS are missing out on the vital care and support they need and deserve.

medicinal cannabis
02 November 2018

From 1 November, medicinal cannabis can be prescribed by specialist doctors. We look at what is meant by medicinal cannabis, how legislation is changing and what this means for people with MS.

Nico
29 October 2018

Car enthusiast Nico has organised a rather unique driving challenge to raise funds for the MS Trust. Here he tells us what the challenge involves, the inspiration behind it, and how you can sign up. 

woman smiling at camera holding on to her hat
23 October 2018

What causes MS? This is something we yet don't know, but there are a lot of theories out there. In this blog guest blogger Emily, takes us through some of them. 

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. 

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