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Lots of you share your views on issues affecting people with MS in the letters, and emails you send us, your phone calls and on our social media channels. Here we we focus on a couple of burning issues that have got many of you talking.
- FDA finds against vitamin D and risk of MS claim
- Medical cannabis supported by Welsh Assembly
- Branded vs generic glatiramer study
- First PPMS drug licensed
- Comparison of disease modifying drugs
- Paralympic curler with MS
- Bad living conditions for people with MS in Glasgow
The MS Trust is dismayed by NICE's recommendation. We do not believe it is in the best interests of people with MS or the NHS.
As he starts his training, David Martin tells us why he will be cycling from London to Amsterdam with a team of over 40 other MS Trust supporters.
- The effect of MS on work - a teacher's story
- MS and cancer
- Chickenpox, shingles and MS
- Mild cognitive impairment and exercise
- Stem cell therapy
Katie Ellis tells us about how she was inspired to found the Able Label, specialising in adaptive clothing for women.
When Jerry Burnie joined a wheelchair basketball team four years ago, he could never have imagined just how much of a positive difference it would make to his life.
- NICE recommends restricting choice of MS drugs
- MS treatment optimism
- Having MS and other conditions
- Diagnostic criteria updated
Medday, the company developing high dose biotin for progressive MS, has told the European Medicines Agency that it wishes to withdraw its licence application.
- Gilenya and Betaferon compared
- Pain prevalence and treatment
- Cold water in the mouth helps heat sensitivity
- Benefit reassessment concerns
- Review of the year - MS in America
Larissa Thomas was diagnosed with MS in July last year. Here she talks tattoos, smiling through the pain and why she’s determined to make the best of things.
At the 2017 MS Trust health professional conference we caught up with consultant neurologist Martin Duddy and asked him to tell us all about the newest MS drugs on the horizon.
- Diet may improve MS
- Laquinimod trial for PPMS unsuccessful
- Epilepsy and MS
- Stem cell therapy consensus report
Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox, who was diagnosed with MS in 2014, talks sport, MS and the people who inspire her.
- Shortage of neurology services
- Diet affects gut bacteria and modulates immune system
- Cognitive symptoms in early-stage MS
- High number of people with MS turned down for PIP
- Biotin may affect medical tests
The outstanding work of MS specialist nurses, neurologists, allied health professionals and multi-disciplinary teams from across the UK was celebrated at the third annual QuDoS in MS recognition programme.
- Mark Lewis and stem cells
- Self-management may help mood
- CCSVI trial disappointing
- Why smoking is bad for people with MS