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Following a shock diagnosis in 2015, Lucy Pritchard decided to take on a remarkable running challenge to raise vital funds for the MS Trust and show that MS doesn’t have to mean the end of your world. This is her story.
Whether it’s the everyday tasks that keep you independent, like getting dressed in the morning and cleaning your teeth, or being able to do those things you enjoy, like baking or painting, the dexterity and coordination of your hands and arms is essential. This was acknowledged by the MS team at Barts in 2016 when they launched their #ThinkHand campaign and began raising awareness on the importance of upper limb function in the MS community. The awareness campaign has been steadily gaining momentum, so we decided to catch up with Professor Gavin Giovannoni to find out more about the campaign and learn why we should all be ‘thinking hand’
When Isobel was diagnosed with MS aged just 22, she vowed it would “make me not break me”. Determined to help other young people in a similar situation, she decided to start vlogging about her journey with MS. Over a year later, Izzy’s YouTube channel, Izzy MS (youtube.com/izzyms), has thousands of subscribers and her videos have proved an invaluable source of support for people with MS from all over the world. We caught up with Izzy to find out more.
Amy was diagnosed with MS at just 17. Here she tells us about the challenges of being diagnosed at such a young age, living with an 'invisible' condition, and why she's determined MS won't stop her.
David, whose mum has MS, talks about his project with the Fixers campaign to create a short film to help other young people talk about MS.
- Plan to extend personal health budgets
- Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) a year on
- Differences in cognition for people with SPMS
Understanding MS is hard enough as an adult, but for the increasing numbers of young people affected by MS, it can be huge challenge. This MS Awareness Week (23-29th April), the MS Trust is highlighting the impact MS can have on young people.
- Lemtrada and possible new side effects
- Tysabri study in SPMS
- Fighting for housing rights
- Risk of infections when on DMDs
Our day job is an important part of our identity, and being diagnosed with MS shouldn't mean giving up the things that make us who we are. Carla, who was diagnosed with MS in 2008, suggests some simple changes you could make to help manage work life and MS.
MS awareness week is coming and we’re excited to announce that we’ll be launching MSTV, our new YouTube channel designed to help young people affected by MS.
- NICE says no to ocrelizumab for RRMS
- Childbirth pain relief doesn't increase relapse risk
- Cognitive training helps memory
- Prescription charge increase
- Flying with a disability
Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills, whose mum has MS, offers his advice for young people navigating the ups and downs of growing up when you have a parent with MS.
A public consultation on guidance on the use of disease modifying drugs (DMDs) for people in England with relapsing MS is open until 5 May 2018
- Scottish MPs told of neurology recruitment crisis
- MS nurses criticise cumbersome disability benefits system
- Fears that funding for independent living may be under threat
Teresa and Des have set themselves a mammoth challenge of running 1000 miles in 2018 to support people living with MS.
Zoe tells us why she and her partner Rob ran The Big Half for the MS Trust to help support people affected by MS.
Results from a large clinical trial of siponimod for secondary progressive MS (SPMS) have been published. Those taking siponimod had a 21% reduced risk of progression.
- Stem cell study for people with highly active relapsing MS shows promising results
- Caroline Wyatt talks about stem cell treatment
- Siponimod secondary progressive MS results published in Lancet