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The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has approved Mavenclad (cladribine) as a treatment for highly active relapsing multiple sclerosis.
Will I end up in a wheelchair?’ is often one of the first questions people ask when they are diagnosed with MS. For most people, the answer is NO, but if your mobility is affected by MS, you may find that a wheelchair - or other walking aid – actually gives you the freedom to continue doing the things you love and overcome some of the barriers MS presents, as Jerry explains in this guest blog.
- Encouraging stem cell results
- Tysabri and reducing relapse risk in pregnancy
- Stigma and depression
Increasing numbers of young people are being affected by MS - either because they have the disease themselves, or because a family member has been diagnosed. There isn’t enough reliable, accessible information to help them understand their condition. We’re determined to change this. But we need your help.
When Anna was told that she might have MS, she wanted to focus her energies on something positive and decided to climb the highest mountain in Wales.
The government has announced a review of all 1.6 million personal independence payment (PIP) claims following a High Court ruling.
- Sativex available in Jersey
- Drug and herbal remedy interactions
- Urology clinic in Sheffield
Amy was diagnosed with MS when she was just 14 years old. She faced isolation, bullying and despair, but has emerged from her experience stronger, and determined to help the MS Trust make sure no young person ever has to take on MS alone.
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.
When Debbie’s husband Joe took part in a half marathon in Malta, it inspired her to give running a try for herself. Since then she’s really got the bug for running and is now inspiring others to get involved with some fantastic fundraising challenges.
Research suggests that sexual problems affect more than half of people with MS, but starting a conversation about them with a health professional can often feel daunting. Lesley Catterall and Denise Middleton, two MS specialists with an interest in the sexual problems associated with MS, answered your questions
More and more people are extolling the virtues of mindfulness for dealing with the stresses and strains of everyday life, and some people believe it can be particularly useful for people dealing with long term conditions such as MS. But what exactly is mindfulness, and how you can you start trying it out? Justin Standfield, who was diagnosed with MS in 2015, explains how mindfulness helps him
We talk to physiotherapist Rachel Ross about evidence that resistance training can have positive effects on your brain
- 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.