News

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

The MS Trust sends out a weekly news alert which includes the latest updates from the MS Trust, latest news, blogs and a news feed from MS in the Media.

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17 August 2018

  • New mum diagnosed with MS
  • Rare genetic changes linked to primary progressive MS
  • Early termination of pregnancy increases risk of relapses
10 August 2018

  • Congratulations to Trishna Bharadia
  • Smoking and relapses
  • Travelling with disabilities
  • Long delays for neurologist appointments in Northern Ireland
  • Botox for bladder problems
Volunteers
07 August 2018

The MS Trust only has a small team of staff, based in Letchworth in Hertfordshire, so we rely on our volunteers to act as our representatives around the UK. Our volunteers act as the face and voice of the MS Trust in their local area, raising funds and awareness of MS and our services. 

07 August 2018

Anne and Jim Thompson have organised many fundraising events and challenges over the years, from Easter egg tombolas to open water swimming. Anne tells us why they support the MS Trust and about her husband Jim’s latest challenge to trek the length of the UK

James
06 August 2018

“I want to encourage people who are not confident in the kitchen to stick on that apron and get cooking”  James Coke, diagnosed with MS over 20 years ago, tells us about the inspiration behind his blog The Disabled Chef and shares some top tips for cooking with a chronic condition. 

Holidays
06 August 2018

It’s that time of year when everyone is jetting off on holiday, but when you have MS there’s often a bit more planning involved before you can pack up your suitcase and head to the beach. Where can you find accessible accommodation and attractions? How do you organise travel insurance? What are the rules around travelling with medication? These are just some of the many questions you may face. So whether you’re planning a holiday overseas or a last minute trip somewhere in the UK, this article goes through a few key things to think about in advance. 

Miles for MS
06 August 2018

During the month of May, over 100 people walked, ran, swam, jogged, rowed, arm cycled, wheeled and more as part of Miles for MS, our brand new accessible distance challenge. We caught up with some of those who took part to find out why they wanted to get involved and how exercise has helped them live well with MS. 

06 August 2018

Last summer, thanks to our incredible supporters, the first MS Trust-funded MS specialist nurses arrived at Leicester Hospitals. Since then, we’ve also helped to bring new nurses to Bradford and Lanarkshire, and soon Hull. Together, they’ve made a world of difference to thousands of people living with MS.  We caught up with Leicester nurse Jon Maisey to find out about his first year in post, and Jenna Chudasama, to hear about the invaluable support he’s given her. 

06 August 2018

If you have MS, it’s likely you’ve experienced that overwhelming feeling of tiredness or sudden lack of energy that defines MS fatigue. It’s one of the most common symptoms of MS and many people find that the heat can make it worse. So with temperatures rising and the 2018 summer scorcher in full swing, we put your questions on fatigue to occupational therapist, Kate HaywardIf you have MS, it’s likely you’ve experienced that overwhelming feeling of tiredness or sudden lack of energy that defines MS fatigue. It’s one of the most common symptoms of MS and many people find that the heat can make it worse. So with temperatures rising and the 2018 summer scorcher in full swing, we put your questions on fatigue to occupational therapist, Kate Hayward

25 July 2018

In a new blog, a person with MS chronicles her journey taking part in a clinical trial for the drug bexarotene. In part three of Hellie's Clinical Trial Adventures, Hellie gets an MOT at the hospital and officially joins the trial.

Cannabis plant
20 July 2018

  • Doctors should be allowed to prescribe medical cannabis
  • Early warning signs of MS
  • Iron levels in brain may predict future disability

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