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Cigarette butts
04 July 2018

The combination of exposure to chemical solvents at work, having genes associated with MS and smoking greatly increases the risk of developing multiple sclerosis according to new research.

Woman behind wheels of a car
20 June 2018

Many people with MS experience 'cog fog', which is when you sometimes struggle with things like memory, attention span and concentration. In this blog, Helena, who was diagnosed with MS 11 years ago, talks about her own experience of the dreaded cog fog, and why she's determined those 'fuzzy brain days' won't stop her doing the things she loves. 

Family standing together outdoors
15 June 2018

  • School project explores MS
  • Tecfidera and Gilenya compared
  • Ocrevus delays progression
  • Ocrevus in PPMS - new trial announced
  • Obesity and smoking and risk of MS
  • Family support helps
Holidays
21 May 2018

The weather's picked up, the BBQs are out and the ice-cream van is making its tuneful way up our road. This can only mean one thing: the holidays are hurtling towards us. As a general rule, breaks away are meant to be a relaxing experience. But when MS comes as part of the package deal, this isn't always the case. Caroline, who blogs at Mildly Scrambled, was diagnosed 14 years ago and has picked up a few holidaying tips along the way.

stethoscope
18 May 2018

  • NICE approves injectable drugs for relapsing MS
  • Gilenya approved for young Americans
  • AAN meeting round up
  • RCN supports medical cannabis
  • Vitamins and dietary supplements
Jenna
15 May 2018

Having kept her MS secret for eight years, MS Trust supporter Jenna decided to open up about life with the condition earlier this year – and says it was the best decision she’s ever made. Here she tells us about the empowerment she felt sharing her story and raising awareness of MS.

Sun in hands
09 May 2018

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 focus on a couple of burning issues that have got many of you talking. 

Tanner family
09 May 2018

Caring for a loved one with advanced MS can bring all kinds of challenges, with many families feeling like they have nowhere to turn. Here, we speak to Lisa and Tony Tanner, who care for Lisa’s mum Georgetta, about the ups and downs of being a carer, and how the MS Trust's Advanced MS Champion programme will make a difference. 

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