27 April - 3 May 2019
These are links to news stories about multiple sclerosis from the last week that may be of interest to people affected by MS in the UK. The link beneath each item will take you to the original story.
Please note that the MS Trust did not write the original items and does not endorse their content nor any claims made in them.
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MS raises risk of sexual problems in women
Women with MS are more likely to have sexual problems than those without the condition, according to Italian research. The study found that two in five (42%) women with MS reported issues compared to about one in six (16%) in women who don't have MS
Source: MS News Today
MS Trust link: Talking about sexual problems
Microaggressions at work; more than just hurt feelings
09 May 2019
In what they believe to be the first study of its kind, US researchers investigated the impact of microaggressions (subtle discriminatory actions) experienced by people with MS at work.
Do disease modifying drugs affect life expectancy?
16 April 2019
This study looked at whether taking one of the beta interferon disease modifying drugs extended life expectancy.
How do families affected by MS manage health information?
20 March 2019
This research explores how couples and families affected by MS seek, share and withhold health information.
MS in the Media
17 May 2019
- Statin has potential as SPMS drug
- EastEnders MS storyline
My Vespa adventure for the MS Trust
13 May 2019
For his next fundraising adventure, our supporter Nick Jolly will be riding 2,500 miles to Hungary on his Vespa scooter. He tells us about the inspiration behind his challenge.
"When you lose something, it makes you appreciate what you have"
13 May 2019
Danielle MacGillivray stars in our new film, Danielle. Here she tells us about her MS diagnosis, why she wanted to share her story in the film and learning to "appreciate the little things" every single day.