16 - 22 February 2019
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Pregnancy and MS guidelines published
Latest research on the risk of relapse during and after pregnancy and on the safety of disease modifying drugs during this period has been brought together in guidelines from the Association of British Neurologists (ABN) and in an Australian study
Source: MS Research Australia
MS Trust link: New UK guidelines for pregnancy in multiple sclerosis
Early treatment produced better outcomes
People who had early treatment with more effective disease modifying drugs had a smaller increase in EDSS and a longer time to sustained accumulation of disability, according to a UK study. The study looked at health records of people who started treatment soon after the onset of MS and compared measures five years later.
Source: Medpage Today
MS Trust link: MS Decisions - a guide to drugs for relapsing MS
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.