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MS in the media

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25 - 31 December 2015

These are links to news stories from the last week that may be of interest to people 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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NHS choir

Joan Mills is a nurse and was diagnosed with MS in 2014.  She was part of the NHS choir that had the Christmas number 1 single.

Source: Daily Mail

Fampridine and walking speed

A small study involving 20 people with MS found that dalfampridine improved walking ability and speed

Source: MS News Today

MS Trust link: Fampridine (Fampyra (UK), Ampyra (USA))

Work and MS symptoms

A small American study found that cognitive symptoms and fatigue were the factors most associated with people with MS stopping working

Source: Multiple Sclerosis News Today

MS Trust link: This study in MS research update

Talking to children about MS

Journalist Helen Fowler shares experiences of her children’s growing understanding of MS.

Source: Scotsman

MS Trust link: Talking with your kids about MS (book)

Vitamin D study

A pilot study found people taking 10,400IU of vitamin D3 showed a reduction in immune system T-cells related to MS activity.

Source: National MS Society
Source: Daily Telegraph
Source: Medpage Today

MS Trust link: Vitamin D