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Reports of studies presented at the ECTRIMS meeting that took place from 25-28 October 2017. Topics include research into existing and new drugs for relapsing and progressive MS and lifestyle factors in MS.
Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler, who was diagnosed with MS aged 20, has recently been trying to remove some of the stigma around walking sticks by talking on social media about how she uses hers. We asked our Facebook community for their advice to people who have just started to use a stick.
This year the MS Trust has been working with city philanthropists The October Club to raise money to pioneer a new role in MS teams: Advanced MS Champions. But how will our new Champions make a difference? We spoke to Lyn, who was diagnosed with MS over 20 years ago.
Many people with MS live by the motto “I may have MS but MS doesn’t have me” and are determined not to let the disease define them. But what if you find that your MS means you don’t feel comfortable in your own clothes any more, and can’t find anything practical you do like? Here we speak to Helen and Hannah Dunk who have launched a new fashion label for women in wheelchairs.
We are thrilled to announce that our corporate partner Constructive Space has raised an incredible £17,288 to support people living with MS.
- Ibudilast trial show benefit in progressive MS
- Gilenya effective as treatment for teens with MS
- Zinbryta liver damage restrictions
- Having other health conditions delays MS diagnosis
- The benefits of running for a woman with MS
When Andre Previte was diagnosed with MS at just 22, he was determined the condition wouldn’t rule his life. Over 30 years later, he continues to live each day with the same positive attitude.
Mavenclad (cladribine) has been approved as a treatment for people with highly active relapsing MS on the NHS in England and Wales.
The air guitars were out in force last month at a special battle of the bands event in aid of the MS Trust.
Anyone can have problems with forgetting things, but if you have MS this could be a significant problem. Dr Nancy Chiaravalloti has led research into ways people with MS can boost their memory. Here she shares two techniques that have been proven to improve people’s memories
Every week there seems to be media coverage of a new piece of research, suggesting that what you eat or drink could make a difference to how your MS progresses. But diet is a hugely controversial topic in the MS world, partly because it’s so hard to do research. As two new large scale studies of diet begin in the US, we put some of your questions to Dr Conor Kerley, a registered dietitian who was diagnosed with MS when he was 16
Ibudilast slowed down the loss of brain volume in primary and secondary progressive MS by almost one half compared to placebo according to results presented at ECTRIMS 2017.
We all know how important it is to get a good night’s sleep, especially if you suffer from fatigue. But if you wake several times during the night needing to get up for a wee, having a full night's sleep is really difficult. In this blog we explain what nocturia is and what you can do to to help with it
Jenny, who has MS, tells us why she wanted to take on the Bournemouth Half Marathon for the MS Trust.
Jenifer, who was diagnosed with MS five years ago, tells us how she overcame her nerves to take part in a sponsored skydive.
In August 2017, MS Trust supporter Jason walked from Eynsford to Canterbury over four days and raised £2,337.
- Fatty diet and relapse risk
- Clemastine may help repair MS damage
- The MS symptoms that contribute most to perception of health
Last year Verity Duff from North Northamptonshire came on our foundation course for new MS nurses. We caught up with her to find out about her first year as an MS nurse, and the difference our support has made to her work
The annual fundraising dinner and auction organised by city philanthropists, The October Club, has raised £500,000 for our Advanced MS Champions project, which will bring urgently needed care and support to people living with the effects of advanced MS.