MS News

The latest news on MS treatments, research and specialist services.

Read MS News

Open Door

Our free, quarterly newsletter for people with multiple sclerosis, their family and friends and supporters of the MS Trust.

Read Open Door and sign up

Read our latest news

MS in the media logo (a pile of newspapers)
13 January 2017

  • Mixed results for cyclophosphamide in SPMS
  • MS on TV
  • Paleo diet trial results
  • Review of evidence for cannabis
  • Review of research in 2016
Nancy Osborne
11 January 2017

It was recently revealed that Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks will tackle an MS storyline in 2017, with Nancy Osborne set to be diagnosed with the condition. In this blog, Lydia from the MS Trust comms team highlights the importance of having people with MS on primetime TV, but also looks at the difficulties of portraying such a complex condition in a drama. 

Andrew Langley
06 January 2017

Author and MS Trust supporter Andrew Langley was diagnosed with MS after going blind with optic neuritis on the eve of his 30th birthday. In this guest blog, he talks New Year’s resolutions, coming to terms with his diagnosis and channelling his musical hero David Bowie. 

MS in the media logo (a pile of newspapers)
06 January 2017

  • New Year's honours for people with MS
  • Lifestyle impact on MS
  • Living near busy roads
  • Magnetic stimulation and brain activity
  • Gilenya (fingolimod) in Wales
MS in the media logo (a pile of newspapers)
23 December 2016

  • Falls and bladder problems
  • The World vs MS
  • Tysabri concentrations and PML
  • Ocrelizumab trial results published
  • Breath test for diagnosis
MS in the media logo (a pile of newspapers)
09 December 2016

  • Copaxone and pregnancy recommendations changed
  • Racing driver with MS
  • Disease modifying treatment in more advanced stage MS
Heather and her brother Chris
08 December 2016

Heather tells us how she and her family are dealing with her recent MS diagnosis and why she has decided to take on the Bath Half Marathon.

MS in the media logo (a pile of newspapers)
02 December 2016

  • Sports Personality of the Year shortlist published
  • Vitamin D and MS risk
  • What stem cell research says about progressive MS
  • Researching diet and MS
  • Emerging treatments for progressive MS
Pam and Jo accepting cheque from Helen Ley Charitable Trust
25 November 2016

People with severe MS will benefit from new bursaries worth £150,000 which will fund the training of specialist nurses and allied health professionals, enabling them to offer the best care possible. The finance behind this initiative comes from the Helen Ley Charitable Trust, an organisation which was formed 42 years ago by the Coventry MS branch with the assistance of local business people.