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19 August 2016

MS in the media

  • Wales lagging behind in access to treatment
  • High blood pressure may be associated with MS progression
  • Neurological Alliance report on neurology and primary care
  • Benefits changes and eligibility for Motability
  • Camping with MS
17 August 2016

GPs lack confidence in assessing and referring people with symptoms of MS

People experiencing the first signs and symptoms of neurological conditions like MS are waiting too long to see an appropriate specialist, according to over 1,000 GPs surveyed across the UK.

Images of Crystal's jewellery
16 August 2016

Making jewellery to fight MS

Crystal tells us about her experience of living with MS and how it has led her to rekindle a love for jewellery making.

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12 August 2016

MS in the media

  • Using mobility scooter for days out
  • New technique for stem cell transplants
  • Benefits of early treatment
Wooden doll lying back with exhaustion
11 August 2016

Invisible symptoms: the unseen side of MS

Many MS symptoms seem invisible to other people. This blog explores some of the reasons for this and suggests what you could do to raise awareness.

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09 August 2016

How can we design services that work better for people with advanced MS?

As part of our MS Forward View project, we recently convened a meeting of MS specialists, carers and people with MS to look at different models of MS care and work out what are the most important factors to consider when designing services.

Kadeena Cox, para-athlete
09 August 2016

Grit and determination

Since being diagnosed with MS in 2014, Kadeena Cox has become a successful para-athlete, competing on the track and also on bike, and is part of Team GB going to the Paralympics in Rio in September

Getting the endorphins going- Judy and husband with bikes
09 August 2016

Getting the endorphins going

Judy Beveridge is 45 and has secondary progressive MS, which makes it hard to stay as active as she would like. But discovering tandem cycling last year has given her a whole new way to stay fit and get out in the country

Light in the darkness
09 August 2016

Light in the darkness

When Mel Hopper was diagnosed with MS in 2008, she felt like she had ‘stumbled into darkness’. But when she discovered blogs and forums for people living with long-term health conditions she found the personal support that helped her find a way out. Earlier this year she started her own blog at http://www.manylemons.com - here she explains why

Eight friends from London took part in a 300 mile cycle to Paris in May
09 August 2016

Eurostars!

Eight friends from London took part in a 300 mile cycle to Paris in May and have raised more than £16,000 in honour of their friend who has MS. Edward Quigley tells us about his experience of being part of the PeloTonyAdaMS London to Paris team

15 minutes with MS Trust supporter Tim Sorrell
09 August 2016

15 minutes with MS Trust supporter Tim Sorrell

Tim Sorrell is a Planning Manager living in Nottingham. Since being diagnosed with MS he has twice run the London Marathon, with his wife Caitlin, in support of the MS Trust. He tells us why he runs and why he believes it’s important to support our work

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05 August 2016

MS in the media

  • Gut microbes and MS
  • Financial, personal and work related impact of MS
  • Relapses following second or subsequent pregnancies
  • TENS for MS spasticity
  • Poetry and MS
  • Assistance dog
  • Coping with life's changes
Daisy at the top of the tower
04 August 2016

Why I abseiled 400ft for MS Trust

Daisy Doncaster, MS Forward View project coordinator, tells us about her abseil down the tallest permanent abseil tower in the world.

 Stephanie Millward experienced her first symptoms at the age of 16 and was diagnosed with MS when she was 18.
03 August 2016

Childhood MS: Stephanie’s story

Stephanie Millward talks about her diagnosis with multiple sclerosis (MS) aged 18, dealing with her symptoms then her career as a Paralympic athlete

Amelia* was diagnosed with MS two years ago when she was 14. *Names have been changed
01 August 2016

Childhood MS: Amelia’s story

Amelia talks about her diagnosis with multiple sclerosis (MS) two years ago at the age of 14 and how she has become more positive and optimistic for the future

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29 July 2016

MS in the media

  • Disease modifying drugs may help people with "benign" MS
  • Stephanie Millward talks about the impact of MS
  • Stem cells
  • Anecdotal success and research evidence
  • Financial management with MS
  • Communicating prognosis
  • Disabled dressage rider asked to pay extra for using additional equipment
  • Study highlights progressive decline for people with MS

 

MS Trust cyclist
29 July 2016

Good luck to our RideLondon-Surrey 100 team

We'd like to wish the best of luck to the 23 MS Trust cyclists taking on the 100 miles of the RideLondon-Surrey event on Sunday.

donut and mug of coffee
25 July 2016

Swallowing hard: dysphagia and MS

Jane from the Information Team blogs about swallowing difficulties in MS and tips and tricks that may help you

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22 July 2016

MS in the media

  • Developing drugs for progressive MS
  • Magician on living with MS
  • Vitamin D recommendation for general population
21 July 2016

Vitamin D - new guideline recommends daily intake of 10 micrograms for the general population

A government report published today recommends that everyone should aim to consume 10 micrograms of vitamin D (400 IU) each day to ensure healthy bones and muscles.

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