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MS in the media
- Vitamin D in Orkney
- The effect of MS on employment
- Invisible symptoms of MS
- Young carers blog
- Fasting-mimicking diet
- A bicycle with MS
Rock and Lodestone: my poetry book
Glenda Kerney Brown has released a book of poems to raise funds for the MS Trust. Here she tells us about living with MS and her new book.
Study finds poor integration between neurology and palliative care teams
A study has found wide variation in how much palliative care and neurological teams provide joined-up services at eight sites in England and Wales. There was least coordination in services for people with MS.
Fatigue and lack of support affect employment with MS
An international survey shows that too many people with MS are leaving employment earlier than necessary.
Why Jenny lost pounds to raise pounds
Jenny Shackleton may be afraid of heights, but that hasn't stopped her from signing up for a sponsored skydive. But in order to do the jump, she first had to take on another challenge.
MS in the media
- Neurological Alliance unhappy with government response to report
- Relapses and disease modifying drugs
- Progressive MS treatments review
- Vitamin D levels in Orkney
- Gut bacteria in children with MS
- Viruses and onset of MS
- Pregabalin and birth defects
- Inequalities in multiple sclerosis care
- Potential treatment for PML
MS in the media
- Long-term use of disease modifying drugs
- Symptoms during relapses and progression
- The potential of ocrelizumab
- AAN meeting round up
- Diet and inflammation in the brain
- Cancer risk and MS
- Mitoxantrone and cancer risk
- Carers and the Care Act
- Palliative care services patchy
A refreshing way to buy art
Helen French tells us why she loves to support the MS Trust's Secret Art Show.
The really Great North Run!
Debbie Worthington tells us about her experience of taking part in the Great North Run for the first time in 2015.
How can palliative care help?
People with MS aren’t always aware that palliative care might be available for them. Research by Marie Curie last year concluded that people with MS are missing out on care that can make a real difference to their quality of life because there is limited understanding from both health professionals and the public of what palliative care can offer, who can benefit and when the time is right time to access it.
A small idea that grew
For the past six years, MS Trust supporters have been opening their gardens and holding outdoor events to raise funds as part of our summer My Garden Party campaign. 12-year-old Megan Cass tells us about the garden party she held to support families like hers that are affected by MS, and why she’ll be doing the same again this summer.
15 minutes with MS Trust volunteer Amy Mackelden
Amy Mackelden writes plays, poetry and pop criticism. Her most recent book is Adele: the other side, published by Eyewear Press. She was diagnosed with MS in 2014 and this year volunteered to join the advisory group of our MS Forward View project. Here she explains why she got involved and what inspires her
MS in the media
- Zinbryta (daclizumab) nears approval in Europe
- Ocrelizumab and progressive MS
- Too much sitting is bad for you
- Yoga or aquatic exercise help MS symptoms
- CCSVI symptoms not unique to MS
- Gilenya (fingolimod) rebound risk
- Suicide rates higher in MS
Life can be unpredictable, and having a long-term health condition brings with it even more uncertainties. As an ex-palliative nurse, and as someone living with a neurological condition herself, Diane Shenton knows this more than most. Here she explains how she found reassurance in taking control and proactively planning for her future
How can occupational therapists help people with MS?
Occupational therapists (OTs) can help people overcome everyday difficulties and stay independent for longer. However MS specialist OTs are still rare in the UK. We spoke to Gilly Burdon, an MS specialist OT working for Wye Valley NHS Trust in Hereford, about her work, the difference she makes, and how she’s supported by the MS Trust
Why I'm cycling London to Paris for the MS Trust
Gilly Burdon, an MS specialist occupational therapist, tells us why she is cycling London to Paris for the MS Trust.
How can occupational therapists help people with MS? - Steph's story
Steph is a music and performing arts manager at an FE college. She was diagnosed with MS in 2008. Here she talks about how Gilly Burdon, an MS specialist occupational therapist, helped her.
How can occupational therapists help people with MS? - Katie's story
Katie was diagnosed with MS in 2008. Here she tells us how Gilly Burdon, an MS specialist occupational therapist helped her.
Making our voices heard
Mags Lewis was diagnosed with MS in 1994. After a career as a manager in the NHS, she’s now the Green Party disability spokesperson, and hopes to stand as the party’s candidate for Leicester at the next general election. She tells Open Door why she thinks it’s important for people with MS to get involved and make a difference.
Daclizumab moves closer to approval for relapsing MS
The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended that a licence should be granted for daclizumab for the treatment of relapsing MS.