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- Mixed results for cyclophosphamide in SPMS
- MS on TV
- Paleo diet trial results
- Review of evidence for cannabis
- Review of research in 2016
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.
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.
- 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
Andy and Kathy Porter made their recent holiday extra special by taking part in a sponsored skydive.
- Falls and bladder problems
- The World vs MS
- Tysabri concentrations and PML
- Ocrelizumab trial results published
- Breath test for diagnosis
The full results of the latest ocrelizumab trials have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Grange Park Beaver Scout group takes part in a Reindeer Rally to raise funds to help people with MS.
Pucker up for your very best #MistletoeMugshot selfies and share the love by texting MWAH16 £3 to 70070 to donate £3 to help people with MS.
Sarah Brenton, a Clinical Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist, shares her experience and value in attending the MS Trust Conference 2016.
- Copaxone and pregnancy recommendations changed
- Racing driver with MS
- Disease modifying treatment in more advanced stage MS
Sue Macdonald from Shrewsbury achieved a dream when she took part in a skydive in Lancaster in aid of the MS Trust.
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.
Babies born with low levels of vitamin D may be more likely to develop multiple sclerosis in later life, according to newly-published research.
The scientific journal Nature has published a supplement focussing on multiple sclerosis research.
- 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
Catch up on all the latest talking points from the world of MS with the new MS Trust news round-ups.
Leigh was diagnosed with rapidly-evolving relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis in 2013. In this guest blog she tells us what it was like finding out that you have to stop one disease modifying drug and move on to another option
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.