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Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox, who was diagnosed with MS in 2014, talks sport, MS and the people who inspire her.
- Shortage of neurology services
- Diet affects gut bacteria and modulates immune system
- Cognitive symptoms in early-stage MS
- High number of people with MS turned down for PIP
- Biotin may affect medical tests
The outstanding work of MS specialist nurses, neurologists, allied health professionals and multi-disciplinary teams from across the UK was celebrated at the third annual QuDoS in MS recognition programme.
- Mark Lewis and stem cells
- Self-management may help mood
- CCSVI trial disappointing
- Why smoking is bad for people with MS
- Ocrevus licensed for relapsing and progressive MS
- Gilenya effective for children with MS
- Social care failing people with disabilities
- Wii a useful way to exercise
The European Medicines Agency recommends licensing for ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) for treating active relapsing and early primary progressive MS.
School friends Emma and Marc took on the Descente London Duathlon this September, raising £700 in sponsorship.
NHS England and Merck have reached an agreement that people eligible for treatment can access Mavenclad (cladribine) immediately.
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
Mavenclad (cladribine) has been approved as a treatment for people with highly active relapsing MS on the NHS in England and Wales.
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.
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