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Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a treatment that applies small electrical charges to the leg to improve mobility if you have have difficulties with walking arising from damage in your brain or spinal cord. In this video we talk to our two MS Trust trustees, Sarah Joiner who has MS herself and uses a FES device, and Christine Singleton, who is a clinical specialist physiotherapist .
First comes the crying and the sleepless nights, then there’s the troublesome toddler years, and then, before you know it, your house is shaking from the door-slamming of a surly teen. Parenthood, whatever stage you’re at, is never easy, and definitely never dull. But when you’re attempting to raise a child while coping with the unpredictability of MS, it throws up a whole new set of challenges. Here are five top tips for juggling parenthood and MS.
Sarah took part in the 15-mile Belvoir Challenge walk in memory of her mum who had MS.
- Early treatment with disease modifying drugs
- Contraceptives and relapses
- Neurological services declining
- Access to neurologists
- Myelin repair research
- Caroline Wyatt and stem cell therapy
- Daclizumab (Zinbryta) approved in England and Wales
- Delayed acceptance of NICE approved drugs
- Prescription charge rises
NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) has approved Zinbryta (daclizumab) as a treatment for relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis on the NHS in England and Wales.
Two new reports published this week have highlighted the problems facing people trying to access neurological services in the UK
Researchers have discovered a protein that encourages the regrowth of myelin and may lead to new types of treatment for MS in the future
- Surgery to open up narrowed veins not effective in MS
- Kadeena Cox on MS
- Runner with MS sets herself 1000km challenge
Canadian researchers have presented preliminary results from a clinical study which suggest that surgical treatment to unblock veins draining the brain and spinal cord is not effective in treating MS.
- Caroline Wyatt and stem cell therapy
- MS and dementia
- Progression risk factors
- Horses as therapy
How do you keep your brain as healthy and fit as possible when you have MS? Helena from the MS Trust information and engagment team explores some ideas on how to improve your brain health
Two recently published studies have reported data on levels of disability in people with MS five years after receiving stem cell transplants.
- Stem cell study shows long-term benefits and risks
- Cognition and electrical stimulation
- Benefit changes
- Access to Motability vehicles
A survey tool developed by the MS Trust as part of its GEMSS project is enabling people with MS and MS teams work together to improve services
MS Trust went to Great Ormond Street Hospital to meet a paediatric MS specialist nurse, Katie, and two of the young people she works with
Eden, 15, first noticed symptoms of MS when she experienced double vision during a game of netball
Mohammed, 17, was diagnosed with MS in 2013. The budding engineer tells us about his hopes for the future
To mark 25 years of MS specialist nursing, we caught up with Gail Clayton, Vicki Matthews and Megan Roberts, three of the first MS nurses, to hear their thoughts on how MS services have changed over the last 25 years, and the challenges we still face to ensure nobody has to manage MS alone
To celebrate 25 years of MS specialist nursing, we catch up with some of the first MS nurses to find out how care has changed during this time, and the challenges we still face to ensure nobody has to manage MS alone.