Having multiple sclerosis unfortunately doesn't prevent people from developing other health conditions and these may have an impact on MS symptoms and treatment. An international study is trying to identify the most common conditions (comorbidities) experienced by people who have MS.
A study in Australia suggests that women infected with the common stomach bug Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) have a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis.
The Invisible Patients, a new report published today by the Neurological Alliance has found that people with MS in England are unknown to their local Clinical Commissioning Groups. The Neurological Alliance sent Freedom of Information requests to all CCGs, to ascertain how aware they are of neurological conditions in their patch.
The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has approved peginterferon beta-1a (Plegridy) as a treatment for relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis on the NHS in Scotland