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MS in the media

31 October - 6 November 2015

These are links to news stories from the last week that may be of interest to people in the UK. The link beneath each item will take you to the original story.

Please note that the MS Trust did not write the original items and does not endorse their content nor any claims made in them.

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Risk of psychiatric disorders

Canadian research found that people with MS had a higher risk of psychiatric disorders - anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia - than the general population.  Women with MS had a higher risk of each disorder apart from schizophrenia, which affected more men

Source: News Medical

MS Trust link: Be kind to your mind

Off Patent Drugs bill before parliament

The bill, which attempts to make it easier to use repurpose drugs by allowing those licensed for one condition to be used to treat others, will be debated by the House of Commons today (6 November).

Source: Independent

MS Trust links: amiloride, fluoxetine and riluzole are drugs for other conditions that are being investigated as treatments for MS