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MS in the media - 1 April 2016

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25 March - 1 April 2016

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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Rosacea and MS risk

A Danish study found that women with the skin condition rosacea have a 1.5 higher risk of also having MS (rates for diabetes, coeliac disease, and rheumatoid arthritis also higher)

Source: MS News Today

MS Trust link: MS research update

Finding new life in wheelchair tennis

Dawn Hunter from York took up wheelchair tennis after her MS started to affect her mobility.

Source: York Press

MS Trust link: Personal stories of living with MS

Holidaymakers needed

The charity that grew out of the demise of the Woodlands MS respite centre in York provides holidays to care hotels in Northumberland and Lancashire.  They are struggling to find enough people who need their support

Source: York Press

MS Trust link: Travelling and holidays

MS in families studied

An American study is recruiting first degree relatives of people with MS with the intention of mapping how MS develops.  An analysis of the first 2,632 participants suggests that the risk of MS in first degree relatives is 30% higher than in the general population.  This means that of 10,000 first degree relatives, about 60 will be diagnosed with MS over five years.

Source: MD Magazine

MS Trust link: Risk of developing MS

Finding positives

Ardra Shephard is a Canadian woman with MS who has become almost blind due to optic neuritis.  She writes about finding positives in losing her sight

Source: Daily Mail

MS Trust link: Personal stories of living with MS