4 March - 10 March 2017
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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Surgery to open up narrowed veins not effective in MS
Canadian researchers have presented preliminary results from a clinical study which suggest that surgical treatment to open up veins draining the brain and spinal cord is not effective in treating MS.
MS Trust link: Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI)
MS Trust link: Surgery to open up narrowed veins not effective in MS (news item)
Runner with MS sets herself 1000km challenge
Lucy Pritchard, diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS in 2015, explains how she was diagnosed and has taken on a 1,000km running challenge with a twist - anyone that sponsors her becomes a virtual running partner that accompanies her on each of the legs of her journey.
Source: Chronicle Live
MS Trust link: Personal stories