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MS in the media

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16-22 January 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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Stem cells therapy on Panorama

The BBC's Panorama programme followed four people who were treated with stem cells in Sheffield with encouraging results.

Source: BBC
Source: BBC World Service
Source: Guardian
Source: Independent

MS Trust link: A short guide to stem cell therapy for MS

Respite services in Edinburgh

Concern about changes to respite care in Edinburgh for people with progressive neurological disorders (including MS), which will result in fewer beds being available

Source: Edinburgh News

MS Trust link: Respite

The potential of stem cells

Looks at how Dr Richard Burt, who is currently leading stem cell research in Chicago, began to think about this as a potential treatment for MS, and at the effects and costs of treatment

Source: Economist

MS Trust link: Stem cell therapy

Oestrogen supplement trial results

Print publication of the phase II study that showed that adding the female hormone to treatment with Copaxone reduced the number of relapses experienced by women with MS.

Source: MD Magazine

MS Trust link: Hormones

Consultation on further changes to benefits

The shadow minister for disabled people criticises the proposed changes to PIP (personal independence payment) that are currently the subject of a consultation that closes next Friday (29 January)

Source: Daily Mirror

MS Trust link: Benefits