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MS in the media - 11 August 2017

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5 - 11 August 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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Botulinum toxin treatment for spasticity

A study looking at the long-term use of botulinum toxin for spasticity found that rehabilitation and support from caregivers play a crucial role in achieving better results and continued use of this treatment.

Source: Multiple Sclerosis News Today           

MS Trust link: Spasticity and spasms
MS Trust link: Botulinum toxin (Botox)

Jamie-Lynn Sigler on walking sticks

American actress and singer, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, talks about coming to terms with using walking sticks.

Source: Self

MS Trust link: Walking difficulties 

Addressing gaps in care for people with MS

Trishna Bharadia discusses some of the issues raised by Missing Pieces, a report commissioned by pharmaceutical company Sanofi.  Reluctance of healthcare professionals to discuss the risk of future disability, equitable access to disease modifying drugs and regular health reviews by a multidisciplinary team with expertise in MS are highlighted.

Source: Huffington Post

MS Trust link: Improving MS services

Parenting with a disability

Mum with MS Jenny talks about parenting with MS and some of the challenges it brings.

Source: BBC Radio 4

MS Trust link: Top 5 tips for juggling MS and family life

Jack Osbourne reflects on five years of living with MS

Jack Osbourne, who was diagnosed with MS at 26, talks about his experience of living with the condition.

Source: Health

MS Trust link: Personal stories

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