4 - 11 March 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.
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Vitamin D in pregnancy
A study found that a mother being deficient in vitamin D during the early part of pregnancy increased the risk of her child developing MS by 90%. The research didn't look at if correcting the vitamin D level had any effect.
More than one autoimmune condition and progression risk
A study found that people with MS who also had another autoimmune condition showed more signs of damage to nerves and tended to progress faster. The most frequent other conditions (comorbidities) in the study (most people only had one) were thyroid disease, asthma, diabetes, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis
Source: MS News Today
MS Trust link: MS research updates
Brain training may improve thinking
MS and other health conditions
Canadian research looked at health records of people with MS to see what other chronic health conditions they had at diagnosis. Depression was most common, affecting one in five. Men with MS were more likely also to have diabetes, epilepsy, depression and anxiety. Women with MS had higher levels of chronic lung disease. Researchers suggest there may be common risk factors.
Source: News Medical
MS Trust link: News item about earlier results from this research
MS in the Media
17 May 2019
- Statin has potential as SPMS drug
- EastEnders MS storyline
My Vespa adventure for the MS Trust
13 May 2019
For his next fundraising adventure, our supporter Nick Jolly will be riding 2,500 miles to Hungary on his Vespa scooter. He tells us about the inspiration behind his challenge.
"When you lose something, it makes you appreciate what you have"
13 May 2019
Danielle MacGillivray stars in our new film, Danielle. Here she tells us about her MS diagnosis, why she wanted to share her story in the film and learning to "appreciate the little things" every single day.