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MS in the Media - 11 May 2018

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5 - 11 May 2018

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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Social care crisis

A woman with MS is at risk of losing her job, home and independence as there is no social care support available to help her get up and ready for work.

Source: Guardian

MS Trust link: Social care

Managing fatigue online

An online fatigue management course was effective at improving the symptom in people with MS according to a new study. 

Source: Neurology Advisor

MS Trust link: Fatigue

Spinal fluid test for risk of progression

The level of antibodies seen in spinal fluid at diagnosis could be used to indicate the risk of earlier progression and thus the need for more aggressive treatment according to new research. The antibodies could also indicate a response to an as yet unidentified trigger factor to MS.

Source: Eureka Alert

MS Trust link: Lumbar puncture