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MS in the media - 14 July 2017

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8 - 14 July 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.

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EMA restricts use of Zinbryta

The European Medicines Agency's Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has provisionally restricted use of Zinbryta (daclizumab) to people with highly active relapsing remitting MS. This corresponds with the NICE/SMC approved use in the UK. The decision follows one death from liver failure and four other cases of severe liver injury in people taking Zinbryta.

Source: EMA

MS Trust link: Zinbryta (daclizumab)

Kadeena Cox interview

In advance of the World Para Athletics Championships that start in London on Friday, the athlete talks about dealing with her sudden fame, her MS and her hopes for the London event

Source: Daily Telegraph

MS Trust link: Grit and determination

Breastfeeding, menstruation and risk of MS

A study found that women who had breastfed for 15 months or more were almost half as likely to develop MS as those who had breastfed for four months or fewer. Similarly, women who periods started when they were 15 or older has a lower MS risk than those who had been 11 or younger

Source: Medical News Today
Source: MedPage Today

MS Trust link: Breastfeeding
MS Trust link: Menstruation

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