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MS in the Media - 17 August 2018

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11 - 17 August 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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New mum diagnosed with MS

Stacey Turnbull describes how she was diagnosed with MS four months after giving birth to son and talks about her hopes and fears for the future.

Source: Sun

MS Trust link: Your stories - Newly diagnosed 

Rare genetic changes linked to primary progressive MS

Genetic screening of people with primary progressive MS has identified four rare genetic changes that are known to be linked to other neurological diseases and may play a role in primary progressive MS.  Next step will be to look at biological functions of these genes to see how they may make people more vulnerable to progressive MS.

Source: MS Research Australia

MS Trust link: Genetic risk of developing MS

Early termination of pregnancy increases risk of relapses

A study in women with relapsing remitting MS found that early termination of pregnancy, either planned or spontaneous, was associated with a higher number of relapses in the 12 months after the event. A similar increased risk of relapses occurs during the three months after giving birth. 

Source: Neurology Today

MS Trust link: Managing relapses

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