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MS in the media - 18 November 2016

12 - 18 November 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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Course of later onset MS

Research looked at records from the Kuwait National MS Registry of people diagnosed before the age of 40 and those diagnosed after that age.  In each group, about one in six had reached a level of where they needed a walking aid (EDSS 6.0).  The older group reached this level more quickly than people diagnosed younger

Source: MS News Today

MS Trust link: MS research update

Effect of fatigue and depression on sex

An international survey of lifestyle factors has found that sexual problems affect about half of people MS. Of other MS symptoms, people who were fatigued or depressed found sex to be more of a problem.  Treatment of these related symptoms may help.

Source: MS News Today

MS Trust link: Sexual problems for women with MS
MS Trust link: Sexual problems for men with MS

Ballet for ataxia

A small study found that two hours of ballet classes for 16 weeks improved ataxia (lack of coordination) in people with MS with some mobility problems

Source: MedPage Today

MS Trust link: Ataxia