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MS in the media - 2 June 2017

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27 May - 2 June 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.

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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Lessons from a walking stick

Penny Anderson on how she stopped worrying and learned to love her walking stick (which she has had decorated).

Source: Guardian

MS Trust link: Personal stories of living with MS

Acne drug delays MS onset

Canadian research found that minocycline (an antibiotic used to treat acne) reduced the risk of people with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) converting to definite MS.  At six months the risk for the treatment group was 43% compared to 61% in the placebo group.

Source: Reuters
Source: University of Calgary
Source: Science Daily

MS Trust link: Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS)

Social cognition worse in MS

A Portuguese study found that people with MS were worse at reading other people's facial expressions and emotions (theory of mind skills).

Source: National MS Society (USA)
Source: MedPage Today

MS Trust link: MS research updates

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