20 October - 2 November 2018
These are links to news stories from the last two weeks 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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Medical cannabis rule change
From 1 November cannabis based products can be prescribed by specialist doctors. However, the number of people who get a prescription is likely to be very low and concerns have been raised that the new rules are too restrictive.
MS Trust link: Medicinal cannabis
Pollution and childhood MS
Two studies looked at potential triggers for MS in younger people. One found MS was more linked to living in urban areas and associated with higher levels of four airborne pollutants. The other suggested a link with garden chemicals
MS Trust link: Childhood MS