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
MS in the Media
17 May 2019
- Statin has potential as SPMS drug
- EastEnders MS storyline
My Vespa adventure for the MS Trust
13 May 2019
For his next fundraising adventure, our supporter Nick Jolly will be riding 2,500 miles to Hungary on his Vespa scooter. He tells us about the inspiration behind his challenge.
"When you lose something, it makes you appreciate what you have"
13 May 2019
Danielle MacGillivray stars in our new film, Danielle. Here she tells us about her MS diagnosis, why she wanted to share her story in the film and learning to "appreciate the little things" every single day.