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MS in the media - 2 September 2016

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27 August - 2 September 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.

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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The effect of childhood MS on parents

A study of 21 parents of a child with MS explored how they talked about MS, both with their child and with schools, issues about administering drugs and looked at ideas for other parents.

Source: National MS Society (USA)

MS Trust link: Childhood MS

Review of the medical understanding of childhood MS

MSIF have published a book summarising advances, unanswered questions and challenges in paediatric MS.

Source: MSIF

MS Trust link: MS Trust link: Childhood MS

App to explain MS

MS Xplained is a free app developed in Australia that tells people about MS and treatments in a "friendly, digital way".

Source: MS Research Australia

MS Trust link: Introduction to MS

Please offer me a seat

Transport for London is trialling a badge that indicates the wearer has a hidden health condition and needs to sit down on the Tube or buses. 

Source: BBC

MS Trust link: Invisible symptoms of MS

How lifestyle factors affect MS

Research used questionnaires to ask people about various lifestyle factors and matched these to disability.  A good diet, not smoking, exercising, taking omega 3 supplements and taking a disease modifying drug (DMD) were associated with lower disability.  Diet, omega 3 supplements and DMDs were associated with fewer relapses.

Source: MS News Today

MS Trust link: Lifestyle

Photography project focuses on MS

Silent Struggle uses interviews and photography to explore how four people with MS live with their condition.

Source: Neconnected

MS Trust link: Personal stories of living with MS

Low white blood cell count and MS

A study found that lymphopenia (low white blood cell count) occurred in about one in ten of people with MS, compared with one in forty in a non-MS control group.  Treatment with a disease modifying drug increased the prevalence of lymphopenia to different degrees.

Source: MS News Today

MS Trust link: MS research updates

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