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MS in the media - 21 October 2016

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15 - 21 October 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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SNP backs decriminalising cannabis for medical use

Delegates at the Scottish National Party conference have overwhelmingly backed a motion in favour of decriminalising cannabis for medical use.  Laura Brennan-Whitefield who has MS spoke in favour of the lawful use of cannabis for the relief of pain.

Source: Guardian
Source: Scotsman

MS Trust link: Cannabis

More MS nurses needed in West Yorkshire

Highlights the value of specialist nurses for people with MS and the MS Trust #No1alone campaign to address the severe shortage of MS nurses in West Yorkshire.

Source: Yorkshire Evening Post

MS Trust link: Help us make sure that no one has to manage MS alone

Tysabri (natalizumab) reduces depression in MS

Research presented at American Neurological Association scientific meeting reports that levels of depression improved in people treated with Tysabri (natalizumab).

Source: Medpage Today

MS Trust link: Tysabri (natalizumab)

MS Society survey finds "disturbing levels" of workplace bullying

A survey carried out by the MS Society has found that people with MS face bullying and mistreatment in the workplace.

Source: iNews

MS Trust link: At work with MS

Importance of family

Helen Fowler writes about the kindness of her family when her fatigue cut short a restaurant meal.

Source: Scotsman

MS Trust link: Family and relationships

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