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MS in the media - 24 June 2016

18 - 24 June 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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Commissioning community services

A report has been published to support local commissioners in improving community services for people with a long-term neurological condition.

Source: Neurological Alliance

MS Trust link: What we do to influence health policy

Progressive MS Alliance meeting

Report of the second congress of the international group of researchers and charities coordinating research into progressive MS.  The meeting took place in May.

Source: MSIF
Source: Progressive MS Alliance (pdf 1Mb)

MS Trust link: Progressive MS

New genes associated with MS

German research has identified four new genes associated with MS risk, including one that may be start to indicate how environment influences the development of the condition

Source: Science Daily

MS Trust link: Risk of developing MS

Caroline Wyatt on her diagnosis

The BBC journalist talks about her recent diagnosis and both her determination to make the best of things and fears for the future

Source: Radio Times
Source: Daily Telegraph

MS Trust link: Personal stories of people affected by MS

Rituximab study

A study found that people switching to rituximab from beta interferon or glatiramer acetate showed much reduced new lesions, reduced neurofilament levels in their CSF.  The effect of the course of treatment started to wear off before two years

Source: News Medical

MS Trust link: MS research update