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MS in the media - 3 June 2016

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28 May - 3 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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Fasting-mimicking diet studied

More on the diet that halved calories for three days a week and was found to be effective for mice with MS-like condition.  A small safety trial in humans was encouraging and a larger trial is planned. 

Source: Science Daily

MS Trust link: Diet

More proactive care for sexual dysfunction encouraged

Neurological disorders can cause a range of sexual problems in both men and women.  Neurologists should be aware of this and talk to the people they see about these issues

Source: Science Daily

MS Trust link: Talking about sexual problems

Golfer with MS

Graeme Robertson, who has primary progressive MS, on his attitude to life with the condition and his fundraising attempt to play one hole on 18 different courses in one day to raise money for the Disabled Golf Association.  (The story was written before the challenge, which was completed successfully)

Source: BBC

MS Trust link: Personal stories of living with MS

Gene linked to rare form of MS

Canadian research has found a gene associated with a 70% chance of developing a rapidly progressing form of MS (not primary progressive MS in general as some papers say).  The gene was found by looking at two unrelated families with a high number of cases of MS.

Source: BBC
Source: Vancouver Sun

MS Trust link: Gene discovered that can increase risk of rare form of progressive MS - news item, 2 June 2016

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