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MS in the Media - 30 June 2017

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24 - 30 June 2017

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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Cladribine recommended for European licence

The European Medicines Agency has recommended that a licence should be granted for cladribine (Mavenclad) for the treatment of highly active relapsing multiple sclerosis.

Source: Reuters
Source: Merck press release

MS Trust link: European licence recommended for cladribine (Mavenclad)

Glastonbury in an all-terrain wheelchair

James Coke jumped at the chance of a return to the festival having missed it for a number of years since being diagnosed with MS. With the help of friends and an all-terrain wheelchair hired for the occasion he reports on accessibility of the event.

Source: Guardian

MS Trust link: Equipment

YouTube star behind Pixiwoo beauty empire reveals she has MS

Nic Chapman, professional makeup artist and mother to two young children, is one half of the YouTube beauty vlogger Pixiwoo. She announced that she has MS in an emotional YouTube video.

Source: BBC
Source: Daily Mail

MS Trust link: Telling people about your MS

Enjoying family life

BBC journalist Elizabeth Quigley talks about enjoying family life and not letting MS hold her back.

Source: Daily Record

MS Trust link: Family and relationships

TV wedding

There were lots of tears during This Morning wedding for Liverpool couple, Paul Brough who has MS and Sonya Keating. The couple had to put their wedding on hold once because of money problems, and secondly following Paul's diagnosis in 2016.

Source: Daily Mail

MS Trust link: Personal stories of living with MS

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