29 April - 5 May 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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MS in America
A survey of more than five thousand people with MS in the USA found the most common symptoms reported were fatigue (87%), numbness/tingling (75%), memory loss/brain fog (70%), muscle weakness (64%) and pain (55%). Almost half had had more than five visits to doctors before being diagnosed with MS, and 42% were originally diagnosed with something else. Two thirds started treatment within three months of diagnosis.
Source: MS News Today
MS Trust link: Neurological services in the UK report (news item)
Analysis of stem cell studies
An analysis of 15 previously published studies (using a variety of approaches) found that stem cell therapy (HSCT) stopped progression over two years in 83%. People with relapsing remitting MS did better than those with progressive MS. In the studies since 2005, there had only been one death out of 349 participants.
Source: National MS Society (USA)
MS Trust link: Stem cells therapy
MS in the Media
17 May 2019
- Statin has potential as SPMS drug
- EastEnders MS storyline
My Vespa adventure for the MS Trust
13 May 2019
For his next fundraising adventure, our supporter Nick Jolly will be riding 2,500 miles to Hungary on his Vespa scooter. He tells us about the inspiration behind his challenge.
"When you lose something, it makes you appreciate what you have"
13 May 2019
Danielle MacGillivray stars in our new film, Danielle. Here she tells us about her MS diagnosis, why she wanted to share her story in the film and learning to "appreciate the little things" every single day.