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MS in the media - 9 June 2017

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3 - 9 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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Nano-particle treatment being developed

A story about a researcher raising funds to test a process that she hopes will stop the immune system attacking nerves and will encourage repair of damage. Although not yet tested in humans and trials planned for 2020 at the earliest, the headline prematurely refers to this as a cure.

Source: Daily Mirror

MS Trust link: Talk of a cure is premature

Statins and cognition

A recently published analysis of data from a 2014 study of statins showed that whilst measures of cognition declined across everyone in the study, those people in the simvastatin group decline more slowly than the placebo group.

Source: UCLH

MS Trust link: Statins
MS Trust link: Cognition

MS storylines in soaps

Three soaps currently have storylines concerning MS.  In Coronation Street, Johnny Connor has been diagnosed with the condition this week after a period of ill health and unexplained falls.  In Hollyoaks, Nancy Osbourne was diagnosed in January.  Neighbours has also had an MS storyline since 2007 when head-teacher Susan Kennedy was diagnosed

Source: Metro
Source: Digital Spy
Source: Daily Express

MS Trust link: On the box: Hollyoaks set to tackle MS storyline

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