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