3 - 9 March 2018
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.
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Zinbryta withdrawn due to safety fears
The makers of Zinbryta (daclizumab), a disease modifying drug for relapsing MS, have withdrawn the medication due to cases of serious brain inflammation (encephalitis). No new research is planned.
MS Trust link: Zinbryta (daclizumab)
Sunshine exposure reduces MS risk
Canadian research has found that growing up and spending time outdoors in a sunnier climate with exposure to UV-B light led to a reduction in risk of developing MS. A smaller proportion of people with MS grew up in sunnier areas than in a less sunny climate.
MS Trust link: Vitamin D
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.