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MS in the media - 9 September 2016

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2 - 9 September 2016

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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How heat affects people with MS

An Australian study found thermoregulation was impaired in MS during exercise (people got hotter than non MS people) and that they sweated less.  People with MS were also less accurate at perceiving temperature differences

Source: MSRA

MS Trust link: Heat sensitivity

Paralympians with MS

Kadeena Cox will be competing in both athletics (100m, 400m and 4x100m relay) and cycling (500m time trial and the road race)

Source: BBC
Source: Guardian

Stephanie Millward is competing in the swimming pool and has already won a bronze medal

Source: BBC
Source: Daily Mail

MS Trust link: Personal stories of living with MS

Negative attitudes to people with MS

An MS Society survey has found that about half of respondents say they have been stigmatised or received abuse because of people misunderstanding their condition.

Source: Daily Express

MS Trust link: Facts and myths about MS

Tamoxifen may help myelin repair

Research in Cambridge that found a cancer drug could encourage the growth of cells that make myelin.  The research has only been in the laboratory and in mice so far

Source: MS News Today

MS Trust link: Research updates

Genes don't suggest course of MS

US research that found that whilst analysis of genes can indicate the risk of developing MS, it provided no indication of disease severity or progression.

Source: MD Magazine

MS Trust link: The risk of developing MS