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The air guitars were out in force last month at a special battle of the bands event in aid of the MS Trust.
Every week there seems to be media coverage of a new piece of research, suggesting that what you eat or drink could make a difference to how your MS progresses. But diet is a hugely controversial topic in the MS world, partly because it’s so hard to do research. As two new large scale studies of diet begin in the US, we put some of your questions to Dr Conor Kerley, a registered dietitian who was diagnosed with MS when he was 16
Anyone can have problems with forgetting things, but if you have MS this could be a significant problem. Dr Nancy Chiaravalloti has led research into ways people with MS can boost their memory. Here she shares two techniques that have been proven to improve people’s memories
Ibudilast slowed down the loss of brain volume in primary and secondary progressive MS by almost one half compared to placebo according to results presented at ECTRIMS 2017.
We all know how important it is to get a good night’s sleep, especially if you suffer from fatigue. But if you wake several times during the night needing to get up for a wee, having a full night's sleep is really difficult. In this blog we explain what nocturia is and what you can do to to help with it
Jenny, who has MS, tells us why she wanted to take on the Bournemouth Half Marathon for the MS Trust.
Jenifer, who was diagnosed with MS five years ago, tells us how she overcame her nerves to take part in a sponsored skydive.
- Fatty diet and relapse risk
- Clemastine may help repair MS damage
- The MS symptoms that contribute most to perception of health
In August 2017, MS Trust supporter Jason walked from Eynsford to Canterbury over four days and raised £2,337.
Last year Verity Duff from North Northamptonshire came on our foundation course for new MS nurses. We caught up with her to find out about her first year as an MS nurse, and the difference our support has made to her work
Results of a small study suggest that clemastine, a drug used to treat allergies, may repair damage to myelin in the optic nerve of people with MS.
The annual fundraising dinner and auction organised by city philanthropists, The October Club, has raised £500,000 for our Advanced MS Champions project, which will bring urgently needed care and support to people living with the effects of advanced MS.
Helena is a keen home baker and has been living with MS for over 10 years. Here she contemplates if baking can help with your brain health
- Salt doesn't cause MS
- Fatigue treated with small electric current
- Taxi discrimination challenged
- Stem cells - the genuine potential and the dodgy clinics
- MS drugs in Northern Ireland
Rob shares his experience of taking part in the Scottish Coast to Coast Canoe Challenge for the MS Trust.
- Disease modifying drugs - early vs escalation trial
- Moves to reclassify pregabalin and gabapentin
- Links between cognition and mobility
- Lemtrada remains effective over five years
- Fall risk and bladder dysfunction
- MS disease activity linked to depression and anxiety
Susie Twydell, founder of the accessible travel website wheelchairworld.org, recently returned from a trip to Rwanda, where she fulfilled a lifelong dream of visiting the mountain gorillas. Here she talks about her incredible adventure.
- Stem cell therapy in the UK
- Falls are common in wheelchair users
- Cognitive fatigue and incentives
Maisie, who was diagnosed with MS in June, aged just 14, hosted a My Garden Party in the summer, and raised thousands of pounds to help us make a difference for people with MS. Here she tells us what it meant to fundraise for the MS Trust and why she's determined to live her life like "any other teenager".