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Skydive
04 May 2018

Last year, 64 daring MS Trust supporters took a leap of faith and jumped out of a plane with a parachute, raising over £44,000 to help others affected by MS. Adventure lover Sarah Harper explains why she wanted to take part in a sponsored skydive.

Izzy
02 May 2018

When Isobel was diagnosed with MS aged just 22, she vowed it would “make me not break me”. Determined to help other young people in a similar situation, she decided to start vlogging about her journey with MS. Over a year later, Izzy’s YouTube channel, Izzy MS (youtube.com/izzyms), has thousands of subscribers and her videos have proved an invaluable source of support for people with MS from all over the world. We caught up with Izzy to find out more. 

Lucy
02 May 2018

Following a shock diagnosis in 2015, Lucy Pritchard decided to take on a remarkable running challenge to raise vital funds for the MS Trust and show that MS doesn’t have to mean the end of your world. This is her story. 

Holding hands
02 May 2018

Whether it’s the everyday tasks that keep you independent, like getting dressed in the morning and cleaning your teeth, or being able to do those things you enjoy, like baking or painting, the dexterity and coordination of your hands and arms is essential. This was acknowledged by the MS team at Barts in 2016 when they launched their #ThinkHand campaign and began raising awareness on the importance of upper limb function in the MS community. The awareness campaign has been steadily gaining momentum, so we decided to catch up with Professor Gavin Giovannoni to find out more about the campaign and learn why we should all be ‘thinking hand’

Work and MS
12 April 2018

Our day job is an important part of our identity, and being diagnosed with MS shouldn't mean giving up the things that make us who we are. But the unpredictability of MS may mean that you have to make some adjustments to how you approach work. In this guest blog, Carla, who was diagnosed with MS in 2008, suggests some simple changes you could make to help manage work life and MS. 

Computer brain training
06 April 2018

  • NICE says no to ocrelizumab for RRMS
  • Childbirth pain relief doesn't increase relapse risk
  • Cognitive training helps memory
  • Prescription charge increase
  • Flying with a disability
Neurology
29 March 2018

  • Scottish MPs told of neurology recruitment crisis
  • MS nurses criticise cumbersome disability benefits system
  • Fears that funding for independent living may be under threat
Stem Cells graphic
23 March 2018

  • Stem cell study for people with highly active relapsing MS shows promising results
  • Caroline Wyatt talks about stem cell treatment
  • Siponimod secondary progressive MS results published in Lancet

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