Blog: MS news

Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine: Under 30 and live with someone with MS?

9 April 2021

Source MS Society: Following the recent announcement about the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine: The news might affect you if you're under 30 and you live with someone with MS.

Ofatumumab licensed for active relapsing-remitting MS in UK

9 April 2021

Source MS Society: The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), and European Commission (EC) have licenced ofatumumab to treat adults with active relapsing MS.

UK to test existing drugs as treatment for MS in world-first trial

24 March 2021

Source The Guardian: Researchers will test several drugs at once to speed up identification of those that slow or reverse symptoms

Guest blog post from Henriette in Denmark - How to celebrate exercise success

24 March 2021

We are delighted that Henriette has written a guest blog post for us and also a link to her new blog in Denmark.

How did you sleep last night?

19 March 2021

Source MS Trust: Find out more about the causes, treatment and management as well as general tips to improve sleep quality this world sleep day.

All adults with MS can now book a Covid-19 vaccination

18 March 2021

You do not need to have been shielding or to have been contacted by your GP. Simply use the NHS website to book an appointment at a vaccination centre or hub.

Accessible garden design advice

18 March 2021

Accessible garden design advice from Mark Lane, BBC Gardeners' World presenter and wheelchair user.

"As a garden designer, I love the process of pulling together ideas, drawing up concepts, creating planting plans and selecting materials to use. I trained to become a garden/landscape designer; but I completely understand that faced with a blank canvas, an overgrown garden or downsizing to a patio, terrace or balcony can feel daunting.

If you love gardening but your body is...

Not all disabilities are visible

18 March 2021

The Hidden Disabilities Store: The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower for people with hidden disabilities

Staying Smart

18 March 2021

Source MS Trust: Want to find out more about those thinking and memory problems you might be experiencing?

Why do our brains stop repairing myelin as we get older?

11 March 2021

Source MS Society: A new study has discovered a specific gene plays a major role in myelin repair becoming less effective as we age.

To stop MS from getting worse, we need to find ways to repair damaged myelin – the protective coating around nerves in our brains.

Although our bodies have the natural ability to repair myelin, this process breaks down in MS. Recently, researchers have discovered that ageing is a key cause of this breakdown. But they aren’t sure exactly why....

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