Posts Categorized: MS News

Stress and MS

National charity the MS Trust have produced an interesting article about stress and MS with useful tips on dealing with stress and links to other sources of information and help. Stress is a common and sometimes unavoidable part of life. What someone finds stressful and how it affects them varies from person to person. It’s not possible… Read more »

Shingles vaccine to be available to more people

A vaccine to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease, is currently available on the NHS to people in their 70s.  Unlike the flu vaccine, you’ll only need to have the vaccination once and you can have it at any time of the year.  Most people will only need 1 dose, but some people who… Read more »

Free Six Week Hope Programme for MS starting September

We have been sent the following information about a free 6 week online course aimed at people with MS: Do you want to enhance your resilience through these difficult times, rediscover strengths and increase your ability to cope? Hope For The Community CIC are running a group self-management programme for people living with MS to improve their wellbeing. The programme… Read more »

New research into genetic markers and MS progression

Researchers have discovered the first genetic marker associated with a faster progression of MS, paving the way for new treatments to be developed. The global study of more than 22,000 people with MS involved 70 global institutions led by scientists from the University of Cambridge and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) in the… Read more »

MS Awareness Week is next week

Thank you to everyone who has already shared their story with us ahead of MS Awareness Week. If you haven’t, there’s still time for you to get involved. Please complete our form if you’d like to contribute.  Next week there are some brilliant webinars coming up. We have listed some below and we are sure there will… Read more »

MS Awareness Week is coming – share your story

24-30 April is MS Awareness Week when many of the national and local MS charities and organisations come together to raise awareness and share information.  We know that together we can make more noise and raise more awareness of the impact MS can have. This year the theme is Mental Health. Many people may be aware of… Read more »

Free Six Week Hope Programme for MS

Do you want to enhance your resilience through these difficult times, rediscover strengths and increase your ability to cope? Hope For The Community CIC are running a group self-management programme for people living with MS to improve their wellbeing. The programme was co-created with people living with MS, healthcare professionals and researchers at Coventry University to make sure it… Read more »

Remyelination, MS:UK Online Information session – 20 February

Remyelination is the production of new myelin sheaths that protect the nerve fibres ensuring the electrical impulses are carried to the intended destination within the nervous system. To slow down the progression of MS, remyelination needs to be able to repair the nerve fibres, since the nerve fibre itself cannot be recovered or regenerated once… Read more »