Category Archives: Research

MS Society calls for cannabis legalisation

This week, the MS Society has called for the legalisation of cannabis for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. In their report ‘Cannabis and MS. The role of cannabis in treating MS symptoms’, the MS Society explores the benefits of cannabinoids to … Continue reading

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Guest blog: MS Smart trial

In our latest guest blog Christian tell us about his experiences on the MS-SMART trial… It all began in 2015 when I saw the advert for the trial, I felt a little/lot hopeless with being secondary progressive and not taking any … Continue reading

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Carer strain in Multiple Sclerosis: development of a new intervention

In this guest blog Kristy-Jane Martin gives details of a new study looking into the effects of caring for someone with MS. Research and clinical experience has shown that some carers of people with MS experience low mood and stress. Together, … Continue reading

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Research shout out

Augusta University are asking people affected by multiple sclerosis to complete a survey about emotional well-being. You can complete the survey online. Please note that this is an external survey.

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Would you like to chat online to a member of our Helpline team?

We have been using an online live chat system for some time now and it has shown to be popular. Certainly for those who may not feel in a position to pick up the telephone for whatever reason, and for … Continue reading

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Guest blog: The Tissue Bank…

A client who regularly contacts the MS-UK Helpline has recently completed the process for registering with the MS Society Tissue Bank to donate her brain and spinal cord for research purposes after her death. The Tissue Bank is based at … Continue reading

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MS Life 2016 – 17 & 18 September

Would you like the opportunity to meet the MS-UK Helpline team face to face? Have you ever wanted to find out about all the latest MS research direct from those involved? Would you like to meet the scientists and professors … Continue reading

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