Posts Categorized: MS News

Continuous Use of Gilenya for Up to 3 Years Can Lead to 50% Drop in Annual Relapse Rates, Real-world Study Says

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today: Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who began treatment with Gilenya (fingolimod) and stayed with it continuously showed a more than 50 percent reduction in annual relapse rates, a real-world study following these people for up to three years found. Results were reported in the study “Real-world durability of relapse rate reduction in patients with multiple… Read more »

Brain Cells Key to Myelin Grown in Lab and Show Long-Term Survival Essential to Research, Study Reports

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today: Stem cells tweaked in the laboratory have allowed researchers, reportedly for a first time, to generate and maintain ball-shaped cultures — called spheroids — of human brain cells in 3D that contain oligodendrocytes, the cells that produce myelin, along with neurons and the astrocytes that are essential to nerve cell health. These long-surviving… Read more »

Letter calls for ocrelizumab to be made available for people with PPMS

Source MS Trust: A letter signed by the MS Society, MS Trust, Shift MS and leading neurologists calls on NICE, NHS England and drug manufacturer Roche to make ocrelizumab available for people with primary progressive MS. Back in September, NICE announced that it would not be recommending ocrelizumab as an NHS treatment for early primary progressive MS…. Read more »

Cochrane Review of effectiveness of exercise to prevent falls

Source Independent Living: Exercise is frequently cited as a good way of helping to prevent falls, and now we have strong evidence that a programme of exercise can indeed prevent falls amongst older people living in the community. Falls are a leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. Older adults suffer the greatest number… Read more »

UK Experts Propose New Guidelines to Treat Women with MS Before, During, After Pregnancy

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:  Multiple sclerosis (MS) experts in the United Kingdom have proposed consensus guidelines for the management and treatment of pregnant women with the disease, and couples affected by MS who are planning a pregnancy. The new guidelines are expected to reduce uncertainty about treatments that are considered to be safe and… Read more »

MS Newsletter Jan – Mar 2019

Registered Charity Nos 1139257/SC041990 Registered as a limited company in England and Wales 07451571 Dear Friends The weather couldn’t have beenworse. We held our collection at Millets Farm at Frilford Heath on a December day which was bitterly cold and, for most of the time, pelting with rain. Thankfully, the garden centre management broke the… Read more »