Your Chance To Influence MS Society Publications, UK

In 2002 the MS Society asked people affected by MS what information they needed. The responses to this survey led to the development of the award-winning MS Essentials series of publications. Now we need your help again. As that series nears completion we are again seeking your views on: – the kinds of information you […]

Queen Recognises Hard Work With MBEs, UK

MS Society Scotland chairwoman and UK trustee Denise Fagg and Sunderland branch chairman Alan Lindsley were made Members of the British Empire (MBE) in this year’s Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. Denise was named in the list for her work in the voluntary and carers’ services, while Alan was made an MBE for his services […]

Gene Plays Protective Role In MS, UK

New research announced this week has found an association between certain genes and the severity of multiple sclerosis (MS). The results of the study by Prof George Ebers, chair of Clinical Neurology at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics , will be published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and […]

Better Treatment For Bladder Problems In People With MS, UK

New research funded by the MS Society has shown that Botox injections to the bladder provide benefits for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) with sustained improvements to their overall quality of life. Bladder problems are a common and disabling symptom of MS where both storage and emptying processes can be disrupted. Incontinence is common and […]

Remoulding Attitudes Toward Disability, UK

The MS Society has given its full support to a unique campaign launched by Leonard Cheshire Disability, which aims to challenge and change people’s attitudes toward disability. The disability charity has teamed up with Aardman Animations to create Creature Discomforts, based on the much-loved Creature Comforts series but featuring the hallmark Plasticine characters voiced by […]

National MS Society Recognizes Key Contributors

Birmingham resident Pat McDonald, the past President of the National MS Society, Michigan Chapter, has been recognized for her 28 years of service and personal contributions in the fight to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis (MS). This newly created award, entitled the Patricia A. McDonald Legacy Award, will be held in her name […]

Further Evidence To Link EBV Virus Infection With MS, UK

New research published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine has provided more evidence that a common human virus called Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) plays an important role in the development of MS. EBV, the virus which causes glandular fever, has been linked to MS for over 30 years. Several studies appear to have shown that […]