“This latest report confirms that Orkney continues to have one of the highest rates of MS worldwide. It also underscores the importance of further investment in research.”
“I think what this does is it really places M.E in the scientific knowledge we have about the condition.”
MS Orkney has an exhibition of watercolours in the windows of Cafe 21 Kirkwall.
“At present, we don’t know exactly how pregnancy slows the development of MS, but we believe that it has to do with alterations made to a woman’s DNA. “
The MS Society in the UK is collecting data on the impact of coronavirus.
“Sometimes there’s things going on with people that we can’t see”
it builds on the strength of the NHS in Scotland and allows researchers to study geographical risk factors in detail.
Images of Kirkwall’s shops & businesses supporting the Go Orange campaign
Today sees the start of MS Awareness Week running from 22nd – 28th of April.
The MS Society Scotland is launching free online sessions for people who are recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.