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2011-07-12 10:32:00

To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/lupus-canada/first-new-lupus-treatment-in-almost-50-years MARKHAM, ON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Health Canada's recent approval of BENLYSTA(TM) marks the first new treatment available in almost 50 years to the over 1:1000 Canadian men, women and children who are living with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) an autoimmune disease with no known cause or cure. Lupus most often affects women of childbearing age...

2011-03-11 00:00:27

The New York City-based S.L.E. Lupus Foundation and its West Coast division Lupus LA welcome the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) historic approval of BENLYSTA® (belimumab) for systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus), which is now the first new treatment approved for the chronic autoimmune disease in more than half a century. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 10, 2011 The New York City-based S.L.E. Lupus Foundation and its West Coast division Lupus LA welcome the U.S. Food and Drug...

2010-07-12 08:33:00

Findings Could Lead to Lower Doses of Medication for Lupus Patients, Reducing Serious Side Effects DALLAS, July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two immune system proteins could be the culprit behind many lupus patients' resistance to widely used steroid treatments, scientists with the Baylor Research Institute (BRI) in Dallas announced today. It is estimated that more than 5 million people suffer from lupus worldwide. Currently, those with lupus and other autoimmune diseases, commonly treat...

2009-07-09 15:07:00

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a recent increase in media interest in lupus, the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is providing a fact sheet about the disease. For additional information, please visit the LFA website at www.lupus.org. What is lupus? Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the immune system is unbalanced, causing inflammation and tissue damage to virtually any tissue or organ in the body. Its health effects include skin lesions,...

2009-06-15 21:12:43

Some 93 percent of patients with lupus erythematosus suffer anxiety and depression affecting physical and emotional quality of life, Italian researchers say. In the study, 92.8 percent of 56 patients who were diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus had an element of confirmed neuropsychiatric involvement -- including anxiety, depression, mild cognitive deficits and major neuropsychiatric involvement. Several other conditions that may occur alongside systemic lupus erythematosus were also...

2009-04-07 14:13:16

Study found use of oral contraceptives was associated with an increased risk of SLE, particularly among women who had recently started taking them The ratio of women to men with the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is nine to one and the incidence increases after puberty. Hormones secreted by the body are therefore believed to play an important role in the origins of the disease. A new large, population-based observational study found that the use of oral contraceptives...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.