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2009-07-19 23:05:00

ROCKVILLE, Maryland July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI) will host a conference call today at 8:15 AM Eastern to discuss the results from BLISS-52, the first of two pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials of BENLYSTA(TM) (belimumab, formerly LymphoStat-B(R)) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080416/HGSLOGO ) Investors may listen to the call by dialing 888-632-5010 or 913-312-0402, passcode 8364417, five...

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...

2009-06-12 09:58:58

Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday 12 June 2009: 92.8% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) suffer anxiety and depression which significantly affects both their physical and emotional quality of life (QoL), according to the results of a new study presented today at EULAR 2009, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism in Copenhagen, Denmark. Logistic regression analysis revealed that depression was the most significant factor shown to affect QoL (p=0.015; OR=0.18;...

2009-05-28 11:39:58

A generation of DNA-like compounds, class R inhibitory oligonucleotides (INH-ODNs), have been shown to effectively inhibit cells responsible for the chronic autoimmune condition lupus. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Arthritis Research & Therapy have demonstrated the anti-inflammatory effects of the INH-ODNs in both in vitro and mouse experiments.Petar Lenert, from the University of Iowa, worked with a team of researchers to develop and test the compounds. He...

2009-05-07 08:00:00

May is National Lupus Awareness Month WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Most women likely can describe warning signs and health risks associated with breast cancer and heart disease, but according to a recent online survey relatively few are aware of another potentially fatal disease that disproportionately strikes young women between the ages of 15 and 44. The disease is lupus. Although more than 1.5 million Americans have lupus, the public mostly is unaware of the potentially...

2009-05-04 10:08:00

The Ad Council's "Could I Have Lupus?" PSA campaign featured in display window through May 31, 2009 NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, a leading organization in the fight against lupus, is kicking off Lupus Awareness Month by unveiling a 115-sq ft educational display window at 10 Rockefeller Plaza. The window, viewed by thousands of visitors each day, was generously donated by EHE International for the month of May. The display aims to build public...

2009-04-26 16:42:00

Paradysz sets 416.09 miles as new 24-hour ride record at PA Velodrome BREINIGSVILLE, Pa., April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In just 22 hours, 26 minutes and 34 seconds, amateur cyclist Chris Paradysz bested the 24-hour track record at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center, going on to establish a new record of 416.09 miles (669.63 kilometers) biked in 24 hours. The previous record of 391.29 miles (629.72 kilometers) was set in 1980. Paradysz undertook this daunting physical challenge to...

2009-04-08 13:24:44

Canadian researchers have linked initial use of oral contraceptives to an increased risk of lupus. The study, published in Arthritis Care & Research, finds a significant increased risk of newly diagnosed systemic lupus erythematosus associated with the first three months of use of first- and second-generation contraceptives containing higher doses of estrogen. Hormones are believed to play a role in systemic lupus erythematosus because the ratio of women to men with systemic lupus...

2009-01-21 16:13:21

Mice from a strain that ordinarily develops systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), but bred with a deficiency in receptor for the protein Interleukin 21, stayed healthy and exhibited none of the symptoms of the disease, researchers at The Jackson Laboratory and National Institutes of Health report. SLE is an autoimmune disease, with symptoms of varying severity including include painful or swollen joints, unexplained fever and extreme fatigue. An estimated 2 million Americans --nine out of 10 of...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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