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2011-11-05 23:15:00

The first study to report the effects vitamin D has on the immune system of people with lupus was reported this week a the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 05, 2011 The first study to report the effects vitamin D has on the immune system of people with lupus was reported this week a the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago. Systemic lupus erythematosus, also called SLE or lupus, is a...

2011-10-28 12:01:30

A simpler system would make it easier for clinicians to treat kidney problems in lupus patients     The current classification system for the kidney disorder called lupus nephritis is too detailed     Physicians would benefit from a simpler classification system when they treat kidney problems in patients with lupus     Lupus nephritis affects approximately 3 out of every 10,000 people, and it can be serious and lead to kidney failure The...

2011-10-27 06:25:44

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Women with lupus are 50 times more likely to have a heart attack; and all lupus patients are eight times more likely to develop premature coronary heart disease than the general population. Statins, a class of drug used to lower cholesterol, have been shown to reduce arthrosclerosis progression in adults, but have not been investigated in a pediatric lupus population. Atherosclerosis is a build-up of plaque in the arterial wall which can lead to heart attack and...

2011-10-04 07:00:00

Raising Awareness for Lupus Science and Services in New York and the Nation (PRWEB) October 04, 2011 The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation opened a window on the world of lupus, unveiling a 115-square foot display window yesterday at 10 Rockefeller Plaza, to generate awareness for lupus, a dangerous autoimmune disease that primarily affects young women. The window also brings a message of hope to those already diagnosed, offering help from the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation in the form of services to...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Lupus (the wolf) Constellation -- Lupus belongs to the constellations of the Southern Hemisphere roughly between DECL=-30 degrees and DECL=-55 degrees and RA=14h 20m and RA=16h 15m, respectively. It is located between Centaurus on the western and Scorpius and Norma on the eastern boundary. In the north Lupus borders on Libra, to the south it tops Circinus. As a part of the Milky Way stretches through Lupus it is an interesting part of the sky for simple stargazing with binoculars....

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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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