Quantcast

Latest Lupus Stories

2009-05-26 12:00:00

Great Park is location for 2009 Orange CountyWalk for Lupus Now(TM) IRVINE, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Walk for Lupus Now(TM) at the Orange County Great Park on Saturday, June 6, 2009. Walk for Lupus Now(TM) is the signature event of the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., an event to raise essential funds to save lives from lupus, an autoimmune disease which affects more than 1.5 million Americans. The event promotes physical activity and healthy living in a family friendly setting....

2009-05-18 15:44:31

The 57-year-old lawyer in New York had handily completed the New York Times' Saturday crossword puzzle "“ the hardest of the week "“ for years. But one Saturday morning, suddenly he couldn't retrieve the words to fill in the squares. In Chicago, an 83-year-old woman began parroting the same phrases over and over. When her doctor asked her how she was, she replied, "I am fine. I am fine. I am fine." The symptoms of the New York lawyer and the Chicago woman could have been...

2009-05-13 02:31:00

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mary Wilson, founding member of the world's most famous female trio, the Supremes, entertained a crowd of nearly 500 at the Lupus Foundation of America's Butterfly Gala -- Sixth Annual Awards Dinner on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 with her signature flair and style. Ms. Wilson is also a best-selling author, motivational speaker, businesswoman, and former U.S. Cultural Ambassador. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090513/DC15633-a ) (Photo:...

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...

2009-04-23 11:06:00

Dupont Circle Event to Focus on Taking Charge and Feeling Better WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter (LFAGW) will offer the 14th Annual Symposium for Lupus Patients and Families on Sat., May 16 from 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. (Dupont Circle Metro). The free Symposium was created for the 70,000+ Washington area patients with lupus --- 90...

2009-03-31 09:21:00

Model Mercedes Yvette Joins Acting Surgeon General to Unveil the Campaign NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighty percent of young women in the United States say they have little or no knowledge of lupus, according to a national online survey released today by the Ad Council. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/adcouncil/37422/ In an effort to raise awareness of lupus among women who are at greatest risk for the disease, the U.S. Department of Health...

2009-03-30 15:12:25

U.S. scientists participating in an international study say they've identified a gene linked to lupus that may explain gender differences in disease risk. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center researchers said the identification of the gene, IRAKi, and its location on the X chromosome might help explain why females are 10 times more susceptible to the disease than are males. The findings might also have therapeutic implications, said Dr. Chandra Mohan, a professor of internal...

2009-03-17 14:38:00

WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The 3rd Annual Walk for Lupus Now Washington will occur on Saturday, April 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. between 13th and 3rd Streets. The Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter (LFAGW) chapter expects this year's turnout to double, reflective of the 70,000+ people with lupus in the Washington area out of more than 1.5 million in the U.S. Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease with no known cure that can...


Latest Lupus Reference Libraries

10_727908da8421f900a92d7a25ed6718ea2
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....

More Articles (1 articles) »
Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'