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Chinese husband ready to sacrifice cancer treatment so wife and daughter can receive care

Chinese husband ready to sacrifice cancer treatment so wife and daughter can receive care

A Chinese husband was forced to pass up treatment for cancer so that his wife and daughter could both receive the medical care they needed.

Ke Meinan, 42, was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2015 and his 46-year-old wife Wang Huaying diagnosed with breast cancer a month later.

But when their 16-year-old daughter was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease lupus, the family, from the eastern province of Jiangxi, realised that they could not afford to pay for all three of them to be treated.

World Lupus Day Vision For Lupus

World Lupus Day Vision For Lupus

To support patients, care givers and healthcare professionals on World Lupus Day, an expert-led report, ‘A Vision for Lupus’ has today been published to help highlight gaps and inconsistencies in care and areas for action to address the gaps that can often exist for patients and their families living with lupus, a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune disease that affects approximately five million people globally.

Virtual reality relieves pain of patients

Virtual reality relieves pain of patients

When it comes to virtual reality (VR), most people may think of computer games, but the application of VR is far more than that.

VR is widely applied today in medical services, particularly in pain management. Wearing a headgear equipped with VR technology, patients enter a virtual realm and are immersed in what they see. The experience effectively disperses their brain’s perception of pain, thereby easing the pain.

4 year old Lupus patient Scarlett named Children’s Champion

4 year old Lupus patient Scarlett named Children’s Champion

In 2018 Scarlett Schneider was diagnosed with a rare case of pediatric lupus, which nearly took her life. She recovered after a lengthy stay at Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo, the region’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.She amazed doctors with her resilience and sunny disposition in the face of a life-threatening illness. Now she is bringing hope and encouragement to children and families across the country.

Toni Braxton to Be Honored at Lupus LA Orange Ball

Toni Braxton to Be Honored at Lupus LA Orange Ball

Toni Braxton will soon receive an honor that, to her, is just as prestigious as her seven Grammy Awards.

The R&B/pop star will be presented with Lupus LA’s Loop Award for her work on behalf of the organization’s ongoing fight against the autoimmune disease. The presentation will take place during Lupus LA’s 15th annual Orange Ball at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. on May 4.

Emotional Support and Clinical Trial Volunteers are the Focus for World Lupus Day 2019

Emotional Support and Clinical Trial Volunteers are the Focus for World Lupus Day 2019

The 16th annual observance of World Lupus Day on May 10 will highlight how emotional support helps people with lupus cope with its health effects and on the need for lupus clinical trial volunteers.

World Lupus Day is sponsored by the World Lupus Federation, a global coalition of 200+ lupus patient groups, that seeks to raise awareness of lupus and advocate for more significant funding for lupus research, education and support services for the millions of people worldwide living with the life-threatening, chronic autoimmune disease. 

Managing Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Updated 2019 EULAR Recommendations Released

Managing Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Updated 2019 EULAR Recommendations Released

Based on emerging new evidence and expert consensus, a task force put together by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) released updated recommendations for the management of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This report was published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

The investigators performed a systematic review of studies focused on treatment strategies for the management of SLE published between January 2007 and December 2017. Recommendations for 4 broad categories were developed following the modified Delphi method, in which the task force devised related questions, elicited expert opinions, and reached consensus.

NBS Star DeMar DeRozan doing his part to raise Lupus awareness

NBS Star DeMar DeRozan doing his part to raise Lupus awareness

NBA star DeMar DeRozan brings fans to their feet when he sails through the air and slams the ball through the hoop. The roar of the crowd is deafening, but no one is cheering more loudly than his mother. Diane DeRozan has been her son’s biggest fan since he first stepped onto a basketball court as a grade-schooler.

TV anchor Durga Menon passes away age 35.

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Popular Malayalam TV host Durga Menon passed away on Friday in a private hospital in Kochi. She was just 35 years old.

According to reports, she was undergoing treatment for Lupus. She was kept on ventilator support for the last 21 days and unfortunately succumbed to a heart attack on Friday evening.

She is survived by husband Vinod, a businessman, and son Gowrinath.

Equalizer 2 star, Kazy Tauginas, heads up our Lupus Awareness month Campaign!

Equalizer 2 star, Kazy Tauginas, heads up our Lupus Awareness month Campaign!

We're thrilled to announce that actor, Kazy Tauginas, currently starring in Equalizer 2, is heading up the Lupus Awareness month campaign for the Lupus Trust this year. He has given us permission to use the photo’s here and has made a teeny video for us, so please feel free to share on all your social media.

Kelle Bryan had to relearn how to walk, talk and even spell after suffering a stroke two years ago.

Kelle Bryan had to relearn how to walk, talk and even spell after suffering a stroke two years ago.

Lupus Trust supporter, Kelle Bryan, talks about how she’s had to relearn how to walk and talk after suffering a stroke two years ago

Kelle has just revealed that she is to join Hollyoaks as the character Martine. She said "Two years ago I auditioned for Hollyoaks and was offered the role but I was too poorly to take it".