• Help needed for Sudans displaced following referendum says UN agency

    11 February 2011With the historic referendum on South Sudan”s independence now complete, help is needed to support the return of southerners back to the South from other parts of Sudan, according to the United Nations refugee agency, which is seeking $53.4 million for this effort. According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), some 200,000 southerners have already returned from the North over the past three months. In the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, some 75,000 others have registered to go back. “Relief agencies anticipate that as many as 800,000 southerners will return from the North this year, which will add pressure on the already fragile humanitarian environment,” UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards told a news briefing in Geneva today.“UNHCR”s role is mainly focused on ensuring monitoring of protection needs along the way, at transit points and in return areas,” he stated. “We are also facilitating reintegration, particularly in urban and semi-urban settings. We are also setting up way stations along major return routes where we provide water and sanitation, health services, reception and rest facilities.”January”s week-long referendum was a culminating point of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) ending two decades of civil war between the North and the South that killed some two million people and drove an estimated 4.5 million others from their homes.An overwhelming majority of the nearly 4 million voters that took part in the referendum opted for secession. Both sides still have to work out a number of post-referendum arrangements with regard to issues such as border security, citizenship and the sharing of oil revenues. UNHCR said the main reason people have given the agency for moving to the South is because they have concerns about their citizenship status if they remain in the North. “But many also express keenness to be part of South Sudan”s rebuilding,” said Mr. Edwards.In New York, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon”s Special Representative Haile Menkerios said the UN peacekeeping mission in Sudan (UNMIS) has been trying to assist capacity-building and social services in South Sudan and would send a team next week to cooperate with the Government in assessing the needs.“The need is everywhere, it”s a new Government, it”s a new State actually being built, the needs are tremendous,” he told reporters.In a related development, the Secretary-General today expressed concern over the renewed fighting in Southern Sudan between the Sudan People”s Liberation Army (SPLA) and rebel forces loyal to George Athor , which has reportedly resulted in at least 100 civilian casualties.Mr. Ban called on the SPLA and General Athor “to immediately implement the ceasefire agreement between them, and stresses the responsibility of the Government of Southern Sudan in protecting civilians,” according a statement issued by the spokesperson of the Secretary-General. read more

  • Independent UN expert urges Namibia to expand access to sanitation services

    11 July 2011The United Nations independent expert on the right to water and sanitation today took note of Namibia’s success in expanding access to water and urged the Government to make similar efforts to ensure that proper sanitation is available to more people in the southern African country. At the end of a week-long visit to the country, Catarina de Albuquerque noted that Namibia has over the past 20 years achieved significant progress in extending its water network across the country.“It is time for sanitation to get the same attention,” she said, adding that Namibia would have to make an important choice between wet and dry sanitation.“Wet sanitation risks making unaffordable water even more unaffordable. In the dry climate of Namibia, wet sanitation uses precious water, while dry sanitation offers a more sustainable path forward. However, dry sanitation solutions will only work with widespread awareness-raising efforts,” she added.Ms. Albuquerque noted that access to improved water sources appeared to be very high, especially in urban areas, but that water points were still far away from households and water remained too expensive.“When water is too expensive, those with lower incomes are forced to make unacceptable trade offs – choosing between water and medicine or food for their child, for instance,” she said. The UN Special Rapporteur stressed that access to water and sanitation are human rights, and while that did not mean that the two services must be offered free of charge, it meant that systems must be in place to ensure availability to those who face economic barriers to access.Ms. Albuquerque said community participation in the design and implementation of water and sanitation projects was indispensable.“Communities have important perspectives which must be taken into account in the design and implementation of water and sanitation projects,” she said. “They also play an important role in monitoring quality.”Ms. Albuquerque was received by the Namibian Prime Minister, representatives from Government ministries, the private sector and civil society. She also visited informal settlements in Windhoek, the capital, the Windhoek central prison, as well as communities in Outapi and Epupa.She will prepare a report to be presented at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva next year, describing her main findings and providing recommendations. read more

  • Oil drilling plan near Utah monument draws tribal opposition

    SALT LAKE CITY — Environmentalists and tribal organizations are protesting a lease sale by the U.S. government that would allow oil and gas companies to develop land considered archaeologically sensitive near a national monument stretching across the Utah-Colorado border that houses sacred tribal sites.Documents show about 47 square miles (122 square kilometres) of land near Hovenweep National Monument in southeast Utah are being offered during the Bureau of Land Management’s September lease sale.The sale comes amid an ongoing debate over drilling in states like Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.Environmentalists and tribal organizations say drilling on the high desert would damage the prehistoric structures and pollute the air.Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Kimberly Finch pointed to leasing guidelines that companies are asked to follow to be environmentally conscious.Morgan Smith, The Associated Press read more

  • Secondary school students See Inside Manufacturing at BMW Group facilities

    Hundreds of secondary school students had the chance to ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ this week at BMW’s engine plant at Hams Hall and MINI’s manufacturing sites in Oxford and Swindon, experiencing the UK automotive industry first-hand.At BMW’s Hams Hall facility, more than 220 students benefitted from a plant tour, witnessing how engines are built, and were given the opportunity to meet current apprentices to discuss the variety of training opportunities available.At the same time, students from across Oxfordshire, Swindon and Wiltshire visited MINI Plant Oxford and MINI Plant Swindon, getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse at automotive manufacturing and MINI Oxford’s new training facility that opened in November.Nick Spencer, Plant Director at BMW Plant Hams Hall said, “The training and development of young people is a vital aspect of our role and responsibility as an employer.“We hope that by giving young people insight into the interesting and rewarding career opportunities at Plant Hams Hall, many will be encouraged to apply for an apprenticeship here next year.”Frank Bachmann, Managing Director of MINI Plant Oxford said, “The opening of the new training school is a clear indication of how important skills are to us.“Apprenticeships are highly valued by the plant for the unique blend of knowledge, skills and practical experience they offer. We hope that by giving young people an insight into Plant Oxford, many will be encouraged to apply for an apprenticeship here.”The ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ programme is part of a government-industry initiative launched in 2011, aimed at showcasing career opportunities in the UK’s dynamic manufacturing sector. Click through to find out more about ‘See Inside Manufacturing’.Young people can find out more about apprenticeship opportunities at BMW Group facilities through a new Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BMWCareersUK.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

  • Short shrift for Napoleon complex as it turns out he was quite

    An Irish nobleman wrote of meeting Napoleon at the Tuileries Palace on January 8 1803. Charles Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry – who, as a soldier in the British army, was to fight in the Napoleonic Wars – painted a portrait of a friendly, charismatic Frenchman who was then Consul, and soon to become Emperor. Psychoanalyst Alfred Adler was inspired by Napoleon Bonaparte when he diagnosed a syndrome in the last century in which men overcompensate for their short stature through aggressive behaviour. He would never have applied the Napoleon Complex to the man portrayed in a previously-unpublished letter, which describes the future Emperor of France as charm personified. In an 11-page letter to…

  • 11 symptoms of Post Bank Holiday Syndrome

    first_imgFlickr/Pug50Well, how did you do?1-4: You get the Post Bank Holiday Syndrome all-clear. Chances are you either worked over the long weekend (sorry), or mistakenly spent it doing something productive.5-7: You are a worrying borderline case. To check, look at the text messages sent from your phone over the weekend. If there are any that make you want to dissolve with mortification, the diagnosis is positive.8-11: This is a confirmed, full-blown case of Post Bank Holiday Syndrome. There is only one remedy: immediately retire to your sofa with a duvet, a box set, and a family-sized tub of ice cream.Bank holiday weekends in your head versus in reality>Working this bank holiday? Join our support group> SO, THE LONG weekend. That happened.Do you have Post Bank Holiday Syndrome? Here are 11 key indicators:1. You felt like this when your alarm went off todayImgur2. This diagram rings chillingly true3. This accurately represents your morning commuteImgur4. Working has for some reason become impossibletheouthousers.com5. Time appears to have cruelly slowed down littlebigfund.org8. You’ve already had this conversation more times than you can countPhoto via Shutterstock9. This happens when you actually check your bank balanceImgur10. You are beset by confusion about what day it is11. You would give literally anything for thiscenter_img Flickr/DeaPeaJay6. When asked how your weekend was, you say:7. This happens when you think about your bank balancelast_img read more

  • Private investors seek exemption from haircut

    first_imgA lobby group representing private investors in the European Union has asked the Prime Minister Lucas Papademos to exclude them from a 53.5 percent haircut on Greek government bonds.The government will launch a bond swap for institutional and individual holders of its debt on Friday in an attempt to slice off some of its liabilities, as a condition of the 130bn euro rescue package.“We believe it is highly unfair to treat EU individuals the same way as institutional investors, as EU individuals were excluded from the negotiations and often cannot deduct the losses from their taxes as institutional investors do,” Guillaume Prache, secretary general of Euroshareholders, an umbrella organisation for around 30 national shareholder groups, said in a letter addressed to Papademos.Euroshareholders is a Brussels-based umbrella organisation for around 30 national shareholder associations across the European Union.“Euroshareholders are kindly asking you to exclude individual bond holders from the forced haircut participation, or at least to make sure that individual investors from the European Union will be able to deduct losses from their taxes,” Prache said.Around 1 percent of Greek debt is in the hands of private investors, a spokesman for German shareholder lobby group DSW said. DSW is represented by umbrella organisation Euroshareholders. Source: Reuters Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

  • Greek lifesavers earn their stripes in Qld

    first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Four lifesavers from Greece have spent two months on Gold Coast beaches training as lifesavers to better their skills and take their knowledge back to the Hellenic Republic.Evangelos Tsampazis, Antonis Argyrakos, Christon Ziogas and Paris Pakimidis have been in Queensland since 29 November 2012, enhacing their lifesaving knowledge with Pakimidis and Argyrakos succesfully completing thir Bronze Medallion and Ziogas getting his proficiency. They all completed their training at Broad Beach Surf Lifesaving Club in the Gold Coast. Each year, Mr Tsampazis organises a group of lifesavers from Greece to train on Australian waters and gain profiencies in areas of surf lifesaving and learn new skills to take back to Greek waters. The lifesavers fund the trip themselves but are thankful to the Greek community in Queensland for their ongoing help. Families within the community offer their houses and billet the lifesavers for the duration of their stay. Tsampazis told Neos Kosmos he is grateful to Tom and Kay Souris and the Kottanides family for billeting them and to the Greek community of Saint Anne and Father Roman for their ongoing help year after year. This is the fourth time Mr Tsampazis has been in Australia on lifesaving duties, and this year, he and his colleagues got a chance at patrolling on Christmas and New Years Day.“Christmas day was challenging because conditions were rough and we had 11 rescues on the beach,” Mr Tsampazis said.“Even the club said they don’t get that many rescues in one day so we had to do a lot of rescues due to the conditions and the amount of people on the beach.”He was quick to point out that although they had such a high number of rescues, the preventative actions the lifesavers put into action were “ten times more”.“The beaches here are very different to Greece – it’s more challenging with the rips, the wind and the waves,” said Mr Tsampazis of the challenges faced by the Greek lifesavers.“So we think if we can do it here then it will be much easier in Greece; and the Bronze Medallion is well-known around the world so we can now work in any country.”Mr Tsampazis said that although the sea in Greece is calm and quiet they still have over 300 drownings a year. Last year, the Greek waters saw 378 drown and in 2011, there were 350 victims. He said that Greek swimmers aren’t so quick to heed the advice of lifesavers as they do in Australia and wants to take back the knowledge to Greece to educate the swimmers on the dangers of the sea. As for tourists in Greece, he said they are more likely to listen to the lifesavers but language can sometimes be a barrier for them.last_img read more

  • Mitsubishi Celebrates 100 Years Of Automaking By Electrifying Its First Car

    first_imgWay back in 1917, the Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Company built its first — and only — car: the Mitsubishi Model A. Now, 100 years later, Mitsubishi Motors is paying homage to the vehicle that got its wheels turning.How? By building a brand new Model A with a decidedly modern twist. Mitsubishi’s 2017 Model A will be a plug-in hybrid, though a Mitsubishi spokesperson pointed out that the car will “will feature all the distinctive aspects of the 1917 vehicle.”The original Model A was a four-door, seven-seater. It featured a 2.8L four-cylinder engine that pushed 35 horsepower to the rear wheels. The cars were all hand-built, and were expensive to produce. Mitsubishi built its last Model A in 1921 and spent the next four decades focusing on commercial vehicles.To rebuild their classic four-door, Mitsubishi has called on the crew at West Coast Customs, which you may be familiar with from the MTV series Pimp My Ride. The project will be built on the platform that Mitsubishi uses in one of its hottest selling vehicles (outside of North America, that is), the Outlander PHEV. It’s a very logical choice, given that the Outlander is also a four-door vehicle that features seating for seven (at least in some configs).In addition to the Outlander’s twin-motor, four-wheel-drive system, Autoblog notes that the Model A will be tricked out with “a host of current technology.” We’re genuinely hoping that WCC stops well short of installing a Playstation 4 in the back seat.If you want to check out the results — or the build process — keep an eye on the Velocity Channel. They’ll be running an episode of Inside West Cost Customs that features the Model A PHEV.last_img read more

  • This Weird New Cup Noodle Flavor Mashes Up Nuggets and Fries

    first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Nissin, the maker of Cup Noodles, continues to create bizarre foods that we still slurp up, no matter how weird they are. Honestly though, this one sounds kind of disgusting, even though its components are tasty together when you eat the real thing. Nissin’s latest Cup Noodle Potenage Big is a lot different than you may have imagined, and it’s a little weird to be honest. What’s “potenage,” you may ask?Oh, nothing. Just potato and “nagetsu,” or the Japanese word for “nuggets.” Like, as in, chicken nuggets. This is ramen with French fries and chicken nuggets, all shriveled up and floating around with the noodles in a big ol’ package just waiting for you to add hot water too. There’s also scrambled eggs and green onion with a soy sauce broth and black pepper. It may sound yummy on paper, but consider what’s actually in it. Consider the consistency that chicken nuggets and fries are supposed to have. Now think about their soggy nastiness in ramen.But okay! It may be good. I’m not here to judge. I’m just here to try delicious food, and I’m not sure this is it. But I wouldn’t object to a big ol’ forkful if it were here in front of me. It’s going on sale February 12 in Japan, and it seems a bit suspect, but it could be tasty after all. Remember, I really enjoyed Strawberry Milkshake Pop Tarts. There’s obviously not much I won’t take a spoonful of and give the ol’ college try.If all else fails, I’ll just start snacking on all the Final Fantasy ramen I have stored in my cupboard. It’s not in special flavors or anything, just Final Fantasy labeled. That feels a lot safer than eating my chicken nuggets and fries in ramen broth, though. Just a little more.center_img Pizza and Ramen Collide in This New Flavor From Nissin’s Cup Noodle LineNissin Foods Is Offering Special Final Fantasy XV Cup Noodles last_img read more

  • Vancouver art galleries to take part in live chat Friday

    first_imgOnce a month, downtown Vancouver hosts art lovers and artists as part of its First Friday tradition. Several downtown galleries take part in the monthly event, staying open late to showcase new exhibits. Artists routinely stop by to discuss their works. Other highlights include live music and refreshments.The next First Friday event is coming up on April 6. We’ll hold a live web chat ahead of the event with members of downtown Vancouver art galleries. Join us at 12:30 p.m. Friday March 30 to discuss the new exhibits and more.The upcoming First Friday event will feature a special unveiling, in addition to the exhibit openings. It will mark the unveiling of the latest sculpture from Cobalt Designworks of Vancouver. The sculpture will be unveiled at 7 p.m. April 6 at the corner of Evergreen and Main streets in downtown Vancouver. Get more information here.Sign up for an email reminder at www.columbian.com/chat, and come back on Friday to participate in the event. Login with Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or MySpace will be required to leave questions or comments, but anyone can watch the action.last_img read more

  • Dead body discovered in Unalaska Creek

    first_imgPolice are investigating after a dead body was discovered Monday in Unalaska’s Ruth Rock Creek at the end of Captains Bay.Listen now(Photo by Laura Kraegel, KUCB – Unalaska)The Department of Public Safety has identified the man as 46-year-old Gregg T. Kortesma, who was found with “significant head injuries” by a pair of local hikers.Police say Kortesma worked sporadically in Unalaska over the last 20 years, most recently on the fishing vessel Alaska Trojan.They know Kortesma visited the Norwegian Rat Saloon on Sept. 2, but they’re still looking for information about his activities between then and when his body was found.Anyone with information should contact the Unalaska Department of Public Safety at 581-1233.last_img

  • Drainage overflows causing hardships to commuters

    first_imgTemple Alwal: Overflow of the sewage has become a common sight in Saipuram Colony. It has been causing severe hardships to the locals travelling in this area. It also has become a challenge for the locals over here to deal with it every day.Speaking to The Hans India here on Sunday, Vaibhavi R, a local, said, “This stagnated sewage has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes which has increased over here. As the sewage water gets accumulated in front of the houses, it is becoming very difficult to travel from that area due the recent rains.” Also Read – Dumping of garbage irks colony residents in Musheerabad Advertise With Us Durgesh P, a resident, said, “The locals here gave several complaints to the officials concerned about the issue and also requested the municipality to repair the drainage line before the monsoon starts, but no step has been taken yet. Despite several complaints, verbal and posting message through the social media, the water is still getting accumulated in front of the houses, and it is becoming difficult for the pedestrians to cross the path.”last_img read more

  • Turkish MP Ince wants to be everyones president

    first_imgSupporters of Muharrem Ince, Presidential candidate of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) hold banners reading “president of all of us” and a tableau displaying Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of Turkish Republic, during a rally in Istanbul, on 23 June. Photo: AFPMuharrem Ince has in the space of weeks risen from being a fiery parliamentarian to a presidential candidate who has energised the Turkish opposition and poses a serious challenge to president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.Ince, a former physics teacher who has served as MP for 16 years, was in early May chosen as candidate for the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) to stand in Sunday’s presidential elections.With impassioned campaign speeches and a commanding presence on stage, Ince has emerged as the leading standard bearer of the opposition and a potential threat to Erdogan’s dominance.While Erdogan is almost certain to win the most votes of the six presidential candidates on Sunday, Ince could give the Turkish strongman a run for his money if the ballot goes to a second round on 8 July.In the last three days of campaigning, Ince brought hundreds of thousands to hear him speak in Turkey’s three main cities-Izmir, Ankara and Istanbul-on a scale unseen in opposition election rallies in recent years.‘Surprise for everyone’Ince, 54, twice challenged CHP chief Kemal Kilicdaroglu for the party leadership. He was unsuccessful on both occasions, despite roof-shaking speeches, but Kilicdaroglu blessed his presidential candidacy.Serving as MP for the northwestern province of Yalova, Ince often delivered loud recriminations in parliament and wrote a book entitled “Buyurun Muharrem Ince” (“Go ahead, Muharrem Ince”), a reference to the parliament speaker calling on Ince to speak.In a colourful election campaign peppered with humour, Ince has ridden bikes, driven tractors, danced with his fellow citizens and even brought nappies on stage during one rally to rail against VAT on such products.Ince, 10 years younger than Erdogan but sharing his origins in the Black Sea province of Rize, is one of the few politicians able to match the president’s soaring rhetoric.“His performance has been surprising for everyone. He has good oratorial skills, using the people’s language,” said Emre Erdogan, professor of political science at Istanbul’s Bilgi University.Erdogan “probably would have liked another candidate as his opponent,” he added.‘Everyone’s president’When the CHP announced Ince’s candidature in Ankara in May, he took off his party badge and replaced it with a Turkish flag pin, vowing: “I will be everyone’s president.”Ince is a secular politician who adheres to the values of modern Turkey’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who also set up the CHP.But one of the most striking aspects of his campaign has been inclusiveness, notably reaching out to conservative Sunni Muslims who are not the usual constituents of the CHP.“I am the leftwing child of a conservative family,” the married father of one told Fox News Turkey in an interview last month. “The family is a coalition!”He is often pictured with his mother who wears the Islamic headscarf, and in one of many videos on social media which went viral, kissed her hand-a Middle Eastern tradition-on the Eid al-Fitr holiday. It had nearly 500,000 views on Instagram.Aware of the significance of Kurdish votes, Ince visited imprisoned pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) candidate Selahattin Demirtas in jail and held rallies in the Kurdish-majority southeast.Again, these were highly unusual moves for a CHP candidate.“He (Ince) respects all citizens, he doesn’t call those who do not like him terrorist or criminal; he embraces everybody, that’s what makes him different,” Begum Gulsum, a law student in Yalova, said at an Ince rally.‘I’m not like you’Ince is “continuously attacking Erdogan’s isolated lifestyle” and stressed his own credentials being more similar to ordinary Turks, said Erdogan of Bilgi University.The candidate has even dismissed Erdogan as a “White Turk”, the term usually given to secular elite Turks from the western coast seen as aloof to the concerns of poorer populations in the Anatolian interior.Against the background of his strong campaign, pro-government media have sought to dig up episodes from his past, jumping on a decades-old and hard-to-find book of poetry by Ince.Outlets like the A Haber broadcaster said the poems contained “erotic” content and references to masturbation.Despite criticism from Erdogan, who refused to read from the book, Ince acknowledged its risque content and stood by the verses.“I am not like you,” he told Erdogan. “I won’t deny today what I said yesterday. I said it. I wrote it.”last_img read more

  • Annual DC Walk Seeks Cure for Lupus

    first_imgLupus walk participants walk 1.5 miles along Pennsylvania Avenue to raise funds and awareness for lupus.More than 1,500 people gathered and walked along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. on April 18 in support of a cure for lupus, an autoimmune disease that can damage many parts of the body including the skin, joints, and organs.Some participants knew people affected by lupus and others just wanted to support a good cause. Many were lupus survivors,including Charlene Gilliam of Northeast D.C., who was diagnosed with lupus four years ago.“We need a cure and we need people to know about this disease and [to] take it seriously,” Gilliam said.According to the Lupus Foundation of America, a normal immune system produces proteins called antibodies to protect the body from viruses, bacteria, and germs, but those with lupus cannot fight the these “foreign invaders.” Common symptoms include headaches, extreme fatigue, painful/swollen joints, fever, anemia, hair loss, and a butterfly shaped rash across the cheeks and nose.“Lupus is a struggle,” said Courtney Bishop, development program manager for the DC/MD/VA Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America. “Part of the struggle is knowing there isn’t a cure yet. It’s just a mystery. That’s probably more scary than anything else.”The mission of the Lupus Foundation of America is to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support and advocacy.Now in its ninth year, its “Walk to End Lupus Now” raises awareness and funds to help solve this mystery.Tavon Wilson, 25, a safety with the New England Patriots, was the Grand Marshall for this year’s walk. A native Washingtonian, Wilson said he was honored to be the Grand Marshall for the 2015 event.“I was a part of the lupus walk last year because my aunt and my cousin both have lupus,” Wilson said. “And I want to do everything in my power to help find a cure.”At least 1.5 million Americans have lupus, but the actual number may be higher because there have been no large-scale studies to determine the actual number of people across the nation living with lupus, according to the Lupus Foundation of America. There are more than 16,000 new cases of lupus reported annually in the United States.Lupus strikes mostly women ages 15 to 44. Women of color are two to three times more likely to develop lupus than Caucasians, according to the foundation.When Cammie Alston, 24, of Towson, Md., was diagnosed with lupus 10 years ago, she had no idea the challenges that would lie ahead. She is working toward a master’s degree in forensic pathology and is worried lupus could hinder her ability to work in that field.“I want to be a forensic pathologist but I already have slight arthritis,” she said. “But I’m willing to do anything and everything I need to do to be the best at my job. It’s hard though.”Dr. Don Thomas, Partner at Arthritis and Pain Associates of Prince George’s County and author of “The Lupus Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families,” said lupus is not as uncommon as people think.“One out of every 200 young African American women are stricken with lupus and that’s quite a bit,” he said. “People still like to call it a rare disease and it’s not rare at all.”An effective treatment for lupus has been hard to find because lupus affects everyone differently. But Thomas said there are several dozen medications currently being tested in clinical trials, and one of them, Benlysta is the first medication to have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Thomas said he believes that lupus needs the help of high profile people like Nick Cannon, who has lupus, to build awareness.“Lupus is actually more common than if you add up all the people with multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, leukemia and muscular dystrophy combined,” he said. “So we do have to be more diligent in educating the public.”last_img read more

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