By Cristina Arreola | 01/16/2014 - 16:36
Late last year, rumors circulated that Selena Gomez had cancelled the Australian and Asian leg of her world tour because she was suffering from a rare autoimmune disease -- lupus. While the claims remains unconfirmed, the story shed light on a dangerous disease that disproportionately affects minority women.
By Cristina Arreola | 12/27/2013 - 18:10
When Selena Gomez announced that she was cancelling her Australian and Asian tour, rumors swirled about a potential stint in rehab. The actress and singer cleared up the speculations, announcing that she simply needed to take time to herself.
By Grace Bastidas | 03/11/2011 - 11:17
The bad news: Latinas and other women of color are three times likelier to develop lupus, a debilitating immune system disease that attacks healthy cells and tissues all over the body. The good news: For the first time in 50 years, there is a drug to treat this painful condition.
The medication Benlysta was approved this week by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), giving hope to the 1.5 million Americans affected by lupus.