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Pounds for pampering: Therapy evening raises over £400 for charity
London Bridge Hospital has raised over £400 for its charity of the year, Connect, by hosting a therapy evening for all staff
Hughes Syndrome: Little-known disease more common than Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis
This month (May) is Hughes Syndrome Awareness Month. A virtually unknown, but widespread condition. Also known as Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) or 'sticky blood', Hughes Syndrome affects around 1% of the population, making it more common than Parkinson's disease and Multiple Sclerosis, offering an explanation for numerous medical symptoms that may otherwise go unresolved.
Professor Graham Hughes, Consultant Rehumatologist and head of the London Lupus Centre at London Bridge Hospital discovered the syndrome 30 years ago, and believes that the condition, which can affect every organ in the body, all too often goes undetected, but could be easily treated in many cases.
London Bridge Hospital marks Hughes Syndrome Awareness Month
May 2014 marks the arrival of Hughes Syndrome Awareness Month, a time when medical professionals seek to raise awareness of the autoimmune disease that affects around 600,000 people in the UK. Discovered by Professor Graham Hughes, leading Consultant Rheumatologist, and head of the London Lupus Centre at London Bridge Hospital just over 30 years ago, the disease affects any vein, artery or organ in the body.