Just two weeks from her nuptials to her NBA hunk Kris Humphries, the reality TV goddess, Kim Kardashian, takes another and ugly rear-head advancement in her life.
In one of her most recent episodes of Keeping up with the Kardashians, the star is diagnosed with psoriasis, a disease of the immune system that causes red blotches to appear on the skin. While there is no cure for the lifelong disease, there are a series of treatments that can help clear the red patches help ease the itch and pain that develops in patients.
Kris’s dermatologist has suggested that she live a less strenuous life but the star, in an aim to find a treatment that works, has instead chosen to lead her very own trials.
On Monday Kim Tweeted, “OK I’m trying a new psoriasis cream all week. I hope this works! I promise I will share the goods once I find something that really works!”
The star, who has been very open with her disease, has served as a mode of inspiration for certain patients that prefer to deny their condition because of the stigma and discrimination that arises from the public belief that psoriasis is contagious.
According to the director of Communications for the National Psoriasis Foundation, “Kim Kardashian is brave to come out when her stock and trade is being so beautiful, and I think she’s got a lot of self-confidence to do that. A lot of people with psoriasis cover up and feel a certain amount of shame and embarrassment.”
On Tuesday, violence broke out in Zhengzhou, China between the police and the workers of a Foxconn factory which is the largest producer of iPhones. The workers were protesting in front of the factory when video footage showed the police begin to attack them. Media outlets in China reported 100,000 people applied for the factory positions advertised by Foxconn. One employee, Li, quit his catering job, when he saw an “advertisement promising 25,000 yuan ($3,500) for two months of work.” A starting salary significantly higher than the average pay in the area. Other employees told news outlets that hundreds of them had spent money moving to Zhengzhou because of the promised wages.