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  • Scans Help Spot Heart Trouble Early in People With Lupus

  • Can 'Mono' Virus Up Odds for 7 Other Diseases?

  • Could Fish Oil, Vitamin D Help Ease Lupus?

  • Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients
    But stress may trigger the reverse, researchers report

  • Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center Stage
    Superstar needed the donated organ because of her autoimmune disease

  • Lupus Hits Certain Groups Harder
    Studies find race, ethnicity, gender and even geography make a difference for this autoimmune disease

  • Poverty Could Make Lupus Even Worse
    Second study saw pregnancy complications higher among non-whites

  • Immune Disorders Such as MS, Psoriasis May Be Tied to Dementia Risk
    Study found 20 percent higher odds for memory-robbing condition, but didn't prove cause and effect

  • Delays in Lupus Care Seen Among Minorities, Less Educated
    Prompt referral to specialist is critical with this complicated disease, researcher notes

  • Researchers Pinpoint More Genes Linked to Vitiligo
    Genetic clues to this autoimmune disease could lead to breakthroughs for related disorders, researchers say

  • Lupus a Tough Disease to Spot, Treat
    But experts say scientists are working to unearth genetic causes of autoimmune disorder

  • Study Suggests Causes for Lupus' Impact on Immune System
    Certain cells seem to malfunction and create inflammation instead of fighting the disease, research say

  • Blood Tests May Predict Pregnancy Risks for Women With Lupus
    As early as 12 weeks, checks can signal danger of complications for both mother and baby, study contends

  • Celiac Disease in Family May Up Your Risk for Related Disorders
    Close relatives, including spouses, had higher odds for type 1 diabetes, lupus, sarcoidosis, study finds

  • Pregnancy Results Good for Women With Controlled Lupus: Study
    But blacks, Hispanics face greater odds of complications than whites, though reasons why are unclear

  • 'Ground Zero' Workers at Risk of Autoimmune Diseases: Study
    Prolonged exposure linked to rheumatoid arthritis, lupus

  • Lupus Death Rates Vary by Race, Ethnicity, Study Finds
    Asians, Hispanics most likely to survive the autoimmune disease

  • Drug Combo Helps Lupus-Related Kidney Condition
    Half of those taking three medications achieved full remission, study reports

  • Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report
    Headache, seizures often lead doctors down the wrong path

  • Lupus Patients Face High Rehospitalization Rates
    Drugs that suppress the immune system make it harder to fight infection, study says

  • 10 Percent of U.S. Adults Physically Limited by Arthritis: CDC
    Experts say obesity epidemic has widened the pool of disabled

  • Lupus More Likely to Affect Young, Black Women, Study Finds
    Earlier development of the chronic autoimmune disease adds to complications in these patients

  • Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study Suggests
    But overall risk is low, shouldn't influence parenting decisions, expert says

  • Many Lupus Patients Forgo Needed Medication, Study Finds
    Drugs can reduce symptoms of autoimmune disease, ward off serious complications

  • Headaches Accompanying Lupus Often Not Disease-Related, Study Finds
    Nor are they linked to medical treatment, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Coping With Lupus
    Don't overdo it

  • Women With Lupus Seem at Higher Risk for Hip Fractures
    Study followed nearly 15,000 patients for 6 years

  • No Evidence That Lupus Drugs Lead to Cancer, Says Study
    Concerns that cyclophosphamide, other meds raise lymphoma risk not borne out by research

  • Lupus May Be Linked to Serious Pregnancy Complication
    This autoimmune disease appears to raise risk for preeclampsia

  • Health Tip: Help Avoid a Lupus Flare
    Take steps to limit stress

  • Dramatic Rise in Kids Hospitalized With High Blood Pressure: Study
    Childhood obesity may be a culprit in nearly doubled hypertension rates in the past decade

  • Strides Made in Diagnosing, Treating Lupus
    New therapies are being developed for people with the autoimmune illness, experts say

  • New Guidelines Issued for Severe Lupus
    More can be done to prevent permanent kidney damage, says American College of Rheumatology

  • New Lupus Genes Identified
    Still unknown is how the genes contribute to the autoimmune disease

  • Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Fertility Woes, Miscarriage
    Some women with these autoimmune disorders avoided pregnancy, study found

  • Genes May Give Clues to Severe Form of Lupus
    A DNA sequence known as an 'accelerator' might explain some aggressive cases, researchers say

  • More Known About Proteins That Cause Autoimmune Diseases
    Researchers say 'autoantibodies' can cause lupus, diabetes, arthritis

  • Newer Drug Seems Better at Controlling Lupus Kidney Complication
    Serious adverse events less likely with mycophenolate mofetil, too, study finds

  • Pregnancy Safe for Most Women With Lupus: Study
    About 80 percent of women delivered without complications

  • Vitamin D, Interferon Alpha Vaccine Show Promise Against Lupus
    Experimental treatments altered immune response in small, preliminary studies

  • FDA: Silicone Breast Implants to Remain on Market
    Agency says it will work with manufacturers to improve monitoring of women who get the devices

  • FDA Focuses on Silicone Breast Implant Safety Studies
    Agency asking advisers to devise ways to gather better data on 'real-world' safety and performance

  • Black Americans With Lupus Have Better Response to Flu Vaccine
    Those with weak reaction more likely to have disease flares after vaccination, researchers say

  • Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis May Raise Risk of Abnormal Heart Rhythm
    Both inflammatory diseases up odds of developing atrial fibrillation, which is tied to stroke, study suggests

  • FDA Approves 1st New Lupus Drug in More Than 50 Years
    Patients receiving Benlysta did far better than those receiving placebo, researchers found

  • Benlysta Approved for Lupus
    Last-approved lupus drug sanctioned 56 years ago

  • Immune Disorders May Raise Blood Clot Risk in Hospitalized Patients
    Those with conditions such as lupus appear more vulnerable, study suggests

  • Lupus Treatment May Soon Take Leap Forward
    For first time in half-century, new drug awaits approval for autoimmune disease

  • For California Woman, Lupus Is Life
    Decade after diagnosis and trauma, woman still feels 'blessed'

  • Kidney Disease Could Be More Deadly for Kids With Lupus
    Researcher suggests that risk stems from damaging effect on the heart

  • FDA Advisers Endorse New Lupus Drug
    If approved by agency, Benlysta would be first new drug to treat the disease in 50 years

  • Lupus Kidney Disorder Treatment Improved Over Decade: Review
    Safer, more effective options available for patients with lupus nephritis, researchers say

  • Overactive Blood Platelets May Play Role in Lupus
    Study suggests anti-clotting drug Plavix might help treat disease

  • Health Tip: Signs That You May Have Lupus
    Here are some common symptoms

  • Health Tip: Things That Can Trigger Lupus Flares
    Lifestyle practices that may help bring on symptoms

  • Psychotherapy Can Help People With Lupus Cope
    After 10 sessions, anxiety, depression and stress lessened, researchers say

  • New Clues to Lupus' Link With Heart Disease
    Antibodies could play key role, study finds

  • Fewer Childhood Deaths From Rheumatic Disease
    Treatment advances in the 1990s may explain drop, study says

  • Twins Provide Clues to Lupus
    Study shows lifestyle differences could explain why only one sibling affected

  • Health Tip: Managing Lupus Symptoms
    Here are some suggestions

  • Scientists Find New Key to Lupus
    Molecule identified in lab mice may cause autoimmune disease

  • Household Insecticides May Be Linked to Autoimmune Diseases
    Study suggests a connection with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

  • Lupus Worse in Blacks, Hispanics Than in Whites, Study Finds
    They're more likely to have conditions that complicate treatment, researchers say

  • Flu Shot May Be Less Effective in Those With Lupus
    Certain medications could explain diminished protection, researchers say

  • Herb May Offer Hope for Autoimmune Diseases
    In lab and mice studies, compound halts disease without crimping immune system

  • Birth Control Pills Linked to Lupus Risk
    But doctors differ on degree of peril, saying genetics likely a key player

  • Gene May Explain Women's Heightened Lupus Risk
    Disease-prone mice lacking this factor failed to develop common symptoms, study finds

  • Cancer Drug May Offer New Hope for Lupus Patients
    Small U.K. study says Rituxan could become 1st new drug for disease in 50 years

  • Scientists Discover Trigger for Autoimmune Diseases
    Self-attacking, dormant cells switch 'on' in those with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

  • B Cells Can Act Alone in Autoimmune Diseases
    Finding points to new interventions to control body's attack on its own healthy tissue

  • Blood Cancer Drug Shows Promise Against Lupus
    Experiments with mice found Velcade reduced dangerous autoantibodies

  • Health Tip: Understanding Autoimmune Diseases
    When the body begins to attack itself

  • Overabundance of Immune Cells Might Trigger Lupus
    Study spots overactivity of genes that prevent cell death in those with autoimmune disease

  • 46 Million Americans Suffer From Arthritis
    By 2030, 40% of U.S. adults will have the condition, experts say

  • Little Evidence Silicone Breast Implants Harm Health
    Review of data finds no link to most common illnesses

  • Better Lupus Treatments on the Horizon
    New technologies are giving patients reason for hope, experts say

  • Genes Boost Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus
    Discoveries could lead to new treatments for autoimmune diseases, scientists say

  • Lupus Treatment Linked to Male Fertility Problems
    Abnormalities in sperm tied to intravenous therapy, study finds

  • Rheumatoid Illness, Smoking Can Harm Heart's Aorta
    And that can increase risks for aneurysm and heart attack, experts warn

  • Medicaid Patients With Lupus Travel Farther to See Doctors
    Type of healthcare coverage influences access to care, study suggests

  • Scientists Pinpoint Gene Behind Autoimmune Diseases
    'Hot signal' on chromosome 17 could be target for therapies against lupus, other disorders

  • Stem Cell Finding Could Help Fight Autoimmune Disease
    Build-up of dead cells may trigger these illnesses, researchers say

  • Image Concerns Tied to Depression in Arthritis, Lupus Patients
    Study suggests counseling can minimize fear of deformities, physical limitations

  • Mouse Study Sheds Light on Lupus-Linked Depression
    An "auto-antibody" may impact brain function, research shows

  • Health Tip: Understanding Autoimmune Disorders
    When the immune system attacks the body

  • Scientists Spot Key Autoimmune Disease Genes
    Discovery could unlock secrets to lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, even cancer, experts say

  • Lupus Biomarkers Discovered
    Finding could lead to new ways to diagnose or possibly treat the disease

  • Spleen Cells May Prove Effective Target for Lupus Treatment
    Researchers discover the organ is origin of the disease in 'transgenic' mice

  • Research Yields Clues to Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Cellular targets could lead to treatments, scientists say

  • Immune Cell Insights Could Fight Arthritis, Lupus
    Researchers pinpoint birthplace of regulatory T cells

  • Good Communication Key to Rheumatoid Arthritis Care
    It builds trust between doctor and patient, study finds

  • Health Tip: The Mystery of Lupus
    It's unclear why the immune system attacks the body's own tissues

  • Genes Dictate Response to Lupus Drugs
    Key mutations boost effectiveness of medicines that also fight malaria, study finds

  • Stem Cell Transplant Fights Lupus
    It's a last resort for patients who aren't helped by other treatments

  • Many Women With Lupus Can Safely Use the Pill: Study
    Findings run counter to conventional wisdom

  • Drug Fights Lupus-Linked Kidney Disease
    CellCept could be the first drug approved for lupus in over 30 years, researchers say

  • Epilepsy Drug Could Fight Lupus
    Valproic acid shows promise in mouse study

  • Genes Could Point to Lupus Severity
    Right now there's no good way of assessing who's most at risk, experts say

  • Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis Raise Pregnancy Risks
    Study suggests obstetricians closely monitor women with these conditions

  • Mechanism Behind Autoimmune Diseases Found
    Triggering of harmful immune B cells starts inflammatory process, researchers say

  • Gene Discovery Gives Clues to Immune Dysfunction
    Material called RNA plays key role in the body's defenses, researchers say

  • HRT Won't Worsen Lupus Symptoms
    Short-term therapy was effective in menopausal women with autoimmune disease

  • Cancer Drug Also Fights Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Immune-targeted rituximab shows good results in two trials

  • Gene Marker May Improve Lupus Care
    Sicker patients express certain genes at higher level, study finds

  • Key Player in Inflammation Found
    Protein stops autoimmune response before damage is done

  • Actor James Garner Heads Up New Lupus Campaign
    Rockford Files star's daughter afflicted with the disease

  • Epstein-Barr Virus May Boost Lupus Risk in Blacks
    Genetic differences can also play a role, study finds

  • Researchers Prevent Lupus in Mice
    Strengthening 'gatekeeper' receptor staved off disease, study says

  • Gene Family May Be to Blame for Lupus
    Finding might lead to more tailored treatments for patients, researchers say

  • Lupus Biomarkers Identified
    Finding could lead to earlier, more accurate diagnosis of the autoimmune disease

  • New Treatment for Lupus Found
    Drug works on most common form of the disease with few side effects

  • Drug Eases Side Effects of Lupus
    Potential cancer treatment may also reduce chances of kidney disease

  • Drug Helps Manage Lupus
    Prasterone stabilizes symptoms of autoimmune disease

  • Discovery May Lead to Lupus Treatments
    Plucking out protein prevented the disease in mice