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MUSC leads research on potential research treatment
(Medical University of South Carolina) A five-year, $3.8 million grant from the Lupus Foundation of America funds phase 2 of a clinical trial evaluating a treatment using mesenchymal stem cells harvested from donated umbilical cords in patients with lupus resistant to treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Environmental factors may trigger lupus onset and progression
(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) While genetics play a role in the development of Lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease, so do environmental triggers, such as particulates in air pollution and ultraviolet light, says a University of Cincinnati researcher. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sex differences a rich field for UCLA multiple sclerosis researcher
As a child, Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl had terrible asthma, was often sick and had to get weekly allergy shots. She wondered why her body was so reactive to pollen, cats, wheat and eggs — her throat would swell, breathing became more difficult and her skin developed a rash. A frequent visitor to the doctor’s office, she had “a wonderful doctor who made me feel so much better.”It ’s no surprise, then, that Voskuhl grew up to become a doctor. Today, Voskuhl directs UCLA’s multiple sclerosis program and is the Jack H. Skirball professor of Multiple Sclerosis Research. She’s wrapping up one cl...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Post-conflict opponent affiliation reduces victim re-aggression in a family group of captive arctic wolves (Canis lupus arctos) - Lazzaroni M, Marshall-Pescini S, Cafazzo S.
Post-conflict affiliative interactions have been widely investigated in primates but not extensively in other species. Using the Post Conflict-Matched Control (PC-MC) comparison method, this study investigated the patterns of post-conflict opponent affilia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Israeli scientists say lupus may double risk of dementia
Having lupus increases the risk of developing dementia for people who suffer from the chronic autoimmune disease, like Selena Gomez, by 51 percent, according to a new, large-scale study from Israel. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New ACR, EULAR Criteria Distinguish Lupus From Imitators New ACR, EULAR Criteria Distinguish Lupus From Imitators
Researchers from around the world contributed to the development of classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) designed to distinguish the autoimmunity from common mimickers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Could Fish Oil, Vitamin D Help Ease Lupus?
THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 -- People with lupus may fare better if they have enough vitamin D and omega-3 fats in their diet, preliminary research suggests. In separate studies, researchers linked the two nutrients -- or lack thereof -- to higher risks... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could lupus raise dementia risk?
Researchers from Israel have discovered that people with systemic lupus erythematosus may be at increased risk of developing dementia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

New Stanford University study reports sex differences in lupus-related premature death
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers have shown that women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in the US have an average 22-year shorter life expectancy compared to the general population, versus a 12-year average reduced life-span for men with SLE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lupus linked with increased risk of dementia
(Wiley) A new International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry study indicates that the risk of dementia may be elevated in individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease affecting a range of systems including the peripheral and central nervous system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

All babies in Europe should be screened for heart defects at birth
Only a few countries, including Poland, Ireland and Switzerland, currently recommend universal screening with pulse oximetry Related items fromOnMedica Blood test identifies high-risk lupus pregnancies Newborns screened for four additional genetic conditions Over 600,000 carry ‘sudden death’ gene fault The next generation of prenatal testing: let ’s proceed with caution Experts advise against screening for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

No Gold Standard Biomarker for Lupus Flare Prediction
A recent systematic review of literature found no validated and widely accepted biomarker. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 7, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS Tags: Lupus Source Type: news

Getting to the Bottom of Lupus Biology Getting to the Bottom of Lupus Biology
Rheumatologist Dr Mary K. Crow discusses her research into the molecular mechanisms behind lupus and promising new treatment approaches.Hospital for Special Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Expert Interview Source Type: news

No Gold Standard Biomarker for Lupus Flare Prediction
A recent systematic review of literature found no validated and widely accepted biomarker. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS Tags: Lupus Source Type: news

Stelara ® (ustekinumab) shows positive results in treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus in phase 2 trial
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Lupus: Low vitamin D may raise risk of kidney failure
A new study examines the role of vitamin D deficiency in the organ inflammation and damage that occurs in systemic lupus erythematosus. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lupus Source Type: news

Could a saliva test be next for lupus?
(University of Houston) Chandra Mohan, a University of Houston professor of biomedical engineering, is proposing a simple lupus test that just uses saliva. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study shows lupus support line has positive impact
(Hospital for Special Surgery) A free telephone support and education program for people with lupus is a valuable resource to help them cope with the disease, according to a study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Lupus patients endorse PROMIS assessment tool as relevant, valuable and potentially useful in improving clinical care
(Hospital for Special Surgery) A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) evaluating the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) finds that patients with lupus endorse the assessment tool as relevant, valuable and potentially useful in improving clinical care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Causes White Nails?
Discussion The nail matrix covers the area of the nail plate, and extends proximally in a crescent moon shape with the edges of the crescent extending proximally and inferiorly toward the underlying bone. The nail matrix is a multilayered epithelium that physiologically produces keratinization and gives rise to the nail plate. The distal matrix forms the lower 2/3s of the nail plate and the proximal matrix forms the upper 1/3 of the nail plate. the thickness of the nail plate is proportion to the matrix’s thickness. The nail plate’s free edge contour follows the shape of the nail’s lunula. Melanocytes occ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 6, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

J & J's Stelara shows promise against lupus in study
(Reuters) - Johnson& Johnson's blockbuster psoriasis drug Stelara led to a significant reduction in disease activity in patients with systemic lupus compared with a placebo in a midstage clinical trial, according to data released on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Obesity linked with depressive symptoms & increased disease activity in women with lupus
(American College of Rheumatology) Obesity is independently associated with worse patient-reported outcomes in women with systemic lupus erythematosus, including disease activity, depressive symptoms, pain and fatigue, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Living with NASH: An Unexpected Diagnosis
As our waistlines thicken and our activity levels decrease, another chronic illness threatens to disturb our comfortable lifestyles. And, because it ’s relatively unknown, diagnosis comes as a shock to patients, who usually associate liver disease with heavy consumption of alcohol.Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is an advanced form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), where fat accumulates in the liver. It is most commonly associated with obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and/or genetic polymorphisms, and is aggravated by inflammation and fibrosis.  First identified in the 1980s, its ...
Source: EyeForPharma - November 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mariel Metcalfe Source Type: news

Mortality rate for people with lupus remains higher than U.S. rate overall
FINDINGSWhile the mortality rate in the United States have declined over the past four decades, UCLA researchers found that the mortality rate for people with lupus has not declined as much as it has for the population overall.The researchers found that among people with lupus, mortality rates are still higher for black people than for other ethnicities; rates for women are higher than those of men; and those in the South were higher than for other regions of the U.S. Mortality rates for people with lupus were affected by where they lived.BACKGROUNDLupus is a chronic disease in which the immune system attacks the body &rsq...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Lupus-Related Mortality Has Declined, but Gap Remains Lupus-Related Mortality Has Declined, but Gap Remains
Systemic lupus erythematosus deaths have declined during the last half-century, but the gains have not been uniform across subpopulations, researchers reported.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Despite improvements, death rates from lupus remain disproportionately high
(American College of Physicians) Despite improving trends in mortality, death rates from systematic lupus erythematosus (lupus) remain high compared to those in the general population, and disparities persist between subpopulations and geographic regions. Underreporting of lupus on death certificates may have resulted in underestimates of mortality rates. Findings from a nationwide population-based study are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers developing home test kit for lupus nephritis flares
(University of Houston) With a four-year $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), two University of Houston engineering professors are developing a home test kit for kidney nephritis, or inflammation, in patients who have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 25, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New SLE Guideline Aims to Improve Diagnosis, Reduce Steroids New SLE Guideline Aims to Improve Diagnosis, Reduce Steroids
The British Society for Rheumatology issued the first comprehensive guideline for management of systemic lupus erythematosus in adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

UR Medicine Experts Host Lupus Education Program Oct. 28
People living with lupus and their caregivers can learn more about challenges of managing the disease, latest therapies and research advances during UR Medicine ’s Lupus Education Day from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the University of Rochester School of Nursing. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

New guidelines published to improve diagnosis and treatment of lupus
(University of Birmingham) A University of Birmingham academic has led the authorship of the UK's first guideline on the care of adults with systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First UK guideline published for lupus management in adults
The smallest effective dose of corticosteroids should be used to treat adult patients with lupus, according to the first ever UK guideline specifically for the management of the condition. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Stop Your Body Attacking Itself
Modern medicine has no cure for autoimmune diseases — and, sadly, most doctors don’t understand them. I’m talking about disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis (MS) and more. In all, there are about 80 autoimmune diseases affecting organs throughout the body. They occur when your own immune system becomes overactive and attacks your body instead of diseases and foreign invaders. The standard mainstream treatment for most autoimmune disorders relies on Big Pharma drugs that cover up symptoms or suppress your immun...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Lupus: Probiotics could help to reduce kidney inflammation
Researchers suggest that women with lupus nephritis - that is, lupus-induced kidney inflammation - may benefit from adding Lactobacillus to their diets. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lupus Source Type: news

Virginia Tech study finds that healthy bacteria in yogurt may reduce lupus symptoms in mice
(Virginia Tech) Researchers at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech have released findings that explain how a type of healthy bacteria in yogurt and other dairy products might reduce disease symptoms in certain patients with lupus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GSK ’s Benlysta receives Japanese MHLW approval for systemic lupus erythematosus
GSK ’s human monoclonal antibody Benlysta (belimumab) has received approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) to treat adult patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a chronic, incurable, autoimmune disease. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Belimumab (Benlysta) Cleared in Japan for Lupus Belimumab (Benlysta) Cleared in Japan for Lupus
Belimumab is now approved in Japan for the treatment of adults with active, autoantibody-positive systemic lupus erythematosus who do not respond adequately to existing therapies.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

More proof stress will kill you: Study finds a link between PTSD and lupus
(Natural News) Women who’ve been exposed to trauma or have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are thrice as likely to develop lupus, according to new research. The study, published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, contributes to the growing body of evidence linking high levels of stress to autoimmune diseases. Led by Andrea Roberts, PhD, the researchers from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez ’s Kidney Donor Showed Off Her Surgery Scar on Instagram
This article originally appeared on People.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexia Fernandez / People Tags: Uncategorized celebrities Source Type: news

Gaga: Five Foot Two Shows a Superstar at Her Most Vulnerable
This week, Lady Gaga announced that she was postponing the European leg of her world tour — a series of stadium shows that had been meant to be a globetrotting victory lap after her smashingly successful Super Bowl halftime show in February. “I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles,” the singer wrote on Twitter. The singer’s struggle with chronic pain is one of the several threads of Gaga: Five Foot Two, a backstage documentary arriving on Netflix Friday. The film is without much precedent — documentaries of its sort are generally filmed at a carefully selected...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel D’Addario Tags: Uncategorized five foot two Lady Gaga Music Netflix Source Type: news

Review: Gaga: Five Foot Two Shows a Superstar at Her Most Vulnerable
This week, Lady Gaga announced that she was postponing the European leg of her world tour — a series of stadium shows that had been meant to be a globetrotting victory lap after her smashingly successful Super Bowl halftime show in February. “I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles,” the singer wrote on Twitter. The singer’s struggle with chronic pain is one of the several threads of Gaga: Five Foot Two, a backstage documentary arriving on Netflix Friday. The film is without much precedent — documentaries of its sort are generally filmed at a carefully selected...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel D’Addario Tags: Uncategorized five foot two Lady Gaga Music Netflix Source Type: news

Ivanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘ Dr. Oz ’
Ivanka Trump revealed in a television interview that she struggled with postpartum depression after the births of her three children. During an interview with Mehmet Oz, better known as Dr. Oz, President Trump's eldest daughter, who also serves as his senior adviser, described the period after the birth of each of her three children as a "very challenging […]Related:Could ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney transplant: You...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Lupus risk almost three times higher after trauma
Post-traumatic stress disorder or any traumatic experience could increase the risk of lupus by almost threefold, according to new research. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Discoid lupus: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
In this article, learn about discoid lupus. What are the symptoms of discoid lupus, how is it diagnosed, can it be prevented, and how might it be managed? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lupus Source Type: news

Study links PTSD with increased lupus risk
A new study by Harvard University T. H. Chan School of Public Health found that women with post-traumatic stress disorder are at increased risk for lupus. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PTSD Tied to New-Onset Lupus in Women (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- With four or more PTSD symptoms, risk is nearly threefold higher (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients
Title: Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 20, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

PTSD increases your risk of lupus
Women who have PTSD are almost three times as likely to develop lupus, according to a new Harvard study. Mental healthcare could help reduce risk for autoimmune diseases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Stress Link to Lupus
Women exposed to trauma, including serious car crashes or sexual assaults, were at increased risk of developing the autoimmune disorder lupus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Lupus Erythematosus Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Traffic Accidents and Safety Mental Health and Disorders Autoimmune Diseases Source Type: news

PTSD linked with increased Lupus risk
(Wiley) In a study published in Arthritis& Rheumatology, trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in civilian women were strongly associated with increased risk of developing lupus, an autoimmune disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients
But stress may trigger the reverse, researchers report (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news