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Medical News Today: ANA Blood Test: What to Expect
What is the ANA blood test and how is it connected to autoimmune disorders and lupus? Learn about what happens after a positive ANA test. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Toni Braxton’s Hospital Scare Is A Window Into Life With Chronic Disease
Toni Braxton has been released and is resting at home after being hospitalized in Atlanta because of lupus complications. “She was not in serious condition, though lupus is a serious disease and must be monitored at all times,” Braxton’s rep told HuffPost Entertainment.  Thanks everyone for your concern, Toni is home safe & sound! She is currently home resting and getting ready for #TheHitsTour ❤️— towanda braxton (@towandabraxton) October 3, 2016 The singer was also hospitalized for lupus complications in 2012 and publicly revealed her diagnosis in 2010.  “Som...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toni Braxton Hospitalized Due To Complications Related To Lupus
Toni Braxton was hospitalized in Atlanta due to complications related to her battle with lupus, TMZ reports. A rep for the singer confirmed to The Huffington Post that Braxton has since been released and is at home resting.  “She was not in serious condition, though Lupus is a serious disease and must be monitored at all times,” the rep said.  TMZ reported that Braxton was in the hospital for four days, noting it’s unclear whether she checked herself in or was transported by an ambulance. Braxton’s boyfriend, rapper Birdman, reportedly boarded a plane from Texas to Atlanta w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aurinia reports positive AURA –LV study outcome of voclosporin in treating lupus nephritis
Canadian-based clinical stage bio-pharmaceutical company Aurinia has reported positive results from its AURA –LV study of voclosporin in combination with mycophenolate mofetil against placebo to treat lupus nephritis (LN). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - October 2, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Omega-3 could help prevent environmentally induced lupus
In mice susceptible to lupus, the omega-3 fatty acid DHA was found to prevent the lung-damaging effects that may arise with exposure to crystalline silica. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lupus Source Type: news

IL-6: Another Target in Lupus? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Primary endpoint missed in phase II study, but blocking IL-6 still looks promising (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 30, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Omega-3 fatty acid stops known trigger of lupus
Consuming an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, can stop a known trigger of lupus and potentially other autoimmune disorders, researchers have discovered. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

UR Medicine Experts Host Lupus Education Program Oct. 15
People living with lupus and caregivers can learn more about latest therapies and research during UR Medicine ’s Lupus Education Day from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the University of Rochester Medical Center. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 29, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

[Editors' Choice] Lupus and leptin
The hormone and cytokine leptin promotes disease progression in mouse models of systemic lupus erythematosus. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - September 27, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Nancy Gough (mailto:ngough at aaas.org) Source Type: news

What 1989 And The Golden Girls Tell Us About Medicine Today
Today, 1989 may be most associated with Taylor Swift: It is the album that won her a second Grammy for Album of the Year. Not only that, it happens to be the year Swift was born--such a long, long time ago! People under 35 have no personal memory of 1980s pop culture, which is ironic since Swift's album in part pays homage to it. In the real 1989 (no offense to Swift and the 10 co-producers who made the album), all sorts of revolutions took place: Mr. Gorbachev tore down that pesky wall, for example. America's greatest antagonist, the Soviet Union, collapsed in 1989. Brazil conducted its first democrat...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discovery's Edge: The rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease connection
Physicians have long known that people with rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic conditions such as lupus are more likely to die at younger ages than are those without these conditions. Even with advances in treatment, the gap in life expectancy remains. No one knew why until 15 years ago. That ’s when researchers at Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 19, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Pathophysiology and Treatment of Human Lupus Nephritis Pathophysiology and Treatment of Human Lupus Nephritis
Gain a better understanding of the pathophysiology of lupus nephritis and learn about the best therapeutic strategies for this disease.Current Opinion in Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 12, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Do Invisible Health Problems Exist?
This morning, I awoke to find that I had been copied on dozens of Twitter message exchanges among several people who were discussing the pathology of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, among human beings and mice. My first thought was "Seriously?! It's too early for this!" My second thought was "well, David, your Twitter sure has evolved from your pre-Lyme days when you used it mostly to promote vapid celebrity interviews." As I began my morning caffeine ritual and read through each of the messages, I gained a new appreciation for some of the real complexities of "in...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk-benefit profile of statin therapy 'may be more positive than expected'
This study showed that providing an effective low-cost statin therapy to 10,000 patients for five years would prevent major cardiovascular events such as heart attacks, strokes and coronary artery bypasses in 1,000 people with preexisting vascular disease, as well as 500 people who are at increased risk but have not yet had a vascular event. By contrast, only 50 to 100 cases of symptomatic adverse events would be expected over the same period, as well as 50 to 100 new cases of diabetes, five cases of myopathy and between five and ten haemorrhagic strokes. Should statins be more widely used? Currently, about six million peo...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - September 8, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Communication and coordination of care are important for ensuring lupus patients' health
(Wiley) Results from a recent study suggest that improved communication and coordination of care between patients, physicians, and health insurers can provide important health benefits for patients with lupus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Long-Term Remission Rare in Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Remissions short-lived, no matter the definition used, new data show (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - September 4, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

CV Risk Less in Sjogren's Than Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But lymphoma risk was four-fold higher (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 3, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Dear Selena And Anyone With Panic Attacks: Try This Empowering Mind Trick
This post was originally published for Self-Therapy Month on Techealthiest. If you've ever had a panic attack, you would know that the experience is sheer terror. It's so bad that the anticipation of future panic attacks is enough to trigger the panic itself. That's pretty awful to say the least. Throw in the fact that panic can have such a profoundly negative effect on daily life that many people begin to develop symptoms of depression as well. Sometimes a physical condition leads to a painful mix of panic and depression, especially if you're the high achiever type who suddenly feels limited, vulnerable and tra...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fertility treatment explains most birth complications of older mums
Healthcare professionals need to spell out the risks, say clinicians Related items fromOnMedica Twin birth defect risk may be higher among mothers not on fertility treatment High alcohol intake link to poorer female fertility Maternity care to become more ‘personalised’ Doctors and midwives welcome clear alcohol advice Blood test identifies high-risk lupus pregnancies (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 1, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What is lupus? As Selena Gomez takes time off to deal with her disease, we explain its paralyzing side effects
When Selena Gomez cancelled her tour, there was a 250 per cent spike in Google searches for 'what is lupus'. Here, we explain the implications of the chronic autoimmune disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pitt department chair awarded $3.8M by NIH
The chairman of the Department of Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has received a decade of funding. The National Institutes of Health awarded $3.8 million over 10 years to Dr. Mark Shlomchik to provide long-term research into auto-immune diseases and the body’s immune response. Shlomchik and colleagues have studied lupus and other auto-immune diseases for decades, making significant contribut ions to understanding of the biology of these diseases which are difficult… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 1, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Patty Tascarella Source Type: news

Selena Gomez's Time Off Is Actually A Super Smart Move
Selena Gomez announced on Tuesday that she’s taking some time off from touring because she’s experiencing anxiety, panic attacks and depression as part of her battle with lupus. The singer, who took a previous break after she announced her diagnosis last year, told People she is going to focus on her “health and happiness.”  And honestly? More people should follow her lead. Gomez’s move makes a loud statement that mental and physical health should be a person’s first priority ― it doesn’t matter if you’re working a desk job or a singer who’s performing on st...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is lupus?
Lupus is a chronic illness with symptoms that can come and go, and flare ups that can be painful and prolonged. Just this week, pop star Selena Gomez announced she's taking time off to deal with issues stemming from her lupus. The 24-year-old singer also canceled tour dates in 2013 to deal with her disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez's disease: What is lupus?
Lupus is a chronic illness with symptoms that can come and go, and flare ups that can be painful and prolonged. Just this week, pop star Selena Gomez announced she's taking time off to deal with issues stemming from her lupus. The 24-year-old singer also canceled tour dates in 2013 to deal with her disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Takes Break From Her Career Because Of Lupus
Last year, Selena Gomez revealed that she has lupus. Now the 24-year old actress and singer is going to take a break from her career to deal with the disease. What exactly is lupus? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 31, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Takes Break From Her Career Due To Lupus
Last year, Selena Gomez revealed that she has lupus. Now the 24-year old actress and singer is going to take a break from her career to deal with the disease. What exactly is lupus? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 31, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Says She's Taking Time Off To Deal With Side Effects Of Lupus
Selena Gomez announced Tuesday in a statement that she is taking time off to focus on her “health and happiness.”  “As many of you know, around a year ago I revealed that I have lupus, an illness that can affect people in different ways,” Gomez told People exclusively. “I’ve discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges.” The “Hands to Myself” singer revealed her diagnosis last October after about two years of speculation that the 24-year-old was suffering from lupus. Gomez told Billb...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rivaroxaban 'could be a safe treatment option for antiphospholipid syndrome'
The drug rivaroxaban could be an effective means of treating some patients with thromboticantiphospholipid syndrome, according to a new study. Led by University College London and funded byArthritis Research UK, the research has suggested that the drug - which works by inhibiting the formation of blood clots - could be a useful tool in the treatment of those with this serious condition, which affects approximately 15 per cent of patients withlupus and may also occur on its own. The danger of antiphospholipid syndrome Thrombotic antiphospholipid syndrome is classified as a rare condition, but is probably underdiagnosed. It ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 29, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

In Klinefelter Syndrome Patients, What are the Common Behavioral Problems?
Discussion Klinefelter syndrome (KS) is a common genetic abnormaly with a prevalence of 1 in ~650 male births. It was first described in 1942 by Dr. Harry Klinefelter. It is associated with at least one extra X chromosome with the most common karyotype (~80% of patients) being 47 XXY. Other karyotypes are seen along with mosaicism. It is believed that although it is very prevalent, only about 25-33% of people with KS are identified. About 10% are identified before puberty with the rest usually identified because of hypogonadism and tall stature especially in teenage years or due to infertility in adulthood. KS is diagnosed...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 29, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Pharma Technology Focus – Issue 50
In this issue: Maximising investment by cancer megafunds, positive clinical trials for an antibody to treat lupus, how copper can be used to tackle obesity, whether day and night should influence our drug regimes, a device to soak up excess drugs and … (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - August 25, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pharma Technology Focus – Issue 50
In this issue: Maximising investment by cancer megafunds, positive clinical trials for an antibody to treat lupus, how copper can be used to tackle obesity, whether day and night should influence our drug regimes, a device to soak up excess drugs and … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 25, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Voclosporin Said to Show Benefit in Lupus Nephritis
(MedPage Today) -- Significant responses seen in phase IIb trial (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 24, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Treatment for Pediatric MLN Remains Irregular (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study found variation in clinical practice for membranous lupus nephritis (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - August 23, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

SLE Patients Benefit From Routine Echocardiography (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiac involvement common in systemic lupus erythematosus (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - August 18, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Mouse Study Points Way to Shut Down Harmful Immune Response in Lupus
Contact: Sarah Avery Phone: 919-660-1306 Email:sarah.avery@duke.eduhttps://www.dukehealth.orgFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016DURHAM, N.C. – Molecules that scavenge debris from dying cells appear to halt the cycle of chronic inflammation in lupus, while also enhancing the body’s ability to combat flu, according to Duke Health studies in mice.The molecules, called polymers, have commonly been used in gene-transfer experiments because they bind to the nucleic acid in DNA and RNA. When deployed directly in mice with lupus or an acute flu infection, the polymers home in on the DNA and RNA refuse fro...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - August 18, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Medicine Source Type: news

Polymers may prevent chronic inflammation in lupus patients
Stephen FellerDURHAM, N.C., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Polymers that clear debris from dead cells shut down the harmful cycle of inflammation and immune response in mice with lupus, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental Illness Affects Presidents, Too
Perhaps it isn’t surprising, given the intense rhetoric of this year’s presidential election, that politicians have started throwing around accusations of insanity.    In early August, California Rep. Karen Bass, a Democrat, launched the hashtag #DiagnoseTrump and started a change.org petition claiming the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, meets the diagnostic criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Not long after, Trump called Hillary Clinton “unstable,” and at a rally in New Hampshire said, “She’s got problems.” The candidates’ verbal volley highlights a p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mouse study points way to shut down harmful immune response in lupus
Molecules that scavenge debris from dying cells appear to halt the cycle of chronic inflammation in lupus, while also enhancing the body ’s ability to combat flu, according to studies in mice. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mouse study points way to shut down harmful immune response in lupus
(Duke University Medical Center) Molecules that scavenge debris from dying cells appear to halt the cycle of chronic inflammation in lupus, while also enhancing the body's ability to combat flu, according to Duke Health studies in mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 17, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Is Lupus Contagious?
Title: Is Lupus Contagious?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 6/26/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/16/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - August 16, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Epigenetics: The Keeper of the Code
In recent years, attention has increasingly turned away from DNA's code and toward the way that DNA is packaged and the proteins that interact with it. These so-called epigenetic factors are heritable, reversible, and hugely influential. Over the past few decades, epigenetics has become a hot scientific topic. With potential roles in cancer, neuropsychiatric disorders, and immune disorders, it is no surprise that epigenetics is garnering such intense attention. The way in which genes are expressed is incredibly complex; it requires the infinitely detailed coordination of multiple molecular players. Epigenetics creates...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Voodoo Medicine: Time To Stop
The world's most celebrated athlete standing on the podium in Rio in honor of receiving yet another gold medal has something important in common with your lazy uncle throwing back a cold one in his Barcalounger. Yes, swimming powerhouse Michael Phelps, purple-spotted from cupping therapy, and your slovenly relative with a beer gut both share a bond -- a weakness in succumbing to the allure of voodoo medicine. Modern-day snake oil salesmen hawking quick cures and TV doctors peddling the latest diet miracle with blatantly ridiculous claims are everywhere on the tube, social media, the supermarket and old-fashioned billboards...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 12, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Latest in Lupus, Arthritis, and Ankylosing Spondylitis The Latest in Lupus, Arthritis, and Ankylosing Spondylitis
A productive meeting in London yields important new results in rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and lupus. Dr Ioannis Parodis gives an overview of his top studies.Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Promising new treatment for lupus on the horizon
A drug originally used to boost the immune system is showing promise as a potential new treatment for lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, where the immune system attacks the body's own organs and tissues. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

EULAR: Guidance for Managing Lupus Pregnancy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- With inactive disease, most women can have uncomplicated pregnancies (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - August 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

In Lupus, Start Low, Stay Low with Steroids (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Goal is to prevent treatment-related damage (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - August 4, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Staph Nasal Carriage: A Link With Lupus? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- The skin microbiome now implicated in disease pathogenesis (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 3, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lupus breakthrough sparks hope in a frustrating field
AstraZeneca has presented new positive clinical trial results for anifrolumab, an investigational monoclonal antibody that is under development for the treatment of moderate to severe lupus. Abi Millar speaks to Dr Richard Furie, principal investigat … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 2, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Should Women Have Breast Implants Removed?
It was a story with a bit of irony, as well as ominous health warnings. Crystal Hefner, the 30-year-old wife of Playboy magazine mogul Hugh Hefner, announced in a story in People magazine last month that she'd had her breast implants removed because they were making her sick. Hefner posted a photo of her post-surgery self on Instagram with the caption, "Using 2016 to reclaim my health and embrace and love myself for the real me." The former model, now a DJ, was diagnosed a few months back with Lyme disease. Her symptoms included intolerance to foods and beverages as well as back, neck, and shoulder pain. Hefn...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE)
Title: Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/2/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - August 2, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news