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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

Potential new way to sway the immune system
A new international collaboration opens a door to influencing the immune system, which would be useful to boost the effectiveness of vaccines or to counter autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Jay Amargos Leaves Startup Junkie To Start Small Business
Jay Amargos has left Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville to run her own meditation studio. Amargos’ last day was July 25. She had been Startup Junkie’s minority outreach program director, as was highlighted in an Arkansas Business story in May. Amargos and Jessica Boyd co-founded i’Mindful Studio in Fayetteville. Amargos said the studio teaches a form of meditation called mindfulness stress reduction, and the studio has classes at its Fayetteville location or it can do sessions at places of work. i’Mindful has already worked with several companies in northwest Arkansas, such as Whole Foods Mar...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 1, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Found: A potential new way to sway the immune system
(Scripps Research Institute) A new international collaboration involving scientists at The Scripps Research Institute opens a door to influencing the immune system, which would be useful to boost the effectiveness of vaccines or to counter autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 1, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tracking How HIV Disrupts Immune System Informs Vaccine Development
Contact: Samiha Khanna Phone: 919-419-5069 Email: samiha.khanna@duke.edu https://www.dukehealth.org EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE until 2 p.m. (ET) on Friday, July 29, 2016 DURHAM, N.C. -- One of the main mysteries confounding development of an HIV vaccine is why some people infected with the virus make the desired antibodies after several years, but a vaccine can ’t seem to induce the same response. A research team led by scientists at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute has been unraveling that mystery, detailing new insights in a study published July 29 in the journal Science Immunology. Studying 100 HIV-infected peo...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - July 29, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Medicine Source Type: news

"It's A Scandal" -Daryl Hall on Doctors Denying Chronic Lyme
Growing up a musically-obsessed child in the 80's, Daryl Hall was one of my biggest inspirations. A masterful, inventive songwriter with an ocean of soul, he set me on the path to being an artist, to never waste a word, and to sing because I mean it. With six number ones and five additional top ten hits throughout the 70's and 80's Daryl Hall and John Oates are the number one duo in music history. Still at the top of his game at 69 years old, Daryl has won legions of new fans with his hit MTV Live show Live From Daryl's House. In February of 2015, at my very sickest from chronic Lyme and Bartonella, after it was missed b...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Targeting B Cells in Lupus: Efforts Persist (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Atacicept lowered flares in post-hoc analysis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 20, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hep C's Growth: ConsultantLive & Rheumatology Network
(MedPage Today) -- Also, lupus and risk of dementia (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - July 19, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Hep C's Growth: ConsultantLive & Rheumatology Network
(MedPage Today) -- Also, lupus and risk of dementia (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - July 19, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

ACR receives $335,000 grant from Office of Minority Health to improve lupus health outcomes
(American College of Rheumatology) The American College of Rheumatology's The Lupus Initiative announced today the award of a one-year, $335,000 grant from the Office of Minority Health to continue the expansion of its established, national education program by developing an expert-informed program model intended to improve health outcomes for people with lupus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Non-Europeans 'at an increased genetic risk of lupus'
People of non-European descent are genetically predisposed to be more likely to develop lupus, according to a new study.Carried out by the National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre at Guy's and St Thomas' and King's College London, the research offers new insights into the causes of the inflammatory skin condition, which remain poorly understood.Explaining the higher prevalence of lupus in non-Europeans To carry out this study, the team looked at genetic data gathered from 22,670 Europeans, 13,174 Chinese people and additional data from south Asian, east Asian and African populations, sp...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - July 17, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Long noncoding RNA found to quell inflammation
A long non-coding RNA (lincRNA) -- called lincRNA-EPS -- responsible for regulating innate immunity has been identified by a team of scientists. This discovery points to an unrecognized role for lincRNAs in the immune system and may lead to new insights into inflammatory diseases caused by uncontrolled immune responses such as lupus or inflammatory bowel disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Long noncoding RNA found to quell inflammation
(University of Massachusetts Medical School) A long non-coding RNA (lincRNA) -- called lincRNA-EPS -- responsible for regulating innate immunity has been identified by a team of scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. This discovery points to an unrecognized role for lincRNAs in the immune system and may lead to new insights into inflammatory diseases caused by uncontrolled immune responses such as lupus or inflammatory bowel disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Nick Cannon: A Warrior in the Fight Against Lupus
He's changed his lifestyle, not his work ethic, to manage the autoimmune disorder. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increased prevalence of lupus in non-Europeans has a genetic basis, study confirms
(NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College London) Non-Europeans have a higher frequency of the gene variants that increase the risk of lupus as compared to the European population, a new study has confirmed.The findings, which are published today in Nature Genetics, could lead to the development personalized treatments for the difficult to treat autoimmune condition the affects more than 5 million people worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 11, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Woman Who Is Paralyzed Is Hiking All Of The Appalachian Trail -- Alone
Hiking 2,000 miles while paralyzed? Sounds impossible. But Stacy Kozel, who lost the function of her legs in 2014, is doing just that by hiking all 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail with a pair of high-tech braces.  And she’s embarking on the remarkable journey alone. Spanning thousands of miles of the eastern United States, the Appalachian Trail covers rugged terrain that’s challenging for even the most experienced hikers —only one in four people are able complete the entire trail, according to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s website.  Kozel is now halfway through the in...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unlocking an Ancient Clue to Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Could long-silent, virus-like genomic elements trigger autoimmunity? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 7, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Side Effects May Include: HLH
It was June 2015, and the whole thing had started as hot flashes and a headache at a friend's summer kick-off party. He must've put in some funky ingredients in the punch, I thought to myself after. Or maybe I just drank too much of it? As the days went on the flashes turned into out-of-this-world, 104-105 degree fevers, followed by bed-drenching sweats, then full-on teeth-chattering shivers. I felt like a lobster reaching full boil, only to be transferred to a cryogenic chamber. This went on for almost two weeks. I dreaded the nights the most, when the fevers were at their worst. I couldn't sleep. I went to the emergency...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Initiative aims to improve transition from pediatric to adult care
Gregg Michael Talente, MD, remembers well a young patient who nearly fell through the gap between pediatric an adult health care. The woman was treated for lupus by her pediatrician until age 19... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - June 30, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Initiative aims to improve transition from pediatric to adult care
Gregg Michael Talente, MD, remembers well a young patient who nearly fell through the gap between pediatric an adult health care. The woman was treated for lupus by her pediatrician until age 19... (Source: Clinical Neurology News)
Source: Clinical Neurology News - June 30, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Initiative aims to improve transition from pediatric to adult care
Gregg Michael Talente, MD, remembers well a young patient who nearly fell through the gap between pediatric an adult health care. The woman was treated for lupus by her pediatrician until age 19... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - June 30, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

2016 Lupus Insight Prize presented to Dr. Ann Marshak-Rothstein
(Lupus Research Institute) The 2016 Lupus Insight Prize was awarded to Ann Marshak-Rothstein, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School, for a project with great promise to improve the treatment of lupus-related skin disease. Announced at FOCIS 2016, the 16th Annual Meeting of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS), the $200,000 Lupus Insight Prize is a collaborative initiative among the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR), the Lupus Foundation of America and the Lupus Research Institute (LRI). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

CV Risk in Lupus Patients Grows (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Not sharing in decline seen in general population (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - June 27, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Researchers discover potential genetic trigger of autoimmune disease
Researchers have uncovered a potential genetic trigger of systemic autoimmune disease. The study discovered virus-like elements within the human genome linked to the development of two autoimmune diseases: lupus and Sjogren's syndrome. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Severe Asthma Symptoms Persist After Decade of Treatment: ConsultantLive & Rheumatology Network
(MedPage Today) -- Also, lupus linked to dementia risk? (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - June 21, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

African-American lupus patient immune cell characteristics may increase disease severity
(JCI Journals) In this issue of JCI Insight, Laurence Menard and colleagues at Bristol-Myers Squibb investigated differences in immune cell characteristics that may contribute to systemic lupus erythematosus severity in African-Americans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Serology Matters in Lupus Benlysta Response (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer severe flares seen with belimumab in patients with low complement, anti-dsDNA positivity (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - June 14, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Multiple Lupus Types Raise Risk for CV Disease (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Local chronic inflammation in CLE and SLE may drive vascular events (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - June 14, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Anti-Interferon Antibody Curbs Lupus Disease ActivityAnti-Interferon Antibody Curbs Lupus Disease Activity
After years of clinical trial failures, early evidence suggests an anti-interferon antibody, anifrolumab, reduces disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus, and it appears to be well tolerated. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Low-Dose Aspirin for CV Prevention May Work in Lupus, Too (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But study too small to warrant guideline recommendation (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - June 14, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Benlysta Seems to Cut Flares in Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Moderate-to-severe disease flares decreased by 30% at 12 months (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - June 13, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Dramatic Results for Interferon Blocker in SLE (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- "These are the best lupus data we've ever seen," researcher says of anifrolumab (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - June 12, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Genetic clue to development of mouth ulcers in lupus
The results of a new study showed for the first time an association between a specific genetic pathway and the development of mouth ulcers in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Linking the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) genetic pathway with a specific disease characteristic among SLE patients represents an important step towards unravelling the genetic basis of different SLE clinical presentations. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Lupus raises women's risk of cervical cancer
Women with systemic lupus erythematosus are at double the risk of cervical dysplasia or invasive cervical cancer, a new study reveals. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lupus Source Type: news

Genetic clue to development of mouth ulcers in lupus
(European League Against Rheumatism) Genetic clue to development of mouth ulcers in lupus (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Lupus may confer higher risk for cervical cancer
LONDON – Women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have more than twice the risk of developing cervical neoplasia than do women in the general population, according to the results of a large... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - June 9, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Lupus confirmed as risk factor for cervical cancer
The results of a study found a doubled risk of pre-malignant cervical changes, and potentially also an increased risk of cervical cancer, among women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) compared to the general female population. The highest risks were found in women with SLE who were treated with immunosuppressant drugs. These findings highlight the importance of regular cervical screening in all women with SLE, regardless of whether the increased risk is due to disease severity or treatment. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Air pollution exposure may worsen lupus in children
The results of a new study show for the first time that an individual's exposure to air pollution may have a direct role in triggering disease activity as well as airway inflammation in children and adolescents with systemic lupus erythematosus. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lupus: Does Stress Affect Lupus?
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 6, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Young people with lupus 'feel limited by their condition'
Young people with lupus are troubled by a feeling that their condition is limiting their opportunities in life, according to a new study.The Australian research, led by the University of Sydney, formed this conclusion after examining the experiences and perspectives of adolescents and young adults diagnosed with juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The findings could help to inform strategies for improving treatment and health outcomes.The perceived social impact of lupus It is well known that disease activity, organ damage and treatment burden can often have a significant impact on young people with lupus, c...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - June 2, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Novel Treatment Options Explored at Rheumatology CongressNovel Treatment Options Explored at Rheumatology Congress
Alternative therapies for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus will be presented at the upcoming European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress 2016. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Dogs are twice as friendly to humankind as previously thought, suggests study
Study raises possibility that two populations of grey wolves, separated by thousands of miles and years, may have resulted in modern domestic dogsHumankind’s long friendship with the dog may have begun at least twice. Grey wolves in western Eurasia may have started hanging around Stone Age hunter-gatherer clans even before humans and dogs clinched the relationship perhaps 14,000 years ago in east Asia.New research based on DNA samples from prehistoric hounds, as well as genetic studies of modern dogs and wolves, suggests that two populations of grey wolves – separated by thousands of miles and thousands of year...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 2, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Tim Radford Tags: Genetics Archaeology Evolution Animal behaviour Science Wildlife Source Type: news

Lupus a Tough Disease to Spot, Treat
But experts say scientists are working to unearth genetic causes of autoimmune disorder Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Lupus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lupus a Tough Disease to Spot, Treat
Title: Lupus a Tough Disease to Spot, TreatCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/30/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/31/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - May 31, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Lupus a tough disease to spot, treat
HealthDay News Lupus is difficult to diagnose and treat, but scientists are working to learn more about its genetic causes and to develop better treatments. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news