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    1. Body Shows Early Clues for Lupus

      Oct. 15, 2003 -- Long before lupus is diagnosed, things are going awry in the body. New research offers first hints of this progression. It may open a window for early testing and treatment. The study appears in this week's New England Journal of Medicine. Lupus, or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE

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    2. Cannabis May Suppress Immune System

      April 15, 2003 -- Cannabis may offer hope to people with autoimmune disorders such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Cannabis seems to decrease inflammation in the body by suppressing certain parts of the immune system. Researchers are hoping this finding will lead to new treatments. Previous studi

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    3. Thalidomide Helps Lupus Skin Rash

      Jan. 24, 2003 -- Thalidomide helps treatment-resistant skin rash in lupus patients. This means the FDA should ease the strict rules limiting use of the birth-defect-causing drug, researchers argue. No drug anywhere is more infamous than thalidomide. Originally a tranquilizer frequently given to wome

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    4. Some DHEA Pills Don't Live Up to Label

      Dec. 11, 2002 -- Several brands of an over-the-counter supplement don't live up to their labels. Bottles of at least three brands of DHEA contain less of the potent synthetic hormone than they say they do, an independent laboratory says. Researchers at ConsumerLab.com looked at 17 commonly available

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    5. Genetic Link to Lupus Identified

      Oct. 28, 2002 -- People with a certain genetic flaw may be more likely than others to develop lupus. Although researchers have suspected a genetic link to lupus existed, a new study has pinpointed one gene. Researchers studied more than 2,500 people with lupus and found that people with the disease

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    6. Compound Holds Promise for Lupus

      Oct. 16, 2002 -- A chemical related to anti-anxiety medications like Valium and Xanax has shown promise in treating lupus. The discovery could lead to safer and more effective new drugs for managing lupus and other autoimmune disorders. Lupus is a disease in which the mechanisms that normally preven

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    7. Cancer Drug Shows Promise in Lupus

      Oct. 4, 2002 -- Early research suggests that a commonly used cancer drug could also be effective in the treatment of lupus. The drug, Rituxan, targets specific white blood cells that prompt the immune system to attack healthy tissue. As many as 1.4 million Americans are believed to have some form of

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    8. Cancer Drug Shows Promise in Lupus

      Oct. 4, 2002 -- Early research suggests that a commonly used cancer drug could also be effective in the treatment of lupus. The drug, Rituxan, targets specific white blood cells that prompt the immune system to attack healthy tissue. As many as 1.4 million Americans are believed to have some form of

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    9. Environmental Reason for Lupus?

      Aug. 5, 2002 -- Environmental factors have long been thought to help trigger lupus in people who are genetically predisposed to get the disease. Now researchers have identified just such an environmental trigger in mice, and it may help them understand the causes of lupus in humans. The findings pro

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    10. Hormone May Help Women With Lupus

      July 25, 2002 -- For people living with lupus, the treatment can often be as bad as the disease. Over time, the steroids used to manage the immune disorder can cause serious complications, including thinning bones and bone fractures, heart problems, muscle weakness, and cataracts. But new research s

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