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    1. Risks for Pregnant Women With Lupus

      Nov. 14, 2006 (Washington) -- Pregnant women who have lupus are at greater risk for serious complications -- including infection and death, according to the largest study ever to look at pregnancy outcomes in lupus patients. However, this sounds far worse than it is, experts tell WebMD. Such complic

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    2. Genetic Markers Spotted for Lupus

      Nov. 10, 2006 -- New research on the genetic roots of lupus may eventually lead to a blood test to help diagnose the disease. Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system mistakes the body's connective tissue for a foreign invader and attacks it. The exact cause of lupus isn't known, bu

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    3. New Target for Lupus Treatment?

      Sept. 14, 2006 -- An exciting new study shows a new target for future lupus treatments. Lupus is an autoimmune disease: The body is attacked by its own immune system. In lupus, that attack may come from a kind of immune cell called a B cell. As the body makes new B cells, a few of them go haywire an

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    4. Stem Cells May Ease Severe Lupus

      Jan. 31, 2006 -- When people with severe lupus have failed other treatment options, their stem cells may help save their lives. The finding, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, doesn't amount to a cure for lupus, a disease of the immune system. However, half of the study's

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    5. Lipstick, Hair Dyes Raise Lupus Risk?

      Nov. 17, 2005 -- Regularly sporting lipstick and dying your hair may increase a woman's risk of developing lupus, according to preliminary new research, but only if the woman already has a higher risk. "It's a little early to tell everybody that lipstick is dangerous," says researcher Jun Wang, PhD,

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    6. Lupus Survival Getting Better

      Nov. 16, 2005 -- There's been no new lupus treatment for 30 years. But a new study shows that lupus patients live longer -- and healthier -- than ever before. Lupus is a very serious disease in which the immune system goes out of control and attacks the body. People with lupus can suffer from damage

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    7. Can Plastics Trigger Lupus?

      July 15, 2005 - A family of chemicals used to make toys, polyesters, and cosmetics triggers lupus in mice bred to develop the autoimmune disease, research shows. The chemicals, called phthalates, don't cause lupus in normal mice. And it's not at all clear that the mouse findings are relevant to huma

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    8. Organ Transplant Drug Controls Lupus Symptoms

      Oct. 18, 2004 -- The drug CellCept works in controlling lupus symptoms, yet with few short-term side effects, research shows. CellCept is approved for preventing organ transplant rejection and is known to work for patients who have kidney damage from lupus. However, a new study shows it holds great

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    9. Lupus Patients Risk Early Heart Disease

      Dec. 17, 2003 -- People with lupus are more likely to have clogged arteries that can lead to heart attack and stroke at a younger age, likely due to the inflammation from lupus. Two new studies point to the need for doctors treating lupus patients to give more time and attention -- and treatment --

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    10. Can Broccoli Prevent Lupus?

      Nov. 6, 2003 -- Need yet another good reason to eat your vegetables? The cruciferous kind -- including broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower -- are believed to protect against a host of human cancers. Now, early animal studies suggest they may also prevent -- and even treat -- the autoimmune disease lu

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