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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Deaths From Lupus on the Rise

    May 2, 2002 -- More people than ever are dying from lupus, and some are at particularly high risk. CDC researchers analyzing data from 1979-1998 found a steady rise in the number of young people -- especially women and blacks -- who died from the disease. Their findings are published in the May 3 is

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  6. Living With Lupus

    March 6, 2002 -- After the doctors, tests, and medications, it comes down to this: There's still no cure for lupus, and we still don't understand what causes it. Despite the availability of steroids and other drugs that can help with flare-ups, people with lupus still face frequent -- some would say

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  7. Finding May Explain Why Lupus Affects the Brain

    Nov. 1, 2001 -- Lupus is a mysterious disease with a wide range of medical problems, but researchers are slowly getting closer to understanding what causes some of the problems that damage the brain in lupus patients. Doctors know that there are puzzling antibodies floating around in the blood of pe

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  8. Cure for Lupus May Be in Sight

    Aug. 25, 2000 -- Lupus patients near death have lost all signs of the disease after receiving an experimental stem cell transplant -- and normally cautious researchers are talking about a cure. The same type of stem cell transplant used to treat lupus also may help patients with multiple sclerosis,

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  9. Could Drug Containing DHEA Be an Answer for Lupus?

    June 23, 2000 -- As anyone who lives with lupus can tell you, it's sometimes hard to tell which is worse, the disease or the treatment. So any new therapy that might allow them to take less of their usual medications is likely to generate plenty of interest. One new medication may hold promise. It c

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  10. One Step Closer to Unlocking Lupus Mystery

    May 30, 2000 -- From the time she was 2 years old, Kathleen Arntsen suffered from a variety of health problems. "I was always thirsty," she says, "and even as a small child, I always had cold hands and feet." Arntsen also says that she was especially prone to infections, and "caught every childhood

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