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‘Ground Zero’ Workers at Risk of Autoimmune Diseases: Study

March 19, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Recovery workers who toiled at the World Trade Center disaster site may face a heightened risk of rheumatoid arthritis and similar autoimmune diseases, a new study suggests.
The findings, reported online March 16 in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology, add to the list of potential health […]

Lupus Death Rates Vary by Race, Ethnicity, Study Finds

January 15, 2015

THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Asian and Hispanic lupus patients in the United States have lower death rates than whites, blacks or Native Americans with the disease, a new study reveals.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes joint and organ damage. Autoimmune disorders mean the body’s immune system attacks healthy body tissue by […]

Drug Combo Helps Lupus-Related Kidney Condition

November 10, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A combination of drugs may offer a better way to combat a serious kidney complication that commonly affects people with lupus, a new study from China suggests.
In a trial of more than 300 Chinese patients with the condition, known as lupus nephritis, those who […]

Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report

August 19, 2014

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Lupus and other rheumatic diseases can cause neurological symptoms such as headaches and seizures, which can delay a correct diagnosis for months, a new report says.
Treatments for rheumatic diseases can also cause these types of symptoms, according to neurologists at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill. […]

Lupus Patients Face High Rehospitalization Rates

August 11, 2014

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — One in six hospitalized lupus patients requires readmission to the hospital within a month after discharge, according to a new study.
While patients’ disease severity contributed to readmission rates, other population differences suggest hospitals might be able to reduce rehospitalizations through better discharge plans and […]

10 Percent of U.S. Adults Physically Limited by Arthritis: CDC

November 7, 2013

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) — More than 50 million Americans have arthritis, and almost half of them can’t perform normal daily activities because of the disease, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
Aging and obesity are the chief culprits behind this growing health problem, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]

Lupus More Likely to Affect Young, Black Women, Study Finds

October 29, 2013

TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) — Young, black women are at higher risk for lupus and suffer more life-threatening complications than white women, a new study says.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes symptoms such as fatigue, fever, rashes and joint pain. It can lead to serious organ damage, and occurs more often in women […]

Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study Suggests

October 28, 2013

Women with lupus are twice as likely to have a child with autism compared to mothers without the autoimmune disease, new, preliminary research finds. However, the overall risk is still low and the findings won’t change the management of women with lupus, said one expert.

Headaches Accompanying Lupus Often Not Disease-Related, Study Finds

October 28, 2013

MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) — Headaches are common in people with lupus, but are not linked to disease activity, according to a new study.
Researchers reviewed records for more than 1,700 people with lupus, an autoimmune disease that can damage skin, joints and organs, and looked at the headaches they experienced over a number of […]

Many Lupus Patients Forgo Needed Medication, Study Finds

October 26, 2013

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
SATURDAY Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) — Many poorer patients with the autoimmune disease lupus don’t take their medications as prescribed, a new U.S. study suggests.
Researchers found that lupus patients on Medicaid — the public health insurance program for the poor — were often not sticking with their prescriptions. Over six months, patients […]


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