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Health News - Lupus

What can cause joint pains in children?
Growing pains are a common cause of joint pains in kids. They are mostly harmless and people can treat them at home. As the child gets older, their growing pains mostly disappear. However, joint pains can sometimes be a sign of a more serious condition, such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis or lupus. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What causes patches of discolored skin?
Patches of discolored skin have many possible causes, including birthmarks, pigmentation disorders, rashes, infections, and skin cancer. While not all causes are serious, some may require prompt diagnosis and treatment. Anyone who notices a new patch of discolored skin should see a doctor. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is a malar rash?
A malar rash is also known as a butterfly rash and appears on the face. It is usually red or purple and may be blotchy or solid. It can occur alongside many conditions, including lupus and rosacea. Treatment depends on the cause. There are lifestyle tips and tricks that can help. Learn more about the best ones here. (Medical News Today)

Could targeting gut bacteria prevent autoimmunity?
A gut bacterium called Enterococcus gallinarum can drive autoimmune diseases such as lupus, new research finds. Could targeting it offer a new treatment? (Medical News Today)

What is optic neuritis?
Learn all about optic neuritis, a condition where the optic nerve is inflamed. This article looks at the symptoms, treatments, and causes. (Medical News Today)

All you need to know about myositis
A look at the condition myositis, an illness where inflammation occurs within organ tissue. Learn more about how it is diagnosed and the causes here. (Medical News Today)

How to cope with lupus
Living with the constant fatigue and pain of lupus can take its toll on both your mind and body, but steps can be taken to improve your quality of life. (Medical News Today)

The 10 best lupus blogs
Lupus blogs are written by experts and those with the disease to help support others with a similar diagnosis. We have compiled the 10 best lupus blogs. (Medical News Today)

Could lupus raise dementia risk?
Researchers from Israel have discovered that people with systemic lupus erythematosus may be at increased risk of developing dementia. (Medical News Today)

Lupus: Low vitamin D may raise risk of kidney failure
A new study examines the role of vitamin D deficiency in the organ inflammation and damage that occurs in systemic lupus erythematosus. (Medical News Today)

Lupus: Probiotics could help to reduce kidney inflammation
Researchers suggest that women with lupus nephritis - that is, lupus-induced kidney inflammation - may benefit from adding Lactobacillus to their diets. (Medical News Today)

Lupus risk almost three times higher after trauma
Post-traumatic stress disorder or any traumatic experience could increase the risk of lupus by almost threefold, according to new research. (Medical News Today)

Discoid lupus: What you need to know
In this article, learn about discoid lupus. What are the symptoms of discoid lupus, how is it diagnosed, can it be prevented, and how might it be managed? (Medical News Today)

A surprising new link between inflammation and mental illness
Up to 75 percent of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus - an incurable autoimmune disease commonly known as lupus - experience neuropsychiatric symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Studies reveal socioeconomic and racial disparities in lupus
Two new studies have uncovered socioeconomic disparities related to the health of patients with lupus. (Medical News Today)

Common skin diseases and conditions
There are dozens of conditions that affect someone's skin, and it can be hard to tell one from the other. This article tells you about about permanent skin diseases, temporary skin diseases, internal skin diseases, and skin diseases for different age groups, including children. Learn everything you need to know here. (Medical News Today)

Tackling Lupus and its renal complications with novel small molecule drug candidate
Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease, has proved difficult to treat, but a new international study co-led by a Rush University Medical Center researcher suggests that a drug starting through the... (Medical News Today)

Stressed out interferons reveal potential key to alternative lupus treatment
Only one new drug has become available over the past 50 years for the estimated 1. (Medical News Today)

Investigating kidney biomarkers to track lupus
Researchers at the University of Michigan teamed up to investigate if kidney biomarkers would allow them to track lupus progression and signs of complications. (Medical News Today)

What Is my life expectancy if I have lupus?
How long can people with lupus expect to live? Learn how lupus can affect different parts of the body and what steps people may take to live with lupus. (Medical News Today)

Psoriasis and rosacea: What is the difference?
Psoriasis and rosacea are inflammatory skin conditions that can both cause redness, a burning sensation, and other skin changes. Psoriasis can lead to silvery patches on the skin, but with rosacea there may be visible blood vessels or pustules. Medication and lifestyle changes can help reduce the risk of flares. (Medical News Today)

Advancing our understanding of how the disease lupus is prevented in healthy individuals
A group of researchers at Tokyo Medical and Dental University(TMDU) have identified a molecule that stops the immune system from mistakenly reacting to a component of the body's own cells, which... (Medical News Today)

What to expect during an ANA test
Autoimmune disorders occur when the body incorrectly identifies healthy tissue as diseased and takes action to attack it. Certain tests, such as the ANA test, can help identify them. What is it and how is it connected to autoimmune disorders and lupus? Learn about what happens after a positive ANA test. (Medical News Today)

Omega-3 could help prevent environmentally induced lupus
In mice susceptible to lupus, the omega-3 fatty acid DHA was found to prevent the lung-damaging effects that may arise with exposure to crystalline silica. (Medical News Today)

Communication and coordination of care are important for ensuring lupus patients' health
Results from a recent study suggest that improved communication and coordination of care between patients, physicians, and health insurers can provide important health benefits for patients with... (Medical News Today)

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