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New rheumatoid arthritis drug shows promise
Date: 2009-07-21 22:56:50
Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory form of arthritis which causes joint pain and damage. It is believed to affect approximately 1.3 million people in the U.S., with about 75 percent of those being women. The disease primarily strikes those in between 40 and 60 years of age, although it can strike younger and older alike.... Full Story

Potential new lupus drug on the horizon
Date: 2009-07-21 22:53:45
Promising new studies have inspired hope for the release of the first new lupus drug in 50 years, just as the disease is back in the news due to the death of Michael Jackson, who had a form of lupus confined to the skin.... Full Story

Doctor: Michael Jackson had Lupus
Date: 2009-07-13 21:17:19
In an interview with Larry King last Wednesday, Dr Arnold Klein, Michael Jackson's dermatologist, confirmed that the pop mega-star had Lupus, an autoimmune disorder which can cause skin lesions, heart attacks, strokes, seizures and organ failure. Vitiligo, a disease that causes pale splotching of the skin, has been linked to autoimmune disorders as well. Jackson admitted to having vitiligo in the 90s.... Full Story

Celiac disease rates rise; undiagnosed at highest risk
Date: 2009-07-01 22:59:33
Celiac disease is over four times more common today than it was 50 years ago, according to a study by researchers from the Mayo Clinic appearing this month in the journal Gastroenterology.... Full Story

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