Immunology

Researchers use blood serum markers to develop lupus risk index

Researchers at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, USA have developed an index that identifies the risk for lupus based on the presence and amount of Immunoglobin G (IgG) and Immunoglobin M (IgM) antibodies and ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Obesity may worsen symptoms for patients with lupus

In a recent Arthritis Care & Research study of 148 women with lupus, obesity was linked with worse disease activity, depressive symptoms, and symptoms of pain and fatigue. The association was consistent across different definitions ...

Immunology

Explainer: what is lupus and how is stress implicated?

Thanks to Selena Gomez and Dr. House, most of us have heard of lupus. But most of us don't know what it is, and until recently, none of us were sure whether stress could be a risk factor.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Environmental factors may trigger lupus onset and progression

While genetics play a role in the development of Lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease that can attack any organ system in the human body, so do environmental triggers, such as particulates in air pollution and ultraviolet ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid intake may affect lupus outcomes

Higher intake of omega-3 fatty acids was associated with better sleep quality and a decrease in depressive symptoms in lupus patients, among other patient-reported outcomes, according to new research findings presented this ...

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