Polls

Butterfly Rash (Malar): Telltale Lupus Symptom?

Research

Spotlight On: Judith James, M.D., Ph.D.

As both a board-certified rheumatologist and internationally-acclaimed researcher, Dr. Judith James has been...

Day-to-Day Living

Smoking, e-Cigarettes, Nicotine, & Lupus

Many of the dangers of smoking cigarettes, including cancers, COPD, and emphysema, are well...

Research

Lupus Research: Strategies & Methods

Lupus research is critical for developing new treatments, diagnostics, and wellness strategies. There are often more questions than answers when it comes to lupus research. It can be quite frustrating to see contradictory information about treatments or lifestyle changes. After reading enough articles on the internet about lupus research, you may...

Research

Dementia, Cognitive Impairment, & Lupus

Difficulties with memory and recall are common challenges with lupus. And, new research suggests SLE can increase the risk of dementia. Many Lupus Warriors experience feelings of confusion and forgetfulness as a result of lupus. In fact, surveys have shown that up to 60% of people with lupus will experience this...

Living with Lupus

Benlysta as an Add-On Treatment: German Cohort

New research examines belimumab, better known by the brand name, Benlysta, as an add-on therapy for people with lupus. Researchers in Germany conducted an observational study of Benlysta use in the real world as an add-on treatment for lupus (SLE). After using Benlysta for 6 months, 78% of people experienced at least...

Research

Clinical Trials and Lupus Research

Clinical trials are crucial to ensure that treatments are safe and effective. These research studies test the safety of new medical approaches, including the development of new medications and devices (and even combination products such as stents that release medication!). Clinical trials follow a protocol which is an action plan for...

Living with Lupus

New Lupus Drugs In Development

What is Pharma doing about Lupus? Treating lupus is complicated and usually unique to the individual. From prednisone and Plaquenil to cancer drugs like Methotrexate, finding a drug that manages lupus symptoms can sometimes seem more like trial and error than a science. One of the biggest challenges for lupus warriors and...

Day-to-Day Living

Marijuana (Cannabis) or CBD Oil for Lupus

Marijuana as a lupus treatment may sound psychedelic -- but research efforts are ramping up! While possession and use of marijuana is still prohibited by federal law which supersedes state law, 44 states have medical marijuana laws that allow for the use of the drug. 2 states explicitly permit the use of...