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June 27, 2006

Coffee May Lower Diabetes Risk

Researchers said Monday that women who drank six or more cups of decaffeinated coffee a day were 33 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a disease that affects more than 18 million Americans. (

May 27, 2006

Statins May Help Scleroderma

Patients got some relief from the disfiguring disease scleroderma after taking a statin, a drug widely used to lower blood cholesterol, Japanese researchers report. (

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May 16, 2006

Two Arthritis Drugs Linked to Cancer

Rheumatoid arthritis patients taking Humira or Remicade face triple the risk of developing several kinds of cancer and double the risk of getting serious infections, a study led by the Mayo Clinic found. (MSNBC)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Medication

March 28, 2006

Mononucleosis and Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

Infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), resulting in infectious mononucleosis, which primarily effects adolescents and young adults, more than doubles the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life, results of a large review of studies suggest. (Reuters)

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February 02, 2006

One's Own Stem Cells As Lupus Treatment

For all of her 20s, when Edjuana Ross should have been relishing the thrill of early adulthood, she was instead in and out of hospitals, battling a disease that attacked her skin, brain and heart.

Now, at 33, she has her life back, thanks to a stem-cell transplant from her own bone marrow, a drastic, experimental treatment that could be promising for patients with severe lupus. (Washington Post)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Lupus

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