Lupus News Roundup – September 2014

It’s that time again. Every month (or whenever), I post the latest and greatest lupus and health-related news items from around the web. If you have an event or news item of interest to the lupus community, let me know and you might see it posted here on the blog.

Woman fired after telling boss she needs chemoMedicalDaily (though this isn’t lupus-specific, it’s an issue that affects all chronic illness patients)

Scientists use lupus antibodies to kill cancer cellsMedicalXpress

Aggressive lupus cells converted to anti-lupus protectorsNew-Medical

Low vitamin D levels can hurt cardiovascular treatment in teensMedPageToday

Mathematical model may reduce need for kidney biopsysR&D Magazine

Plant-based compound shows promise in mice with lupusMedical News Today


And I’m especially happy to spread the word about a new site called Iodine. It’s a database of medications that explains pretty much everything you need to know in plain, simple language. It also gives you an idea of the medication’s real-world effect with statistics from actual users. But don’t take my word for it – check it out here for yourself.


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