Lupus Treatment May Soon Take Leap Forward

FRIDAY, Dec. 24 (HealthDay News) -- For years now, doctors have made slow, incremental progress in the treatment of lupus, a chronic autoimmune condition that can wrack the body and seriously affect a person's health.

For California Woman, Lupus Is Life

FRIDAY, Dec. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Wendy Rodgers began having terrible joint pain during the winter of 1999.

Health Tip: When to Call the Pediatrician About Jaundice

(HealthDay News) -- Jaundice, a yellowing of the skin, is a common condition among newborns that's caused by a buildup of a chemical called bilirubin in the blood.

Health Tip: Treating Canker Sores

(HealthDay News) -- Canker sores are small ulcers that form inside and around the mouth, often due to an injury to sensitive tissue.

Surviving the Holiday Buffet

FRIDAY, Dec. 24 (HealthDay News) -- It's one of the ironies of the holiday season that a rich meal -- maybe one of your favorites of the whole year -- can leave you feeling mighty poor.

Could Santa's Lack of Sleep on Christmas Eve Harm His Health?

FRIDAY, Dec. 24 (HealthDay News) -- The lack of sleep experienced by Santa, his elves and reindeer around Christmas may put their health at risk, British sleep experts suggest.