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mSakhi in Pictures

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:41:59 +0100

February 16, 2018The mobile app is transforming maternal and child health care in a Himalayan state.One of the smaller states in India, Uttarakhand lies in the Himalayan foothills with international borders touching Nepal and China. It ’s a land of mighty rivers, forests, hills, and mountains. Rich in natural resources, it boasts a variety of flora and fauna, including medicinal plants, tigers, and elephants. The terrain, striking and beautiful, also makes it hard for people, particularly those in the middle Himalayan ranges, to access health care, including high-quality maternal and child health services.Many villages like this one are located on mountain tops. Despite the odds —and thanks to India's frontline health workers —registered pregnancies in Uttarakhand have touched93.8 % ...

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Kids With Sickle Cell Are Missing Out On Meds

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:15:10 +0100

Bacterial infections are a major health threat for children with sickle cell anemia, but taking daily antibiotics can reduce that risk by 84 percent, according to the study. (Source: WebMD Health)

Kids Who Need Sickle Cell Antibiotics Don't Always Get Them

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:02:54 +0100

FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 -- Less than a fifth of U.S. children with sickle cell anemia are getting the antibiotics that could save their lives, a new study finds. " Longstanding recommendations say children with sickle cell anemia should take... (Source: - Daily MedNews)

Two year old boy needs life-saving donors after rare blood disorder diagnosis

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 04:00:00 +0100

CANCER symptoms affects almost 360,000 new people in the UK every year. This International Childhood Cancer Day, blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan are raising awareness of rare disorders, as two-year old Jacob needs a stem cell donor for his aplastic anaemia condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

Most children with sickle cell anemia not receiving key medication to stay healthy

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) One of the greatest health threats to children with sickle cell anemia is getting a dangerous bacterial infection -- but most are not receiving a key medication to reduce the risk, a new study suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Shield Therapeutics shows nothing is iron clad in biopharma

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 11:42:56 +0100

Aim-quoted business has flunked trials of its flagship anaemia treatment (Source: - Drugs and Healthcare)

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Health Tip: Symptoms of Iron-Deficiency Anemia

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 07:00:09 +0100

-- You need iron to make hemoglobin, the part of each red blood cell that carries oxygen throughout the body. More women than men are iron-deficient, which is common during pregnancy. You have iron-deficiency anemia when your body does not make... (Source: - Daily MedNews)

FDA Expands Indication for Anemia Drug Feraheme FDA Expands Indication for Anemia Drug Feraheme

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:49:27 +0100

Ferumoxytol injection is now indicated for all eligible adults with iron deficiency anemia who have failed to respond to oral iron.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

AMAG Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of Feraheme (ferumoxytol injection) for All Eligible Adult Patients with Iron Deficiency Anemia

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 02:02:13 +0100

WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its application to broaden the existing label for Feraheme (ferumoxytol injection) beyond the... (Source: - New Drug Approvals)

What is the Difference Between an Association and a Syndrome?

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:06:48 +0100

Discussion VATER association was first described in the 1970s with additional congenital malformations being added to the association so it is most often called VACTERL association. It is a highly heterogeneous, overlapping condition estimated to occur in ~1/10,000-40,000 births. The cause is unknown. In animal models, some signaling pathway gene mutations have phenotypes of VACTERL association. Experts suggest that patients having at least 2 components should be further evaluated (at least 3 for diagnosis) for VACTERL and other diseases in its differential diagnosis. There are more than 30 syndromes, mutations and diseases that have components of the malformations in VACTERL association. Alagille syndrome , CHARGE Syndrome, Blackfan-Diamond anemia, Holt-Oram syndrome, and Caudal regressi...

Vitamin B12 deficiency anaemia: Ten symptoms to watch for to avoid permanent damage

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 13:18:00 +0100

VITAMIN B12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body ’s nervous system and blood cells healthy, but a deficiency can result in the development of anaemia. These are the benefits of the vitamin, what foods you should be eating, and the symptoms you should look our for if you have vitamin B12 deficiency anaemia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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Medical News Today: Anemia treatments may arise from red blood cell discovery

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:00:00 +0100

A discovery about the hormone EPO explains why the body does not make enough red blood cells in iron-restricted anemias and could lead to new treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Pernicious Anemia (Vitamin B-12 Deficiency)

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 07:00:00 +0100


In-Hospital IBD Patients Face High Anemia Burden (CME/CE)

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:30:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Early diagnosis, management of iron deficiency anemia key (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)

Anemia discovery offers new targets to treat fatigue in millions

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(University of Virginia Health System) UVA has discovered an unknown biological process that controls the production of vital cells that carry oxygen throughout the body. The discovery could help doctors develop new treatments for anemias that affect millions of people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

India ‘at a turning point’ to tackle pervasive child malnutrition

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 04:01:37 +0100

A national campaign has set aggressive targets for the reduction of stunting and anaemia (Source: - Drugs and Healthcare)

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Fanconi anemia: Insight from a green plant

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(American Society of Plant Biologists) Fanconi anemia is a human genetic disorder with severe effects, including an increased risk of cancer and infertility. Research in plants helps us understand the disease in humans, showing how a key protein functions in the exchange of genetic material. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

Anaemia worsens early functional outcome after traumatic brain injury: a preliminary study - Litofsky NS, Miller DC, Chen Z, Simonyi A, Klakotskaia D, Giritharan A, Feng Q, McConnell D, Cui J, Gu Z.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:45:22 +0100

OBJECTIVE: To determine early effects on outcome from traumatic brain injury (TBI) induced by controlled cortical impact (CCI) associated with anaemia in mice. HYPOTHESIS: Outcome from TBI with concomitant anaemia would be worse than TBI without anaemia. ... (Source: SafetyLit)

For Anemia in RA, Target IL-6 (CME/CE)

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:30:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Increases seen at 2 years in both hemoglobin and hematocrit (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)

Pregnancy Complications in Survivors of Childhood Cancer Pregnancy Complications in Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:53:33 +0100

Women who have survived childhood cancer are at risk for pregnancy complications such as hypertension, anemia, and diabetes mellitus.Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Gene editing – and what it really means to rewrite the code of life

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:00:48 +0100

We now have a precise way to correct, replace or even delete faulty DNA.Ian Sample explains the science, the risks and what the future may holdSo what is gene editing?Scientists liken it to the find and replace feature used to correct misspellings in documents written on a computer. Instead of fixing words, gene editing rewrites DNA, the biological code that makes up the instruction manuals of living organisms. With gene editing, researchers can disable target genes,correct harmful mutations, and change the activity of specific genes in plants and animals, including humans.What ’s the point?Much of the excitement around gene editing is fuelled by its potential to treat or prevent human diseases. There are thousands of genetic disorders that can be passed on from one generation to the nex...

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Ultra-marathon runner who ran 50 to 100 miles every day developed anemia because the force of his foot hitting the pavement destroyed his blood cells

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 22:55:28 +0100

(Natural News) Too much of anything can be bad for you, exercise included. That’s a lesson that 41-year old Christopher Pokrana learned after he developed mild anemia — mild anemia brought about by his love of long-distance running. The fervent ultra-marathon runner discovered his condition after a health screening, reported the Prior to the... (Source:

Novartis drug Promacta(R) receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy designation for first-line use in severe aplastic anemia (SAA)

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:37:44 +0100

Data supporting designation showed over half of treatment-naïve SAA patients achieved complete response with Promacta when given with standard immunosuppressive therapy, with overall response rate of 85%[1] Promacta is the only TPO receptor agonist... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Novartis, Promacta, eltrombopag, aplastic anemia, TPO receptor agonist (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)

Novartis' Promacta receives FDA breakthrough designation for new indication

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 06:53:04 +0100

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis drug Promacta has received breakthrough therapy designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for first-line treatment of severe aplastic anemia (SAA). (Source: Reuters: Health)

Your NEJM Group Today: Headache, Anemia, and Thrombocytopenia / Top Gastroenterology Stories / California Faculty Positions

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 05:44:35 +0100

Here's what we've chosen for you today from NEJM Group: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case Record: A 32-year-old woman was admitted to the... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)

The association between anemia and falls in community-living women and men aged 65 years and older from the fifth Troms ø Study 2001-02: a replication study - Hopstock LA, Utne EB, Horsch A, Skjelbakken T.

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 11:38:32 +0100

BACKGROUND: Falls are common among elderly people, and the risk increase with age. Falls are associated with both health and social consequences for the patient, and major societal costs. Identification of risk factors should be investigated to prevent fal... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Ultra-marathon runner aged 41 develops anaemia

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:54:05 +0100

Christopher Pokrana, who sought help from doctors at the University of Virginia, was told the barrage of abuse on his feet led to haemolysis - the destruction of red blood cells. (stock) (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Simple Strategies Can Reduce Blood Transfusions for Anemia Simple Strategies Can Reduce Blood Transfusions for Anemia

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:59:32 +0100

The Choosing Wisely campaign calls for judicious use of red blood cell transfusions for iron deficiency anemia; simple strategies reduced the number of inappropriate transfusions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Rohingyas: Lurching from Crisis to Crisis

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:00:33 +0100

Newly arrived Rohingya people wait at an army camp in Sabrang in Teknaf on Nov. 29, 2017 before being shifted to a camp in Cox's Bazar. Credit: Farid Ahmed/IPSBy Farid AhmedCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 16 2017 (IPS)Ferdous Begum was cleaning her child after he had defecated in the open, using leaves she collected from a nearby tree at Bangladesh’s Teknaf Nature Park. The settlement is packed with Rohingya refugees who fled military persecution in Myanmar since August.“Access to water is terrible here,” Begum said. “We’ve only a couple of hand-dug shallow wells and we don’t get enough water from the wells for so many people living in the camp.”“Initially we received patients with bullet, burn and stab injuries. Now we’re getting more patients with waterborne and cold-relat...

Nigeria:Lagos, Sickle Cell Foundation Partner On Bone Marrow Transplantation Programme

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:06:17 +0100

[Guardian] As part of efforts to improve the lives of sickle cell anaemia patients in Nigeria, the Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria (SCFN) have received the support of the Lagos State Government towards establishment of Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) project. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

Child physical abuse, non-anemic iron deficiency and behavior problems - Cui N, Ji X, Liu J.

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:23:29 +0100

PURPOSE: Child abuse is regarded as a life-course social determinant of health problems. However, little is known about the nutritional status of physically abused children and their cumulative effect on child behavior. The present study aimed to examine t... (Source: SafetyLit)

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How Does Pediatric Sj ö gren Syndrome Present?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:37:32 +0100

Discussion Sjögren Syndrome (SS) is named for Swedish ophthalmologist Henrik Sjögren who published a case series in 1933 describing patients with dry eyes and arthritis. SS is a “chronic autoimmune inflammatory exocrinopathy” that is characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the lacrimal and salivary glands and has various degrees of systematic involvement. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia are the main clinical symptoms. Sicca is a Latin word meaning dry. Dryness of the eyes and mouth without evidence of autoimmune disease is called Sicca syndrome or Sicca complex. SS can be primary or secondary. Primary includes keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia which is the same as Sicca syndrome. Secondary includes keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia and ...

Papers of note in Science Translational Medicine 9 (418)

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100

This week’s articles describe a way to treat or prevent pulmonary distress and a way to boost treatments against anemia. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)

Prepared for the unexpected: How Henri beat C. diff

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:58:06 +0100

Henri and his sister, Lucienne From the time he was born, Henri has been very reactive — to everything. As a baby, he was allergic to milk and soy, which led to weeping eczema all over his body. His allergies meant frequent ear infections and sinus infections. As a toddler, he was anemic and underweight. He had two urinary tract infections (UTIs) with fevers. At age 3, he had a circumcision because of the repeated UTIs. At age 4, a sinus infection spread to his eye orbit. Every sunscreen on the market gave him (and still gives him) a rash. At age 5, a bug bite on his ear led to a cartilage infection that required antibiotics. Suffice it to say, I am always prepared for the unexpected with Henri. At age 6, during the summer of 2016, Henri had some swelling above his right eye. I couldn...

Are you anemic? It may be bedbugs

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:54:56 +0100

(Natural News) Let’s get this out of the way: Bedbugs are disgusting. But while they don’t transmit diseases, these parasitic insects can cause severe anemia. Aside from causing annoying and itchy bites on your skin, people who have a bedbug infestation might suffer from emotional distress and sleep deprivation. Within the last couple of years,... (Source:

Increasing hydroxyurea dose helps to keep young sickle cell patients out of the hospital

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +0100

(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers report that maximizing the dose of hydroxyurea increased levels of fetal hemoglobin and reduced the odds of hospitalizations for young sickle cell anemia patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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FDA Expands Auryxia Indication to CKD Patients Not on Dialysis FDA Expands Auryxia Indication to CKD Patients Not on Dialysis

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 18:11:59 +0100

With the expanded indication, Auryxia is now the first and only oral treatment available to treat iron deficiency anemia in patients with non-dialysis-dependent CKD, the company said.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

FDA Approves Auryxia (ferric Citrate) Tablets as a Treatment for People with Iron Deficiency Anemia and Chronic Kidney Disease, Not on Dialysis

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 05:11:37 +0100

BOSTON, Nov. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:KERX), a company focused on bringing innovative medicines to people with kidney disease, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved... (Source: - New Drug Approvals)

Ribosomopathies: Theres strength in numbers

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Ribosomopathies are a group of human disorders most commonly caused by ribosomal protein haploinsufficiency or defects in ribosome biogenesis. These conditions manifest themselves as physiological defects in specific cell and tissue types. We review current molecular models to explain ribosomopathies and attempt to reconcile the tissue specificity of these disorders with the ubiquitous requirement for ribosomes in all cells. Ribosomopathies as a group are diverse in their origins and clinical manifestations; we use the well-described Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) as a specific example to highlight some common features. We discuss ribosome homeostasis as an overarching principle that governs the sensitivity of specific cells and tissue types to ribosomal protein mutations. Mathematical mode...

Endogenous retinoid X receptor ligands in mouse hematopoietic cells

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The retinoid X receptor α (RXRA) has been implicated in diverse hematological processes. To identify natural ligands of RXRA that are present in hematopoietic cells, we adapted an upstream activation sequence–green fluorescent protein (UAS-GFP) reporter mouse to detect natural RXRA ligands in vivo. We observed reporter activity in diverse types of hematopoietic cells in vivo. Reporter activity increased during granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF)–induced granulopoiesis and after phenylhydrazine (PHZ)–induced anemia, suggesting the presence of dynamically regulated natural RXRA ligands in hematopoietic cells. Mouse plasma activated Gal4-UAS reporter cells in vitro, and plasma from mice treated with G-CSF or PHZ recapitulated the patterns of reporter activati...

Adolescent Health Congress Skirts Issue of Abuse, Trafficking

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 11:34:43 +0100

Attendees at the 11th Congress on Adolescent Health in New Delhi, Oct. 27-29, 2017. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulNEW DELHI, Oct 30 2017 (IPS)Twenty-year-old Gogontlejang Phaladi of Mahalapye, Botswana is grateful she was never sent to a so-called “hyena” like scores of girls in neighboring Malawi were.In a ritual approved by the community, a solo man (the hyena) would have sex with the adolescent girls of an entire village to “sexually cleanse” them so they would be considered fit for marriage."It makes sense to bring village and religious leaders in this conversation on violent crimes. After all, most of them are validated by the society and traditions.” --Gigi Phaladi “I am so glad that in Botswana we do not have hyenas, but we face other forms of sexual violence such...

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Medical News Today: What is anisocytosis?

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0100

Learn all about anisocytosis, a condition that often occurs alongside anemia. We take a look at its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Africa:New Test Promises Quick Anaemia Detection in the Field

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:34:06 +0100

[SciDev.Net] New York -A new way to detect anaemia by measuring haemoglobin levels using small amounts of whole blood is believed to be a vast improvement over existing tests, which rely on haemolysis (rupturing) of blood samples in lab facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

Can Gout Cause Aplastic Anemia?

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Can Gout Cause Aplastic Anemia?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 10/24/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/24/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)

New test promises quick anaemia detection in the field

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:53:36 +0100

Anaemia status test that can be done quickly and without laboratory support is due to be reviewed by the WHO. (Source: SciDev.Net)

Study: Sickle cell anemia treatment does not increase malaria risk in Africa

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(American Society of Hematology) The drug hydroxyurea does not appear to increase the risk of malaria infection in patients with sickle cell anemia who live in malaria-endemic regions, according to a study published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

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Even small amounts of oil made birds near Deepwater Horizon sick, researchers say

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(Virginia Tech) Blood samples taken by first responders showed that individuals exposed to small amounts of oil from the spill suffered from hemolytic anemia--a condition that occurs when toxins enter the blood stream and damage red blood cells that carry oxygen to tissues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Medical News Today: Low MCHC in blood tests: Symptoms and causes

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0100

Determining the cause of a low MCHC can help a doctor evaluate the cause and severity of anemia. Learn more about MCHC tests in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Anemia detection could be aided by portable blood analyzer

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 20:53:46 +0100

Researchers from the University of Washington hope to improve anemia detection with a new portable device that can detect hemoglobin levels. (Source: Health News -

Bariatric Follow-up May Curb Anemia After Gastric Bypass Bariatric Follow-up May Curb Anemia After Gastric Bypass

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:55:02 +0100

Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

New portable blood analyzer could improve anemia detection worldwide

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(American Institute of Physics) To reduce the burden of anemia, health officials need a better picture of the disease's global impact, an understanding made viable by a portable and affordable way to analyze blood. Researchers at the University of Washington developed a device smaller than a toaster that can detect the level of hemoglobin in whole blood samples using optical absorbance. The work is published this week in AIP Advances. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Ferumoxytol cost effective for anaemia in patients with CKD

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100

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Luspatercept Eyes Treatment of Anemia in Low-Risk MDS Luspatercept Eyes Treatment of Anemia in Low-Risk MDS

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:43:28 +0100

Luspatercept, an investigational agent, shows promise in treating anemia in low-risk myelodysplastic syndromes based on a phase 2 study. Larger studies are underway.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Medical News Today: New cancer-causing syndrome uncovered

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100

Researchers reveal that mutations in the FANCM gene do not cause Fanconi anemia, as previous studies suggest. They actually cause early-onset cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

‘Going Down In a Blaze of Glory.’ The Brief, Crusading Life of the Cambodia Daily

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:35:06 +0100

Phann Ana represents the best of everything the Cambodia Daily stood for. In 17 years at the newspaper — which Cambodia’s strongman prime minister cruelly snuffed out in early September — Ana championed poor villagers persecuted by the country’s acquisitive oligarchy, investigated political murders, and exposed illegal logging and grand corruption, again and again and again. He worked his keyboard with a malicious grin and his sources with an unmistakable soprano chortle. He seemed able to retrieve internal documents from government ministries as easily as if they came from his own desk drawer. “I love embezzlement stories,” he said in a recent phone call from Phnom Penh. “I love them.” Ana once published the contents of a recorded telephone...

Post-Op Gastric Bypass Care Vital for Preventing Anemia

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:35:03 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- 10 years after surgery, most who didn't seek post-op care developed anemia (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)

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Medical News Today: Anemia rash: Symptoms, images, and treatment

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0100

Anemia rash is a term that refers to red pinpricks that appear on the skin and are caused by a low platelet count. We look at symptoms and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Discovery of a new genetic syndrome which predisposes the body to cancer

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) A new syndrome caused by biallelic mutations -- those produced in both gene copies inherited from the mother and father -- in the FANCM gene predisposes the body to the appearance of tumors and causes rejection to chemotherapy treatments. Contrary to what scientists believed, the gene does not cause Fanconi anaemia. Researchers recommend modifying the clinical monitoring of patients with these mutations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

Consumer Health: Sickle cell anemia

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100

What is sickle cell anemia?? September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, which makes it a good time learn more about the facts and signs of sickle cell anemia. For most people, there's no cure, but treatments can relieve pain and help prevent problems associated with the disease. What do you know about sickle cell [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)

High Rate of Anemia Seen After Weight - Loss Surgery

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:00:00 +0100

Anemia much more common among patients who did not have close follow - up with weight - loss surgeon (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

Weight-loss surgery more than doubles your risk of anemia

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:27:23 +0100

At the start of the study by Stanford University, 22 percent of the patients had red blood cell deficiency before operating. At their 10-year follow-up, that rate more than doubled to 57 percent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Weight-Loss Surgery May Leave Some Anemic

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0100

It's a common problem, but one easily solved with long-term follow-up Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Anemia, Weight Loss Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)

Immunosuppressant Response Predicts Aplastic Anemia Survival

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Overall survival superior in therapy responders; shorter relapse - free survival with partial response (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

How thyroid hormone prods red blood cell production

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100

A study, published inPNAS, has solved the mystery of why patients with underactive thyroid also tend to be anaemic.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)

Mystery solved: How thyroid hormone prods red blood cell production

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research) For more than a century, the link between thyroid hormone and red blood cell production has remained elusive. Now Whitehead Institute researchers have teased about the mechanism that connects the two, which could help scientists identify new therapies for specific types of anemia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Association of ESAs and Cancer Risk Among Dialysis Patients Association of ESAs and Cancer Risk Among Dialysis Patients

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 04:14:35 +0100

Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents are commonly used to treat anemia in ESRD patients, but they may be linked to a higher incidence of cancer.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Hospital HORRORS: Cancer patient poisoned with chemo, then left HALF-NAKED on gurney for 13 hours after blood became infected

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 10:16:15 +0100

(Natural News) Chemotherapy is no joke. This toxic chemical treatment has debilitating side effects, including anemia, bleeding, infections, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, constipation, hair loss, mouth sores and extreme fatigue, to name just a few. Imagine trying to deal with all that and then being left lying “half-naked” on a hospital gurney in the corridor... (Source:

Nigeria: 'Malaria in Pregnancy Causes Miscarriage, Premature Births, Maternal Deaths'

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 09:58:42 +0100

[This Day] Public health experts have said that one of the major causes of premature births, maternal deaths, maternal anaemia, miscarriages and low birth weights in Nigeria is malaria in pregnancy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)

Bacterial infection stresses hematopoietic stem cells

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(Kumamoto University) It is becoming clear that immune cells are not the only cells that react to bacterial infection. Researchers from Japan and Switzerland found that bacterial infection also activates hematopoietic stem cells resident in the bone marrow far from the site of infection. This infection significantly reduces the ability of the stem cells to produce blood by forcing them to proliferate. These findings suggest that bacterial infection may lead to a cause of anemia or leukemia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

Medical News Today: Microcytic anemia: Symptoms, types, and treatment

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0100

What is microcytic anemia and what are the symptoms of microcytic anemia? Learn about the causes, treatment and how to prevent anemia in babies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Gamida Cell launches severe aplastic anemia trial

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:19:36 +0100

Gamida Cell said today that the first patient has been transplanted in a study of its CordIn product for patients with severe aplastic anemia or hypoplastic myelodysplastic syndrome. The product is designed for patients with rare genetic diseases who have no fully-matched donors for a bone marrow transplantation. Gamida Cell said it is also evaluating its CordIn therapy for patients with sickle cell disease. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.   The post Gamida Cell launches severe aplastic anemia trial appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)

Gamida Cell Announces First Patient Transplanted in Phase 1/2 Study of CordIn for Severe Aplastic Anemia and Hypoplastic MDS

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:42:50 +0100

This investigator initiated study is being conducted in collaboration with the U.S. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) JERUSALEM, Aug. 21, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- The first subject has been transplanted in an in... Biopharmaceuticals Gamida Cell, Cordin, aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)

Rural Job Growth Continues Its Anemic Pace Compared to Metro

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:00:00 +0100

New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that job growth in rural areas continues to lag behind the rest of the country. From June 2016 to June 2017, jobs in the largest metropolitan areas increased by about 2%. In rural counties, jobs increased by only about 0.29%, and for counties that are not adjacent to any metropolitan area, jobs decreased slightly. Includes aninteractive map with county-by-county data. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)

Tocilizumab Boosts Hemoglobin, Hematocrit in RA (CME/CE)

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Significant increases for anemic RA patients at 6 and 24 months (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)

IV Iron Shows Promise for Treating Anemia in Pregnancy IV Iron Shows Promise for Treating Anemia in Pregnancy

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 13:43:59 +0100

Intravenous (IV) iron is safe and effective for treating anemia in pregnancy, according to a small study, the first US prospective study of this treatment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)

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UBE2O remodels the proteome during terminal erythroid differentiation

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100

During terminal differentiation, the global protein complement is remodeled, as epitomized by erythrocytes, whose cytosol is ~98% globin. The erythroid proteome undergoes a rapid transition at the reticulocyte stage; however, the mechanisms driving programmed elimination of preexisting cytosolic proteins are unclear. We found that a mutation in the murine Ube2o gene, which encodes a ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme induced during erythropoiesis, results in anemia. Proteomic analysis suggested that UBE2O is a broad-spectrum ubiquitinating enzyme that remodels the erythroid proteome. In particular, ribosome elimination, a hallmark of reticulocyte differentiation, was defective in Ube2o–/– mutants. UBE2O recognized ribosomal proteins and other substrates directly, targeting them to pr...

Genetic engineering: Researchers get better at tweaking the genomes of human embryos

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 17:16:00 +0100

Print section UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Genetic engineering Main image:  20170805_std001.jpg IT IS risky to predict who and what will win a Nobel prize. But some discoveries are so big that their receipt of science’s glitziest gong seems only a matter of time. One such is CRISPR-Cas9, a powerful gene-editing technique that is making the fraught and fiddly business of altering the genetic material of living organisms much easier. Biologists have taken to CRISPR-Cas9 with gusto, first with animal experiments and now with tests on humans. In March researchers in China made history when they reported its first successful application to a disease-causing genet...

Saving Vanessa, part 1: A mystery rash, a stroke and an epic rescue

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:09:35 +0100

Vanessa’s rash first appeared on her arms and legs when she 3 or 4 months old. It was red and bumpy and went away when she was sick with a virus, which happened often. Then it would come back. The dermatology team she saw at Boston Children’s Hospital was puzzled. “I was expecting they were going to think it was nothing, but they took it very seriously,” says Katherine Bell, one of Vanessa’s mothers. “They took a biopsy and very quickly realized they had no idea what it was.” Vanessa’s case was even featured at a regional dermatology conference where doctors take up mystery patients. “A hundred to 150 dermatologists just looked at her,” says Katherine. But no one could pinpoint a diagnosis. Vanessa was then hit with a series of viral infections, and the rash went away f...

Rather sizeable fibroid and my recovery – Anne-Marie ’ s story

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:25:52 +0100

The post Rather sizeable fibroid and my recovery – Anne-Marie’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I underwent an abdominal hysterectomy on 14th June this year having had problems for the last two years due to a rather sizeable fibroid – everything was taken out with the exception of my ovaries. There seems to be very little information available generally with the exception of what is provided through the Hysterectomy Association and the forums and information they provide which have proven invaluable and very reassuring. I was really quite anxious in the days leading up to the operation – I had managed to get very distracted with work up until around 4 days before when things started to quieten down. This was the worst time for feeling anxious and m...

Winners of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE for Medical Laboratory Testing Were Announced in April, Five Years After the Competition Began

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:00:47 +0100

More than 312 teams applied for the completion and the prize-winning hand-held device uses clinical laboratory assays to diagnose up to 34 different medical conditions Star Trek fans among clinical laboratory manager and pathologist will be excited to learn that the winners of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE were announced earlier this year, five years after […] (Source: Dark Daily)

Nigeria: Experts Harp On Effective Management of Sickle Cell Anaemia

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:06:41 +0100

[Guardian] Medical professionals have emphasized the need for effective management of sickle cell disease (SCD) in people to avoid severe health crisis, as well as to avert the disease in offspring. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

Transfusions in High Cardiac Risk Patients Undergoing Surgery Transfusions in High Cardiac Risk Patients Undergoing Surgery

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 05:14:45 +0100

Is perioperative red blood cell transfusion harmful in anemic high cardiac risk patients undergoing major surgery?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Novartis unit Alcon posts modest Q2 gain

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:24:49 +0100

(Reuters) — Long-suffering Novartis (NYSE:NVS) unit Alcon‘s sales growth accelerated in the second quarter, boosting options for the business including a possible disposal, CEO Joe Jimenez said today. The eye care subsidiary’s sales rose 1% to $1.5 billion, including intraocular lens revenues, which grew for the first time in the second quarter since 2014. Spending continued to promote products with eye surgeons, resulting in a $19 million operating loss. Novartis has been reviewing Alcon for a possible disposal, with an update slated for this year. All options are under consideration, Jimenez reiterated today, including a possible initial public offering that he has suggested could value Alcon at $25 billion to $35 billion. “It just increases the options we have,̶...

New gene mutation associated with Fanconi anemia

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(University of W ü rzburg) Fanconi anemia is a rare genetic disease characterized by high cancer risk. Researchers of the University of W ü rzburg now have revealed a new Fanconi anemia gene that is involved in complex DNA repair processes and may also play a relevant role in cancer prevention. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Study identifies new gene mutation associated with defective DNA repair and Fanconi anemia

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(JCI Journals) Fanconi anemia is a rare genetic disease characterized by hematologic symptoms and high cancer risk. Mutations in nearly 20 different genes have been identified in patients with Fanconi anemia. In a study published this week in the JCI, work from Detlev Schinder's group at the University of Wurzburg reveals a new Fanconi anemia gene, RFWD3, that is involved in complex DNA repair processes and may also play a relevant role in cancer risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

FDA Approves New Drug for Sickle Cell Disease

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:00:00 +0100

Helps reduce painful, and sometimes life-threatening, complications of the inherited blood disorderSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Blood Disorders, Medicines, Sickle Cell Anemia (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)

Zydus starts phase II trials of molecule targeting anaemia

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 08:58:26 +0100

Anaemia commonly arises in kidney disease patients, because the kidneys no longer produce sufficient amounts of erythropoietin, a hormone which stimulates red blood cell production. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)

Are Biobetters Better?

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 07:08:08 +0100

Africa: Protect Pupils From Malaria to Tackle Anaemia, Boost Learning - Researchers

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:21:33 +0100

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Children who get antimalarial drugs, insecticide-treated bed nets and education about preventing the mosquito-borne disease are 95 percent less likely to be infected with malaria parasites (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)

Malaria control in African schools dramatically cuts infection and reduces risk of anemia

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) Schools that provide prevention education, insecticide-treated nets and antimalarial treatment, in regions where malaria is highly seasonal, could reduce the risk of schoolchildren developing anemia and improve their cognitive performance, according to new research by the London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

Medical News Today: Iron deficiency anemia: Causes, symptoms, and management

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:00:00 +0100

In this article, learn about anemia and what causes iron deficiency. What are risk factors for developing iron deficiency anemia and how is it diagnosed? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Imprecise iron supplementation can spur increase in Salmonella

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(Frontiers) Individuals who do not produce enough iron are anemic, and often experience fatigue. One common remedy is for physicians to prescribe an iron infusion to their anemic patients. This makes sense, but can lead to unexpected consequences like increasing the risk of food poisons such as Salmonella. These types of poisons depend on abundant access to iron. Physicians should be attuned to this dynamic when determining the strength of iron infusions for their anemic patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

The Medical Emergency Of Otto Warmbier

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:01:38 +0100

All that the doctors who treated Cincinnati, Ohio resident Otto Warmbier knew is what they had seen or maybe read in the news. They knew he had just been released on June 13 from imprisonment in North Korea where he had been held by for more than 17 months. He had been sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly removing a propaganda poster from a wall at a Pyongyang hotel where he had been staying. The University of Virginia honors student had been visiting the authoritarian state during a five-day trip with a group called Young Pioneer Tours, which is a group out of China – an important note. Otto Warmbier’s ordeal began on Jan. 2, 2016 when he was removed from a flight that was about to leave Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, by two North Korean offi...

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UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital and Miller Children’s & Women ’s Hospital plan strategic affiliation

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:03:19 +0100

Two leading children ’s hospitals —UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital, part of UCLA Health, and  Miller Children ’s& Women ’s Hospital Long Beach, part of  MemorialCare Health System— announced today their intent to form a strategic affiliation that brings together their academic, clinical and research expertise, and resources to enhance children’s health care services in Southern California.The two organizations, which share similar missions and values, plan to establish a wider geographic pediatric collaboration that strengthens and broadens their ability to offer the highest-quality, patient- and family-centered care to their respective and shared communities. In addition to working together with physicians, patients and families, the collaboration will work closely wi...

Real Stories Of Americans Who Will Be Affected By The Proposed Changes To The ACA — And What YOU Can Do To Fight

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:11:39 +0100

With the proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 20 million Americans are at risk of losing their health care coverage. A survey, conducted by Brunswick Partners, found that “75 percent of Americans agree that the proposed changes to Medicaid in the AHCA are a bad idea. And that we should not allow 14 million Americans to become uninsured even if there is a potential to reduce Medicaid spending. These results are significant because they find majorities of Americans identifying as conservatives (55 percent), moderates (82 percent) and liberals (90 percent) are opposed to the AHCA’s Medicaid provisions.” Some of the proposed changes to the ACA made by the House include: Over $800 Billion in cuts to Medicaid* Elimination of the Medicaid expansion* Rev...

Grizzlies' Mike Conley partners with bone marrow registry

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:00:03 +0100

In a new video campaign, Memphis Grizzlies' point guard Mike Conley recalls two family members struggling with sickle cell anemia. "For thousands of black patients with blood diseases like sickle cell, a potential cure is out there," Conley says. "But not enough people like you and me are stepping up." To watch the video, see below. The video ends with a call to action to visit Bone marrow registr y Be the Match created the campaign and website… (Source: Health Care News Headlines)

Nigeria: NGO to Organise Sickle Cell Awareness for FCT Students

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:36:11 +0100

[Daily Trust] A non-governmental organisation based in the Federal Capital Territory, Eyum Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation (ESCAF), is set to organise a campaign about sickle cell disorder for students in Abuja. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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Blood relatives: Family bound by love and rare blood disorder

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:00:49 +0100

Tracy Antonelli was 4 when she was diagnosed with thalassemia, a rare blood disorder that occurs often enough in Mediterranean countries like Italy that an old adage, uttered only partially in jest, warns Italian-Americans against marrying other Italian-Americans. In 2002, Tracy wed Patrick Mooty, whose background is mostly Irish. Their three daughters — 7-year-old Emmilene, 6-year-old Rosalie and 3-year-old Francesca — all have thalassemia, but not through the accident of the couple’s genetics. Tracy and Patrick adopted the girls from China, specifically because they, too, have the potentially life-threatening disease, which, according to conservative estimates, occurs in about 10,000 pregnancies a year in China and about 600 a year in the United States. “This is the most rewar...

FeSO4 May Be Best Iron Choice in Pediatric Iron - Deficiency Anemia

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:00:00 +0100

Greater increase in mean hemoglobin at 12 weeks versus iron polysaccharide complex (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

Iron deficiency symptoms: Seven signs YOU could be suffering with anaemia

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:01:44 +0100

IRON deficiency can lead to a condition called iron deficient anaemia - a condition where a lack of iron in the body leads to a reduction in the number of red blood cells. (Source: Daily Express - Health)