Navigation Links
A revision in iron and folic acid guidelines for children: Doctors urge

According to doctors it is imperative that global guidelines for giving iron and folic acid supplements to young children should be revised. The reason is// that since they might be dangerous for some youngsters.

This important aspect was brought forth by researchers from the United States and Tanzania. They called for the rethink after discovering that the supplements can cause severe illness and death if they are given to children in areas with high rates of malaria.

According to Professor Robert Black, of Johns Hopkins University ,"Current guidelines for universal supplementation with iron and folic acid should be revised”.

The scientists called for the change after studying more than 24,000 young children in Pemba, Zambia. The scientists stopped the iron and folic acid arms of the study early after discovering that children taking the supplements had a 12 percent higher risk of being hospitalized with severe illness than those in the placebo group.

Iron deficiency anemia is the most common nutritional problem in the world. It affects 4-5 billion people, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

"Our findings indicate a potential risk of routine supplementation with iron and folic acid in pre-school children in a population with high rates of malaria and other infections," Black said.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Body mass index guide needs revision
2. Pre-pregnancy folic acid intake does not increase rate of having twins
3. Untied Kingdom to supplement folic acid in flour
4. A drive to fortify bread with folic acid
5. Include folic acid in bread to reduce neural tube defects in new borns
6. New guidelines for dealing with post traumatic stress disorder
7. New Cardiovascular risk guidelines drafted
8. Yale University guidelines for Physicians and Pharmaceutical industry
9. The nadir of cholesterol reduction: strict guidelines!
10. New guidelines for global heart patient management
11. Type 2 diabetes in children: a combined effort of all to cure!
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented ... the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which is ... events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance (FHC), an industry ... a range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th Annual American Healthcare ... be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), one of the Nation’s ... design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal support and full ... while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated from an ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Hair Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the newly revamped ... Dr. Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... of Michigan’s 2017 Best and Brightest in Wellness® by Best and Brightest. OnSite ... program on Friday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... , Sept. 27, 2017  Commended for their devotion ... notable awards. Ranked as number one in the South Florida ... time in Inc. 5000 yearly list, the national specialty pharmacy ... Armando Bardisa will soon be honored by SFBJ ... Set to receive his award in ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... -- Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) announced today that it ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Biologics License ... of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The ... to further evaluate the safety of sirukumab in the ... "We are disappointed by ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... , Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed Inc ., ... analytics, today announced that it has been ranked #1 by ... Black Book™ Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was recognized ... for large hospitals and medical centers over 200 beds and ... Book,s healthcare technology user survey history. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: