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Fight anemia by fortifying crops with iron!!!!!!!!

...of women and 75% children under 3 years of age are anemic in India. While iron supplementation is expensive, fortification of plants with iron and using it in turn to fight anemia in people is fairly cheaper, scientists say. This idea has found a lot of enthusiastic support amidst the scientific community....

Blood transfusions beneficial after heart attacks

...acks. // The size of the benefit depends on how anemic people are. But even those with mild cases lower their risk of death by one-quarter during the first month of recovery if they get transfusions. The risk falls by two-thirds among the severely anemic. Anemia is common among the elderly, and doctors...

Alternative to blood Transfusions

...rovides an oxygen 'bridge' that helps keep acutely anemic patients stable during and after surgery. It can also fill an unmet medical need when compatible red blood cells are not readily available or when there is a need or preference to avoid blood transfusions."...

Reduced Fatigue Boosts Mental Health

...nesp. Participants in the international study were anemic patients undergoing chemotherapy to treat lung can...ctors may contribute to the fatigue experienced by anemic patients with lung cancer, including respiratory insufficiency, hypoxemia, side effects of chemother...

Problems Associated With Iron Deficiency

...men did. Researchers say they found that, the more anemic a woman was, the longer it took her to complete the tasks. However, after the iron-deficient and anemic women took 60 milligrams of iron for four months, their scores significantly improved. The women who...

Bio-engineered rice fortified with iron boost women health

...ut 56 percent of women in developing countries are anemic due mostly to iron deficiency," said Haas. "In the Philippines, where this study was conducted, as many as 60 percent of the women may be iron deficient." The experimental rice used in the study was better than commercially available by four to five ...

Infants have better iron reserves if umbilical cord clamping is delayed

...oping countries, where half of all children become anemic during their first year, putting them at risk of serious developmental problems that may not be reversible, even with iron treatments. Results of the study, conducted by UC Davis nutrition professor Kathryn Dewey and nutrition graduate student Cam...

EPO Effective For Cancer Patients Suffering From Anemia

... children. This is the first large-scale study of anemic children with cancer that randomly assigned patien...cted at 26 sites in the United States and included anemic patients 5 to 18 years of age who were receiving chemotherapy for solid tumors (excluding brain tumo...

Pregnant Women With Lupus Are At Greater Risk

...f the bloodstream. Many women with lupus also were anemic or had low blood platelet counts at delivery and were three times more likely to need transfusions. Additionally, almost 37 percent of women with lupus gave birth via cesarean section -- 15 percent higher than the national average of 22 percent. Wo...

Mifepristone Reliable For Treating Uterine Fibroids

...group anemia rose, with 9 of 22 women (45 percent) anemic at the start of the study, and 12 of 22 women (60 percent) anemic after six months. 'These very promising findings warrant replication through a large multicenter s...

Married Women, Children Most Anemic in India

...ried women in the age group between 15 and 49 were anemic in 2006 as against 51.8 percent in 1999. Anemia ... of three to six years in the country in 2006 were anemic as against 74.2 percent in 1998-99. "There is more than one reason for this development. Low socia...

Epogen – Overuse Dangerou

...fusion was done to increase the blood count in the anemic patient. Today the result of the study funded by... at for-profit dialysis centers, in spite of their anemic status. The Medical Technology and Practice Patterns Institute in its new study found that Epogen ac...

‘For-profit Dialysis Centers’ in the Spotlight Over Anti-anemia Drug Overdoe

...red depending upon their hemoglobin levels and how anemic they are. Hospitals as well as independently owned profit based units of dialysis across the United States are known to claim reimbursement from the government insurance scheme, Medicare, for the treatment meted out to the patient, which also inclu...

Abnormality in the Red Blood Count Cell Poses High Risks

...ues, to put patients into one of three categories: anemic (hematocrit values of less than 39 percent), normal (hematocrit values of between 39 and 54 percent) and polycythemic (hematocrit values of 54 percent or higher). Then, from each point deviation from normal, researchers estimated increases in the ris...

Anemia Drug Overused and Could Hasten Death in Some, Say Experts

... to include cancer patients who become temporarily anemic from chemotherapy. That use is increasing, with sales up about 40 percent since 2002. Of the 1.4 million Americans diagnosed with non-blood cancers each year, about 75 percent get chemotherapy. About two-thirds of them become anemic, and about two-...

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