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Medical office market's anemic start only a temporary disruption
A new report finds that the medical office market was off to a slow start in the first quarter. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Experts Discuss Unique Side Effects of Immunotherapy
If you have mesothelioma and you’ve already received standard-of-care therapies, you may be considering an immunotherapy clinical trial. If you’re considering this option, a free immunotherapy teleconference is a great place to learn more. CancerCare recently hosted two one-hour education workshops featuring panels of immunotherapy experts. Part I of the teleconference presented an overview of immunotherapy. Part II of the teleconference, which is available online for free, focused exclusively on immunotherapy side effects. Understanding these issues and the role each patient plays in managing their own side ef...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hepatosplenomegaly: Everything you need to know
Hepatosplenomegaly refers to an enlargement of the liver and spleen. Its causes include a variety of conditions that affect these two organs, including liver disease, HIV, anemia, infections, and cancer. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, how doctors diagnose hepatosplenomegaly, and treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

FDA approves biosimilar drug for anemia treatment
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Retacrit as a biosimilar to treat anemia caused by chronic kidney disease and chemotherapy. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Retacrit (epoetin alfa-epbx) as First Epoetin Alfa Biosimilar for the Treatment of Anemia
May 15, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Retacrit (epoetin alfa-epbx) as a biosimilar to Epogen/Procrit (epoetin alfa) for the treatment of anemia caused by chronic kidney disease, chemotherapy, or use of zidovudine in... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - May 15, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Approves'Biosimilar' Drug to Treat Certain Types of Anemia
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- Retacrit (epoetin alfa-epbx) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first " biosimilar " to the anemia drugs Epogen and Procrit. Epogen and Procrit are approved to treat anemia caused by chronic... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

First EPO Biosimilar Approved for Anemia
(MedPage Today) -- To be sold as Retacrit (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Pfizer's biosimilar of Amgen, J & J's anemia treatments gets FDA nod
(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc's Retacrit was approved by U.S. health regulators as a biosimilar to current anemia treatments from Amgen Inc and Johnson& Johnson on Tuesday, setting it up to compete against more established brands. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pfizer's biosimilar of anemia treatments gets FDA nod
(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc's biosimilar of anemia treatments from Amgen Inc and Johnson& Johnson was approved by U.S. health regulators on Tuesday setting it up to compete against the established brands. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA approves first epoetin alfa biosimilar for the treatment of anemia
FDA approves Retacrit (epoetin alfa-epbx) as a biosimilar to Epogen/Procrit (epoetin alfa) for the treatment of anemia (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

' BioSimilar' Drug Retacrit (Epoetin Alfa-epbx) Approved to Treat Certain Types of Anemia
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- Retacrit (epoetin alfa-epbx) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first " biosimilar " to the anemia drugs Epogen and Procrit. A biosimilar, derived from a living organism, has been proven to be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA approves first epoetin alfa biosimilar for the treatment of anemia
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Retacrit (epoetin alfa-epbx) as a biosimilar to Epogen/Procrit (epoetin alfa) for the treatment of anemia caused by chronic kidney disease, chemotherapy, or use of zidovudine in patients with HIV infection. Retacrit is also approved for use before and after surgery to reduce the chance that red blood cell transfusions will be needed because of blood loss during surgery. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured FDA Regulatory Affairs Source Type: news

Strangers Become Heroes Everyday: How Your Platelet Donations Can Help Save Lives
When some people hear “blood donation” they feel queasy or uncomfortable but for patients who need blood transfusions, they feel grateful. Liviya Anderson was diagnosed with aplastic anemia when she... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Blood aplastic anemia blood donation Liviya Platelet Donation platelets Source Type: news

Uganda:Private Lab Tests in Uganda Are Costly. but Price Doesn't Equal Quality
[The Conversation Africa] Laboratory tests are the backbone of clinical care. They are used to screen patients, to diagnose diseases and to manage conditions ranging from anaemia and diabetes to HIV and malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Iron Therapy Improves HF, But Not by Improving Anemia Iron Therapy Improves HF, But Not by Improving Anemia
Drs Pi ñ a and Okonko discuss the surprising effects of iron isomaltoside 1000 on HF and hemoglobin in the FERRIC-HF2 trial presented at ACC 2018.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can an iron deficiency cause hair loss?
Iron deficiency anemia occurs when a person does not have enough iron in their body or the body cannot use its supply properly. This can cause a variety of symptoms, which may include hair loss. In this article, learn about the link between an iron deficiency and hair loss, as well as the treatment options for both. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Nails that look like THIS could be a sign you need to take iron supplements
NAILS may be the last thing you ’d think to look at to indicate a health problem, but next time you notice them, or book an emergency manicure, you may want to take a closer look as changes in the condition, shape and colour of your nails could indicate issues such as anxiety, dehydration, and even anaemia. If you have an iron d eficiency you make have to take supplements. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does it mean when you have white gums?
Some conditions can make the gums appear white. The color change may occur in one part of the mouth or over the entire gums. There are many possible causes of white gums, including gingivitis and anemia. In this article, learn about how to get rid of white gums using home remedies and medical treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Macrocytic anemia: Symptoms and treatment
Macrocytic anemia is a type of anemia characterized by abnormally large red blood cells. The size of the red blood cells means there are fewer of them to help the body function. In this article, learn about the causes of macrocytic anemia, including folate and B-12 deficiencies, as well as how the condition is treated. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Seven signs you could need supplements and these three foods
VITAMIN B12 deficiency can result in anaemia, but among its symptoms are extreme tiredness. There are seven signs you should look out for that could indicate you have the condition. But supplements and incorporating three certain foods in your diet could help the health problem from happening in the first place. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does it mean if your RDW is high?
A red cell distribution width (RDW) blood test can help detect the presence of anemia, along with what could be causing it. The test identifies the size difference between the biggest and smallest red blood cells in a sample. In this article, we look at what to expect when having this test, and when it might be used. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: Seven signs you could need more supplements
VITAMIN B12 deficiency can result in the development of anaemia, but its symptoms, such as extreme tiredness, may be mistaken for less serious health problems. There are seven signs too look out for to indicate you have the condition and may need to take supplements. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene Therapy For Inherited Blood Disorder Reduced Transfusions
A small study finds promise for using gene therapy to treat patients with beta-thalassemia, a blood condition that can cause severe anemia. The experimental treatment is in early development.(Image credit: Power and Syred/Science Photo Library/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to increase hemoglobin: Home remedies
A variety of conditions and lifestyle factors can lead to a reduction in hemoglobin. Common causes include anemia, pregnancy, and thyroid conditions. One way to increase hemoglobin is to consume more iron and folate. Here, learn other ways to boost hemoglobin levels. We also describe normal ranges for men and women. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Vitamin B12: The crucial reason you need supplements
A SHORTAGE of vitamin B12 can lead to a wide array of serious illnesses, including anaemia, depression and symptoms resembling dementia. Here ’s why you should consider B12 tablets. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fine-tuning formulation with Fluid Imaging Technologies ’ FlowCam
After seven people died in 2013 from serious allergic reactions to Omontys, an injectable anemia drug marketed by Takeda Pharmaceutical (TYO:4502) and Affymax, the companies recalled the product and regulators launched an investigation to find out the cause of such an unexpected rate of anaphylaxis. Omontys was made and cleared in a single-use vial and a multi-use vial, which sported different formulations. The companies used the single-use vial’s formulation in clinical trials but only marketed the multi-use vial. Using an imaging system from Fluid Imaging Technologies, the FDA was able to evaluate th...
Source: Mass Device - April 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Pharmaceuticals Recalls Regulatory/Compliance fluidimagingtechnologies Mayo Clinic Takeda Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Novo Nordisk buys blood drug licence to boost anaemic biopharma business
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk has secured the global licence for U.S. biotech company EpiDestiny's sickle cell disease (SCD) program in a bid to offset declining sales in its biopharmaceutical business. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Alberta woman 1st adult in Canada to be 'cured' of sickle cell anemia through stem cell transplant
An Alberta woman is the first adult in Canada to be cured of sickle cell anemia with the help of a sister's love — and a stem cell transplant. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes dizziness when bending over?
Feeling dizzy or lightheaded when bending over is a common complaint. Many of the causes of dizziness are not harmful, such as low blood pressure or a medication. It can also indicate treatable conditions, including anemia, hypothyroidism, and inner ear infections. Learn more about the causes and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

UMass Amherst biologist will study plants' iron regulating system
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Scientists one thought that genes could be turned on to make plants take up more iron from the soil, enriching cereals, grains and other staple foods that feed millions of people around the world an iron-poor diet leading to iron deficiency anemia, says molecular biologist Elsbeth Walker at UMass Amherst. 'But it didn't work,' she adds. 'Somehow the plants downregulated our efforts, and we don't understand how.' Now she has an $870,000 grant to figure this out. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gene mutation finding may lead to treatment for sickle cell, other blood disorders
Researchers have found a way to introduce natural mutations into blood cells that could lead to new therapies for sickle cell anemia and other blood disorders. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Erythrocytic ferroportin reduces intracellular iron accumulation, hemolysis, and malaria risk
Malaria parasites invade red blood cells (RBCs), consume copious amounts of hemoglobin, and severely disrupt iron regulation in humans. Anemia often accompanies malaria disease; however, iron supplementation therapy inexplicably exacerbates malarial infections. Here we found that the iron exporter ferroportin (FPN) was highly abundant in RBCs, and iron supplementation suppressed its activity. Conditional deletion of the Fpn gene in erythroid cells resulted in accumulation of excess intracellular iron, cellular damage, hemolysis, and increased fatality in malaria-infected mice. In humans, a prevalent FPN mutation, Q248H (gl...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zhang, D.-L., Wu, J., Shah, B. N., Greutelaers, K. C., Ghosh, M. C., Ollivierre, H., Su, X.-z., Thuma, P. E., Bedu-Addo, G., Mockenhaupt, F. P., Gordeuk, V. R., Rouault, T. A. Tags: Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

The dark truth about chocolate
Grand health claims have been made about chocolate, but while it gives us pleasure, can it really be good for us?Chocolate has been touted as a treatment for agitation, anaemia, angina and asthma. It has been said to awaken appetite and act as an aphrodisiac. You may have noticed we ’re still on the letter A.More accurately, and to avoid adding to considerable existing confusion, it is the seeds of theTheobroma cacao tree that have, over hundreds of years, been linked to cures and therapies for more than 100 diseases and conditions. Their status as a cure-all dates back over 2,000 years, having spread from the Olmecs...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nic Fleming Tags: Chocolate Nutrition Food & drink Diabetes High blood pressure Diets and dieting Health wellbeing Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does a high MCHC mean?
MCHC levels are measured during a complete blood test to identify the amount of hemoglobin in a single blood cell. High levels of MCHC can indicate a range of conditions, such as liver disease and hemolytic anemia. It can also be a side effect of some medications. Learn about symptoms of high MCHC and how to treat it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Risk of death during pregnancy doubles if woman is anemic: Study
Anemic pregnant women are twice as likely to die during or shortly after pregnancy than those without the blood condition, according to an international study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anemia doubles risk of death for pregnant women, study finds
Anemia is emerging as a threat that can double the risk of death in pregnant women, according to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iron deficiency: NINE signs that you’re at risk of deadly heart failure
IRON deficiency symptoms are caused by not getting enough of the important iron vitamin. These are the warning signs that you may be at risk of heart failure, caused by iron deficiency anemia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A breakthrough in our understanding of how red blood cells develop
(Boston Children's Hospital) For the first time, cellular machines called ribosomes -- which create proteins in every cell of the body -- have been linked to blood stem cell differentiation. The findings, published today in Cell, have revealed a potential new therapeutic pathway to treat Diamond-Blackfan anemia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A personalized medicine treatment plan developed after identification of a rare pathogenic mutation
Discovery of a rare genetic mutation in a boy with Diamond-Blackfan anemia helped in developing a personalized treatment plan for a younger sibling with DBA. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The Double-edged Sword of Hepcidin
Smaller forms of hepcidin lowered serum iron levels in iron overload, and other small compounds reduced hepcidin levels in anemia of chronic inflammation. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased risk of anemia, concludes new study on school children
(Natural News) Of course you want strong bones, a reduced risk of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and multiple sclerosis. An upbeat mood and healthier lungs are just as great. Enter vitamin D, one of your best bets in achieving overall wellness. But there’s a hitch. Getting vitamin D is no walk in the park. A... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12: Seven signs you could have a deficiency - including a headache
VITAMIN B12 is an important nutrient that helps keep the body ’s nervous system and blood cells healthy, but a deficiency can result in the development of anaemia. There are seven symptoms that indicate you have vitamin V12 deficiency anaemia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Matter: How One Child ’ s Sickle Cell Mutation Helped Protect the World From Malaria
The genetic mutation arose 7,300 years ago in just one person in West Africa, scientists reported on Thursday. Its purpose: a shield against rampant malaria. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL ZIMMER Tags: Genetics and Heredity Sickle Cell Anemia Malaria Blacks Hemoglobin DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) American Journal of Human Genetics National Institutes of Health Rotimi, Charles N Africa Source Type: news

Association of Anemia With Outcomes of Acute Heart Failure Association of Anemia With Outcomes of Acute Heart Failure
Do low hemoglobin levels have a negative impact on congestive heart failure outcomes?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to eat if you have multiple myeloma
Learn about specific nutrition strategies that can be used to treat common symptoms of multiple myeloma, such as kidney damage and anemia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Celiac Disease Associated With Aplastic Anemia in a 6-Year-Old Celiac Disease Associated With Aplastic Anemia in a 6-Year-Old
Many hematological disorders have been associated with celiac disease. This case represents the fourth associated with aplastic anemia in children--might it be more common than thought?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

mSakhi in Pictures
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 villag...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Kids With Sickle Cell Are Missing Out On Meds
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)
Source: WebMD Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids Who Need Sickle Cell Antibiotics Don't Always Get Them
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: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Two year old boy needs life-saving donors after rare blood disorder diagnosis
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)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news