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Immunosuppressant Response Predicts Aplastic Anemia Survival
Overall survival superior in therapy responders; shorter relapse - free survival with partial response (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

How thyroid hormone prods red blood cell production
A study, published inPNAS, has solved the mystery of why patients with underactive thyroid also tend to be anaemic.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mystery solved: How thyroid hormone prods red blood cell production
(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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Association of ESAs and Cancer Risk Among Dialysis Patients Association of ESAs and Cancer Risk Among Dialysis Patients
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)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Hospital HORRORS: Cancer patient poisoned with chemo, then left HALF-NAKED on gurney for 13 hours after blood became infected
(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: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Malaria in Pregnancy Causes Miscarriage, Premature Births, Maternal Deaths'
[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)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bacterial infection stresses hematopoietic stem cells
(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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Microcytic anemia: Symptoms, types, and treatment
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)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Gamida Cell launches severe aplastic anemia trial
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)
Source: Mass Device - August 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Research & Development Stem Cells Gamida Cell Source Type: news

Gamida Cell Announces First Patient Transplanted in Phase 1/2 Study of CordIn for Severe Aplastic Anemia and Hypoplastic MDS
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)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rural Job Growth Continues Its Anemic Pace Compared to Metro
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)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 21, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Tocilizumab Boosts Hemoglobin, Hematocrit in RA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Significant increases for anemic RA patients at 6 and 24 months (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - August 12, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

IV Iron Shows Promise for Treating Anemia in Pregnancy IV Iron Shows Promise for Treating Anemia in Pregnancy
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)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

UBE2O remodels the proteome during terminal erythroid differentiation
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 hallma...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nguyen, A. T., Prado, M. A., Schmidt, P. J., Sendamarai, A. K., Wilson-Grady, J. T., Min, M., Campagna, D. R., Tian, G., Shi, Y., Dederer, V., Kawan, M., Kuehnle, N., Paulo, J. A., Yao, Y., Weiss, M. J., Justice, M. J., Gygi, S. P., Fleming, M. D., Finley Tags: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Genetic engineering: Researchers get better at tweaking the genomes of human embryos
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 w...
Source: Biotechnology - August 2, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Saving Vanessa, part 1: A mystery rash, a stroke and an epic rescue
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 p...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nancy Fliesler Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Carolyn Rogers Dr. Pui Lee Dr. Robert Sundel Dr. Scellig Stone Dr. Todd Lyons stroke Source Type: news

Rather sizeable fibroid and my recovery – Anne-Marie ’ s story
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 &...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 25, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories fibroids manuka honey Source Type: news

Winners of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE for Medical Laboratory Testing Were Announced in April, Five Years After the Competition Began
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)
Source: Dark Daily - July 24, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology anemia atrial fibrillation Basil Harris Basil Leaf Technologies cholesterol Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Chung-Kang Peng clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report Diabetes Mell Source Type: news

Nigeria: Experts Harp On Effective Management of Sickle Cell Anaemia
[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)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Transfusions in High Cardiac Risk Patients Undergoing Surgery Transfusions in High Cardiac Risk Patients Undergoing Surgery
Is perioperative red blood cell transfusion harmful in anemic high cardiac risk patients undergoing major surgery?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Novartis unit Alcon posts modest Q2 gain
(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 reiter...
Source: Mass Device - July 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Mergers & Acquisitions Optical/Ophthalmic Wall Street Beat Alcon Novartis Source Type: news

New gene mutation associated with Fanconi anemia
(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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study identifies new gene mutation associated with defective DNA repair and Fanconi anemia
(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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Drug for Sickle Cell Disease
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)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zydus starts phase II trials of molecule targeting anaemia
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)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Are Biobetters Better?
Biosimilars and biobetters are both variants of a biologic drug, however, while biosimilars are close copies of the originator, biobetters have been improved, for example, in terms of efficacy, safety, tolerability or dosing regimen.Regulators consider biobetters as new products and so afford them the same patent protection as any originator, however, this means they require the same clinical and non-clinical data packages. Conversely, a reduced clinical data package is an attractive element for the development of biosimilars.Given the cost of development and the time pressure to bring a biobetter to market before biosimil...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: James Wright Source Type: news

Africa: Protect Pupils From Malaria to Tackle Anaemia, Boost Learning - Researchers
[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)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 29, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malaria control in African schools dramatically cuts infection and reduces risk of anemia
(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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Iron deficiency anemia: Causes, symptoms, and management
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)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Imprecise iron supplementation can spur increase in Salmonella
(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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Medical Emergency Of Otto Warmbier
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. Ot...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital and Miller Children’s & Women ’s Hospital plan strategic affiliation
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...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Real Stories Of Americans Who Will Be Affected By The Proposed Changes To The ACA — And What YOU Can Do To Fight
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 pro...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grizzlies' Mike Conley partners with bone marrow registry
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 heritageholdsthecure.org. Bone marrow registr y Be the Match created the heritageholdsthecure.org campaign and website… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 19, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

Grizzlies' Mike Conley partners with bone marrow registry
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 heritageholdsthecure.org. Bone marrow registr y Be the Match created the heritageholdsthecure.org campaign and website… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 19, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

Nigeria: NGO to Organise Sickle Cell Awareness for FCT Students
[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)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Blood relatives: Family bound by love and rare blood disorder
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 ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Irene Sege Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories adoption china Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Dr. Daniel Bauer thalassemia Source Type: news

FeSO4 May Be Best Iron Choice in Pediatric Iron - Deficiency Anemia
Greater increase in mean hemoglobin at 12 weeks versus iron polysaccharide complex (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Iron deficiency symptoms: Seven signs YOU could be suffering with anaemia
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)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ferrous Sulfate Effective for Iron-Deficiency Anemia in Kids Ferrous Sulfate Effective for Iron-Deficiency Anemia in Kids
Once-daily low-dose ferrous sulfate should be considered for children with nutritional iron-deficiency anemia, a new study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Traditional treatment is better for iron-deficiency anaemia in children
Ferrous sulfate was more effectively than iron polysaccharide complex Related items fromOnMedica UK toddlers ’ diet 'cause for concern’ The importance of tackling iron deficiency in heart failure patients The investigation and management of microcytic anaemia Iron deficiency anaemia: how far should we investigate? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ferrous Sulfate Drops Tied to Higher Hemoglobin Increases in Kids with Anemia (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Ferrous sulfate drops lead to greater increases in hemoglobin concentrations than oral iron polysaccharide complex in children … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How Math Is Reshaping Mesothelioma Chemotherapy
This study demonstrates the feasibility of this approach since both preliminary encouraging signs of activity and no unexpected toxicities were observed, in this heavily pre-treated patients’ population.” Study Size and Rarity of Mesothelioma Present Challenges As a phase I clinical trial, it is a novel approach at this point but a promising step for future chemotherapy treatment plan protocols. The limited number of patients in the study — nine NSCLC and three mesothelioma — is also problematic, but the planned second phase of the study will include the new model’s effect on the immune syste...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 13, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Aix-Marseille University anemia chemotherapy best vinorelbine regimen chemotherapy side effects Fabrice Barlesi low-dose oral chemotherapy drugs math cancer chemotherapy math to fight cancer mathematical modeling cancer mesothelioma chem Source Type: news

Hemolysis Risk Low With Lupus Drug (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Hydroxychloroquine not tied to hemolytic anemia in certain patients (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The importance of tackling iron deficiency in heart failure patients
Nick Hartshorne-Evans explains how failing to address iron deficiency in heart failure patients increases the risk of hospitalisation Related items fromOnMedica Daily iron supplement during pregnancy improves birthweight Higher iron levels linked to gestational diabetes Iron deficiency anaemia: how far should we investigate? (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - May 30, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Alert Over Lethal Virus Affecting Popular Tilapia Fish
Though not a human health risk, Tilapia Lake Virus has large potential impact on global food security and nutrition. Credit: FAOBy IPS World DeskROME, May 29 2017 (IPS)A highly contagious disease is spreading among farmed and wild tilapia, one of the world’s most important fish for human consumption, the United Nations warns, adding that though not a human health risk, Tilapia Lake Virus has large potential impact on global food security and nutrition. The outbreak should be treated with concern and countries importing tilapias should take appropriate risk-management measures – intensifying diagnostics testing,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Time To Focus On ‘Hidden Hunger’
Children, Kafue, Zambia. Credit: Brian Moonga/IPSBy Bev PostmaWASHINGTON DC, May 26 2017 (IPS)As World Hunger Day May 28 approaches, it is time for us all to redouble our efforts to reach the goal of Zero Hunger by prioritizing the battle against micronutrient deficiency. If the international community pulls together this year to incorporate proven solutions such as biofortifying crops into the UN framework for sustainable development, we could reduce malnutrition on a truly global scale. Previous UN-led efforts, including the Millennium Development Goals, and the current Sustainable Development Goals set targets for count...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bev Postma Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Trade & Investment Women's Health Source Type: news

Ferric Carboxymaltose Improves Post-gastrectomy Acute Isovolemic Anemia Ferric Carboxymaltose Improves Post-gastrectomy Acute Isovolemic Anemia
Ferric carboxymaltose is an effective treatment for isovolemic anemia following radical gastrectomy, according to results of a phase 3 randomized clinical trial conducted at seven centers in the Republic of Korea.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Anaemia symptoms: Five main signs you could be suffering from iron deficiency
ANAEMIA is a condition caused by a lack of iron in the body. These are the symptoms to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news