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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

Most children with sickle cell anemia not receiving key medication to stay healthy
(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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Shield Therapeutics shows nothing is iron clad in biopharma
Aim-quoted business has flunked trials of its flagship anaemia treatment (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Tip: Symptoms of Iron-Deficiency Anemia
-- 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: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Expands Indication for Anemia Drug Feraheme FDA Expands Indication for Anemia Drug Feraheme
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)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

AMAG Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of Feraheme (ferumoxytol injection) for All Eligible Adult Patients with Iron Deficiency Anemia
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: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - February 5, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

What is the Difference Between an Association and a Syndrome?
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 diseas...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency anaemia: Ten symptoms to watch for to avoid permanent damage
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)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Anemia treatments may arise from red blood cell discovery
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)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Pernicious Anemia (Vitamin B-12 Deficiency)
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

In-Hospital IBD Patients Face High Anemia Burden (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Early diagnosis, management of iron deficiency anemia key (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - January 23, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Anemia discovery offers new targets to treat fatigue in millions
(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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

India ‘at a turning point’ to tackle pervasive child malnutrition
A national campaign has set aggressive targets for the reduction of stunting and anaemia (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fanconi anemia: Insight from a green plant
(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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

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.
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)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

For Anemia in RA, Target IL-6 (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Increases seen at 2 years in both hemoglobin and hematocrit (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pregnancy Complications in Survivors of Childhood Cancer Pregnancy Complications in Survivors of Childhood Cancer
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)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Gene editing – and what it really means to rewrite the code of life
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 aro...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Genetics Medical research Science Health Biology Source Type: news

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
(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 DailyMail.co.uk. Prior to the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novartis drug Promacta(R) receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy designation for first-line use in severe aplastic anemia (SAA)
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)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Novartis' Promacta receives FDA breakthrough designation for new indication
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)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Headache, Anemia, and Thrombocytopenia / Top Gastroenterology Stories / California Faculty Positions
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)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

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.
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)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Ultra-marathon runner aged 41 develops anaemia
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)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simple Strategies Can Reduce Blood Transfusions for Anemia Simple Strategies Can Reduce Blood Transfusions for Anemia
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)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Rohingyas: Lurching from Crisis to Crisis
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 wat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farid Ahmed Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects Women's Health Bangladesh International Organization Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lagos, Sickle Cell Foundation Partner On Bone Marrow Transplantation Programme
[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)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Child physical abuse, non-anemic iron deficiency and behavior problems - Cui N, Ji X, Liu J.
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)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How Does Pediatric Sj ö gren Syndrome Present?
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 se...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Papers of note in Science Translational Medicine 9 (418)
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)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - December 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ferrarelli, L. K. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Prepared for the unexpected: How Henri beat C. diff
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 ant...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 29, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Marie Vedder Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories C-diff fecal transplant gastroenterology Lori Zimmerman Sonia Ballal Source Type: news

Are you anemic? It may be bedbugs
(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: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increasing hydroxyurea dose helps to keep young sickle cell patients out of the hospital
(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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Expands Auryxia Indication to CKD Patients Not on Dialysis FDA Expands Auryxia Indication to CKD Patients Not on Dialysis
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)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves Auryxia (ferric Citrate) Tablets as a Treatment for People with Iron Deficiency Anemia and Chronic Kidney Disease, Not on Dialysis
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: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - November 7, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ribosomopathies: Theres strength in numbers
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 ...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mills, E. W., Green, R. Tags: Cell Biology, Medicine, Diseases, Molecular Biology, Online Only review Source Type: news

Endogenous retinoid X receptor ligands in mouse hematopoietic cells
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 he...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - October 31, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Niu, H., Fujiwara, H., di Martino, O., Hadwiger, G., Frederick, T. E., Menendez-Gutierrez, M. P., Ricote, M., Bowman, G. R., Welch, J. S. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Adolescent Health Congress Skirts Issue of Abuse, Trafficking
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....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs Women's Health adolescent girls adolescent health child mar Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is anisocytosis?
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)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Africa:New Test Promises Quick Anaemia Detection in the Field
[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)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Can Gout Cause Aplastic Anemia?
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)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - October 24, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

New test promises quick anaemia detection in the field
Anaemia status test that can be done quickly and without laboratory support is due to be reviewed by the WHO. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Sickle cell anemia treatment does not increase malaria risk in Africa
(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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Even small amounts of oil made birds near Deepwater Horizon sick, researchers say
(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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Low MCHC in blood tests: Symptoms and causes
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)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Anemia detection could be aided by portable blood analyzer
Researchers from the University of Washington hope to improve anemia detection with a new portable device that can detect hemoglobin levels. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bariatric Follow-up May Curb Anemia After Gastric Bypass Bariatric Follow-up May Curb Anemia After Gastric Bypass
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news