Veterans Getting Closer to Justice at Camp Lejeune
Veterans and their families who were exposed to the contaminated drinking water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina may soon find the justice they have been seeking for many years. The U.S. Senate is expected to soon pass legislation that delivers more comprehensive health care and benefits to veterans affected by all toxic exposure during their service. The Honoring Our PACT Act, a broad, nationwide plan already passed in the House of Representatives, will include the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, which focuses on four decades of water contamination at the base and the serious health problems it ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 19, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Sophia Clifton Tags: Veterans Source Type: news

Iron deficiency: The unsightly sign in your nails indicating you should speak to a doctor
IRON deficiency can have a number of signs, some of which can show up in your nails. Iron deficiency anaemia is a condition where blood lacks adequate healthy red blood cells, which are needed to carry oxygen to the body's tissues. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Targeting the Uneven Burden of Kidney Disease on Black Americans
New treatments aim for a gene variant causing the illness in people of sub-Saharan African descent. Some experts worry that focus will neglect other factors. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Kidneys Genetics and Heredity Black People Discrimination Research Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Sleeping Sickness North Carolina Tests (Medical) Sickle Cell Anemia Source Type: news

Iron deficiency: Do you often have cold hands? It can signal iron deficiency anaemia
IRON deficiency anaemia is a condition where blood lacks adequate healthy red blood cells, which are needed to carry oxygen to the body's tissues. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is in the Differential Diagnosis for Green, Blue or Violet Skin Conditions?
Discussion Acrocyanosis is commonly seen in the newborn period as the baby transitions to extra-uterine life. It appears as blue-purple coloration of the distal extremities which usually improves over several hours. Blue melanocytosis is also a common normal variant of skin color. It usually is seen on the posterior surface of the body around the spine and buttocks, but can also be on the upper parts of the extremities. It is a blue-black coloration that shows a normal skin undertone when palpated. This is the second in a short case series of differential diagnoses of colored skin conditions. An introduction to dermatologi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 2, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

HbA1c Below the Reportable Range HbA1c Below the Reportable Range
This case report highlights the limitations of using HbA1c as a diagnostic tool in patients with certain conditions, including, as in this patient, hemolytic anemia.Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Unsteady movements 'may be subtle at first but usually increase'
A VITAMIN B12 or folate deficiency anaemia can cause a wide range of symptoms, according to the NHS. There are also some signs which may get gradually more clear, as a deficiency worsens. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Food and Drug Administration Accepts New Drug Application for Daprodustat
Regulatory submission for the treatment of anaemia of chronic kidney disease based on the ASCEND phase III clinical trial programme, consisting of five trials that all met their primary efficacy and safety endpoints in non-dialysis and dialysis... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - April 19, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Unexplained Anemia of Aging Unexplained Anemia of Aging
Review the diagnosis and etiology of anemia in older adults. What are the health consequences of unexplained anemia, and how should it be approached?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - April 19, 2022 Category: Pathology Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

First-in-Class Drug Thwarts Hemolytic Anemia in Adults With PK Deficiency
(MedPage Today) -- Treatment with mitapivat (Pyrukynd) increased hemoglobin levels and decreased hemolysis in patients with pyruvate kinase (PK) deficiency who did not require regular blood transfusions, the randomized ACTIVATE trial showed. For... (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - April 14, 2022 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: 'Pale or yellowish skin' may be a sign
SOME people with a vitamin B12 deficiency may find their skin is pale. There are also a number of other signs of vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia to be aware of, according to the NHS. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: A problem with understanding is a sign - other indicators
VITAMIN B12 or folate deficiency anaemia can cause a wide range of symptoms, according to the NHS. Something some people report is a problem with understanding. There are also an array of other potential signs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anticipation Key to Tackling Perioperative Anemia Anticipation Key to Tackling Perioperative Anemia
Healthcare staff need to work together for the early identification and management of perioperative anemia to anticipate problems and ensure optimal outcomes, say new UK guidelines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 7, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Following FDA rejection, Akebia lays off 180 workers
Akebia Therapeutics has cut nearly half of its workforce following an unexpected rejection of its anemia drug by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 7, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: 'Changes in the way you think, feel and behave' can occur
A VITAMIN B12 or folate deficiency anaemia can cause a wide range of symptoms, according to the NHS. Indeed, you may experience changes in the way you think, feel and behave. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news