Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: Feeling your own heartbeat may be a sign
VITAMIN B12 deficiency is otherwise known as folate deficiency anaemia, and symptoms of the condition can slowly creep up on you. Are you being affected? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

$3.25 million in grants to stand up to cancer will improve head and neck cancer treatments
(Stand Up To Cancer) Stand Up To Cancer ® has received $3.25 million in grants from four national nonprofits to fund research to find new treatments for head and neck cancers, which are newly diagnosed in about 65,000 Americans every year. The grants include contributions of $1.5 million each from the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund and the Farrah Fawcett Foundation. The American Head and Neck Society and the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance each provided $125,000. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Higher Hb Threshold for Transfusion Not Better for Preemies
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- Use of a higher hemoglobin transfusion threshold does not lower the risk for death or neurodevelopmental impairment at 22 to 26 months of age among extremely low-birth-weight infants with anemia, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Toxins In Marijuana Smoke May Be Harmful To Health, Dana-Farber Study Finds
(CNN) — Smoking weed may expose you to the same type of toxic chemicals found in tobacco smoke, a new study finds. People who only smoked marijuana had higher blood and urine levels of several smoke-related toxins such as naphthalene, acrylamide and acrylonitrile than nonsmokers, according to the study published Monday in the journal EClinicalMedicine. Naphthalene is associated with anemia, liver and neurological damage, while acrylamide and acrylonitrile have been associated with cancer and other health issues. “Marijuana use is on the rise in the United States with a growing number of states legalizing it for...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Dana Farber Cancer Institute Marijuana Source Type: news

mRNA Technology Gave Us the First COVID-19 Vaccines. It Could Also Upend the Drug Industry
“No!” The doctor snapped. “Look at me!” I had been staring her in the eyes, as she had ordered, but when a doctor on my other side began jabbing me with a needle, I started to turn my head. “Don’t look at it,” the first doctor said. I obeyed. This was in early August in New Orleans, where I had signed up to be a participant in the clinical trial for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. It was a blind study, which meant I was not supposed to know whether I had gotten the placebo or the real vaccine. I asked the doctor if I would really been able to tell by looking at the syringe. &...
Source: TIME: Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Walter Isaacson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

mRNA Technology Gave Us the First COVID-19 Vaccines. It Could Also Upend the Drug Industry
“No!” The doctor snapped. “Look at me!” I had been staring her in the eyes, as she had ordered, but when a doctor on my other side began jabbing me with a needle, I started to turn my head. “Don’t look at it,” the first doctor said. I obeyed. This was in early August in New Orleans, where I had signed up to be a participant in the clinical trial for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. It was a blind study, which meant I was not supposed to know whether I had gotten the placebo or the real vaccine. I asked the doctor if I would really been able to tell by looking at the syringe. &...
Source: TIME: Science - January 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Walter Isaacson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Ferric derisomaltose saves costs in treatment of iron-deficiency anaemia in IBD
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - January 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Higher Red-Cell Transfusion Limit for Preemies Offers No Survival, Developmental Benefit Higher Red-Cell Transfusion Limit for Preemies Offers No Survival, Developmental Benefit
Aggressive use of red-cell transfusion for extremely-low-birth-weight newborns with anemia does not improve survival and fails to stem neurodevelopmental impairment by age 2, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Study: Preterm babies don't benefit from higher red blood cell transfusions
Very low birth weight babies born with anemia don't need transfusions with a high number of red blood cells to avoid complications including developmental delays, cerebral palsy, or hearing and vision loss, a study found (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B9 deficiency symptoms: Irritability could be a sign of folate deficiency anaemia
A VITAMIN B9 deficiency can lead to folate deficiency anaemia, whereby the body is unable to create a sufficient number of red blood cells. This results in various side effects, including irritability. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Anemic Hypoxia?
Title: What Causes Anemic Hypoxia?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/22/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/22/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - December 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

After nearly $1 billion and 27 years, S.F. biotech now must wait another 90 days for 1st FDA decision
A Food and Drug Administration decision on whether to approve a drug from FibroGen Inc. to treat anemia in chronic kidney disease patients was delayed Friday for 90 days. San Francisco-based FibroGen (NASDAQ: FGEN) and partner AstraZeneca plc (NASDAQ: AZN) expected a decision by Sunday, but the FDA said it required additional analyses of existing clinical trial results for the drug, called roxadustat. The agency moved the decision date to March 20. FibroGen CEO En rique Conterno said in a statement… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Aren ’t We Missing Food Security Experts in the Incoming President-Elect Biden-Kamala Harris Administration?
We never imagined that we would witness food insecurity being an issue in developed countries such as the US. Credit: Stephen Leahy/IPS.By Esther Ngumbi and Ifeanyi NsoforURBANA, Illinois / ABUJA, Dec 17 2020 (IPS) Food insecurity across the U.S. continues to be on the rise because of the effects of COVID-19. According to Feeding America, over 50 million Americans will experience food insecurity, including 17 million children.  We both grew up in countries referred to as “developing countries,” Ifeanyi in Nigeria and Esther in Kenya. At the time, we never imagined that we would witness food insecurity...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Esther Ngumbi and Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Sickle Cell Warriors Receive Phones With Health App for Quick Treatment During Tough Covid-19 Times
[Monitor] At least 10,000 people living with sickle cell anemia, are each to be availed with a smart phone that they can make use of to get treatment from a doctor given the ongoing restrictions caused by Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Data Demonstrate Long-Term Benefit of IMBRUVICA ® (ibrutinib) as First-Line Treatment for High-Risk Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
This study highlighted the need for cytogenetic/molecular testing before CIT treatment, consistent with clinical treatment guidelines.[8],[9]Real-World Prognostic Biomarker Testing, Treatment Patterns, And Dosing Among Patients With CLL/SLL From the informCLL™ Prospective Observational Registry (Abstract #547)An oral presentation on Monday, December 7, will feature results from the informCLL™ real-world prospective observational registry assessing treatment patterns in the era of novel agents.4 Key Study Findings:· The most common index treatment was IMBRUVICA®; the majority of patients treated with ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment: Iron supplements may promote hair growth
HAIR LOSS can be a sign of an underlying medical condition that, with treatment, can restore hair growth. If you have iron deficiency anaemia, taking iron supplements may help. How do you know if you have this? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Updated Results from the Phase 1 Study of the BCMAxCD3 Bispecific Teclistamab Show Preliminary Efficacy in Patients with Heavily Pretreated Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma
This study evaluated the ability of teclistamab to induce cytotoxicity and T-cell activation.About TeclistamabTeclistamab is an investigational bispecific antibody targeting both BCMA and CD3. BCMA, B-cell maturation antigen, is expressed at high levels on multiple myeloma cells.[3],[4],[5],[6],[7] Teclistamab redirects CD3-positive T-cells to BCMA-expressing myeloma cells to induce cytotoxicity of the targeted cells.5,6 Results from preclinical studies demonstrate that teclistamab kills myeloma cell lines and bone marrow-derived myeloma cells from heavily pretreated patients.6 Teclistamab is currently being evaluated in a...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Early, Deep, Durable Responses of Ciltacabtagene Autoleucel (cilta-cel) Observed in Phase 1b/2 CARTITUDE-1 Study Show Potential of BCMA CAR-T in Treatment of Heavily Pretreated Patients with Multiple Myeloma
December 5, 2020 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today longer-term results from the combined Phase 1b/2 CARTITUDE-1 study (NCT03548207) evaluating the efficacy and safety of ciltacabtagene autoleucel (cilta-cel), an investigational B cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-directed chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T) therapy, for the treatment of patients with relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma. These data, presented as an oral presentation at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 2020 Annual Meeting (Abstract #177), continued to demonstrate a very hig...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Disease-Free Survival Data from CAPTIVATE Study Demonstrate Benefit of IMBRUVICA ® (ibrutinib)-Based Regimen as Fixed Duration, First-Line Treatment for Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
December 5, 2020 (RARITAN, N.J.) – New data from the Phase 2 CAPTIVATE study were presented today during an oral session at the 2020 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting (Abstract #123). The study evaluated the efficacy and safety of IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) plus venetoclax in the treatment of adult patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) and showed that, after achieving undetectable minimal residual disease (uMRD) in both the blood and bone marrow with the IMBRUVICA® combination regimen, the one-year disease-free survival (DFS) of patients randomized ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Integrated anemia-SCD test demonstrates accurate results in study at 2020 ASH meeting
(Whitecoat Strategies, LLC) Researchers from Case Western Reserve University presented research today in which Hemex Health's affordable Gazelle platform diagnostic technology successfully tested 46 patients with 100% sensitivity and over 92.3% specificity for anemia and with 100% accuracy for hemoglobin variants. The preliminary study included blood samples collected from Cleveland-area patients studied for anemia and sickle cell disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Iron deficiency can be managed better
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) Publishing in The Lancet, Australian and European researchers have released updated, evidence-based guidance for managing iron deficiency, a serious worldwide health problem. Iron deficiency is a major cause of anaemia, a lack of oxygen-carrying red blood cells or haemoglobin, which is experienced by two billion people worldwide, and can have serious long-term health consequences. Implementing the best practice diagnosing and managing iron deficiency would lead to significant long-term health benefits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 4, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Can AI software drive CT lung screening rates higher?
Can software based on artificial intelligence improve the anemic rates of CT...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RapidAI touts rapid growth in AI use RapidAI teams with Penumbra to develop tools for PE Minnies winners for 2020 shaped by COVID-19 pandemic Meet the Minnies 2020 finalists Meet the Minnies 2020 semifinal candidates (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Column: For a man long afflicted with an illness made riskier by COVID-19, hope for the holidays
Black people are the overwhelming victims of sickle cell anemia. An experimental gene therapy being tested on Evie Junior, 27, gives him reason to feel positive. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandy Banks Source Type: news

Column: For a man long afflicted with an illness made riskier by COVID-19, hope for the holidays
Black people are the overwhelming victims of sickle cell anemia. An experimental gene therapy being tested on Evie Junior, 27, gives him reason to feel positive. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sandy Banks Source Type: news

Need to intensify efforts to address all causes of anemia: Healthcare experts
According to the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey, approximately half of the women of the reproductive age group are anemic and 41 per cent of preschoolers, 24 per cent of school-age children and 28 per cent of adolescents are reported to be anemic. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iron infusion proves effective to treat anaemia in Rural Africa
(Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute) Iron-deficiency anaemia is a major concern in low-income settings, especially for women. In a new study by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) and partners published yesterday inThe Lancet Global Health, researchers found that iron infusion was feasible, safe and, in contrast to the standard iron-deficiency anaemia treatment of oral iron tablets, highly effective in Tanzania. This is the first study to provide evidence of the benefits and safety of iron infusion in a low-income setting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists regenerate skin with stem cells to see how DNA defects in kids cause cancer
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Physicians and scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center used new stem cell technology to regenerate and study living patient-specific skin in the lab, giving them a precise close up view of how inherited DNA defects cause skin damage and deadly squamous cell carcinoma in children and young adults with Fanconi anemia (FA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What are Potential Problems Associated with Helicobacter pylori?
Discussion Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a microaerophilis, spiral bacterium that is a prevalent human pathogen. How this infection affects individuals is different in adults and children. Overall seroprevalence rate in children world-wide was estimated to be ~33%, but this seroprevalence rate is decreasing in the developed world for both adults and children. It is acquired in childhood and can persist through colonization throughout life if untreated. Fortunately, it often is asymptomatic and generally does not cause serious disease in children. Some serotyping data shows that within families children acquire it more...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Losing Your Hair Because of Pandemic Stress?
If you do have hair loss, it's a good idea to have a doctor check for a thyroid issue or anemia. If stress is the cause, hair loss supplements and time can help. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assay for Sickle Cell Anemia Is Repurposed to Diagnose COVID-19
A CRISPR-based, paper-strip test developed by Indian researchers performs as well as real-time PCR in identifying the presence of SARS-CoV-2 and returns results within an hour. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 18, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Use of riskier blood thinner seen in Blacks with covid-19
Treatment with unfractionated heparin was tied to more kidney injuries, heart injuries, life-threatening blood infections and anemia, an analysis says. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WEHI joins forces with World Health Organisation to combat anaemia
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated Australian medical research institute WEHI as the WHO Collaborating Centre for Anaemia Detection and Control, in recognition of WEHI researchers' expertise in combatting anaemia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Janssen Headlines American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting With More Than 35 Presentations Highlighting Deep, Diverse Oncology Pipeline and Portfolio
RARITAN, N.J., November 5, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today more than 35 company-sponsored studies, including 10 oral presentations, will be featured at the 62nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition taking place virtually December 5-8, 2020.In multiple myeloma, highlights include Phase 1b/2 results for the B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-targeted chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy ciltacabtagene autoleucel (cilta-cel); new and updated data for the anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody DARZALEX® (daratumumab) and the subcutane...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

What Are Common Presentations for Factitious Disorder?
Discussion Factitious disorder (FD) is when patients fabricate illness in themselves or another person without obvious gain. FD has had other terminology and in the past has been called Munchausen Syndrome (if FD in themselves) or Munchausen Syndrome by proxy or FD by proxy (if FD being perpetuated in another person). The current DSM-V terminology is FD imposed on self or FD imposed on another. Malingering (sometimes referred to as simulation) is similar but those that fabricate illness or medical need have an obvious external reward such as gaining access to public social service benefits, free hospital room and board, or...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 2, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Nigeria: Group Seeks End to Protein-Deficiency Anaemia
[Vanguard] The Federal Government has been called upon to urgently develop and implement a national protein-led nutrition policy to address the rising incidence of protein deficiency(anaemia) in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Safety Results for Anemia Drug Disappoint Cardiovascular Safety Results for Anemia Drug Disappoint
Vadadustat did not meet the noninferiority criteria for cardiovascular safety in the PRO2TECT studies that compared the HIF inhibitor with an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Video Source Type: news

Preventive drugs halve malaria cases in African schoolchildren
(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) Giving preventive drugs to school-age children in Africa substantially reduces malaria infections and cases of anaemia, according to a new study in The Lancet Global Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers identify the mechanism behind bone marrow failure in Fanconi anaemia
(University of Helsinki) Researchers at the University of Helsinki and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified the mechanism behind bone marrow failure developing in children that suffer from Fanconi anaemia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Janssen Submits New Drug Application (NDA) to U.S. FDA for UPTRAVI ® (selexipag) Injection for Intravenous Use to Treat Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA – September 30, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for UPTRAVI® (selexipag) as an injection for intravenous (IV) use for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH, WHO Group I) in adults with WHO functional class (FC) II–III, who are currently prescribed oral UPTRAVI but are temporarily unable to take oral therapy. In patients with PAH, interruptions in treatment should be avoided due to the progressive nature of the disease...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

UM171 saves another life
(University of Montreal) Developed in Canada, the UM171 molecule was used in a blood transplant by a Montreal medical team on a young man suffering from severe aplastic anemia, an autoimmune disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are the Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Congenital Syphilis?
Discussion Syphilis is caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. It is a very old disease that despite understanding the organism and readily available treatment, still causes disease. Syphilis is transmitted sexually. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “[i]n 2018, a total of 35,063 cases of [Primary and Secondary] syphilis were reported in the United States, yielding a rate of 10.8 cases per 100,000 population …. This rate represents a 14.9% increase compared with 2017 (9.4 cases per 100,000 population), and a 71.4% increase compared with 2014 (6.3 cases per 100,000 population).” The incre...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 28, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Are Systemic Disease Causes of Oral Ulcers?
Discussion Oral ulcers are common problems seen by dentists but pediatricians also see them. Usually families have are concerned because they are painful and acute. Ulcers are sometime noticed by the physician and not the family as in the case of herpangina or hand-foot and mouth disease. Chronic or recurrent ulcerations present less commonly and therefore it may be more difficult to determine their etiology. Many of the systemic disease causes of oral ulcers are overall infrequent and/or not common in the pediatric age range. Ulcers can be classified in several ways but acute ulcers are usually painful and last less tha...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 21, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

7 Takeaways From the AGA's New Iron-Deficiency Anemia Guidelines 7 Takeaways From the AGA's New Iron-Deficiency Anemia Guidelines
Dr David Johnson comments on the latest recommendations for the gastrointestinal evaluation of iron-deficiency anemia, which have practice-changing implications.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Mosquito Clouds Killing Deer, Cattle In Southwest Louisiana
Swarms of skeeters are biting horses, deer and cattle and leaving them anemic and bleeding under their skins. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 11, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Feline leukaemia virus infection: A clinical and epidemiological enigma
(SAGE) Feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) is a gammaretrovirus that occurs worldwide in domestic cats, as well as small wild cats. It is associated with various serious, and sometimes fatal, diseases including anaemia, immunosuppression and certain cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

REALITY Trial Supports Restrictive Transfusion in Anemic MI REALITY Trial Supports Restrictive Transfusion in Anemic MI
A restrictive blood transfusion strategy in myocardial infarction patients with anemia proved safe, significantly less costly, and at least as effective as the standard liberal transfusion strategy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

South Africa: UCT Professor's Research Offers Hope of Treatment for Sickle Cell Anaemia
[GroundUp] In a study performed in Cameroon, UCT professor Ambroise Wonkam has identified genetic factors which protect some patients from the effects of sickle cell anemia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

AGA recommends bidirectional endoscopy for most patients with iron deficiency anemia
(American Gastroenterological Association) The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) published new clinical guidelines outlining an evidence-based approach for the initial gastrointestinal evaluation of chronic iron deficiency anemia in asymptomatic patients. Iron deficiency anemia is extremely common worldwide, and a gastrointestinal cause should be considered in all patients without an obvious cause for their anemia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AGA Releases Iron-Deficiency Anemia Guideline AGA Releases Iron-Deficiency Anemia Guideline
The seven recommendations aim to improve quality of care and reduce practice variability.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Akebia Therapeutics Announces First Commercial Launch of VAFSEO(TM) (vadadustat tablets), a New Oral Treatment for Anemia Due to Chronic Kidney Disease, in Japan
VAFSEO Launch Marks Availability of Convenient Once-Daily Oral Treatment for Adult Patients on Dialysis and Not on Dialysis in Japan CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 26, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Akebia Therapeutics®, Inc. (Nasdaq: AK... Biopharmaceuticals, Product Launch Akebia Therapeutics, vadadustat, VAFSEO , chronic kidney disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news