Balance control is impaired in adults with sickle cell anaemia - Silva PO, Ferreira AS, Lima CMA, Guimar ães FS, Lopes AJ.
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal involvement and cerebrovascular disease are common in sickle cell anaemia (SCA). These changes are potentially important factors that modify the control of balance in this population. OBJECTIVE: To assess balance control... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do you know if you have pernicious anemia?
Pernicious anemia is a condition where there is a lack of red blood cells. A vitamin B-12 deficiency causes it when the body is unable to absorb this nutrient effectively. Tiredness, shortness of breath, slow reflexes, and pale skin are among the symptoms. Find out here how doctors treat this immune system problem. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Tafenoquine May Prove Mettle in'Radical Cure' for Malaria
(MedPage Today) -- FDA staff give investigational drug generally high marks, but question safety in anemic patients (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Malawi:63 Percent of Malawi Under-Five Children Are Anaemic
[Nyasa Times] Chief Nutritionist in the Ministry of Transport and Public Works, Ethel Mwalughali, says there is need to intensify appropriate feeding in infant and young children to reduce micronutrient deficiencies, including anaemia in children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Executive Committe Minutes, May 8, 2018
SPM Executive Meeting Minutes, May 8, 2018 Participants: Peter Elias, Judy Danielson, John Grohol, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods April Exec Meeting Minutes approved. Learning Exchange – Sarah Krüg First Learning Exchange webinar will be held on May 29, 1 pm ET on the topic of Social Isolation. Vocera (one of the sponsors) will offer their WebEx & support for the event. Need to promote the webinar using the appropriate WebEx account. Accenture will promote, as will speakers. Sarah has a draft email & will send to members via MailChimp. All board me...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janice McCallum Tags: Executive Minutes Executive Committee Meetings Executive Committee Minutes Meeting Minutes Source Type: news

Iron deficiency symptoms: Four signs you could need supplements and more of these foods
IRON deficiency is when you have a lack of the mineral in your body. Not getting enough iron can lead to iron deficiency anaemia. Symptoms can lead to the development of complications that can affect the heart or lungs, so it ’s important to recognise all the signs. In most cases, diet is to blame, and your GP will tell you what foods are rich in iron so you can eat more of them or if you need to take supplements. So how do you know if you have the condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In India, swapping crops could save water and improve nutrition
(The Earth Institute at Columbia University) India will need to feed approximately 394 million more people by 2050. Meanwhile, many of its regions are chronically water-stressed, and nutrient deficiencies are widespread -- 30 percent of Indians or more are anemic. But a study published today in Science Advances shares a brighter outlook: replacing some rice with less thirsty crops could dramatically reduce water demand in India, while also improving nutrition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MRI brain scans show benefits of prenatal folic acid
MRI scans show that adolescents whose mothers received food enriched with folic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fetal MRI scans might foretell effects of severe anemia MRI of cortical folds may help predict psychosis DTI-MRI poses new cause for schizophrenia MRI reveals how schizophrenia may improve fMRI shows brain activity in early psychosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Foods and meal plans for iron deficiency
Anemia occurs when the body lacks red blood cells. A person may have a condition that destroys these cells, or the body may not produce enough. Adding iron-rich foods to the diet can help. Here, learn which foods contain high levels of iron and which make absorbing it harder. We also give some meal plan ideas and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Papaya leaf juice is good for your blood; the drink can remedy anemia and fight off dengue fever
(Natural News) Although the papaya is more famous for its delicious and refreshing fruit, one should not ignore its leaves. Repeated tests in India have proven the benefits of papaya leaf juice in boosting platelet count, indicating its potential as a treatment for certain blood conditions. In 2009, the Asian Institute of Science and Technology... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to get more iron from the diet
Iron is an essential nutrient needed to transport oxygen around the body. Its deficiency can lead to anemia. Here, look at how to get more iron in the diet and increase its absorption. We also cover recommend daily allowance, the symptoms and risk factors for iron deficiency, and whether you can get too much iron. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Executive Committee Minutes, May 8, 2018
Participants: Peter Elias, Judy Danielson, John Grohol, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods April Exec Meeting Minutes approved. Learning Exchange – Sarah Krüg First Learning Exchange webinar will be held on May 29, 1 pm ET on the topic of Social Isolation. Vocera (one of the sponsors) will offer their WebEx & support for the event. Need to promote the webinar using the appropriate WebEx account. Accenture will promote, as will speakers. Sarah has a draft email & will send to members via MailChimp. All board members are encouraged to share info on the webina...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - June 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janice McCallum Tags: General Exec Committee Executive Committee Minutes Source Type: news

With gene editing, researchers cure blood disorder in fetal mice
An anemia-causing genetic mutation was corrected with an intravenous injection of nanoparticles carrying a combination of donor DNA and synthetic molecules. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Fetal MRI scans might foretell effects of severe anemia
Fetal MRI brain scans can advance the detection of abnormalities due to severe...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fetal MRI can spot early brain abnormality MRI shows maternal depression meds affect babies' brains 3T MRI fetal scans should not affect newborns' hearing Gadolinium in fetuses almost entirely cleared via placenta MRI links blood flow to brain development in preterm babies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nigeria:World Sickle Cell Day - Know the Facts
[Guardian] In Nigeria, over 150,000 children are born annually with symptomatic sickle cell anaemia, 1-in-4 people are healthy carriers of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Six foods to include in your diet to avoid symptoms developing
VITAMIN B12 deficiency can result in anaemia, but among its symptoms are headaches and a reduced appetite. The vitamin is vital in keeping the body in the best condition, but because the body doesn ’t make the vitamin it’s important to get it from a balanced diet. Here are six foods that are all good sources of B12. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about atrophic gastritis
Atrophic gastritis is a chronic condition that causes inflammation of the stomach lining over a long time. Either a bacterial infection or an autoimmune condition is responsible. Autoimmune atrophic gastritis can lead to vitamin B-12 deficiency and pernicious anemia. Learn more about causes and treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Six symptoms that suggest you may need more in your diet
VITAMIN B12 deficiency can result in anaemia, but among its symptoms are extreme tiredness. There are six signs you should look out for that could indicate the condition. You may need to make sure you ’re getting enough vitamin B12-rich foods as a result. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Six symptoms you may not be getting enough in your diet
VITAMIN B12 deficiency can result in anaemia, but among its symptoms are extreme tiredness. There are six signs you should look out for that could indicate the condition. You may need to make sure you ’re getting enough vitamin B12-rich foods as a result. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bluebird Bio Gene Therapies Show Promise Against Deadly Anemias
Bluebird Bio's experimental gene therapy LentiGlobin is helping some paitiens two life-threatening forms of inherited anemia avoid blood transfusions. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Tags: NASDAQ:BLUE Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about glossitis
Glossitis is a condition where the tongue becomes inflamed and swollen. A range of factors, including allergies, anemia, and vitamin B12 deficiencies can lead to glossitis. The best treatment will depend on the underlying cause. Read on for more information about the symptoms, causes, and treatment for glossitis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Artificial gene defect reveals target to fight genetic disease
(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) Fanconi anemia (FA) is caused by defective genes for DNA-repair leading to bone marrow failure, developmental abnormalities and increased cancer risk. Using genome-wide genetic approaches, researchers at CeMM systematically screened for the loss of an additional gene that could rescue the disease -- and found it. The corresponding protein turned out to be a potential target that could be therapeutically exploited for FA. The study was published in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

FDA OKs Mircera for CKD-Related Anemia in Kids
(MedPage Today) -- Agent dropped mean Hb concentration levels (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - June 8, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Mircera for Anemia Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease in Pediatric Patients on Dialysis
On June 7, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta (Mircera, Vifor Pharma Inc.) for the treatment of pediatric patients 5 to 17 years of age on hemodialysis who are converting from another ESA after... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - June 7, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: Seven signs you need more eggs in your diet
VITAMIN B12 deficiency can result in anaemia, but among its symptoms are extreme tiredness. There are nine signs you should look out for that could indicate you have the condition. You may be required to add more vitamin B12-rich foods, like eggs, in your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baxter touts Theranova HDx dialysis tech study data
Baxter (NYSE:BAX) today released new data from studies exploring expanded hemodialysis with its Theranova dialyzer, touting the device’s ability to clear large middle molecules at a higher rate than standard hemodialysis and equal or faster removal rates compared to high-volume hemodiafiltration. Results from a number of studies and poster presentations on the Theranova dialyzer were presented at the 55th Congress of the European Renal Association and European Dialysis and Transplant Association meeting this month, Baxter said. The Deerfield, Ill.-based company’s Theranova dialyzer is designed to exte...
Source: Mass Device - May 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials Dialysis Baxter Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it bad to eat ice?
Some people like to chew on ice cubes, but it can cause some complications, including dental problems. Compulsive ice eating is a psychological issue, but it is also a sign of some medical conditions, such as iron deficiency anemia. A doctor can determine the reason for ice cravings and provide appropriate treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

FDA expedites review of Novartis drug Promacta(R) for first-line severe aplastic anemia (SAA)
Promacta receives FDA Priority Review for first-line treatment of SAA based on data showing 52% complete response rate and 85% overall response rate when added to standard immunosuppressive therapy (IST) Regulatory action underscores the treatment poten... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Novartis, Promacta, eltrombopag, aplastic anemia, TPO receptor (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency foods: Add this type of cheese to your diet to prevent symptoms
VITAMIN B12 deficiency can result in anaemia, but among its symptoms are extreme tiredness. There are seven signs you should look out for that could indicate you have the condition. But incorporating certain foods in your diet - especially a particular cheese - could help the health problem from happening in the first place. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food Security and Growth in Asia
By Geetika Dang and Raghav GaihaNEW DELHI, May 28 2018 (IPS)A disquieting finding of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017, Building resilience for peace and food security, or (SFSN2017), Rome,is that, in 2016, the number of chronicallyundernourished people in the world increased to 815 million, up from777 million in 2015 although still lower than about 900 million in 2000.Similarly,while the prevalence of undernourishment rose to 11 percent in 2016, this is still well below thelevel attaineda decade ago.Whether this recent rise inhunger and food-insecurity levels signals thebeginning of an upward tren...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Geetika Dang and Raghav Gaiha Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & I Source Type: news

Iron deficiency symptoms: Add this £1 food to your diet to slash anaemia risk
IRON deficiency anaemia is caused by a lack of iron in your diet, blood loss or pregnancy. Symptoms of iron deficiency include tiredness, shortness of breath and pale skins. You should eat this £1.10 food to raise your iron content and prevent the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Include these foods in your diet to avoid symptoms
VITAMIN B12 deficiency can result in anaemia, but among its symptoms are extreme tiredness and muscle weakness. If you suffer from any of the signs, you may need more vitamin B12 foods in your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes pale gums?
The gums can turn pale for several reasons. Pale gums around the teeth may indicate anemia, which is often caused by a lack of iron, folate, or vitamin B12. If the gums are painful and the paleness is patchy or web-like, the cause may be more severe. Here, learn about underlying conditions and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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