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Moderate iron deficiency affects cognitive performance - but iron supplementation improves it

... tasks, even though many were not considered to be anemic when the study began, according to researchers at ...seline test, women who were iron deficient but not anemic completed the tasks in the same amount of time as iron sufficient women of the same age, but they pe...

Hemochromatosis, inflammation and anemia

... infections and some types of cancer, often become anemic a condition called anemia of chronic disease (ACD). While ACD rarely kills patients, it can make their lives miserable. A discovery at EMBL, in collaboration with researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, now links the ge...

Hope available for patients with anemia and myelodysplastic syndrome

... patients. During the four-year follow-up period, anemic persons were more likely to die than non-anemic persons (37 percent versus 22.1 percent). These patients were also hospitalized more often (65.9 percent versus 54.6 percent) and spent more days in the hospital (25 versus 13.7 days). After excluding...

Separated before birth: Molecular signals part fetal blood and lymphatic vessels

...propriate channels. The animal models were neither anemic nor had heart defects, so our attention turned to the vasculature," said Kahn. "In essence, we found that blood was being forced into the lymphatic system. Their hearts were larger because the lymphatic channels mediated arterio-venous shunting of bl...

Needle-free blood and tissue measurements

...vide key information, such as whether a patient is anemic and whether there are adequate levels of oxygen and blood flow to muscle tissue cells. To make the device accurate regardless of skin color or body-fat content, Soller's group is gathering data from 100 subjects representing five ethnic groups Afric...

Iron supplements help African children learn to walk and talk

...y. "Our results highlight the presence of severely anemic children in malaria-endemic African communities wh...obin levels was small in all but the most severely anemic children. Iron improved motor and language development, although iron's effect on motor development ...

Effects of iron-deficiency anemia in infants linger

... and were treated with iron, and 43 who were never anemic in infancy. All of the children were full-term babies weighing at least 6 pounds 12 ounces. All children were from similar communities. Chile was chosen as the study site because it was one of the few places in the world where there was a very sophi...

Women with low body iron find exercise harder

...ores in the liver; at the final stage, they become anemic due to insufficient iron to produce new red blood cells. Haas and his co-authors focused on the first stage, while most medical practitioners are interested in the final stage. "Because these women aren't anemic, we know they are getting enough oxy...

Researchers identify suspect organism in feline infectious anemia

...en treated with antibiotics. Cats can become very anemic as red-blood-cell counts plummet. Even if symptoms disappear, the organism remains present. The prevalence of the disease - lacking a diagnostic tool - has been impossible to determine. Messick and colleagues, including UI veterinary student Linda ...

Anemia in Cree infants

...uebec report that one-third of these children were anemic and that this was more of a problem among breast-fed babies than formula-fed infants.Six Cree communities in the James Bay region introduced a screening program in 1995 to identify anemia in infants. Katherine Gray-Donald and colleagues reviewed the ...

Celiac disease not as uncommon as once thought, say researchers at Wake Forest

...ded vitamins and minerals, often leaving a patient anemic and malnourished. However, treatment is not painful, according to Ivor D. Hill, M.D., a pediatric gastroenterologist and expert on celiac disease at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. "By following a gluten-free diet, patients will expe...

New rices may help address vitamin A and iron deficiency, major causes of death in the developing world

...age and sepsis during childbirth. Infants born to anemic mothersoften suffer from low birth weight and anem...NICEF, nearly 2 billion people are estimated to be anemic andabout double that number, or 3.7 billion, are iron deficient, the vast majorityof them women. Be...

Genetic Research Boosts Understanding Of Iron's Path Through Body, Diseases Of Iron Metabolism

... transferrin receptor genemight be mutated in some anemic people, says Andrews, who, as a pediatrichematologist, sees patients with rare forms of this disease. Moreover, the mutant mice showed a symptom that provides a clue toanother pressing question in the field, namely, which proteins control how...

Search For Iron Transport Mechanism Leads To "Hephaestus," God Of Metal Working,Who Insight Into Iron-Deficiency Anemia

...mans," said Gitschier. Identifying the gene in the anemic mouse model -- the original goal of thestudy -- was an achievement in itself, and was accomplished through geneticmapping. The researchers were able to pare down their search to a small regionon the X chromosome and identified a genetic sequence tha...

Low Iron Levels Cause Weakness In Women Who Are Not Anemic

... women with low body iron -- but who are not quite anemic -- must use more effort to do the same amount of p...studies to look at iron-depleted women who are not anemic -- about 16 percent of U.S. women and 40 to 80 percent of women in developing countries -- Cornell ...

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