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  • Iron Pills No Help for Certain Type of Heart Failure
    (16-May-2017)
    High-dose supplements failed to improve exercise capacity, study says

  • Gene Therapy: A Breakthrough for Sickle Cell Anemia?
    (01-Mar-2017)
    But treatment has only been given to one patient so far

  • Testosterone Therapy May Have Benefits, But Risks Too
    (21-Feb-2017)
    While trials show it boosts bone density and lowers anemia risk, heart risks also seen

  • Could Anemia Cause Hearing Loss?
    (30-Dec-2016)
    Iron deficiency might keep ear cells from getting oxygen they need, study suggests

  • Researchers Pinpoint More Genes Linked to Vitiligo
    (12-Oct-2016)
    Genetic clues to this autoimmune disease could lead to breakthroughs for related disorders, researchers say

  • Chronic Disease in Mom May Be Linked to Newborns' Heart Disease
    (11-Oct-2016)
    Risk highest among women born with heart defects or who developed type 2 diabetes, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Managing Anemia With Iron
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Things you can do

  • Anemia Boosts Stroke Death Risk, Study Finds
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Blood condition is common among older patients

  • Anemia Drugs May Not Boost Kidney Patients' Well-Being: Study
    (15-Feb-2016)
    Review of 17 clinical trials finds no evidence that certain costly meds improve patients' quality of life

  • Preventable Ills Cause Nearly 8 Million Childhood Deaths Globally
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Diarrhea, respiratory infections are top killers, research shows

  • Sickle Cell Drug Doesn't Relieve Pain Crises: Study
    (08-Dec-2015)
    International research finds prasugrel isn't effective at easing suffering

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Signs of Anemia
    (18-Jun-2015)
    You may feel weak and tired

  • Few Sickle Cell Patients Receiving Beneficial Drug, Study Finds
    (28-Apr-2015)
    Medication helps reduce painful episodes

  • Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children
    (31-Mar-2015)
    Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies

  • Iron Supplements May Help Blood Donors Recover More Quickly
    (10-Feb-2015)
    Finding could allow people to donate again sooner to help keep blood supply adequate, expert says

  • Health Tip: Know Your Risk for Anemia
    (16-Sep-2014)
    Low-iron diet may be to blame

  • New Guidelines for Sickle Cell Disease
    (10-Sep-2014)
    Recommendations emphasize use of drug hydroxyurea and transfusion treatments

  • Anemia Treatments Don't Boost Recovery From Brain Injury, Study Finds
    (01-Jul-2014)
    Medication to boost red blood cells, more blood transfusions made no difference in outcomes

  • Health Tip: Need Extra Iron?
    (30-Jan-2014)
    Determine if you're at risk of a deficiency

  • Low Vitamin D Tied to Anemia Risk in Kids
    (22-Oct-2013)
    Large study also found racial differences in anemia, vitamin levels

  • Anemia Might Raise Dementia Risk, Study Suggests
    (31-Jul-2013)
    Screening elderly for the blood condition makes sense, researcher says

  • Iron Supplements May Prevent Anemia During Pregnancy
    (21-Jun-2013)
    The benefits also include improved birth weights, analysis shows

  • Transfusions With Heart Surgery Might Raise Infection Risk
    (30-May-2013)
    Delicate balance exists between treating anemia, avoiding side effects from infusion of red blood cells, study says

  • Health Tip: Slumping Iron?
    (03-Apr-2013)
    Learn the warning signs of iron deficiency anemia

  • Loss of Key Blood Cell Gene Tied to Anemia, Animal Research Suggests
    (07-Nov-2012)
    Seniors, women of childbearing age and kids at greatest risk for the blood disorder, researchers say

  • Severe Anemia Linked to Higher Death Risk After Heart Surgery
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Condition should be treated before elective procedures if possible, researcher says

  • Early Humans Commonly Consumed Meat, Researchers Say
    (03-Oct-2012)
    Lesions on skull fragment indicate that meat was regular part of diet more than a million years ago

  • Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Anemia?
    (05-Sep-2012)
    Make sure your diet includes iron, vitamins and minerals

  • No Health Risk When Jehovah's Witnesses Refuse Blood: Study
    (02-Jul-2012)
    Heart-surgery survival similar between 'Witnesses' and transfused patients

  • Researchers Rejuvenate Blood-Forming Stem Cells in Mice
    (03-May-2012)
    Scientists hope to apply findings to human aging in future

  • Infection Might Raise Blood Clot Risk for Older Adults: Study
    (05-Apr-2012)
    These clots often start in the legs but can also affect the heart, lung or brain, researchers say

  • Tighter Recommendations Issued for Blood Cell Transfusions
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Study found patients do just as well with lower thresholds for red blood cells

  • Omontys Approved for Anemic People With Kidney Disease
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Drug designed to stimulate production of red blood cells

  • Anemia May Boost Death Risk After Stroke
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Study of men finds the blood disorder affects survival rates up to a year later

  • Low Iron Levels May Increase Blood Clot Risk
    (15-Dec-2011)
    Researchers say next step is determining if treating iron deficiency wards off dangerous clots

  • Sickle Cell Disease Tied to 'Silent Strokes' in Children
    (02-Dec-2011)
    Anemia and high blood pressure together or alone increased the risk in study of young patients

  • Anemia Could Add to Surgical Risks
    (06-Oct-2011)
    Likelihood of complications, death higher for patients with this blood disorder, study says

  • Many Heart Patients Anemic After Too Many Blood Tests in Hospital
    (08-Aug-2011)
    Researchers warn this could translate into worse outcomes

  • FDA Urges Reduced Doses for Anemia Drugs
    (24-Jun-2011)
    Can increase risk of cardiovascular problems in patients with kidney disease, agency says

  • Study May Dispel Worries About High Levels of Folic Acid
    (10-Jun-2011)
    Even if vitamin B12 levels are low, expert says, folate won't exacerbate problems

  • Health Tip: Pregnancy Requires More Iron
    (07-Jun-2011)
    Expecting women may be at risk for anemia

  • Health Tip: Health Conditions May Cause Paleness
    (25-Apr-2011)
    Here's what may be to blame

  • Poor Eating Habits May Lead to Anemia in Older Women
    (25-Mar-2011)
    Study finds that as nutrient intake declines, risk rises

  • Health Tip: What's Behind Iron Deficiency
    (04-Mar-2011)
    Here are some common risk factors

  • Scientists Say They've Made Blood From Skin
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Discovery could benefit surgical, cancer, anemia patients, researchers say

  • Use Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients With Caution, Experts Say
    (26-Oct-2010)
    New guidelines issued for drugs that reduce transfusion risk

  • FDA Advisers Back Anemia Drugs for Kidney Patients
    (19-Oct-2010)
    More research needed on optimum dose, despite stroke risk posed by drugs, panel members say

  • Health Tip: Feed Your Toddler Enough Iron
    (07-Oct-2010)
    How to offer sufficient iron in the diet

  • Researchers Identify Markers for Aplastic Anemia Risk
    (21-Sep-2010)
    Shorter 'caps' on chromosomes prior to treatment predict higher odds of relapse, death, researchers find

  • Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Bone Marrow Disorder
    (15-Sep-2010)
    Patients with myelofibrosis experienced some relief from symptoms, inflammation, ongoing study found

  • Anemia Drugs Could Pose Threat to Some Kidney Patients
    (15-Sep-2010)
    Study finds 'poor responders' to meds like Aranesp at higher risk for heart trouble, death

  • Association Found Between Alzheimer's and Anemia
    (14-Jul-2010)
    Cause for link uncertain, more study needed, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Anemia
    (18-Jun-2010)
    Some types may be avoidable

  • Common Diabetes Drug Linked to Vitamin B-12 Deficiency
    (21-May-2010)
    Type 2 patients taking metformin should get levels tested regularly, study suggests

  • Anemia Drugs Hold Dangers for Kidney Patients
    (06-May-2010)
    Study finds increased risks for potential deadly complications

  • Anemia Harder to Treat in Black Children With Kidney Disease
    (27-Apr-2010)
    Treatment tailored to reflect race may be needed, researchers suggest

  • For Some on Dialysis, Anemia Drugs Pose Risks
    (02-Mar-2010)
    But experts say not using them would lower people's quality of life

  • FDA Tightens Controls on Anemia Drugs
    (16-Feb-2010)
    Procrit, similar medicines have been tied to strokes, tumor progression in cancer patients, agency says

  • Anemia Drugs May Cause Deadly Blood Clots
    (10-Nov-2009)
    Study raises more concerns about common treatment for chemo patients

  • Will New Anemia Drug Top Current Treatments?
    (04-Nov-2009)
    Designed for a rare condition, it might have a wider application, experts say

  • Anemia Drug May Raise Stroke Risk in Kidney Patients
    (02-Nov-2009)
    Use of Aranesp should be reserved for the most seriously ill, experts say

  • Traveling While on Dialysis Could Be Risky
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Chances of infection, anemia and more go up, study finds

  • Health Tip: Anemia Caused by Iron Deficiency
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Factors that may be responsible

  • Anemia Rates Down for U.S. Women and Children
    (08-Dec-2008)
    But they remain disproportionately high for minority women, study finds

  • Gene Behind Childhood Anemias Found
    (04-Dec-2008)
    Finding could usher in new treatments for sickle cell disease and thalassemia

  • Health Tip: Are You Anemic?
    (03-Dec-2008)
    Here are possible warning signs

  • Transfusing Anemic Cancer Patients Boosts Clot Risk
    (28-Nov-2008)
    But the danger is about the same as using drugs for treatment, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Who's Prone to Iron Deficiency?
    (19-Aug-2008)
    Menstruating women to blood donors, among others

  • New Test Diagnoses Anemia in Chronic Disease
    (05-Aug-2008)
    Tool detects concentration of active hepcidin in the blood, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Anemia
    (19-Jun-2008)
    Women are more likely than men to become anemic

  • Anemia Drugs May Speed Tumor Growth in Some Cancer Patients
    (02-Jun-2008)
    Widely prescribed blood-boosters might stimulate malignant cells, hasten death, study says

  • Health Tip: If You Have to Take Iron Supplements
    (23-Apr-2008)
    Suggestions to make the medicine go down

  • Anemia Triples Risk of Local Recurrence in Breast Cancer Patients
    (03-Apr-2008)
    No differences seen in overall survival, metastasis when chemo triggered low red blood cell count

  • FDA Panel Supports Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients
    (13-Mar-2008)
    But adds strong caveats on their use for some undergoing chemo

  • Continuous Doctor Care Key to Childhood Screenings
    (10-Mar-2008)
    Infants at lower risk for environmental, biological diseases if same physician is used

  • Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients Increase Death Risk
    (26-Feb-2008)
    Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents also boost risk of blood clots, study says

  • FDA Reports New Risks Posed by Anemia Drugs
    (03-Jan-2008)
    ESAs can spur faster cancer growth and earlier death, agency says

  • FDA Issues New Warnings for Anemia Drugs
    (08-Nov-2007)
    ESAs can increase cancer growth, cause stroke and heart attacks, revised label warns

  • Controversial Anemia Drug Doesn't Cut Need for Transfusions
    (05-Sep-2007)
    But it may reduce mortality rates among trauma patients, study finds

  • FDA Panel Urges Stronger Warnings for Anemia Drugs
    (10-May-2007)
    Prescribing medications in higher doses poses dangers, research has suggested

  • Prolonged Bottle-feeding Linked to Iron Deficiency
    (07-Nov-2005)
    This can lead to anemia and learning problems, researchers caution

  • fant Iron Deficiency
    (23-Aug-2005)
    It's three times more effective than current test, study says

  • Iron Deficiency Sends Cells Into Tailspin
    (13-JAN-2005)
    Forces them to conserve energy by reducing activity of 80 key genes, researchers find

  • Tackling Anemia in Diabetics
    (11-NOV-2004)
    Study looks at whether that cuts cardiovascular risks

  • Scientists Find Key to Iron Disorders
    (28-OCT-2004)
    Discovery might help treat anemia, hemochromatosis

  • Caution Urged on Transfusions in Some Heart Patients
    (05-OCT-2004)
    Finding of higher death rate among those with anemia, study suggests

  • Watchful Eye on Drug Side Effects Pays Off
    (29-SEP-2004)
    Rare Eprex-linked anemia caught early and then stemmed

  • Old Drug Learns New Tricks
    (09-JUL-2004)
    Anemia medication altered to treat many other disorders