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Low iron levels in blood give clue to blood clot risk

People with low levels of iron in the blood have a higher risk of dangerous blood clots, according to research published in the journal Thorax today. A study of clotting risk factors in patients with an inherited blood vessel ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

TB infection rates set to 'turn clock back to 1930s'

During the 1930s, dedicated sanitaria and invasive surgery were commonly prescribed for those with the infection - usually caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which the editors describe as "the most successful human pathogen ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

If smoker has COPD, quitting might not help lung function

Quitting cigarettes may not improve smokers' lung function if they have already begun to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medicine. The findings illustrate how cigarettes ...

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