Health

Are you running short on iron?

(HealthDay)—Could you—or your teenage daughter—have an iron deficiency and not know it? If you're getting enough sleep, but still feel tired, running low on iron could be the problem.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Heavy periods? You might have an undiagnosed bleeding disorder

About 30 per cent of all women report heavy menstrual periods at some point during their reproductive years. Up to 15 per cent of these have an underlying bleeding disorder and yet most have never been diagnosed, leaving ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study identifies a distinct type of common gastrointestinal bleeding

A unique bleeding syndrome associated with cirrhosis and portal hypertension has been identified by researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Wake Forest University Medical Center, and the University ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Anemia protects African children against malaria

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world and causes long-term adverse consequences in children. However, concerns remain about the safety of iron supplements, particularly for children in malaria-endemic ...

Surgery

Iron deficiency anemia associated with hearing loss

In a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Kathleen M. Schieffer, B.S., of the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa., and colleagues examined the association between ...

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