Medications

Iron deficiency during infancy reduces vaccine efficacy

About 40 percent of children around the globe suffer from anemia because they do not consume enough iron. Now, studies by ETH researchers show that iron deficiency also reduces the protection provided by vaccinations.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Rates of women taking iron intravenously increase five-fold

The number of Australian women of reproductive age receiving intravenous iron treatment has increased five-fold since 2013, according to research published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia.

Oncology & Cancer

Small red blood cells could indicate cancer

Having abnormally small red blood cells—a condition known as microcytosis—could indicate cancer, according to new research led by a University of Exeter student working with a world-leading team.

Pediatrics

Evidence grows for iron deficiency screening in childhood

Two recent studies from the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children are adding to mounting evidence that Canadians would benefit from more screening for iron deficiency in early childhood.

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