Medications

Iron chelation therapy treats iron overload in MDS

(HealthDay)—Iron chelation therapy (ICT) seems beneficial for iron-overloaded patients with low- or intermediate-1-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), according to a study published online March 24 in the Annals of Internal ...

Neuroscience

The brain may need iron for healthy cognitive development

Iron levels in brain tissue rise during development and are correlated with cognitive abilities, according to research in children and young adults recently published in JNeurosci. Future work could lead to iron supplementation ...

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.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Physicists link specific iron forms to Alzheimer's

There have been indications for decades that there is a link between increased iron levels in the brain and Alzheimer's disease. Leiden physicists now report a distinction between different forms of iron, identifying specific ...

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