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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How blocking iron drives the lung immune system to control infection

Although COVID-19 commands the headlines today, tuberculosis (TB) remains the biggest infection killer in the world and multiple drug resistant TB, which does not respond to regular antibiotics, continues to be a major threat ...

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.

Medical research

Ventilators: Three centuries in the making

From bed-sized iron lungs to portable, computer-controlled systems, the ventilators used to treat life-threatening respiratory diseases—and so much in demand today—have had a 'remarkable journey."

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 ...

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