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The Devastating Effects Of Sickle Cell Anemia by quiact Posted Wed 01 Apr 2009 3:02pm Sickle Cell Anemia (SCA) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder, which means that one is born missing a chromosome, which is what shares DNA with another. And SCA causes chronic hemolytic anemia, which unlike anemia itself, actually destroys the red blood cells within a SCA patient, and not simply is depleted of such cells as is the case with a ... Read on »
Coping with Lupus: Fact #19 – Common lupus blood disorders – anemia, thrombocytopenia and more by Lupus Adventurer Posted Sat 19 May 2012 2:59pm Coping with Lupus: Blood disorders such as anemia (too few red blood cells) are common in lupus, and can greatly affect the health of lupus patients.  A few blood related (hematological) conditions really matter in lupus.  Blood related issues are usually treated by hematologists, the specialists who know the most about helping patients with ... Read on »
Gone Fishin'/Umbilical Cord Clamping by Ginger T. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:03pm I have been absent for the last week, fighting Chandler's schooling battles. I hope to be back at full speed after next Wed. when our mediation meeting with the school system will take place. Until then, I may post randomly. Like this one: Every once in a while I will run across an autism theory that I have never heard of. Once b ... Read on »
Milk causes diabetes and heart cancer by russelleaton Posted Tue 31 Jul 2007 6:18am Milk causes diabetes and heart disease According to the results of the study conducted out of the University of Cardiff in the UK and as promoted in media throughout the world during July 2007, drinking a pint of milk a day may protect men against diabetes and heart disease.  But upon closer examination of the research, Jon Barron c ... Read on »
Oxandrin and other androgens for Fanconi anemia by Mark Levin Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 7:01pm Androgen steroids are male hormones that can stimulate the production of red blood cells (the cells which carry oxygen in the blood) and platelets (cells that help blood clot) and oxandrin is a more recenty approved androgen. Approximately half of FA patients respond well to androgens (male hormones), which stimulate the production of red blood ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: iron-refractory iron deficiency anemia by nih.gov Posted Tue 15 Jul 2014 1:51pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed July 2014 What is iron-refractory iron deficiency anemia? Iron-refractory iron deficiency anemia is one of ... Read on »
Childhood Cancer Facts by Kathy S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 10:10am Childhood cancers are the #1 disease killer of children — more than asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and pediatric AIDS combined. One in every 330 children will develop cancer before the age of 19. The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) federal budget was $4.6 billion. Of that, breast cancer received 12%, prostate cancer received 7%, and ... Read on »
Iron-Deficiency Anemia Linked to Memory Deficits in Children by Poh Tin Tan Posted Wed 11 Aug 2010 6:56am From Medscape Medical News Laurie Barclay, MD August 6, 2010 — Iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) is linked to memory deficits in children, according to the results of a study reported online July 26 in Pediatrics. "IDA in infancy is associated with cognitive deficits, which may persist later in life," write R. Colin Carter, MD, from Children ... Read on »
Childhood: From Diagnosis to 10 by Tosin Ola Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 9:27am When I was four, I was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia. It was in Nigeria, way back in the 80's, and my mom was told by the doctors that I wouldn't live past childhood. I'm the firstborn child, long awaited for five years and deeply celebrated by my family for coming into this world. There is no way in hell, my mom thought, that the child that ... Read on »
Link between iron deficiency, obesity and milk by russelleaton Posted Thu 06 Sep 2007 8:02am Scientists Establish Link Between Iron Deficiency And Childhood Obesity September 5, 2007 7:27 a.m. EST Nidhi Sharma - AHN News Writer Washington D.C. (AHN) - Obese American kids run an alarmingly high risk of iron deficiency, a study by UT South western Medical Center researchers has found. The study, appearing in the September issue of ... Read on »