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Is Your Disease on the RARE List™ – If So, More Bad News! by Chris H. Posted Mon 06 Feb 2012 3:01pm I wonder if people truly understand what it means if their rare disease or disorder is on the RARE List™? Last week, the R.A.R.E. Project and  Global Genes Project , leading patient advocacy organizations representing the rare disease community, issued the RARE List™ , a stunning 65 page ... Read on »
Zuma Mutant Mice as a Tool for Investigating Mammalian Developmental Defects by nih.gov Posted Sun 21 Oct 2012 8:00pm Description of Invention: In vertebrates, mutations in different ribosomal protein subunits result in a variety of phenotypes, suggesting unique and perhaps extra-ribosomal functions for these proteins. Diamond-Blackfan Anemia (DBA) is a ribosomal protein disease, in which the bone marrow fails to produce red blood cells. ... Read on »
Emerging Drug Class May Enhance Red Blood Cell Production In Anemic Patients by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Sun 26 Dec 2010 11:56am By determining how corticosteroids act to promote red blood cell progenitor formation, Whitehead Institute researchers have identified a class of drugs that may be beneficial in anemias, including those resulting from trauma, sepsis, malaria, kidney dialysis, and chemotherapy. Anemia occurs due to a breakdown in erythropoiesis, the multi-st ... Read on »
What is Aplastic Anemia? by Methods of Healing Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 20 Feb 2010 8:41pm Aplastic Anemia is a rare but serious condition in which your body stops producing enough new blood cells.  It is most common in young people but it can develop at any age. The disease can have a sudden onset or progress slowly and develop symptoms over a period of weeks or months.   It can be either acute or chronic, but without treatment the ... Read on »
Warning labels on three anemia d ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:22pm Warning labels on three anemia drugs used by one million Americans undergoing chemotherapy or who have kidney failure have been strengthened to alert users about increased risk of heart attack, stroke, a worsening of their condition, and even death, said the manufacturers, Amgen and Johnson & Johnson earlier this week. The decision, which ha ... Read on »
PET SITTERS, ANEMIA, AND "DUE DATE".... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 31 Oct 2010 12:00am As we move into November, many of you who leave food and water bowls outdoors for your pets will be bringing the containers inside for the winter.  This would be a good time to follow some great advice from the Center for Veterinary Medicine at the Food & Drug Administration.  Here is their advice You may think of your dogs or cats as fam ... Read on »
Signs & Symptoms of Anemia by Be Well Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of some of the common signs and symptoms of Anemia: Anemia Breathing difficulty Brittle nails Concave nails Difficulty standing Difficulty swallowing Dizziness Enlarged spleen Fatigue Husky voice Increased heart rate Jaundice Low blood pressure Low iron Paleness Pallor Poor appetite ... Read on »
Tests & Diagnostics for Anemia by Docs Orders Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of some of the common tests and diagnostics for Anemia: Adrenal Function Anemia Blood Count Bone Marrow Test Calcium Deficiency Complete Blood Count Fatigue Related HIV Thyroid Function TSH Of course, these are just some of the common tests and diagnostics for Anemia. You can connect with e ... Read on »
Are B12 injections necessary for pernicious anemia? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:12pm 5 Comments Most people with pernicious anemia can a cured by taking a 1000 microgram pill of vitamin B12 once a day; they usually do not need to take injections. Pernicious anemia is due to lack of vitamin B12 which results in progressive nerve damage that causes forgetfulness, loss of ability to concentrate and abnormal nerve sensations such as burning, ... Read on »
Iron Deficiency Anemia by Nikki M. Patient Expert Posted Fri 17 Oct 2008 5:52pm Last week I posted, Pale and Worried. My first thought was to check out WebMD to attempt an initial self diagnosis - you know, because I am a trained physician. Nevertheless, "Greg" posted a comment about a site call Revolution Health. Once I logged onto the site I had a revelation. Perhaps Muddear is pale because of her anemia. (It only took me ... Read on »