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Iron Supplements May Help Blood Donors Recover More Quickly

Posted 10 Feb 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 – Low-dose iron supplements speed blood donors' recovery of iron and hemoglobin, an iron-rich protein that carries oxygen in red blood cells, new research shows. "This study highlights the importance of maintaining iron levels after blood donation, and shows that supplemental iron effectively restores hemoglobin, even in donors with higher iron levels," according to ...

Iron Supplements May Prevent Anemia During Pregnancy

Posted 21 Jun 2013 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, June 21 – Taking iron supplements during pregnancy reduces women's risk of anemia and is linked with an increase in birth weight and a reduced risk of low birth weight, a new analysis finds. Researchers examined more than 90 studies that included a total of nearly 2 million pregnant women and found that daily iron supplements significantly reduced women's risk of anemia during pregnancy. ...

Iron Dosing Tricky for Dialysis Patients: Study

Posted 20 Jun 2013 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 20 – Large doses of intravenous iron increase kidney dialysis patients' chances of developing a serious infection, but smaller doses given less frequently do not raise the risk, a new study shows. Dialysis patients often develop anemia and must be given intravenous treatments of iron to correct the condition. Intravenous iron, however, can promote bacterial growth and weaken the ...

Pediatricians Issue New Iron Guidelines

Posted 5 Oct 2010 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 5 – The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a report that outlines new guidelines concerning the iron needs of infants and children. The report also details new procedures for identifying and following up on signs of iron deficiency and iron anemia – procedures that rely not just on a single test, but rather a combination of screening techniques. "Iron deficiency remains ...

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