What We Know About Iron Supplements
Parents often worry if their children are getting all the nutrients they need. Vitamins and supplements help fill in the gaps, but only if those supplements actually benefit a child.
From Wheeze to Clot
People with asthma know that they need to be on alert for asthma attacks to make sure they get the treatment they need. A recent study showed that they may also need to look out for signs of blood clots.
Balancing Between Blood Clots and Bleeding
Aspirin is often used with prescription medicine to prevent blood clots after some medical procedures. But new evidence suggests dropping the aspirin to prevent bleeding.
More Iron, Less PMS
Iron can reduce fatigue and prevent anemia. Now, women may have another reason to add more of the mineral to their diet: to ease PMS symptoms.
Experimental Treatment May Extend Leukemia Survival
One of the challenges of leukemia is that it likes to return. Once the blood cancer comes back, it’s more difficult to treat and beat. Medical scientists are experimenting with a way to boost the body’s immune system to get in on the fight and win.
Rx Busts Clots with Less Bleeding
Blood clots are very serious business that require treatment. But clot-busting medication can sometimes cause bleeding problems. Fortunately, a new medication may reduce bleeding side effects.
Baby Brain Bleeds and Epilepsy
About half of all strokes in infants and children result in bleeding in the brain. According to past studies, this bleeding may have a link to epilepsy.
Keeping Track of CML
Staying on top of a chronic disease is key to staying well. Managing these diseases can be tricky. Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a great example.
Preventing Blood Clots Better Than Not
Who wants to be given a shot every single day for a month after surgery just to prevent the chance of developing a blood clot? People who really don’t want to get blood clots—that’s who.
Cancer Risks of Cancer Treatment
You do what you can – what you’re told – to beat the cancer. Chemotherapy is recommended and it works. Years later, though, you’re diagnosed with a blood cancer that could be related to the chemotherapy. Is this really happening?