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Iron deficiency during pregnancy increases risk of breathing problems in children
Date: 2011-03-14 11:39:57
Pregnant women should consider iron blood testing as part of their regular pre-birth health tests. A new study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology found that women who have low levels of the mineral during pregnancy risk giving birth to children with breathing problems.... Full Story

Ritalin improves symptoms of iron deficiency
Date: 2011-02-04 13:44:22
For individuals who had low iron blood levels during infancy, a simple drug that is commonly used to treat conditions like attention deficit disorder may reduce some of the neurological damage caused by the deficiency.... Full Story

Osteoporosis risk tied to age of onset of puberty
Date: 2011-01-31 12:44:34
Leptin testing may predict a young girl's future risk of osteoporosis in addition to the age which she will enter puberty. A new study from Children's Hospital Los Angeles has found that the age of onset of puberty plays an important role in developing bone density, which can affect a girl throughout the rest of her life.... Full Story

Consumers place high value on medical testing
Date: 2011-01-10 16:59:49
Nearly everyone wants to know their future, particularly when their health is at stake. A new survey from Tufts University researchers has found that a majority of participants would be willing to pay out-of-pocket costs to get a blood test that could predict their risk of a major disease.... Full Story

Researchers find biomarker that predicts treatment outcomes for hepatitis C patients
Date: 2011-01-06 08:56:26
Following a positive hepatitis C test, there are several treatment options an individual can take. Now, a team of researchers has reported in the Journal of Clinical Investigation that they have found a biomarker that may predict the success of certain treatments.... Full Story

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