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.
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.
Doctors have long debated the appropriate timing for a red blood cell transfusion. Is it better to wait until the last minute when patients are in the most need? Or should doctors be proactive and transfuse early? Which is safer?
Even without diabetes, low blood sugar levels can lead to some serious risks and health problems. Researchers recently set out to see what these risks were.
Patients with a severe form of aplastic anemia may not see a benefit with traditional therapies. However, a platelet-enhancing drug could be an option for individuals with the rare blood disorder.