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From Silver Bullets to Silver Systems

Curt Bowen | Posted 02.15.2015 | Impact
Curt Bowen

The bottom line of the conference is easy to understand: There is an immense potential to affect the nutrition and income of small farmers throughout Guatemala by improving the black bean seeds they use. But the challenge we will all face is how to collaborate to make that possible.

How Selfies Could Detect a Common Deadly Disease

Julielynn Wong, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Julielynn Wong, M.D.

More than half of the cases of anaemia are caused by low iron levels and can be treated with iron supplements, according to global health experts. But easy-to-use, reliable, and cheap methods to detect anaemia and monitor the effects of treatment are still needed.

Think We Can't End Global Malnutrition By 2030? Think Again

Lawrence Haddad | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Lawrence Haddad

There is a public health crisis that is threatening the health and lives of men, women and children across our planet at an alarming rate, and the richest nations are affected as well as the poorest.

Fibroids: Time to End the Stigma

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

There's no good reason for fibroids to continue to cause such a high degree of suffering. But awareness of the condition is key if women are to get prompt and appropriate treatment.

Anemia: Know the Symptoms of This Potentially Life-Threatening Condition

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Rarely is anemia related to iron deficiency in pets, as it is in many women. Iron supplementation should be avoided, unless your pet is one of the very rare cases where actual iron deficiency is present.

Poison Or Medicine?

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 11.29.2013 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

When it comes to heart disease risk, caffeinated coffee can actually be a "poison" for one person. And a "medicine" for another. It all depends on one little gene.

This Has Been Linked To An Increased Risk Of Dementia

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 07.31.2013 | Fifty

Dementia symptoms can have many causes, making diagnosing dementia extremely difficult. But anemia may be one sign that someone is at increased ri...

Ed Koch Released From Hospital

AP | Posted 11.07.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — How's he doing? Better. Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch (kahch) has been released from a hospital after being treated for anemia....

Iron: The Double-Edged Mineral

Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., CNS | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., CNS

A heavy-duty mineral, iron is used to make red blood cells -- the oxygen transport system of the body. Too much or too little can be harmful to your health.

Baby Born With 'No Blood' Declared A Miracle

Posted 04.02.2012 | Parents

The extraordinary recovery of baby born with a severe case of anemia in the U.K. is being called a medical miracle. Doctors gave Olivia Norton abo...

A Canadian Breakthrough: Fortifying Lives Through Nutrition

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 08.06.2011 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

Almost one in three people -- 2 billion globally -- suffer from vitamin and mineral deficiencies impacting child survival, growth, development, learning capacity and earning potential.

The Health of a Nation and the Height of its Mothers

Kari Stoever | Posted 07.08.2011 | Home
Kari Stoever

Across the globe, whether you live in Africa or the United States, the attained height of its mothers can foretell the economic trend for that country.

Japanese Workers and Children Overexposed to Radiation

Alexia Parks | Posted 07.02.2011 | Home
Alexia Parks

While the world news media has shifted its attention elsewhere, tragedy continues to unfold at Tokyo Electric Power's crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear...

Weekly Health Tip: Could You Be Anemic?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

Brought to you by Deepak Chopra, MD, Alexander Tsiaras, and Your blood vessels are the body's superhighway. Blood races through ...

The Most Common Disease You've Never Heard Of

Randall Amster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randall Amster

G6PD is an essential enzyme that is lacking in people with this widespread genetic disorder, and its absence leads to a condition that is closely related to other forms of anemia.

FDA: Amgen's Anemia Drugs May Cause Death

Los Angeles Times | Daniel Costello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Anemia drugs sold by Amgen Inc. took another hit Thursday when government regulators said two new studies indicated that the drugs may increase the ri...