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WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even mild anemia -- low levels of hemoglobin in the blood -- may raise a person's odds for Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, a new study finds.

The same Dutch research also found a correlation between heightened dementia risk and high blood levels of hemoglobin.

"With around 10% of people over age 65 having an...

TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Could you -- or your teenage daughter -- have an iron deficiency and not know it? If you're getting enough sleep, but still feel tired, running low on iron could be the problem.

Iron is our most common nutrient shortfall. A serious deficiency can lead to anemia. That's when you have fewer red blood cells than normal or when those cells don't h...

MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Giving blood can be a way to help your community, but teenaged girls face special risks when donating, a new study shows.

Specifically, they face a higher chance of developing iron deficiency and anemia, so they require additional measures to protect them, the researchers said.

Blood donation is largely a safe procedure, but the bloo...

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Checking for low hemoglobin in the blood -- otherwise known as anemia -- usually means drawing blood for testing.

But scientists say they've developed a wireless smartphone app that does the same by "reading" a quick photo of your fingernail.

The app converts fingernail colors into quick readings of blood hemoglobin levels, accordi...

FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teen health in developing countries is vastly underfunded, researchers report.

While teens represent 26 percent of people in developing countries, teen health received just 1.6 percent of global development aid for health between 2003 and 2016, the study found.

And very little of that money was directed to serious teen problems such ...

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Some people may safely donate blood as often as every eight weeks -- but that may not be a healthy choice for all, a new study suggests.

The study was done in the United Kingdom, where experts recommend that blood donors wait 12 to 16 weeks before giving again.

That's in contrast to the United States, where blood donations are alr...

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For many obese Americans, weight-loss surgery can be a path to losing lots of unhealthy pounds.

But new research suggests it can also lead to a long-term loss of healthy red blood cells, otherwise known as anemia.

In a study of U.S. veterans who got a common form of weight-loss (bariatric) surgery, "anemia rates are high 10 years...