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Taking iron supplements during pregnancy doesn't appear to significantly change any health outcomes for mother or infant

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Routine Iron Supplementation

Task force also concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that use of the CoreValve "valve-in-valve" aortic replacement has been expanded to include people at extreme risk for serious complications from traditional open-heart surgery.

FDA Expands Approval for ‘Valve in Valve’ Aortic Replacement

Now includes people at risk for open-heart surgery complications
Retinol peel treatment can help increase lipid film in women aged 50 to 69 years

Retinol Peel Increases Lipid Film on Face, Neck

Significant increase of lipid film in U-zone, T-zone, and neck in women aged 50 to 69 years
The number of mobile health apps is continuing to increase and doctors are embracing this trend

Mobile Health App Use Continuing to Increase

More than one-third of doctors recommended mobile health apps to their patients in past year
Classifying breast cancers according to tumor subtypes could help improve treatment of the disease

New Breast CA Subtype Data Could Improve Risk Stratification

New focus on tumor subtypes could help patients, according to medical groups
America is making slow but steady progress against cancer

Small, Steady Decline in Cancer Rates in U.S. Over Past Decade

Annual report shows progress in battle against cancer
Testing soldiers' sense of smell can help diagnose those with traumatic brain injury

Smell Test Helps Identify Brain Injury in Soldiers

Findings suggest new avenue for identifying hidden injuries
A single serving of leafy green vegetables each day may help keep dementia away

Daily Serving of Leafy Greens May Help Preserve Cognition

Vitamin K thought to slow deterioration
Opioid-induced constipation is significant among noncancer pain patients

Opioid-Induced Constipation Significant in Pain Patients

Patients surveyed about laxative use, number of bowel movements
Although most health care staff feel that extended treatment time on hemodialysis is beneficial

Staff Attitudes Impact Extended Treatment Time on Hemodialysis

Most staff feel that extended treatment time is clinically beneficial, but not all recommend it