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No Rise in Malaria Seen in Pregnant Women Getting Iron Supplements

Many doctors recommend that pregnant women who suffer from anemia be given supplements to raise the level of iron, an essential nutrient, in their blood. But that rarely occurs in developing countries, experts say, given all of the other health challenges they face, including higher rates of malaria. There is some evidence that iron supplementation increases the risk of malaria in children. It’s thought the immediate production of new red blood cells after treatment begins makes kids...

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