Iron deficiency is associated with a reduced risk of developing malaria infection, as shown in a cohort study of African children. As such, improving iron status may predispose this population to infection.
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Systolic blood pressure appears to have a strong association with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH) but not with unruptured intracranial aneurysm (UIA), whereas current smoking and female sex are risk factors for both conditions, a study has found.