Home > Medical > Anaemia > Anaemia News Your period and anaemia – what you should know Heavy periods can cause iron deficiency anaemia. When should you be worried? An app, your fingernail – and anaemia screening is done Scientists have developed a wireless smartphone app that checks for anaemia by 'reading' a photo of a fingernail. Gene therapy for sickle cell takes another step forward A new therapy targets the genetic flaw that causes sickle cell anaemia, a devastating disease that often causes early death. From our sponsor Iron is absorbed in the small intestine How is iron absorbed by the body?