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30. August 2015

Pregnant women in Sweden may be iodine deficient

Pregnant women in Sweden were found to be consuming an inadequate amount of iodine in a recent study. Iodine is an element that plays a role in producing the hormones that originate in the thyroid and...

27. August 2015

Burundi signs food fortification decree

Burundi’s program took an enormous step forward with the signing of the Presidential Fortification Decree! As of March 2016, after the established grace period, fortification will be mandatory for all...

22. August 2015

Sudan: iodized salt production to start in the Red Sea State

During a visit to the Red Sea State, Sudan’s Minister of Industry Dr Abdu Daud Suleiman emphasized the important role of the salt industry within the industrial programme of economic reform. He was...

10. August 2015

UK: Pregnancy iodine pills 'good for babies and economy'

Recommending iodine supplements to all pregnant women could save the NHS money, say researchers. A study in The Lancet concluded that if all pregnant women took a daily dose, it could boost children's...

07. August 2015

India supports Nepal to combat iodine deficiency

India on Friday handed over Nepali Rs.51.75 million (Indian Rs.30 million) to neighbouring Nepal towards the Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Programme 2014-15 in the Himalayan nation. Indian ...

07. August 2015

Bangladesh: Iodized salt will help build a healthy nation

Speakers at a function stressed the need for using iodised salt in a measured way among the people to build a sound and healthy society. "The benefits of using iodised salt are numerous, as the whole...

07. August 2015

Iodine enters the climate-change mix

Quietly bubbling from the ocean, iodine has garnered little attention from climate change researchers – until now. Each year seafaring bacteria produce about 500,000 tonnes of iodine, which enters the...

27. July 2015

Lebanon: the risks of not iodizing salt

Translated from original article by Roula Mouawad According to a study conducted by Dr. Omar Obeid, Professor of nutrition at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and representative of the Iodine...

23. July 2015

Philippines: Iodine Task Force to be activated in Mindanao

A “Bantay Asin” Task Force (BATF) will be organized by the Department of Health (DOH-13) and National Nutrition Council (NNC-13) to solve the iodine-related health issues and concerns in Northeastern...

12. July 2015

Philippines: public encouraged to buy iodized salt

The public should buy salt bearing the warning "Saktong Iodine sa Asin" and the DOH seal on the package, said Philippine Health Undersecretary Kenneth Hartigan-Go. His request comes one day after the DOH...

10. July 2015

IGN mourns the loss of founding member Dr. John B. Stanbury

On July 6, 2015, the iodine community lost a pioneer in iodine research and a mentor to a generation of thyroid scientists, Dr. John B. Stanbury. Dr. Stanbury died peacefully in his sleep seven weeks...

06. July 2015

Second UNICEF-IGN workshop on iodine nutrition held in the MENA Region

A second regional workshop on sustainable prevention of iodine deficiency and achievement of optimal iodine nutrition and salt reduction was held on June 10-12 in Casablanca, Morocco. As previously, the...

18. June 2015

Lo iodio non sta nel sale: gli alimenti che lo contengono, i consigli e i falsi miti

La mancanza di iodio causa il gozzo, un ingrossamento della tiroide, e altri deficit intellettivi. È in corso la campagna estiva di prevenzione “Consigli per una tavola salutista” promossa dalla Siedp, la...

18. June 2015

Raising awareness of the importance of iodine in Tamil Nadu, India

About 2 million children in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu are prone to Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) and hence the personnel at the public distribution outlet should explain the importance of...

17. June 2015

Uzbekistan bans non-iodized salt

The amendments to the act "About prophylaxis of iodine deficiency diseases", according to which there is fully stopped production and banned sale of non-iodized dietary salt in the country came into f...

15. June 2015

Food for thought: poor nutrition and educational inequality in Thailand

Evidence of inequality in Thailand’s school system made the headlines in recent weeks after separate reports by the Public Ministry of Health and the World Bank. The report from Thailand’s Public Ministry...

15. June 2015

India: Research needed to confirm if iodine bindis are effective

An initiative called 'Life Saving Dot' is trying use bindis, small dots worn by women between their eyebrows, to deliver an essential micronutrient to women who might not be getting enough. That's the...

12. June 2015

Half of pregnant women in Australia may be iodine deficient

In the not so distant past babies born to mothers with low thyroid function which could be due to low levels of iodine had terrible birth defects. It's the defect officially known as cretinism. While for...

11. June 2015

Improving iodine nutrition: a job for a global partnership

By Jonathan Gorstein and Greg S. Garrett The Life You Can Save and GiveWell recently highlighted the critical importance of iodine nutrition by recommending not one but two non-profit organizations...

08. June 2015

Iodine bindis: Science or swindle?

Can you imagine an idea by a Singapore-based advertising agency and the research and development by an NGO in India to make a bindi coated with iodine that claims to be able to save countless Indian...


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