Quantum physics helps destroy cancer cells
(Kyoto University) Cancer cell death is triggered within three days when X-rays are shone onto tumor tissue containing iodine-carrying nanoparticles. The iodine releases electrons that break the tumor's DNA, leading to cell death. The findings, by scientists at Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) and colleagues in Japan and the US, were published in the journal Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Austin M & A wrap: Iodine Software, Elligo grow through acquisitions
2021 has been a busy year for mergers and acquisitions in Austin, and more deals keep coming in every day. Click through for the latest details, including a Texas company backed by Vista Equity Partners eating up a company that had raised more than $42 million. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: ABJ staff Source Type: news

BD Launches Industry First Ready-to-Use Iodine-Based Surgical Irrigation System
BD Surgiphor™ sterile wound irrigation system delivers simplified sterility and helps hospitals comply with national and international guidelines[1,2] FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 25, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- BD (Becton, Dickinson... Devices, Product Launch BD , BD Surgiphor, sterile wound irrigation system (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Iodine warning: Too much in your diet could lead to poisoning – signs of toxicity to spot
IODINE is present in seafood and dairy products. The mineral is essential for thyroid function, which in turn affects the body's metabolism. However, too much of the nutrient can lead to toxicity. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment: Seaweed’s iodine and omega-3 helps to increase hair regrowth
HAIR loss treatment: To help combat the dreaded hair loss, certain plants, herbs and oils have shown impressive study results. One such plant is known to help increase blood circulation to the scalp, stimulate hair growth properties and regenerate hair follicles. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iodine and Fertility: Do We Know Enough? Iodine and Fertility: Do We Know Enough?
This study investigated the impact of iodine deficiency as well as excess on normal reproductive function.Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer: No Benefit of Postsurgical Iodine Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer: No Benefit of Postsurgical Iodine
Forgoing postoperative radioactive iodine in low-risk differentiated thyroid cancer is supported by phase 3 data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Bilateral retinal toxicity as a result of poisoning with pure iodine - Esra BC, Yasin SG.
Iodine is an essential mineral that is necessary for the synthesis of thyroid hormones, which can cause many diseases in the body. The application of adding potassium iodate to table salts started in Turkey in 1998. High doses of iodate cause retinal toxic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nanoconfinement concept improves safety of diagnostic contrast agent
The Yale-led research team found that when packaged in a nanoparticle, CT contrast agents, such as iodine, increased the absorption of X-rays. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 6, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

129I and 247Cm in meteorites constrain the last astrophysical source of solar r-process elements
The composition of the early Solar System can be inferred from meteorites. Many elements heavier than iron were formed by the rapid neutron capture process (r-process), but the astrophysical sources where this occurred remain poorly understood. We demonstrate that the near-identical half-lives of the radioactive r-process nuclei iodine-129 and curium-247 preserve their ratio, irrespective of the time between production and incorporation into the Solar System. We constrain the last r-process source by comparing the measured meteoritic ratio 129I/247Cm = 438 ± 184 with nucleosynthesis calculations based on neutron sta...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Cote, B., Eichler, M., Yagüe Lopez, A., Vassh, N., Mumpower, M. R., Vilagos, B., Soos, B., Arcones, A., Sprouse, T. M., Surman, R., Pignatari, M., Peto, M. K., Wehmeyer, B., Rauscher, T., Lugaro, M. Tags: Astronomy, Physics reports Source Type: news

Best hair supplements: Eat seaweed to boost hair health says This Morning's Liz Earle
HAIR supplements that actually deliver results are few and far between but they do exist. Speaking to Phil and Holly on ITV's This Morning, wellness and beauty writer Liz Earle recommends eating iodine-rich seaweed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Povidone iodine mouthwash, gargle, nasal spray to reduce nasopharyngeal viral load in patients with COVID-19
(JAMA Network) Researchers in this randomized clinical trial   investigated whether nasopharyngeal application of povidone iodine could reduce the viral load of patients with nonsevere COVID-19 symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Role of iodine oxoacids in atmospheric aerosol nucleation
Iodic acid (HIO3) is known to form aerosol particles in coastal marine regions, but predicted nucleation and growth rates are lacking. Using the CERN CLOUD (Cosmics Leaving Outdoor Droplets) chamber, we find that the nucleation rates of HIO3 particles are rapid, even exceeding sulfuric acid–ammonia rates under similar conditions. We also find that ion-induced nucleation involves IO3– and the sequential addition of HIO3 and that it proceeds at the kinetic limit below +10°C. In contrast, neutral nucleation involves the repeated sequential addition of iodous acid (HIO2) followed by HIO3, showing that HIO2 play...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: He, X.-C., Tham, Y. J., Dada, L., Wang, M., Finkenzeller, H., Stolzenburg, D., Iyer, S., Simon, M., Kürten, A., Shen, J., Rörup, B., Rissanen, M., Schobesberger, S., Baalbaki, R., Wang, D. S., Koenig, T. K., Jokinen, T., Sarnela, N., Beck, Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics r-articles Source Type: news

Thoracic Chemotherapy May Advance Mesothelioma Treatment
Thoracic surgeon Dr. Marcello Migliore is convinced that adding hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy to aggressive surgery can extend survival significantly for patients with pleural mesothelioma cancer. He wants others to know that, too. This seldom-used, controversial procedure, also known as HITHOC, involves circulating a heated, high-concentration chemotherapy solution throughout the chest cavity for 60 minutes immediately following aggressive mesothelioma surgery. The idea is to kill any microscopic tumor cells that evaded the surgeon, hopefully slowing a potential cancer recurrence. Unlike HIPEC, a similar procedu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 19, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Antimicrobial compound in seaweed can be used to develop self-cleaning surfaces, new research finds
(Natural News) Seaweed is known for being the best dietary source of iodine and for providing many other health benefits. But according to researchers at Unilever, seaweed can also be used to develop self-cleaning surfaces. After more than a decade of studying the chemical components of seaweed, Unilever announced on Jan. 5 that it has developed a new technology that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can dietary changes improve thyroid disease symptoms?
This article considers the scientific evidence in support, or not, for dietary changes and supplements in improving symptoms of thyroid disease, including iodine, vitamin D, soy and broccoli.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 13, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Roche announces FDA approval of Gavreto (pralsetinib) for people with advanced or metastatic RET-mutant and RET fusion-positive thyroid cancers
Basel, 2 December 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gavreto ™ (pralsetinib) for the treatment of adult and paediatric patients 12 years of age and older with advanced or metastatic rearranged during transfection (RET)-mutant medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) who require systemic therapy, or with advanced or metastatic RET fusion-positive thyroid cancer who re quire systemic therapy and who are radioactive iodine-refractory (if radioactive iodine is appropriate). These indications were approved under the FDA’s accelerated approval...
Source: Roche Investor Update - December 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche announces FDA approval of Gavreto (pralsetinib) for people with advanced or metastatic RET-mutant and RET fusion-positive thyroid cancers
Basel, 2 December 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gavreto ™ (pralsetinib) for the treatment of adult and paediatric patients 12 years of age and older with advanced or metastatic rearranged during transfection (RET)-mutant medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) who require systemic therapy, or with advanced or metastatic RET fusion-positive thyroid cancer who re quire systemic therapy and who are radioactive iodine-refractory (if radioactive iodine is appropriate). These indications were approved under the FDA’s accelerated approval...
Source: Roche Media News - December 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Veganism: Vitamin B12 is well supplemented, iodine is a matter of concern
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) Those following a vegan diet have an increased risk of iodine deficiency. This is indicated by the results of a research project from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). In the 'Risks and benefits of a vegan diet' (RBVD) study project, a BfR research team investigated the nutrient supply in 36 people following a vegan diet and 36 people with a mixed diet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Swabbing coronavirus with iodine for 15 seconds completely kills it in the lab 
A new study from the University of Connecticut found that, after 15 seconds, a solution of iodine completely inactivated a sample of coronavirus, even at the lowest concentration. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Efficacy of povidone-iodine nasal antiseptic for rapid inactivation of SARS-CoV-2
(JAMA Network) This laboratory study assessed the efficacy of the   nasal antiseptic solution povidone-iodine against transmission of SARS-C0V-2. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Halving the risk of infection following surgery
(University of Leeds) New analysis by the University of Leeds and the University of Bern of more than 14,000 operations has found that using alcoholic chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) halves the risk of infection in certain types of surgery when compared to the more commonly used povidone-iodine (PVI). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Safe Is Getting My Car Inspected? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. “My dentist had me rinse with povidone-iodine before my cleaning. Does it really kill COVID-19?” –Drew Researchers at the University of Connecticut found that rinsing with a dilute solution of povidone-iodine could inactivate the coronavirus in as little as ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Comparing hyperthyroidism treatments with risk of cancer death
(JAMA Network) Researchers compared long-term risk of death from a solid cancer in patients treated with radioactive iodine, anti-thyroid drugs or surgery for hyperthyroidism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Newborn Iodine Status Not Tied to Congenital Hypothyroidism
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- Blood iodine concentrations in newborns do not vary for infants with or without congenital hypothyroidism (CH), although they are higher in cases versus controls in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exposure to Iodine in the NICU May Affect Infant Thyroid Function
Title: Exposure to Iodine in the NICU May Affect Infant Thyroid FunctionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/7/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/8/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - July 8, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

BD Launches First and Only Fully Sterile Povidone-Iodine and Isopropyl Alcohol Skin Preparation
New BD PurPrep™ skin preparation is the only commercially available PVP-I antiseptic skin preparation with sterile solution in the U.S. FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 7, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (... Devices, Surgery, Product Launch BD , PurPrep, preoperative skin preparation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Iodine exposure in the NICU may lead to decrease in thyroid function, NIH study suggests
Iodine solutions are commonly used as disinfectants to prepare the skin for surgical or other procedures. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 7, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Exposure to Iodine in the NICU May Affect Infant Thyroid Function
TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 -- Exposure to iodine in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) may increase a baby's risk for loss of thyroid function, a new study suggests. Iodine solutions are often used as disinfectants on the skin before surgical or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rethink Food Security and Nutrition Following Covid-19 Pandemic
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan MudaKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 2 2020 (IPS) The Covid-19 crisis has had several unexpected effects, including renewed attention to food security concerns. Earlier understandings of food security in terms of production self-sufficiency have given way to importing supplies since late 20th century promotion of trade liberalization. Jomo Kwame SundaramTransnational food business Disruption of transnational food supply chains and the devastation of many vulnerable livelihoods by policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic have revived interest in earlier understandings of food self-sufficien...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan Muda Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Aqueous olanexidine versus aqueous povidone-iodine for surgical skin antisepsis on the incidence of surgical site infections after clean-contaminated surgery: a multicentre, prospective, blinded-endpoint, randomised controlled trial
RCT (n=587) reports olanexidine significantly reduced surgical site infection at 30 days; 19 (7%) patients in olanexidine group vs 39 (13%) in povidone-iodine group (adjusted risk ratio 0.48, 90% CI 0.30 to 0.74; p=0.002). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are Potential Complications of Tattooing?
Discussion “Tattooing of skin via deposition of pigment particles and ink ingredients in the dermis changes normal skin into abnormal skin. Fortunately, this often causes no harm and no disease, although with important exceptions.” Tattoos can be inadvertent from road dirt, gunpowder, pencil graphite etc., but most are desired. Tattoos are common in many cultures and over time..They have been increasing in popularity in the United States over the past few years particularly with a younger, wider and more diverse population. Newsweek reported an 18-country study in 2018 which showed 46% of Americans have a tat...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 18, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Iodine deficiency: How a lack of iodine in your diet is linked to an underactive thyroid
IODINE is needed for the creation of thyroid hormones. The mineral helps control the body's metabolism and, without enough of it, you could be piling on the pounds. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for radiation exposure: The iodine supplement proven to protect the body
BEST supplements for radiation exposure: The effects of radiation and how it affects the body is largely due to the level of exposure. However, even low-level exposure can greatly affect the body. Fortunately taking this supplement has been proven to help protect the body. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gargling for Coronavirus? What Science Can Tell Us
There no firm proof that gargling prevents respiratory infections caused by coronavirus — or any virus or bacteria. But there’s also little downside. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Neal Naito, M.D. Tags: Colds Iodine Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Throat Influenza Microbiology Mouthwash Hygiene and Cleanliness Source Type: news

Inhibiting Oral Bacterial Growth in Mechanical Ventilation Inhibiting Oral Bacterial Growth in Mechanical Ventilation
One of the main causes of ventilator-associated pneumonia is thought to be the aspiration of oral bacteria. Can topical application of povidone iodine help prevent VAP?BMC Oral Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Triple-halide wide-band gap perovskites with suppressed phase segregation for efficient tandems
We report efficient 1.67–electron volt wide–band gap perovskite top cells using triple-halide alloys (chlorine, bromine, iodine) to tailor the band gap and stabilize the semiconductor under illumination. We show a factor of 2 increase in photocarrier lifetime and charge-carrier mobility that resulted from enhancing the solubility of chlorine by replacing some of the iodine with bromine to shrink the lattice parameter. We observed a suppression of light-induced phase segregation in films even at 100-sun illumination intensity and less than 4% degradation in semitransparent top cells after 1000 hours of maximum p...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Xu, J., Boyd, C. C., Yu, Z. J., Palmstrom, A. F., Witter, D. J., Larson, B. W., France, R. M., Werner, J., Harvey, S. P., Wolf, E. J., Weigand, W., Manzoor, S., van Hest, M. F. A. M., Berry, J. J., Luther, J. M., Holman, Z. C., McGehee, M. D. Tags: Engineering, Materials Science r-articles Source Type: news

International Isotopes receives FDA nod for I-131
Radioisotope manufacturer International Isotopes received clearance from the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Revenue slips at International Isotopes in Q3 International Isotopes posts Q1 decreases International Isotopes reports Q3 revenue increase International Isotopes receives 1st I-131 delivery Mo. facility begins iodine-131 shipments (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Omega-3 fatty acids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease
In this interview with Dr. Lee Hooper we find out more about this new Cochrane review -Omega-3 fatty acids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseaseTell us about this Cochrane ReviewThere is a great deal of public belief in the cardiovascular benefits of omega-3 fats.   Intakes of long-chain omega-3 fats in the US are higher from dietary supplements than foods.  But public health advice differs across countries. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in the UK encourages people to eat oily fish intake (the major source of long-chain omega-3 f ats) but discourages supple...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 5, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Radioactive Iodine Can Be First-Line for Hyperthyroidism, Says UK Radioactive Iodine Can Be First-Line for Hyperthyroidism, Says UK
Approaches vary around the world, but new UK guidelines suggest radioactive iodine for hyperthyroidism is a reasonable first option for patients not likely to achieve remission through medication.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New guidelines will improve treatment for patients with hyperthyroidism
(University of Birmingham) Radioactive iodine is to be recommended as the frontline treatment for patients with thyroid gland overactivity caused by conditions such as Graves' disease, following an evidence review led by University of Birmingham researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Radioiodine/Cancer Link in Hyperthyroidism Study Sparks Debate Radioiodine/Cancer Link in Hyperthyroidism Study Sparks Debate
Societies issue statement urging"cautious interpretation" of the study, citing key limitations; they are concerned physicians and patients may be put off treating hyperthyroidism with radioactive iodine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - December 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Constructive molecular configurations for surface-defect passivation of perovskite photovoltaics
Surface trap–mediated nonradiative charge recombination is a major limit to achieving high-efficiency metal-halide perovskite photovoltaics. The ionic character of perovskite lattice has enabled molecular defect passivation approaches through interaction between functional groups and defects. However, a lack of in-depth understanding of how the molecular configuration influences the passivation effectiveness is a challenge to rational molecule design. Here, the chemical environment of a functional group that is activated for defect passivation was systematically investigated with theophylline, caffeine, and theobromi...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Wang, R., Xue, J., Wang, K.-L., Wang, Z.-K., Luo, Y., Fenning, D., Xu, G., Nuryyeva, S., Huang, T., Zhao, Y., Yang, J. L., Zhu, J., Wang, M., Tan, S., Yavuz, I., Houk, K. N., Yang, Y. Tags: Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Cautionary statement issued in response to radioactive iodine therapy study
The Society for Endocrinology and the British Thyroid Association have issued a joint cautionary statement in response to a recent paper about the link between radioactive iodine therapy and cancer mortality in people with hyperthyroidism.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 13, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Statement advising caution on interpretation of recent paper on cancer risk & hyperthyroidism issued
(Society for Endocrinology) Caution is advised in interpreting the findings of the recent JAMA Internal Medicine publication1 on radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroid patients and cancer mortality. The paper's conclusion that 'in RAI-treated patients with hyperthyroidism, greater organabsorbed doses appeared to be modestly positively associated with risk of death from solid cancer, including breast cancer', has raised concerns among patients and clinicians. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Revenue slips at International Isotopes in Q3
Revenue decreases in its cobalt products and radiological services segments...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: International Isotopes posts Q1 decreases International Isotopes reports Q3 revenue increase International Isotopes receives 1st I-131 delivery Mo. facility begins iodine-131 shipments International Isotopes posts healthy Q2 results (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Efficient, stable solar cells by using inherent bandgap of {alpha}-phase formamidinium lead iodide
In general, mixed cations and anions containing formamidinium (FA), methylammonium (MA), caesium, iodine, and bromine ions are used to stabilize the black α-phase of the FA-based lead triiodide (FAPbI3) in perovskite solar cells. However, additives such as MA, caesium, and bromine widen its bandgap and reduce the thermal stability. We stabilized the α-FAPbI3 phase by doping with methylenediammonium dichloride (MDACl2) and achieved a certified short-circuit current density of between 26.1 and 26.7 milliamperes per square centimeter. With certified power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) of 23.7%, more than 90% of t...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Min, H., Kim, M., Lee, S.-U., Kim, H., Kim, G., Choi, K., Lee, J. H., Seok, S. I. Tags: Physics, Applied, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Good Pregnancy Outcomes With 6-Mo Interval After Radioactive Iodine Treatment Good Pregnancy Outcomes With 6-Mo Interval After Radioactive Iodine Treatment
Receipt of radioactive-iodine treatment (RAIT) after thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer does not appear to be associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes when conception occurs six months or more after treatment, researchers from South Korea report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 24, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Iodine supplementation in pregnancy – international recommendations and the evidence base
This 60 minute webinar, by Dr Sarah Bath from the University of Surrey, will cover the role of iodine supplements, rather than diet, in meeting recommendations during pregnancy. It is well known that adequate iodine intake is essential in pregnancy for correct brain development, but the role of iodine supplements is less clear. In some countries there are official recommendations for women to take iodine-containing supplements during pregnancy, but that is not the case in many countries (including in the UK). The webinar will cover the variation in international policies on iodine supplementation and will review the curren...
Source: The Nutrition Society - September 30, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

What Affects the Nutritional Quality of Plant-Based Milk Substitutes?
Discussion People today may be eating more plant-based products because of: Allergen avoidance – lactose or cow’s milk allergy, 14% of people with cow’s milk allergy will also have soy allergy. Cultural importance Contamination avoidance e.g. growth hormone or antibiotic residues in cow’s milk production Specific diseases, e.g. cholesterol/lipid issues Environmental impact Ethical or religious considerations Improved nutrition With population growth “[t]he demand for food is expected to grow by 70% until 2050….While the expected protein consumption is believed to grow by 80%.” ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 30, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news