Deliberate self-harm in a patient with hyperthyroidism with acute psychosis - Wong HH, Pang NTP.
A woman in her 30s with underlying Graves' disease, who recently completed radioactive iodine treatment, presented with 2 weeks of acutely altered behaviour associated with auditory hallucinations and religious preoccupations. Laboratory investigation demo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

NorthStar breaks ground on isotope production facility
NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes has broken ground on the construction of a ne...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NorthStar, Point Biopharma ink Ac-225 supply deal NorthStar wins $37M DOE award for Mo-99 production GE set to supply iodine-123 to NorthStar NorthStar appoints new senior VP, COO NorthStar, IBA expand Tc-99m collaboration (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Alternative Disinfectant Proposed for Intravitreal Injections Alternative Disinfectant Proposed for Intravitreal Injections
Hypochlorous acid could take the place of povidone iodine as a disinfectant for intravitreal injections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Enhanced Ultrafiltration Technology Makes Dental Office Water Safer
Toppen Dental Launches UltrasafeTM, a Proprietary Platform for Cost Efficient, Chemical Free Dental Unit Waterline TreatmentSanford, FL; September 30, 2021 – Toppen Dental, an innovator in dental office disinfection and water treatment solutions, announces the launch of its UltraSafeTM ultrafiltration platform. UltraSafe provides a chemical free answer to keeping dental unit water lines in compliance with CDC and ADA recommendations that protect pati ents and staff from waterborne microorganisms known to cause disease.“Untreated dental unit water lines provide a perfect breeding ground for biofilms that can har...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 30, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Iodine the new ivermectin: Government, media attacking all covid remedies that actually work
(Natural News) The latest threat to the government’s Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) plandemic agenda is betadine, an iodine-based nasal spray that is helping people to stay safe and protected against the Chinese Infection. Much like ivermectin, betadine is being called “dangerous” by the powers that be because it protects and heals without the need for hand... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GE releases new fixed digital x-ray system
GE Healthcare has released Definium Tempo, a new digital x-ray system with fixe...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE to acquire ultrasound firm BK Medical for $1.5B GE launches new Revolution Ascend CT scanner GE debuts AMX Navigate portable x-ray system GE Healthcare debuts AI-enabled Edison True PACS GE set to supply iodine-123 to NorthStar (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 28, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

As folic acid is finally added to flour... should we now put iodine in salt to boost babies' IQ?
According to the British Dietetic Association, the average adult needs roughly 150 micrograms of the mineral daily - while women who are pregnant or breastfeeding need 200 micrograms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RAI Therapy for Hyperthyroidism Not Tied to Overall Cancer Risk
However, linear radiation dose - response association between radioactive iodine and solid cancer mortality seen in two studies (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, ENT, Pharmacy, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

GE to acquire ultrasound firm BK Medical for $1.5B
GE Healthcare has signed a deal to acquire specialty ultrasound and surgica...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE launches new Revolution Ascend CT scanner Koios enters into partnership with GE Healthcare Supply chain issues hamper GE's revenue, profitability GE debuts AMX Navigate portable x-ray system GE Healthcare debuts AI-enabled Edison True PACS GE set to supply iodine-123 to NorthStar (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cancer Risk After Radioiodine for Hyperthyroidism Is'Small'Cancer Risk After Radioiodine for Hyperthyroidism Is'Small '
New meta-analysis shows that radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism doesn't significantly increase cancer risk or cancer mortality in the vast majority of cases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

FDA approves cabozantinib for differentiated thyroid cancer
FDA approved cabozantinib (Cabometyx, Exelixis, Inc.) for patients 12 years of age and older with locally advanced or metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) that has progressed following prior VEGFR-targeted therapy and who are ineligible or refractory to radioactive iodine. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - September 22, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

GE launches new Revolution Ascend CT scanner
GE Healthcare is launching a new CT scanner called Revolution Ascend that'...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Koios enters into partnership with GE Healthcare Supply chain issues hamper GE's revenue, profitability GE debuts AMX Navigate portable x-ray system GE Healthcare debuts AI-enabled Edison True PACS GE set to supply iodine-123 to NorthStar (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Doctors warn Americans NOT to gargle iodine to prevent Covid
Betadine, an iodine-based antiseptic, has been falsely pushed as having the ability to prevent COVID-19. The developer of tetadine has spoken against these claims. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NorthStar, Point Biopharma ink Ac-225 supply deal
NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes and Point Biopharma Global have signed a suppl...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NorthStar wins $37M DOE award for Mo-99 production Complete CT Outlook Survey: Get $35 and Benchmark Report GE set to supply iodine-123 to NorthStar Point Biopharma, Isotopia sign clinical agreement for isotope NorthStar appoints new senior VP, COO (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

GE debuts AMX Navigate portable x-ray system
GE Healthcare has launched AMX Navigate, a new portable digital x-ray syste...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE Healthcare debuts AI-enabled Edison True PACS GE set to supply iodine-123 to NorthStar GE posts strong revenue growth in Q3 GE integrates AI software for radiotherapy planning GE Healthcare collaborates with Sophia Genetics (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 3, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Everstone snaps up Calibre Chemicals for about $100 million
The city-based, privately-held Calibre was established in 1984 and manufactures a range of specialty chemicals falling into two product lines--mineral derivatives (iodine, selenium, cobalt) and peroxygens (persulphates, perchlorates). (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NorthStar wins $37M DOE award for Mo-99 production
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Security Administration has bestowe...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE set to supply iodine-123 to NorthStar NorthStar appoints new senior VP, COO NorthStar partners with Clarity, Monopar NorthStar, IBA expand Tc-99m collaboration NorthStar reorganizes to advance nuclear medicine agents (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 30, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

GE Healthcare debuts AI-enabled Edison True PACS
GE Healthcare has debuted a new artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled PACS calle...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE set to supply iodine-123 to NorthStar GE posts strong revenue growth in Q3 GE Healthcare collaborates with Sophia Genetics Lucida joins GE Healthcare's Edison Accelerator GE Healthcare names new CEO (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 9, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

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