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FDA releases hurricane disaster medical device safety guidelines
In the wake of multiple hurricanes making landfall in the US, the FDA released guidelines for maintaining medical device safety in natural disasters, warning of issues with fluctuating power, unusual levels of water, humidity and contaminants. The federal watchdog instructed users of medical devices to first and foremost keep the devices clean and dry and to avoid using devices that appear damaged, with special care for any electronics that have gotten wet or been damaged by water. For devices reliant on water, the FDA laid out specific guidelines to avoid issues with contamination. “Hurricanes, especially if accompa...
Source: Mass Device - September 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Source Type: news

Radioactive iodine has been "legally" released by European nuclear power plants for over fifty years... used for "tracking ocean currents"
(Natural News) Bermuda is a popular getaway destination, attracting people who are looking to get away from urban life and recharge a bit surrounded by crystal clear waters and nature. The beaches of Bermuda might not have that stifling big-city air, but something quite unexpected is lurking far beneath its waters. A study that was... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children who skip breakfast miss out on crucial nutrients
A new study published by the British Journal of Nutrition found that significant numbers of kids who skip breakfast do not receive proper amounts of calcium, iodine, iron and folate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Don - 13 Percent of Nigerians Risk Mental Deformity Over Inadequate Iodine in Food
[This Day] An emeritus professor, Babatunde Oguntona, has disclosed that at least 13 per cent of Nigerian children risk growing up with mental deformity unless proper iodine is part of their nutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cancer warning: Overdosing on this supplement could harm your thyroid glands
CANCER of the thyroid glands is rare, and affects three times as many women as men. However, it can be caused be consuming too much of the mineral iodine, usually in the form of supplements. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Should We Be Buying Iodized Salt?
Most Americans and Europeans who eat a varied diet get enough iodine even if they don ’ t use iodized salt, though pregnant women are at risk. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Iodine Diet and Nutrition Salt Vitamins Thyroid Gland Source Type: news

Iodine protection from nuclear fallout? Not always, warns the Health Ranger in science article debunking iodine myths
(Natural News) As the risk of nuclear war continues rising by the day, iodine myths abound on the internet. While iodine is very important for protecting your thyroid and other organs from iodine-131, a dangerous radionuclide, the zealous over-promotion of iodine has led many people to falsely believe that iodine can protect them from ALL... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High burden of iodine deficiency found in Israel's first national survey
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) The first national iodine survey conducted in Israel has revealed a high burden of iodine deficiency among Israelis, posing a high risk of maternal and fetal hypothyroidism and impaired neurological development of the fetus in Israel. Addressing iodine deficiency will require government funding and legislation, and a government-regulated program of salt or food iodization, say scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Gwyneth Paltrow And GOOP Give Dangerous Info On Iodine. Their Expert Gets His Info From A Ghost.
GOOP is at it again with the dangerous medical advice. This time they are leaving the vagina alone and focusing their dangerous energy vibrations on your thyroid. The article that caught my eye and my disgust is about iodine and the medical “expert” is a self-described medical medium (yes, you read that correctly) named Anthony William. What, pray tell, is a medial medium? Well, Mr. William claims he “was born with the unique ability to converse with a high-level spirit who provides him with extraordinarily accurate health information that’s often far ahead of its time.” That’s right, he...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Sea salt and sufficient iodine intake
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I rarely use table salt anymore when cooking. Instead, I like to use sea salt. But I've noticed that a lot of sea salts don ’t contain iodine. Do I need iodized salt, or are there sources of iodine other than salt that are likely giving me all of the iodine I need? [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 3, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

An unexpected finding: Rare iodine polymer discovery is key to starch-iodine mystery
In the pursuit of a new class of photovoltaic materials, researchers happened upon an entirely different discovery that addresses a centuries-old mystery of chemistry: Why does an iodine solution turn blue-black when starch is added to the mix? A rare iodine polymer discovery is key to the starch-iodine mystery, say scientists. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Accidental oral administration of povidone iodine in a newborn: case report - Alarcon Martínez T, Bozkaya D, Yurdakök M.
Iodine solutions are widely used as antiseptic for treating and preventing wound infections. Povidone iodine, one of the most common topical iodine solutions in emergency kits, can lead to several abnormalities as thyroid dysfunction. Povidone iodine poiso... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Iodine’s new antidepressant tracking app sets sights on postpartum depression
Iodine, the crowdsourced drug review startup that launched last year, is continuing to focus on antidepressants. Three weeks ago, the company launched an iOS app called Start to help users document their experience with antidepressants, and today the company announced a partnership with Postpartum Progress, a nonprofit that supports women with postpartum depression. “Start is our […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 24, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Jonah Comstock Tags: Pharma antidepressive tracking antidepressives depression HealthKit Iodine Iodine Start Postpartum depression Source Type: news

Many pregnant women have insufficient iodine; may impair baby's neurological development
New research has found that pregnant women in Sweden had inadequate levels of iodine in their diets. Proper iodine nutrition is necessary for neurological development of the fetus. Iodine is an element that is involved in the production of thyroid hormones. Pregnant and breastfeeding women need about 50% more iodine in the diets, and WHO recommends a total daily iodine intake of 250 ?g/d for pregnant and lactating women. Medical evidence confirms that moderate to severe iodine deficiency during pregnancy may impair the baby's neurological development. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Iodine supplements could help mums, babies and the economy
ConclusionThis economic modelling study predicted that giving iodine supplements to pregnant women would save the NHS money and benefit the infant and wider society by boosting their intelligence.  The study has based its analysis on the UK perspective, used systematic searches and expert input to inform the likely health and economic effects of iodine supplementation. A strong point of the study, as the authors say, is that they used a conservative approach. This meant they limited the possible benefits of iodine supplementation while overestimating the potential harms as much as possible. This suggests that the cost...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Crowdsourced medication review site Iodine launches antidepressant study
Iodine, the crowdsourced medication review company run by former Wired editor Thomas Goetz and former Google engineer Matt Mohebbi, is launching a new study this month to look specifically at the effects of antidepressants. The study, called Iodine Timeline, will guide anti-depressant users to give feedback for one month about their treatment by opting into short, […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 13, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Jonah Comstock Tags: Pharma Uncategorized antidepressants crowdsourcing drug data Iodine medication side effects Source Type: news

New Recommendations Call for Iodine in All Prenatal VitaminsNew Recommendations Call for Iodine in All Prenatal Vitamins
The American Thyroid Association commended a supplement trade association for its call to add iodine to prenatal vitamins, while also issuing a caution about possible excess iodine consumption. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - February 20, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Persistent Iodine Deficiency in Developing Countries Drives the Global...
GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Iodine. Global consumption of Iodine is projected to reach 36.9 thousand metric tons by 2020, driven by persisting iodine deficiency in...(PRWeb January 30, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/iodides_market/iodophors_market/prweb12483724.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 31, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Talk to Pregnant/Nursing Patients About Iodine SupplementsTalk to Pregnant/Nursing Patients About Iodine Supplements
According to a recent American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement, many pregnant and breastfeeding women probably aren't getting enough iodine. Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Expert Interview Source Type: news

Iodine may alleviate swelling in retinitis pigmentosa patients' retinas
(Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary) Researchers from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, and Boston University School of Medicine tested whether the extent of retinal swelling due to cystoid macular edema was inversely related to dietary iodine intake in patients with retinitis pigmentosa and found that it was. This finding raises the possibility that an iodine supplement could help limit or reduce central foveal swelling in retinitis pigmentosa patients with cystoid macular edema. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Who Needs Iodine Supplements?
I understand that pregnant women should take iodine supplements. Can you explain why? I thought that most of us get too much salt, so how could we be missing out on iodine? (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - July 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surprise! Doctors suddenly urge iodine supplementation for pregnant women to protect developing brains
(NaturalNews) The American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health has just announced something that seems totally out of character for conventional doctors: they've said that pregnant women are deficient in iodine and have urged widespread iodine supplementation to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research scholarship investigating Iodine-deficiency awareness among healthcare professionals and mothers in the U.S.A
The Bracco Foundation, in collaboration with the National Italian American Foundation, offers a research scholarship on "Iodine-deficiency awareness among healthcare professionals and mothers in the U.S.A" worth $100,000, aimed at all American citizens of Italian origin and Italians permanently resident in the United States. The winner will carry out a research project for 18 months to assess the level of awareness of the risks of a lack of iodine in the diet of pregnant women for the cognitive development of their children. The project will be carried out at the Thyroid Health Center of the University ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 19, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Low Iodine Recipes For Thyroid Cancer Treatment
If you have any experience with thyroid cancer as a patient or caregiver, you know know about the low iodine diet. For those who are out of the loop, it's not a weight loss fad diet, but a a diet meant to deprive the body of iodine to prepare for a radioactive iodine scan or ablation. You spend 2-3 weeks eating foods that are low iodine. This means no eating out, commercial baked goods, dairy, iodized salt, and other foods that we all have come to rely on. Some call it 14 days of hell, but it doesn't have to be!...Read Full Post (Source: About.com Cancer)
Source: About.com Cancer - March 31, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How to Remove Iodine from Water
Question: How can I remove iodine from my drinking water? Answer: According to Lenntech, a water treatment and purification company, it's easy to remove iodine from water. Simply pass the water ...Read Full Post (Source: About.com Chemistry)
Source: About.com Chemistry - February 27, 2014 Category: Chemistry Source Type: news

Nutrition 101: Iodine
(HealthCastle.com) Iodine is a trace mineral that the body needs to make thyroid hormones, which are essential for normal growth and development. Most of the world’s iodine is found in the ocean, where it is concentrated by sea life, especially seaweed. Recomme​nded Intake The Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) for iodine are shown below: read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - February 21, 2014 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Paper of the month: Iodine deficiency in pregnant women
Why are we concerned about iodine status in pregnancy?Iodine, as a component of the thyroid hormones, is required for brain development, particularly in the fetus, therefore an adequate intake of iodine is very important during pregnancy. The WHO iodine requirement for pregnant women is nearly double that of non-pregnant adults (250 vs. 150 μg/day). While it is well known that severe iodine deficiency in pregnancy can lead to impaired brain development, at the extreme resulting in cretinism, even mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency in UK pregnant women has been associated with reduced cognitive scores in their children (...
Source: The Nutrition Society - February 3, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: NS Publications Team Source Type: news

Breast Milk Is Most Effective Route to Get Iodine to InfantBreast Milk Is Most Effective Route to Get Iodine to Infant
Iodine supplementation is shown to be more effective when passed through the breast-feeding mother than directly to the infant. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Low Iodine Diet Recipes
Recently during dinner at a local restaurant, I spoke to a friend about the low iodine diet and disclosed that my husband was about to start it. As I have discovered more low iodine recipes, I have become quite excited at helping cook these new recipes and hopefully make the diet a little easier for him. My excitement must have been quite evident because a woman at the next table stopped me before I left and asked if I could tell her more about the diet and share the recipes. Apparently, she thought it was a new fad diet and my recipe descriptions sounded delicious! (If you don't know about the low iodine diet, it is a spe...
Source: About.com Cancer - June 30, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers Reveal That The Quantity Of Iodine In Bread Is Insufficient For Pregnant Women
Research from the University of Adelaide shows that iodized salt used in bread is not enough to provide healthy levels of iodine for pregnant women and their unborn children. The study - led by researchers from the University's Robinson Institute - has prompted calls for pregnant women to keep taking iodine supplements. Iodine deficiency is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the most common preventable cause of brain damage in the world... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Iodine Deficiency in Developing Countries Drives the Global Iodine...
GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Iodine markets. Global consumption of Iodine is projected to reach 36.8 thousand metric tons by 2018, driven by increasing demand from...(PRWeb June 14, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/iodine_market/iodine_deficiency/prweb10834775.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 16, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Staying Motivated on the Low Iodine Diet
The words 'low iodine diet' provoke a wide array of emotions in people who have had thyroid cancer or another thyroid condition. The diet restricts the amount of iodine you can consume to help prepare for radioactive thyroid scans and ablation. You never quite realize how much iodine we consume until you are forced to limit it in your diet. No fast foods, restaurants meals, or processed foods are allowed. Say goodbye to dairy, seafood, most chocolate, and anything with iodized salt. You can see how easily one could get discouraged, especially when you have to be on the diet for 2-3 weeks prior to a scan....Read Full Post (...
Source: About.com Cancer - May 31, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Iodine Deficiency In Pregnant Women May Harm Babies' IQs
Iodine deficiency during pregnancy may have a negative effect on babies' mental development, according to new research published in The Lancet. Iodine is ingested mainly through dairy products and seafood and is crucial for obtaining hormones secreted by the thyroid gland - which have a direct effect on fetal brain development. Negative effects of iodine on brain development have long been known, however, few studies analyzed the effect of moderate or mild iodine deficiency during pregnancy on the mental development of the baby... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Iodine deficiency 'may lower UK children's IQ' (BBC News Online, 22 May 2013)
A UK study published in The Lancet assesses iodine levels among pregnant women and the IQ and reading age of their children in later life, using data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). Full article Speaking on behalf of the Society for Endocrinology Professor Jayne Franklyn (University of Birmingham, Chair of the SfE Clinical Committee), Dr Kristien Boelaert (University of Birmingham) and Dr Mark Vanderpump (Royal Free Hospital, UK International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD) representative) said: “This is an exciting study providing the first clear e...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 22, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Could a mother's lack of iodine harm her child's IQ?
Conclusion This is a valuable study that demonstrates that in this subsample of a large cohort of pregnant women in the UK, the majority had inadequate iodine levels during pregnancy. They also found that this deficiency was associated with poorer verbal IQ in their children at the age of eight, and reading accuracy and comprehension at the age of nine. The study benefits from its relatively large sample size, from the fact that it followed participants up over time and from the fact that it adjusted for extensive confounding factors. However, there are some limitations to this study: As the researchers say, several 24...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Food/diet Source Type: news

Iodine deficiency during pregnancy adversely affects children’s mental development
A study of around 1,000 UK mothers and their children, published in The Lancet, has revealed that iodine deficiency in pregnancy may have an adverse effect on children’s mental development. The research raises concerns that the iodine status of pregnant women is a public-health issue that needs to be addressed. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 22, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: news_text Tags: Press releases Source Type: news

Pregnant women should up iodine intake to increase child's IQ
Women who are pregnant or planning to have children should ensure they consume the right amount of iodine or risk their child having a low IQ, according to researchers.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - May 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: iodine IQ pregnant Source Type: news

Mild Iodine Deficiency During Pregnancy Can Harm The Baby's Neurological Development
Children who did not receive enough iodine in the womb performed worse on literacy tests as 9-year-olds than their peers, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Iodine is absorbed from food and plays a key role in brain development. Even mild deficiency during pregnancy can harm the baby's neurological development. "Our research found children may continue to experience the effects of insufficient iodine for years after birth," said the study's lead author, Kristen L... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Looking for Low Iodine Diet Information?
I have a love/hate relationship with the low iodine diet. My husband, who had thyroid cancer, is forced to abandon his Synthroid  for a few weeks and go on a low iodine diet for scans a few times a year. I love the low iodine diet because I know it ultimately helps detect any rogue thyroid cells that may be circulating in his body. On the other hand, I hate it because it really takes it toll on my carb loving husband after a few days. It's a necessary evil, but with each scan, we have found or created tastier recipes and it makes it a little easier! Low Iodine Diet Recipes...Read Full Post (Source: About.com Cancer)
Source: About.com Cancer - March 24, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Iodine therapy for thyroid and immune support
Did you know that doctors once considered iodine to be one of the most beneficial medicines on the planet? Naturally, this was before the pharmaceutical cartel seized control of conventional medicine. A lack of iodine can make it difficult to properly detoxify the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Phase III trial of sorafenib for locally advanced or metastatic radioactive iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer meets primary endpoint
Source: BioSpace Area: News Bayer has announced that a phase III trial of sorafenib in patients with locally advanced or metastatic radioactive iodine-refractory (RAI) differentiated thyroid cancer has met its primary endpoint of a statistically significant improvement of progression-free survival. The data have not yet been released but the company plans to present the data at an upcoming medical meeting and it anticipates that these data will form the basis for regulatory submission of sorafenib in the treatment of RAI-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer.   The DECISION (stuDy of sorafEnib in loCally adva...
Source: NeLM - News - January 4, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news