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Cabozantinib Shows Strong Activity in RAI-Refractory Thyroid Cancer
Cabozantinib showed significant antitumor activity in the treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer that progressed following surgery and radioactive iodine therapy, according to a new phase II study. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: News Thyroid Cancer Source Type: news

Cabozantinib Active in RAI-Refractory Thyroid Cancer Cabozantinib Active in RAI-Refractory Thyroid Cancer
Cabozantinib has shown activity in the treatment of radioactive iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid carcinoma and could offer an option in addition to sorafenib and lenvatinib.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cabozantinib shows significant first-line activity for differentiated thyroid cancer
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Results of a new phase II clinical trial indicate that cabozantinib offers an active therapy option for patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) that has progressed following surgery and treatment with radioactive iodine (RAI). Thirty-four of 35 patients in the trial experienced a reduction in tumor size following treatment with the targeted kinase inhibitor, and more than half experienced reductions in excess of 30 percent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cabozantinib shows promise as first line treatment for differentiated thyroid cancer
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A kinase inhibitor called cabozantinib could be a viable therapy option for patients with metastatic, radioactive iodine-resistant thyroid cancer. In a trial initiated and led by the Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, tumors shrunk in 34 out of 35 patients who took the drug, and more than half of those patients saw the tumor size decrease by more than 30 percent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the signs of iodine deficiency
A look at the signs of a deficiency in iodine, an important mineral that helps many bodily functions. Included is detail on diagnosis and the causes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Iodine Deficiency May Contribute to Women ’ s Fertility Problems Iodine Deficiency May Contribute to Women ’ s Fertility Problems
Women who are deficient in iodine and trying to get pregnant may have half the chance of conceiving compared to women with healthy iodine levels, according to a recent U.S. study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Iodine deficiency may contribute to women ’s fertility problems
(Reuters Health) - Women who are deficient in iodine and trying to get pregnant may have half the chance of conceiving compared to women with healthy iodine levels, according to a recent U.S. study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Iodine Thyroid Blocking: Guidelines for Use in Planning for and Responding to Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies
World Health Organization. 11/2017 This 52-page document provides guidelines to assess the evidence base and provide guidance on the implementation of iodine thyroid blocking (ITB) in case of radiological or nuclear emergencies, including advice on timing and repeated administration during continuing release of radioactive iodine. It identifies the most vulnerable groups, and specifies the applicability and modalities of ITB implementation for those groups, considering the side effects and associated risks of ITB use; and identifies research gaps in relation to the ITB evidence base. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource G...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Iodine Therapy in Lactating Mothers With Graves Disease Iodine Therapy in Lactating Mothers With Graves Disease
How might maternal inorganic iodine therapy impact infant thyroid function?Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Acute kidney injury due to povidone-iodine ingestion: a case report - Kim CS, Kim SS, Bae EH, Ma SK, Kim SW.
RATIONALE: Povidone-iodine is a broad-spectrum antiseptic applied topically to treat wounds and prevent their infection. There have been several case reports of acute kidney injury (AKI) in burn patients after povidone-iodine irrigation and in patients rec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Too Little Iodine Could Harm a Woman's Fertility
Iodine -- a mineral that helps regulate metabolism -- is found in seafood, iodized salt, dairy products, and some fruits and vegetables. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Having Too Little Iodine Could Harm a Woman's Fertility
THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 -- Nearly half of U.S. women have at least a mild deficiency in the nutrient iodine, and new research suggests it could impair their fertility. Iodine -- a mineral that helps regulate metabolism -- is found in seafood,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Iodine deficiency may reduce pregnancy chances, NIH study suggests
Iodine is used by the body to regulate metabolism, bone growth, and brain development in children. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Analyzing nuclear expertise support to population protection decision making process during nuclear emergencies - Domeneghetti B, Benamrane Y, Wybo JL.
Nowadays, strategies to protect population in the early phase of a nuclear crisis consist in three main actions: sheltering, evacuation and iodine pills ingestion. These actions are supposed to be guided by two successive decision-making strategies: trigge... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Halogens can increase solar cell performance by 25 per cent
(University of British Columbia) New research from the University of British Columbia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that using halogens--a class of elements that include fluoride, bromine, chlorine and iodine--in a dye-sensitized solar cell can increase conversion efficiency by 25 per cent. The discovery could set the stage for improved solar cell designs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 19, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Bexxar (Tositumomab and Iodine 1131 Tositumomab) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 30, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

There is a 94.7% chance you have this mineral deficiency - here's what you can do about it
(Natural News) It seems every nutrient has its moment in the spotlight. Antioxidants had their place in the limelight years ago, probiotics are just recently getting much deserved attention on a bigger scale, and magnesium has become the poster mineral for alleviating many different health concerns. But what about iodine? Due to the increasing prevalence... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paleo Diet May Contribute to Iodine Deficiency Paleo Diet May Contribute to Iodine Deficiency
Older women on a Paleolithic diet – which tries to mimic the diet of cavemen living in the stone age - may be more likely to develop iodine deficiency than their counterparts who don ’ t eat this way, a small Swedish experiment suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Paleo can cause iodine deficiency and thyroid problems
Women who adopted Paleo lost more weight than those on 'Nordic' diet, a study from five Swedish universities found. But they had lower levels of iodine, essential for thyroid function. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paleo diet may contribute to iodine deficiency
(Reuters Health) - Older women on a so-called Paleolithic diet – which tries to mimic the diet of cavemen living in the stone age - may be more likely to develop iodine deficiency than their counterparts who don’t eat this way, a small Swedish experiment suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Are you getting enough iodine? Expert reveals warning sign
London-based registered nutritionist Rob Hobson believes many are putting their health at risk by avoiding milk in favour of non-fortified dairy-free alternatives. Such people should eat fish and eggs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are YOU getting enough iodine?
London-based registered nutritionist Rob Hobson believes many are putting their health at risk by avoiding milk in favour of non-fortified dairy-free alternatives. Such people should eat fish and eggs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paleo diet may lead to iodine deficiency: Are you at risk?
(Natural News) A new study finds that Paleo diet may increase the chances of a person of having iodine deficiency, as reported by Nutraingredients.com. Researchers from Kungalv’s Hospital in Sweden find that having a Paleolithic-type of diet, which typically includes foods that could be obtained by hunting and gathering in the past, has led to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Microwave-assisted iodine-catalyzed rapid synthesis of 6H-indolo[2,3-b]quinolines
(Bentham Science Publishers) Indoloquinoline alkaloids are of great importance due to their unique structure and various biological activities. Several methods have been developed to synthesize indoloquinolines and among those, one-pot methods are of particular importance due to its simplified reaction procedure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dexamethasone/Povidone-Iodine Effective for Conjunctivitis Dexamethasone/Povidone-Iodine Effective for Conjunctivitis
The experimental combination led to clinical resolution and viral eradication in a randomized, controlled phase 2 trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Hypothyroidism in Infants With CHD Exposed to Excess Iodine Hypothyroidism in Infants With CHD Exposed to Excess Iodine
Is there an association between exposure to excess iodine and the development of hypothyroidism among infants with congenital heart disease?Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Antenatal multivitamins might cut autism risk
But evidence not yet strong enough to warrant change of current practice Related items fromOnMedica Iodine supplements in pregnancy ‘would save NHS cash’ Vitamin D supplements in pregnancy don ’t boost babies’ bone strength Antidepressant use in pregnancy linked to autism in children Genetic factors account for most of the risk of autism Prenatal DHA supplements don ’t improve children’s IQ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dairy-free milks could leave consumers at risk of iodine deficiency
According to a new study in theBritish Journal of Nutrition, the majority of dairy-free milks do not have adequate levels of iodine and are not an adequate substitute for cows’ milk.The Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How soya and almond milk may put health at risk
Dairy milk is human's main source of iodine, providing 40 per cent of the average daily intake. Milk-alternative drinks are part of a ‘clean-eating’ fad but scientist have warn they may be damaging. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IsoRay Announces "Long-term PSA Outcomes in a Single Institution, Prospective Randomized Cesium-131 / Iodine-125 Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy Trial" Poster Presentation at 2017 Annual American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Conference
9-Year Study Demonstrates Durable Positive Outcomes and Statistically Identical Results of Cesium-131 RICHLAND, Wash., Sept. 25, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- IsoRay, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ISR), a medical technology company and innovator ... Devices, Oncology IsoRay, brachytherapy, radiotherapy, cesium, iodine, prostate cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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