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23. May 2017

Is your diet putting you at risk of iodine deficiency?

When you go to a cafe and order a coffee, do you avoid dairy and order soy milk or even almond milk instead? Or, do you avoid bread perhaps? Because you're trying not to eat too many carbs? Or because you...

23. May 2017

Switzerland: Schleichender Jodmangel in der Schweiz: Werden wir wieder zu «Idioten der Alpen»?

Wegen Öko-Salz, Fertig-Food und Anti-Salz-Gesundheitskampagnen: Bei immer mehr Schweizern liegt die Jodversorgung im kritischen Bereich. Dieses Manko sorgte bereits vor über 100 Jahren für Probleme,...

15. May 2017

How a Tsunami in Japan Endangered Children in Cambodia

The tsunami and nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, now threatens the developing brains of children in Cambodia — but not for reasons that were ever expected. Cambodia has long struggled with iodine...

09. April 2017

Lack of iodized salt in Cambodia is a 'serious public health risk'

When Arnaud Laillou, a nutrition specialist with UNICEF, led a salt iodization study in 2014, he wanted to be sure that salt producers were not adding too much iodine. Just four years earlier, UNICEF...

07. April 2017

Here’s the real reason we eat iodized table salt

Salt isn’t just a seasoning anymore, and the popularity of Salt Bae ― the hunky chef who salts his food with bravado ― is proof of that. Then there’s Himalayan pink salt, flaky sea salt and kosher salt...

27. March 2017

Kashmir begins a goiter and iodine status survey

The Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Srinagar has started goiter survey in various areas. The study is being done in collaboration with Department of Biochemistry and...

21. March 2017

Sustainable elimination of IDD in Latin America

A report has been published of the sub-regional workshops conducted in Latin America to evaluate the current IDD situation of the countries in the Region. The workshops were organized jointly by UNICEF...

21. March 2017

February IDD Newsletter features Latin America, IQ impact

The February IDD Newsletter has been distributed and is posted on our website. Articles focus on the challenges in Latin America and the impact of iodized salt in enhancing IQ of newborn infants.

02. February 2017

Xenia Tchoumitcheva raises more than 1,000 GBP for the IGN

The Swiss, Russian-born model and enterpreneur Xenia Tchoumitcheva (@xenia) has launched a two-week fundraising campaign for the IGN via the All Charities UK online platform. Xenia is the first...

16. December 2016

Why has Australia fallen behind Kazakhstan in school performance?

By Cres Eastman for the Sydney Morning Herald When will we ever learn? After the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Studies and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study results...

10. November 2016

Northern Ireland: Pregnant women may be iodine deficient

by Amber Cox, originally published on the Healio website on November 9, 2016 Iodine deficiency in pregnant women from Northern Ireland is common, but offspring have adequate iodine levels, according to...

08. November 2016

UK: Lack of iodine during pregnancy linked to lower IQ in babies

Originally published in the Irish News on November 8, 2016 Pregnant women are being encouraged to include iodine-rich foods such as dairy, fish, eggs and cranberries in their diet to avoid compromising...

08. November 2016

Thailand: Iodine deficiency still a problem in northeastern provinces

THE government is set to solve lack of iodine problem in Thai children with a long-term plan as a carry-on of His Majesty the late King’s aspiration to help his people. The Department of Medical...

30. October 2016

Thai government aims to boost iodine levels

The Department of Medical Sciences (DMS) has devised a long-term plan to tackle iodine deficiency in Thai children, an issue His Majesty the late King sought to address. Citing the results of tests on...

27. October 2016

Sarajevo workshop puts major focus on sustainability of IDD prevention

On October 13-14, 2016, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, IGN and UNICEF held a consultative workshop for multi-sector country teams from the western part of the UNICEF CEE/CIS (Central and Eastern...

27. October 2016

UNICEF emphasizes the importance of maintaining universal availability of iodised salt to protect China’s pregnant women and children against Iodine Deficiency Disorders

Global experts are convening in Harbin, China to review China’s successful salt iodisation program. The conference will review current global and national recommendations, discuss issues with USI...

28. September 2016

Pakistan: UK-funded fortification program targets women and children

By Lynda Searby, 27-Sep-2016 A £48m (€55m) five-year, large-scale fortification programme is being rolled out this month in Pakistan in a bid to combat malnutrition in women and children.

20. September 2016

Israel: Desalinated sea water linked to iodine deficiency

Hebrew University study suggests that desalination can dramatically increase the prevalence of inadequate iodine intake. "There is no doubt that desalination is a blessing. However, we need to be...

19. July 2016

#FutureFortified global recommendations released

The Government of Tanzania and GAIN hosted the #FutureFortified Global Summit on Food Fortification from 9 to 11 September 2015 in Arusha, Tanzania. As part of the Summit Technical Advisory Group, the...

18. July 2016

Micronutrient supplements are important for pregnant women

Prenatal multivitamins are an "unnecessary expense" according to a review published by BMJ earlier this week, which advised pregnant women to focus on supplementing with folic acid and vitamin D...


 

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