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05. February 2016

Vietnam issues decree on mandatory food fortification

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a decree to introduce iodine, iron, zinc and vitamin A as compulsory elements that need to be contained in Vietnamese food. Decree 09/2016/ND-CP on food...

29. January 2016

Are Kiwi men getting enough iodine?

Do Kiwi men who sweat a lot suffer from iodine deficiency? That is the question researchers from Massey University’s School of Food and Nutrition want to answer as they kick off a new study investigating...

28. January 2016

Iodine deficiency can cause infertility in cattle

Most farmers are aware of the impact of nutrient deficiency on cow fertility, but its effect on calving ease is less commonly understood. When severe nutrient deficiencies arise the consequences can be...

19. January 2016

Pakistan: Punjab government launches SUN movement

The Punjab government has launched Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Secretariat/ programme with support of Micronutrient Initiative (MI) at P&D department as in Pakistan 45% of children are stunted, this was ...

13. January 2016

Iodine deficiency threatens Cambodia

Labels on salt packages that say it includes iodine are misleading and as a result iodine deficiency is once again a serious health threat in Cambodia, despite a 2003 sub-decree requiring all salt...

13. January 2016

Philippines: Public encouraged to buy only DOH-sealed iodized salt

The Philippine National Nutrition Council in Central Visayas (NNC 7) is urging the public to buy only those iodized salt with a Department of Health seal. "Incorrect intake of iodine may lead to mental...

04. January 2016

Canada: bursary winner to track iodine sources in milk

This year's winner of the CKNX Radio Farm Advisory Board Bursary is from the Fergus area. Courtney Rogerson is in the Masters program at the University of Guelph's Department of Population Medicine. Her...

15. December 2015

Taiwan to raise iodine levels in salt

Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare has modified food additive standards to increase potassium iodide concentrations in iodized salt after the Health Promotion Administration (HPA) found that 51.2...

07. December 2015

UK: why are pregnant mothers at risk of iodine deficiency?

Every mother knows how important nutrition is in pregnancy; specifically taking folic acid and vitamin-D supplements to ensure their growing baby gets the best start. Yet few have given much thought to...

02. December 2015

How Creswell Eastman saved a million brains

Endocrinologist Creswell Eastman does crucial work around the world, preventing birth defects caused by Iodine Deficiency Disorders. Professor Creswell (Cres) Eastman has led projects to abolish Iodine...

27. November 2015

Karachi emphasizes use of Iodine for healthy life

A seminar was held to create awareness among people about the importance of Iodine for a healthy life on the eve of World Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) Day here on Tuesday. The moot was organized...

27. November 2015

Obsessed with seaweed? Good news for your health.

You should be getting more seaweed in your diet. That’s the takeaway from a new scientific article published in the journal Phycologia, that says it doesn’t take a lot to reap the benefits. In the...

26. November 2015

Ethiopia will build a modern salt iodization factory in Afar

Kadabba Salt Producers S.C. plans to construct modern salt, Iodization factory in Afar, Ethiopia, Capital reported. The factory, which will be constructed in Semera, capital of Afar, will cost 200...

16. November 2015

Philippines to combat smuggling of non-iodized salt

Salt iodization law enforcement will be strengthened between Cagayan Valley and the Ilocos region in the Philippines to combat the smuggling of non-iodized salt and to stop the production of non-iodized...

03. November 2015

Could iodine supplementation be the answer to low intelligence in children?

Iodine is one of several micronutrients in the diet that influence the development of the infant brain. Hence, the effects of both maternal iodine deficiency during pregnancy and iodine deficiency during ...

30. October 2015

Philippines campaigns to use iodized salt

The National Nutrition Council (NNC) 11 intensified its campaign for the use of iodized salt to counter iodine deficiency. Speaking during the Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City on Monday, Dr. Maria Theresa...

26. October 2015

EAPRO Workshop, 12-14 October 2015

Earlier this month, the Iodine Global Network held a Regional Workshop on “Achieving universal salt iodization for optimal iodine nutrition” in Bangkok. The three-day event was organized jointly with our...

26. October 2015

After iodine, an iron shot for salt

The double-fortified salt has cleared animal trials, with mice fed with it showing rise in haemoglobin For several years now, iodine has been a standard ingredient in common salt that we use in India....

22. October 2015

The world observes Global IDD Prevention Day

Global IDD Prevention Day is celebrated each year on October 21, to raise awareness of iodine deficiency and its devastating effects on brain development. The day celebrates the tremendous global...

22. October 2015

How non-profit, for-profit and government organisations cooperate for good

For-profit businesses, non-profit organizations, and governments can all play unique and valuable roles in society. However there are certain challenges that are best addressed by cooperative ventures...


 

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