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11. May 2018

Azerbaijan’s Food Safety Agency to control quality of salt, grain

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed a decree on amending the "Decree on Ensuring the Implementation of the Law of Azerbaijan on Salt Iodization for the Purpose of Mass Prevention of Iodine Deficiency Diseases", dated Sept. 27, 2003. In...

01. May 2018

Krakow Declaration urges Europe to tackle iodine deficiency in kids

Scientists taking part in the EUthyroid project have signed up to the Krakow declaration of iodine, which urges European governments to support efforts in eliminating the micronutrient’s deficiency.

01. May 2018

Risk for iodine deficiency and hypothyroidism high in children on parenteral nutrition

Children who are receiving chronic parenteral nutrition (PN) therapy may be at a higher risk of developing an iodine deficiency and subsequent hypothyroidism, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Researchers performed a cross-sectional study...

27. April 2018

St. Lucia: Caribbean island urinary iodine and salt survey

PAHO, UNICEF, and the Ministry of Health have combined forces in an effort to identify health gaps in children which may contribute to chronic diseases and affect their learning abilities in the future. Saint Lucia is currently the 6th Caribbean...

18. April 2018

Naukowcy podpisali "Krakowską deklarację o jodzie"

Jod jest krytycznym mikroelementem dla rozwoju mózgu u dzieci. Naukowcy obawiają się, że nawet 50 proc. wszystkich noworodków w Europie nie osiągnie pełni swoich funkcji poznawczych z powodu niedoboru jodu. W środę, 18 kwietnia, prezentując na...

28. March 2018

New survey finds teenage girls in Northern Ireland have adequate amounts of iodine in their bodies

A new survey of 14-15 year old girls in Northern Ireland has found they have adequate amounts of iodine in their bodies based on guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO). This is the finding from a new report commissioned by safefood and...

05. March 2018

Health Ministry to commence national micronutrient survey

The Government of The Gambia, through the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA), in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoH&SW), UNICEF and The Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBoS), will conduct a nationwide Micronutrient Survey from 12th...

01. February 2018

Nepal to celebrate February as ‘iodine month’

KATHMANDU: The Salt Trading Corporation (STC) is all set to celebrate the month of February as the ‘iodine month’ beginning from Friday. The move aims to promote consumption of iodised salt and control diseases caused by iodine deficiency like goiter,...

17. January 2018

Fortifying salt with iodine – a simple measure to prevent intellectual disability

Russian bloggers, media representatives and policy-makers gathered at a WHO event in Moscow to hear experts and researchers explain how iodine deficiency in pregnancy affects development of the child’s brain. This event kicked off a social media...

28. November 2017

Iodine-enriched bouillon slows returning deficiency in Vietnam

Uniben’s ‘3 Mien Bouillon’ comes almost a decade after the country successfully contained the issue. Millions of Vietnamese meals are being enriched with iodine thanks to Uniben, a Vietnamese food manufacturer, and its latest iodized seasoning ‘3 Mien...

30. October 2017

Ghana: Undernutrition is a major challenge affecting children

Professor Matilda Steiner-Asiedu, President of the Ghana Nutrition Association, has described undernutrition as a major challenge affecting children’s wellbeing and development in Ghana. She said only 13 per cent of children aged six to 23 months...

26. October 2017

Global IDD Prevention day observed

Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Day was observed today at IMA Hall Lamphelpat under the theme Daily Consumption of Iodised Salt is the Solution to the problem of Iodine Deficiency Disorders. The observance was organised by the State ...

23. October 2017

What is iodised salt? Is it the only way to get iodine in your diet?

"Iodine is essential for healthy brain development in the fetus and young child. Iodine deficiency negatively affects the health of women, as well as economic productivity and quality of life," WHO. "Iodised salts were developed to create a standard...

22. October 2017

India: Kohima village declared ‘first non-iodized salt free village’

Kohima village was declared the “first non-iodized salt free village” and has pledged to procure, stock, sell and consume only iodised salt. According to DIPR report, the declaration was made during Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) Prevention...

22. October 2017

Nearly half of all Aussie women deficient in mineral vital for baby's brain health

More than 40 percent of Australian women are deficient in iodine, a vital mineral in developing healthy brains in babies. The finding from the Westmead Institute of Medical Research will cause concern, as iodine deficiency is the single most...

19. October 2017

Paleo diet may contribute to iodine deficiency

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. The...

04. October 2017

UK: Most milk substitutes are low in iodine

Milk and dairy products are the main source of iodine in many diets, and an important iodine source in many countries. However, the latest research from Dr. Sarah Bath (University of Surrey) found that the iodine concentration of most alternatives to...

04. July 2017

Russia prepares to review food legislation to improve iodine intakes

Following a successful nationwide public health campaign, iodine nutrition in Russia has been on the lips of the national media, public health experts and, at last, the decision makers. At a high-level inter-agency meeting on June 21, a draft ...

03. July 2017

New Zealand to investigate iodine status in women who don't eat bread

Massey University’s School of Food and Nutrition Master’s student Jacqui Finlayson’s interest in New Zealand’s iodine situation has ignited research investigating the iodine levels of Kiwi women who choose to avoid bread. "In 2009, to address iodine...

28. June 2017

Ireland: Questions over iodine levels in dairy feed

The Department of Agriculture has written to animal feed manufactures over the levels of iodine contained in their products. In the letter, seen by FarmIreland the Department cites concerns over milk containing high levels of iodine which is unsuitable...

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