iodine deficiency

‘Iodine deficiency leaves third of world population at risk’

July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 5 (IANS) Iodine deficiency leaves one third of the world's population exposed to adverse health conditions that can cause everything from mild learning difficulties to severe retardation, cretinism ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Myanmar promotes healthy diet, breastfeeding

August 2nd, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 2 (IANS) Myanmar has launched a month-long campaign to promote healthy diet and breastfeeding, vital for the development of the mother and her kids.Organised jointly by the National ... Read more...

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Low iodine levels in teen girls put future babies at risk

April 26th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) Two-thirds of teenage girls have low iodine levels, potentially jeopardising the health of their future children, according to an expert.A study of more than 700 schoolgirls ... Read more...

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‘Hobbit’ was ‘iodine-deficient human, not another species’

September 29th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): The debate over the origins of so-called Homo floresiensis-the 'hobbit'-has been re-ignited as scientists have claimed that it was nothing but the iodine-deficient species of human.Charles Oxnard of ... Read more...

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‘Hobbits’ were normal, not malformed humans

June 28th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI): Homo floresiensis, dubbed the 'hobbit', who inhabited the Indonesian island of Flores some 13,000 years ago were not malformed humans, scientists have confirmed.When the remains of a tiny, ... Read more...

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Green filmmaker Mike Pandey predicts grim future for water

May 18th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by admin
Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Environmental and wildlife filmmaker Mike Hari Pandey, who has won three Green Oscars for his documentaries, is more preoccupied with the state of the country's water ... Read more...

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Increase in thyroid diseases risk from exposure at Chernobyl

February 20th, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health have found that people exposed to radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl accident as kids and adolescents have an increased ... Read more...

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