Iodine

Pralsetinib Gets Fda Nod For Ret-altered Thyroid Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- The FDA on Tuesday expanded indications for pralsetinib (Gavreto) to include advanced or metastatic RET-mutant medullary thyroid cancer and radioactive iodine (RI)-refractory RET fusion-positive thyroid cancer. Support for the...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Thyroid Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Diet Study Finds Many Vegans May Severely Lack Iodine, But Not B12

Plant-based diets, including vegan ones, are growing in popularity as the public becomes more conscious of dietary impacts on the environment and health. The trend away from animal-based products has raised some questions and concerns about the...
Related topics: Diet, Medical Research

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Ammonium Nitrate And Iodine: A Look Back At The Explosive History Of Two Essential Substances

The horrific explosion that devastated Beirut on August 4, 2020, has receded, but the physical damage and human distress persists. Reports indicate that fireworks were also stored in the same warehouse as the fertilizer and could sparked the larger,...

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Newborn Iodine Status Not Tied To Congenital Hypothyroidism

THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- Blood iodine concentrations in newborns do not vary for infants with or without congenital hypothyroidism (CH), although they are higher in cases versus controls in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to a...

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Is Shrimps Healthy? Nutrition, Calories And More

Shrimp is one of the most commonly consumed types of shellfish It is quite nutritious and provides high amounts of certain nutrients, such as iodine, that aren’t abundant in many other foods On the other hand, some people claim that shrimp is...
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Radioactive Iodine Can Be First-line For Hyperthyroidism, Says Uk

Approaches vary around the world, but new UK guidelines suggest radioactive iodine for hyperthyroidism is a reasonable first option for patients not likely to achieve remission through medication. Medscape Medical News

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Radioiodine/cancer Link In Hyperthyroidism Study Sparks Debate

Societies issue statement urging "cautious interpretation" of the study, citing key limitations; they are concerned physicians and patients may be put off treating hyperthyroidism with radioactive iodine. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Debate

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Most Powerful And Mildest Reagents Obtained Based On Eco-friendly Iodine

An international collaboration of chemists from Tomsk Polytechnic University, USA, Great Britain, Canada, Belgium, and France has developed a line of polyvalent iodine-based reagents for organic synthesis. This is an eco-friendly replacement of...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Ocean Acidification Will Increase The Iodine Content Of Edible Seaweeds And Their Consumers

Evidence is rapidly accumulating that ocean acidification and elevated temperatures will have catastrophic consequences for marine organisms and ecosystems. In fact, it is something we are already witnessing. Coral reefs are bleaching, while snails...

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The Thyroid Diet: Is There Such A Thing?

From gluten to soy to iodine to selenium, patients are asking about 'thyroid diets.' What is the evidence on nutrition and thyroid health? Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology
Related topics: Diet, Diabetes, Endocrinology

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Think You Have An Iodine Allergy? You May Want To Reconsider.

Let’s begin with a quiz question: Patients may be allergic to: A. oxygen B. carbon C. iodine D. none of the above If you answered anything but “D,” better keep reading. Consider this scenario: If a patient is allergic to penicillin,...
Related topics: Allergies, Penicillin

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New Technique Brings Secrets Out Of Old Daguerreotypes

Daguerreotypes – photos made with a process that used mercury vapors on an iodine-sensitized silvered plate – break down quite easily. The result is a fogged plate that, more often that not, is completely ruined by time and mistreatment....
Related topics: Health Photos

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Medical News Today: What Is An Iodine Intolerance?

Iodine is essential for thyroid function but can cause an adverse reaction in some people. It is not a true allergy but rather an intolerance. Certain disinfectants or X-ray contrast material can trigger a reaction. Although shellfish may contain...
Related topics: Allergies

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Dr. Joel Fuhrman Sells Useless Iodine Test

Joel Fuhrman is selling an overpriced iodine urine test that is not valid for testing individuals. Patients may be led to believe they are iodine deficient when they are not. Iodine supplements on the market vary widely including orthomolecular...

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Belgium Begins Free Distribution Of Iodine Pills "in Case Of Nuclear Disaster"

As part of the government's new nuclear safety policy, as of today, every Belgian citizen can come to a pharmacy and get free iodine pills. Belgium has two nuclear plants, Tihange and Doel, with a total number of seven reactors, and is one of the...

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Some 19 Million Newborns At Risk Of Brain Damage Every Year Due To Iodine Deficiency – Un

Nearly 19 million babies born globally every year – 14 per cent – are at risk of permanent yet preventable brain damage and reduced cognitive function due to a lack of iodine in the earliest years of life, according to a United Nations-backed...

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Cabozantinib Shows Promise As First Line Treatment For Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

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...
Related topics: Thyroid Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Cabozantinib Shows Significant Activity In The First Line For Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

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...
Related topics: Thyroid Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Clinical Trials

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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.

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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,...
Related topics: Fertility, Medical Research

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