To eliminate iodine deficiency, India needs to adopt an alternative approach and use a different set of agents to achieve universal salt iodisation.

KARACHI (March 25 2009): Iodine is an essential micro-nutrient required for normal physical and mental growth and development.

COIMBATORE: The Central Government is organising a special campaign to promote the use of iodised salt among tribal women.

Indian Thyroid Society aims to conduct over 70,000 tests

NEW DELHI: The Indian Thyroid Society has declared January as

The Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation has put the State in a prominent spot on India

Hyderabad, Oct. 20: People of the state are still unable to get iodised cooking salt of proper standards that helps fight goitre, retardation in children and reproductive failure in females. Health experts are sad that even on Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Day, which falls on October 21, no thought is being given to this health need of the populace.

Nearly 42 million Indians are suffering from thyroid disease, doctors said on the International Day of Thyroid on Sunday. According to the Indian Thyroid Society (ITS), thyroid disorders are among the most common and yet most under-diagnosed of all health problems, making it a hidden disease. Experts said women are eight times more prone than men to the disease.

A nation stands divided over the government s proposal to lift the ban on non iodised salt

Chandrakant Pandav , additional professor, Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, is a leading member of the International Council for Control for Iodine Defici

There is bad news for the UNICEF's universal salt iodisation programme. Field investigations by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) contradicts the UN body's contention that by next