The National Hospital of Endocrinology has released a warning that the nation is in danger of relapsing into iodine deficiency after years of successfully eliminating the phenomena.
Its Director Nguyen Van Tien told a meeting in Hanoi on November 2 that a survey conducted by the hospital in 2009 showed that the use of standard iodine-added salt fell to 70 percent just four years after the nation declared the elimination of iodine deficiency in 2005.
Vietnam has undertaken a national campaign for the daily use of iodine-fortified salt, as the most effective and cheapest measure to prevent iodine deficiency- related disorders such as goitre and miscarriage, Tien said.
With the danger of the re-emergence of iodine deficiency cases, the nation has taken measures to encourage people to buy and use iodine salt, including the meeting held by the National Hospital of Endocrinology to respond to the National Day of Iodine Salt for All.
Tien added that his hospital is taking measures to increase the cover of standard iodine salt to at least 90 percent while tightening supervision of iodine salt quality in both workplace and households.
He pledged sufficient supply of iodine products as raw material for production establishments to meet customer demand.
|< Prev||Next >|
» Vietnam attends high-level global development meeting
» Increased CO2 levels make fish unafraid of predators
» Border post promotes poverty alleviation and hunger elimination
Latest Category Posts
- Deputy PM orders best conditions for measles patients
- New fathers may need help with depression: study
- Casual pot use causes brain abnormalities in the young: study
- Mother's Pregnancy Weight Gain May Influence Child's Obesity Risk
- Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return
- Brain Scans Might Spot Potential for Recovery From Coma
- Too Little Vitamin D May Add to Obesity's Burden
- Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health
- Certain Thyroid-Related Diseases May Vary by Race
- Family Dog Can Help Kids With Autism
Popular Category Posts
- ANU develops online quick test to assess Alzheimer's risk
- Shoddy toys threaten children's lives
- Free hospitals for ‘K’ patients in Vietnam
- Making music videos 'helps young cancer patients cope'
- Respiratory diseases likely to rise in HCM City
- 30% Vietnamese adults suffer from hypertension: heart institute
- Localities actively prevent avian influenza
- Officials warn cheap alcohol may harm vision
- HCM City sees infectious disease outbreaks increase
- Cold air may help lose weight: study
- Case of Brain Infection in Central Tropical Diseases Hospital
- Healthcare clinics hire family doctors
- Hanoi faces measles epidemic
- Vietnam, Germany strengthen cooperation on healthcare sector
- Measles epidemic risk rising, official warns
- Khanh Hoa: Three people test positive for A/H1N1
- 100 scholarships awarded to medical students in 2014
- Workshop targets medical students
- Measles returns to Hanoi after three year
- Stem cells offer new medical solution