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2011-03-15 14:33:00

ST. LOUIS, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleming Pharmaceuticals, maker of ThyroShield - one of two FDA-approved potassium iodide medicines used in nuclear emergencies to block the thyroid gland from absorbing radioactive iodine to avoid thyroid cancer - is stepping up production of ThyroShield to help provide domestic and global relief. ThyroShield is an iodide solution which, when taken orally, saturates the thyroid gland so radioactive iodine cannot be absorbed. The Fleming form of...

2011-03-15 06:35:00

MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 50,000 potassium iodide tablets have been donated by Nukepills.com to Tokushukai Hospital in Tokyo, Japan for immediate distribution to those affected by Japan's nuclear reactor crisis. This effort was facilitated by Dr. Alisa Suzuki Han, Radiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a teaching facility of Harvard Medical School, in Boston, MA. The radiation-blocking drug, currently en route to Japan, will be distributed by the...

2010-08-11 04:00:00

LIMA, Peru, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Li3 Energy, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LIEG; "Li3" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has executed a Stock Purchase Agreement ("SPA") with mining private equity funds ("Sellers") managed or advised by Pacific Road Capital Management ("PRCM") to acquire a Cayman based company which has a 100% interest in a nitrate-iodine project in northern Chile. The property, known as the Alfredo Project ("Alfredo"), covers approximately 6,670 acres...

2010-07-21 11:41:22

Perfusion CT scanning, an emerging imaging technology, got a bad rap last year when a machine set to incorrect radiation levels overdosed hundreds of people in Los Angeles. In the wake of this incident, researchers at the Mayo Clinic, excited by the technology's promise for diagnosing stroke, cancer, and possibly heart disease, have developed a way to reduce the amount of radiation involved in the procedure -- which, when done properly, already involves very little risk. "At the correct dose,...

2010-07-13 09:21:00

LONDON, July 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Iodine: Global Industry Markets and Outlook (10th edition, 2010) Global demand for iodine, an essential component in the manufacture of optical polarising film (OPF) for LCD screens, grew by almost 6%py between 2000 and 2008. Recession-proof human health applications, such as X-ray contrast media, biocides, nutrition and pharmaceuticals, provided a buffer against the impact of the global economic downturn on the iodine market, however its...

2010-04-13 10:59:00

BOSTON, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With one in four Americans reportedly consuming fast food on a daily basis(1), new research which will be released on Thursday, April 22(nd) at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 19(th) Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress indicating another reason to avoid fast food; It may also be lacking in appropriate amounts of iodine. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090324/DC88061LOGO-b) Dr. Sun Young Lee...

2010-03-04 08:10:00

BOULDER, Colo., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Is your thyroid making you fat? Around 27 million Americans have thyroid disease -- and almost half don't know it. Thyroid disease arises when the hormone-producing gland at the base of your throat goes out of whack, triggering weight fluctuation, tiredness, and emotional ups and downs, among other symptoms. In Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living's March issue -- on newsstands now -- find the latest on which tests to request, as well...

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2010-02-24 11:14:56

Iodine is an essential element for synthesizing thyroid hormones. A team of researchers from the Childhood and Environment Project (INMA) has studied the consequences of pregnant women consuming it in their diet and in supplements. The results suggest the need to evaluate their iodine nutritional status before systematically recommending taking it during pregnancy. "Good iodine nutritional status at the start of and during pregnancy is essential for maintaining proper thyroid function in the...

2010-02-23 15:03:00

SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM) (NYSE: SQM; Santiago Stock Exchange: SQM-B, SQM-A) announced today the suspension of operations at its El Toco and Pampa Blanca mining facilities. The decision to suspend these operations comes as a response to decreased global demand for nitrates and iodine. Demand for these two businesses was significantly affected by the financial crisis that began in the fourth quarter of 2008. Lower...

2009-11-25 06:46:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Iodine - Global Market Opportunities http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164410/Iodine---Global-Market-Opportunities.html Global iodine consumption patterns stand rejuvenated by the growing levels of awareness among health consciousness consumers about the importance of iodine as a dietary ingredient in a well-balanced diet. The growing popularity of X-ray, and MRI in...


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2009-07-09 17:47:41

Astatine is a radioactive chemical element. The symbol for Astatine is At and its atomic number is 85. Astatine is the heaviest halogen discovered. It was first produced by Dale R. Corson, Kenneth Ross Mackenzie, and Emilio Segrè in 1940. Although astatine is produced by radioactive decay in nature, it is typically found only in miniscule amounts due to its short half-life (the time it takes for one half of the atoms of a given radioactive substance to decay or disintegrate). Trace amounts...

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