Iodine Deficiency Disorders After a Decade of Universal Salt Iodization in a Severe Iodine Deficiency Region in China (Report)

Iodine Deficiency Disorders After a Decade of Universal Salt Iodization in a Severe Iodine Deficiency Region in China (Report)

Iodine is an essential ingredient for the synthesis of thyroid hormones. Iodine deficiency (ID) causes goiter and different forms of physical and mental retardation. Iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) affect the poor, pregnant woman and preschool children (1,2). Normal levels of thyroid hormones are required for neuronal migration and myelination of the foetal brain, and lack […]

Facts and Ideas from Anywhere (Health Care in China) (Health Care in Afghanistan) (Public Health Policies of New York) (Editorial)

Facts and Ideas from Anywhere (Health Care in China) (Health Care in Afghanistan) (Public Health Policies of New York) (Editorial)

CHINESE MEDICINE In China, health care is like veterinary medicine–cash up front or no treatment (1). Health care, of course, is an issue vexing the world’s most developed countries, including the USA, where people without insurance can lose all their savings if they get seriously ill. But, in worst-case scenarios, people who need urgent care […]