Iodine and the body

Iodine is an element that the body needs in trace amounts.

Although it is primarily linked to the functioning of the thyroid gland, iodine is detected in all organs and cells in the body. While the body’s main storage site for iodine is indeed the thyroid, it is also concentrated throughout the rest of the [...]

Iodine Deficiency Link to Diseases

Iodine is an element that we usually don’t have to think about too much in the United States because we have iodized salt and that will keep most people’s iodine intake at recommended levels.

 

But, like anything related to health, it is worth thinking about and keeping a general eye on.

 

Whether or [...]

Too Much Iodine Deficiency and Hypothyroidism

The link between iodine deficiency and hypothyroidism is well known.

Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland produces too little thyroid hormone and is often attributed to iodine deficiency in the body. But now new research shows that too much iodine might also cause a form of hypothyroidism.

Subclinical hypothyroidism is a milder form of the [...]

Sleep Disturbance Linked to Bipolar Risk

Bipolar disorder is a type of mood disorder wherein the person suffering from it experiences episodes of mania and depression.

During a manic episode, a person with mild levels may seem energetic and excited. Those who experience high levels of mania seem erratic and impulsive. After mania, the person suddenly feels depressed for no known [...]

Indoor Air Quality and Occupational Asthma

According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), “the quality of indoor air inside offices, schools, and other workplaces is important not only for workers’ comfort but also for their health.” Exposure to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) at workplaces has been linked to symptoms like headaches, fatigue, trouble concentrating, and irritation of the eyes, [...]

Researchers Honored for Improving Submarine Air Quality System

On May 3, 2012, researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and colleagues received the 2012 Federal Laboratory Consortium Interagency Partnership Award for developing a system to clean the air aboard submarines. The award was presented at the FLC National Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa.

The technology — Self Assembled Monolayers [...]

OSHA Fines Pizza Maker for Exposing Workers to Oxygen Deficient Atmosphere

Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA is a government agency in the U.S. Department of Labor to maintain a safe and healthy work environment. OSHA has proposed fines of $76,300 against Emil’s Pizza Inc. for nine alleged safety and health violations. This included a willful violation for exposing workers to an oxygen-deficient atmosphere at [...]

Sleeping Pills: The Good and the Bad

Sleep is important so our body can recover from a day’s work. When we are sleeping, the body repairs itself, which is why we feel much better when we get a good night’s sleep. But there are nights when it is harder to sleep, leaving you exhausted the following day. When this happens, people resort [...]

Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Disorder

There are times when we have trouble sleeping and we wake up the next day feeling exhausted. We go to work and end up not doing much because we feel sleepy and can hardly focus on the work we need to do. Having sleepless nights are okay if it happens once in a really long [...]

Sleep Issues among Airline Pilots

Airline pilots are required to be fit when they get to the airport and start their duty. However, it is not always that easy for them because sometimes they have to do flights for more than 8 hours without going on a break. Then there is also the issue about crossing time zones, which can [...]