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Iodine deficiency is the most common cause of thyroid disease and can even cause brain damage in babies. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, women should take iodine supplements. Learn more here.
Iodine is essential for making proteins and the growth of your bones and nerves. Learn more about what you get in iodine and how much you need.
Why women need iodine – and how to get more of it (hint: ice cream)
More than 4 in 10 women could be deficient in iodine, a mineral needed in pregnancy for healthy brain development in babies, reports the University of Sydney.
A goitre is an enlarged or swollen thyroid gland, the butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck.
Information about malabsorption syndromes from our information partners.
Malnutrition is a serious condition that develops when someone doesn’t have enough nutrients for their body’s needs. Find out here who is at risk of malnutrition.
Trusted information about rabies from leading Australian health organisations, including links to lyssavirus.
Causes of thyroid problems
The common causes of thyroid problems include autoimmune disease, certain medical treatments and inflammation of the thyroid. Learn more here.
Find out about Australian bat Lyssavirus, and learn how it can be prevented if you are bitten or scratched by a bat.
Superfoods that aren’t really ‘super’ after all
Many so-called ‘superfoods’ aren’t as healthy as you might think. Here are the facts (and fiction) behind Himalayan salt, dark chocolate and coconut oil.