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Issue 81 - September 2012


Monday 17 September 2012

The September issue of BTF News (issue 81) is now published!

This issue leads with a report of a recent conference about the UK iodine status. Leading experts met in London to discuss the problem of iodine deficiency in the UK. The meeting, organised by the BTF in conjunction with the British Thyroid Association (BTA) and the International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD), called for the development of a national strategy.

In this issue:

  • Lead: Iodine status in the UK - the way forward
  • Medicines watch
  • BTF research news: Dr Peter Taylor, winner of the BTF 2011 Research Award, describes progress to date with his study on thyroid function and body composition in children
  • BTF research news: Shirley Langham, winner of the 2012 Evelyn Ashley Smith Award, describes her project to research maternal iodine status and congenital hypothyroidism
  • Research update: The SORTED study
  • Article: 'Singer of the year' Toby Spence diagnosed with thyroid cancer
  • Article: 'Reaching out' - Vivienne Revis writes about her experience talking with the public at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show
  • My story: Paula Tracey writes about her experience with juvenile myxoedema
  • 'BTF in bloom' pictures from the Harrogate and Gardening Scotland flower shows

Regular sections include: Letter from BTF HQ, News about the BTF, Project Updates, Fundraising & Donations, Letters & Comments, and a round-up of local group activities

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