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Week in Review: Flu Shots, Fertility, and Folic Acid

Posted by Lara Salahi February 22, 2013 10:56 AM

A roundup of this week’s pregnancy-related scientific research and news:

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More Pregnant, Nursing Women Iodine Deficient, Some Experts Say

Posted by Lara Salahi December 19, 2012 09:43 AM

A growing number of pregnant and nursing women in the U.S. have iodine deficiencies, according to a group of experts who wrote an opinion paper published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association calling for potassium iodide to be included in all prenatal vitamins.

Iodine deficiency causes low thyroid hormone levels in mothers and can lead to brain development disorders in babies.

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Lara Salahi is an award-winning multimedia journalist whose specialty is reporting health and medical stories. She has worked in local, network, and cable television, international print, and documentary film. She More »

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