Thyroid News

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9/26/2018
9/15/2018
8/21/2018
12/27/2017
Underactive Thyroid and Infertility

Even a slightly underactive thyroid can impact fertility, new study finds.

12/20/2017
7/13/2017
Thyroid Problems May Make Things Worse for Dialysis Patients

Study found it was linked to fatigue, greater pain and reduced physical function

6/2/2017
What You Need to Know About Antidepressants

They work by affecting brain chemicals that regulate mood, FDA explains

5/24/2017
Know the Signs of Thyroid Trouble

A small gland with a big job

5/9/2017
No Routine Screening for Thyroid Cancer: Expert Panel

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says risks outweigh benefits

4/4/2017
High Thyroid Hormone Levels Tied to Stiffer Arteries

Measuring these levels might help identify people at risk of heart disease, researcher says

3/1/2017
Mildly Low Thyroid Function in Pregnancy Not a Threat: Study

No difference in brain functioning seen in kids assessed to age 5

1/26/2017
Check Your Neck for Thyroid Abnormalities

20 million Americans have thyroid disease, but only 4 out of 10 know it, doctors say

1/26/2017
Should Pregnant Women Always Be Treated for Underactive Thyroid?

New study finds the therapy may have potential risks, and specialists say more study is needed

10/12/2016
Researchers Pinpoint More Genes Linked to Vitiligo

Genetic clues to this autoimmune disease could lead to breakthroughs for related disorders, researchers say

9/29/2016
Can You Blame Your Headaches on Your Thyroid?

People with migraines had 40 percent higher risk of thyroid problems, study suggests

5/10/2016
Restrictive Diets May Cause Thyroid Troubles in Young Kids

Cutting out foods with iodine led to deficiency that harmed metabolism in 2 children, case reports show

4/4/2016
Underactive Thyroid May Raise Odds for Type 2 Diabetes: Study

Experts say many thyroid patients are already checked for the blood sugar disease

3/25/2016
Surgeons' Experience Matters With Thyroid Removal

Track record best for doctors who perform 25-plus thyroidectomies a year, researchers say

2/11/2016
Overactive Thyroid Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

But researchers added that their study did not prove cause-and-effect

10/8/2015
Surgeon's Experience Tied to Success of Thyroid Removal: Study

Patients should ask how many of these operations the doctor does each year

9/4/2015
Health Tip: Spot the Signs of Hypothyroidism

Common symptoms include weight gain and changes in skin and hair

5/1/2015
Cat Health Problem Might Be Linked to Flame Retardants

Researchers search for causes of feline hyperthyroidism

2/25/2015
Fluoride in Drinking Water Tied to Higher Rates of Underactive Thyroid

British study found an association, but couldn't prove cause-and-effect

1/26/2015
Thyroid Trouble May Harm Women's Fertility, Study Finds

Experts urge routine testing of glandular function for women who have problems conceiving

10/3/2014
Standard Treatment for Underactive Thyroid Gland Still Best: Experts

The drug levothyroxine remains first choice, guidelines say

9/22/2014
Diabetes Drug Metformin May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients

Medicine tied to lower thyroid-stimulating hormone levels in those with underactive thyroid

9/8/2014
Kidney and Thyroid Cancer Rates Up Among U.S. Children, Study Finds

But these pediatric cancers remain rare and the increases are very small, experts say

6/17/2014
Thyroid Problem Can Lead to Sick Leaves From Work, Study Finds

The gland secretes hormones that regulate the body's energy use, oxygen consumption and heat production

5/27/2014
Iodine Deficiency Common in Pregnancy, Pediatricians Warn

Processed foods deprive women of iodized salt; supplementation recommended

5/16/2014
Study Examines Effort to Preserve Voice During Thyroid Surgery

Researchers use electrodes to monitor vocal cord during procedure

2/20/2014
Could Thyroid Activity Raise Depression Risk in Seniors?

Mood changes noted even when thyroid levels remained within normal range, researchers say

12/30/2013
Underactive Thyroid Not Linked to Memory Problems

New findings contradict previous research suggesting that poor thyroid function might be tied to dementia

8/2/2013
Childhood Abuse Linked to Later Thyroid Problems for Women

Stress hormone in 'fight-or-flight' reaction may be involved, researcher suggests

7/17/2013
Chemicals in Carpets, Cosmetics Tied to Thyroid Problems

PFCs linger in the body for long periods, study author says

6/12/2013
Iodine Supplements May Be Too Much of a Good Thing

Avoid excessively high doses, thyroid experts warn

5/29/2013
Thyroid Disorders Tied to Complications in Pregnancy

Up to 4 percent of pregnancies involve mothers with thyroid conditions, study authors say

5/3/2013
Mild Hyperthyroidism Tied to Higher Death Risk

Danish study did not prove a cause-and-effect link, however

3/15/2013
N.Y. Woman Balances Thyroid Disease and Diabetes

With two chronic conditions, she's learned 'not to sweat the small stuff'

3/15/2013
People With Type 1 Diabetes at Risk of Thyroid Disease

Link between 'sister diseases' is rooted in immune system problem, expert says

11/28/2012
Overactive Thyroid May Raise Risk for Common Irregular Heartbeat

Even early stage thyroid trouble could help spur atrial fibrillation, study suggests

10/4/2012
BPA Exposure Impacts Pregnant Women's Thyroids, Study Suggests

Widely used chemical linked to lower levels of hormone in newborn boys, but not girls

9/20/2012
Mild Hyperthyroidism Won't Raise Heart Risk: Study

People with only one hormone at abnormal levels were not at higher risk

8/27/2012
Health Tip: If Your Thyroid Is Overactive

Possible signs of hyperthyroidism

8/21/2012
Soy Formula May Harm Babies With Underactive Thyroid: Report

Two cases highlight how it interferes with absorption of critical medication

8/14/2012
Thyroid Treatment Guidelines for Pregnant Women Revised

Overactive or underactive thyroid can lead to dangerous medical conditions for mothers, newborns

5/2/2012
Lower-Dose Radioiodine Effective Against Thyroid Cancer

Patients may be able to skip high doses of radiation, painful thyroid hormone withdrawal, studies find

4/23/2012
Thyroid Condition Linked to Heart Problems: Study

Risk was especially elevated for atrial fibrillation

2/8/2012
Screening Moms-to-Be for Thyroid Trouble May Not Help Offspring

Study finds intervening early in pregnancy had no effect on children's mental function later

1/24/2012
CT Scan Dye Containing Iodine May Affect Thyroid

Used for some medical imaging, cardiac procedures

1/20/2012
Bipolar Drug May Spur Weight Gain, Thyroid Problems: Review

Overall, lithium still 'treatment of choice' but docs urged to watch for and manage side effects