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Underactive Thyroid and Infertility

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

Thyroid Problems May Make Things Worse for Dialysis Patients

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

What You Need to Know About Antidepressants

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

Know the Signs of Thyroid Trouble

A small gland with a big job

No Routine Screening for Thyroid Cancer: Expert Panel

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

High Thyroid Hormone Levels Tied to Stiffer Arteries

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

Mildly Low Thyroid Function in Pregnancy Not a Threat: Study

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

Check Your Neck for Thyroid Abnormalities

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

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

Researchers Pinpoint More Genes Linked to Vitiligo

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

Can You Blame Your Headaches on Your Thyroid?

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

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

Underactive Thyroid May Raise Odds for Type 2 Diabetes: Study

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

Surgeons' Experience Matters With Thyroid Removal

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

Overactive Thyroid Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

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

Surgeon's Experience Tied to Success of Thyroid Removal: Study

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

Health Tip: Spot the Signs of Hypothyroidism

Common symptoms include weight gain and changes in skin and hair

Cat Health Problem Might Be Linked to Flame Retardants

Researchers search for causes of feline hyperthyroidism

Fluoride in Drinking Water Tied to Higher Rates of Underactive Thyroid

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

Thyroid Trouble May Harm Women's Fertility, Study Finds

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

Standard Treatment for Underactive Thyroid Gland Still Best: Experts

The drug levothyroxine remains first choice, guidelines say

Diabetes Drug Metformin May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients

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

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

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

Iodine Deficiency Common in Pregnancy, Pediatricians Warn

Processed foods deprive women of iodized salt; supplementation recommended

Study Examines Effort to Preserve Voice During Thyroid Surgery

Researchers use electrodes to monitor vocal cord during procedure

Could Thyroid Activity Raise Depression Risk in Seniors?

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

Underactive Thyroid Not Linked to Memory Problems

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

Childhood Abuse Linked to Later Thyroid Problems for Women

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

Chemicals in Carpets, Cosmetics Tied to Thyroid Problems

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

Iodine Supplements May Be Too Much of a Good Thing

Avoid excessively high doses, thyroid experts warn

Thyroid Disorders Tied to Complications in Pregnancy

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

Mild Hyperthyroidism Tied to Higher Death Risk

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

N.Y. Woman Balances Thyroid Disease and Diabetes

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

People With Type 1 Diabetes at Risk of Thyroid Disease

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

Overactive Thyroid May Raise Risk for Common Irregular Heartbeat

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

BPA Exposure Impacts Pregnant Women's Thyroids, Study Suggests

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

Mild Hyperthyroidism Won't Raise Heart Risk: Study

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

Health Tip: If Your Thyroid Is Overactive

Possible signs of hyperthyroidism

Soy Formula May Harm Babies With Underactive Thyroid: Report

Two cases highlight how it interferes with absorption of critical medication

Thyroid Treatment Guidelines for Pregnant Women Revised

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

Lower-Dose Radioiodine Effective Against Thyroid Cancer

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

Thyroid Condition Linked to Heart Problems: Study

Risk was especially elevated for atrial fibrillation

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

CT Scan Dye Containing Iodine May Affect Thyroid

Used for some medical imaging, cardiac procedures

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

Surgeons in Mid-Career Have Fewest Complications: Study

Both younger and older physicians performed worse on thyroid removal surgeries, study found

Autoimmune Woes May Raise Risk for Lung Clots

Risks climbed for patients hospitalized for such conditions as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's, study found

Buyer, Beware of Over-the-Counter Thyroid Supplements: Study

Study found wide variation in ingredients, dosages