Babies born with congenital hypothyroidism — a condition that causes low or no thyroid hormone production — shouldn’t be given soy formula, new research indicates.
FRIDAY, Nov. 25 (HealthDay News) — Patients hospitalized for autoimmune disorders, like rheumatoid arthritis or Crohn’s disease, may be at greater risk for a life-threatening pulmonary embolism, a clot in a main artery of the lung, a new study finds.
Reporting online Nov. 25 in The Lancet, researchers warned that steps should be taken to […]
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THURSDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) — A new study by Japanese researchers gives hope that one day people with pituitary gland failure may be able to receive transplants of stem-cell generated tissue to help restore normal function of the gland.
Without the pea-size pituitary gland, which sits at the base of the […]
TUESDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) —
With private companies marketing genetic tests — which measure people’s risk for certain diseases — directly to patients, concerns have risen about people’s ability to handle that information on their own.
Although a new study found the mail-in kits, which cost up to $2,500, do not result in excessive worry about […]
WEDNESDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) — For patients taking the heart rhythm drug amiodarone (Cordarone), generic versions of the drug do not cause more incidents of thyroid dysfunction than the brand-name medication, researchers report.
When it comes to thyroid disease, there is no difference between the two drugs, according to the report released online July 11 […]
TUESDAY, June 14 (HealthDay News) — Patients with early-stage chronic kidney disease are more likely to die if they have elevated levels of a certain hormone, a new study says.
Endocrine hormone fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) regulates phosphorus metabolism. It was known that levels of FGF-23 increase as kidney function declines and that high levels […]
Chemicals found in carpeting, non-stick cookware and fabrics are linked to an increase in thyroid disease, new research suggests.
New research suggests that living near a volcano puts people at higher risk of getting a type of thyroid cancer.
Intensified screening doesn’t entirely explain the jump in thyroid cancers noted in the United States since 1980, and scientists now believe that other as-yet-unknown factors are to blame.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) — People with a thyroid disorder run an increased risk of developing the eye disease glaucoma, a new study suggests.
In fact, those with glaucoma are 38 percent more likely to have had a thyroid condition at some point in their life, said the study authors, from the University of Alabama […]