Soy Formula May Harm Babies With Underactive Thyroid: Report

August 22, 2012

Babies born with congenital hypothyroidism — a condition that causes low or no thyroid hormone production — shouldn’t be given soy formula, new research indicates.

Autoimmune Woes May Raise Risk for Lung Clots

November 25, 2011

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 […]

Stem-Cell Transplants Restored Pituitary Function in Mice

November 10, 2011

By Mary Brophy MarcusHealthDay Reporter
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 […]

Direct-to-Consumer Gene Tests Cause Little Anxiety: Study

October 11, 2011

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 […]

Generic, Brand-Name Heart Drugs Seem to Have Same Effect on Thyroid

July 13, 2011

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 […]

Hormone Linked to Death Risk in Those With Early Kidney Disease

June 14, 2011

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 in Carpets, Non-Stick Pans Tied to Thyroid Disease

January 21, 2010

Chemicals found in carpeting, non-stick cookware and fabrics are linked to an increase in thyroid disease, new research suggests.

Thyroid Cancer Higher in Volcanic Areas

November 6, 2009

New research suggests that living near a volcano puts people at higher risk of getting a type of thyroid cancer.

Increase in Thyroid Cancer Puzzles Experts

July 14, 2009

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.

Thyroid Problems Boost Glaucoma Risk

October 16, 2008

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 […]

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