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Latest Congenital hypothyroidism Stories

2013-12-04 23:30:37

Thyroidmom.com celebrates two months of success raising awareness and building a support network for children born with congenital hypothyroidism. Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 Thyroidmom.com founder, Blythe Clifford, was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in her late twenties while trying to conceive her first son. Her husband was diagnosed a year later with Grave's Disease (hyperthyroidism). She had no idea that children could be born with thyroid disorders, so the...

2012-07-26 13:17:18

Congenital hypothyroidism is thyroid hormone deficiency at birth that, if left untreated, can lead to neurocognitive impairments in infants and children. Although the World Health Organization recommends 200-300 µg of iodine daily during pregnancy for normal fetal thyroid hormone production and neurocognitive development, the US Institute of Medicine considers 1,100 µg to be the safe upper limit for daily ingestion. A case series scheduled for publication in The Journal of...

2011-07-19 13:19:20

Study of 1.7 million newborns suggests that increase in congenital hypothyroidism is entirely artifactual A new study that was prompted by recent reports of an increase in cases of congenital hypothyroidism in the United States, and aimed at assessing the incidence of this condition among Quebec newborns, suggests that the increase is entirely artifactual. CH is characterized by inadequate thyroid hormone production and is the most common cause of preventable intellectual disability. The...

2009-03-11 06:30:00

Rapidly growing thyroid test market expands to EU, LATAM and Africa SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Screening Devices Canada, Inc. announces the immediate availability of ThyroChek, the rapid test for elevated TSH, the first clinical indicator of hypothyroidism to countries in the European Union. Until now, it has only been offered in the U.S. as an FDA-regulated, CLIA-waived test for adults to the 200,000 physician office labs. With the CE mark indicating conformity to...

2008-07-21 15:01:02

PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global leader in Health Sciences and Photonics, today announced a one-year agreement with the Mexican Ministry of Health, la Secretaria de Salud, to expand its newborn screening program across Mexico. Under the terms of the agreement, PerkinElmer will provide instrumentation, reagents and screening expertise that will help the Ministry of Health screen for congenital hypothyroidism and triple its screening capacity. The expanded program began in May 2008....

2006-01-23 15:45:00

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There is an increased risk of neurological development problems in infants born to mothers who had low levels of thyroid hormone early in pregnancy, according to a report in the medical journal Pediatrics. The results indicate that low thyroid hormone levels in the mother, even if they don't cause any symptoms, can have important neurological development consequences in the newborn, lead author Dr. Libbe Kooistra, from the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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