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2014-01-06 23:24:55

Millions of people worldwide suffer with infertility and recurrent miscarriage and in thousands of unexplained cases, hypothyroidism may be the underlying cause. A new infographic created by White Lotus Naturopathic Clinic in Toronto outlines the importance of the thyroid gland in female fertility, in healthy pregnancy, and in the prevention of miscarriage. Toronto, On (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists has warned that 1 in 10 Americans suffer...

2013-12-20 16:23:58

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2012-06-25 10:45:36

An overactive thyroid gland, or hyperthyroidism, may increase the risk of hospitalization for heart and blood-vessel disease even after surgery to remove the gland, according to a new study. The results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. "Overactive thyroid gland has long-lasting effects on the patient's heart and vessels," said study principal investigator Saara Metso, M.D., Ph.D. assistant chief of endocrinology in the Department of...

2012-06-25 10:37:56

Even moderate thyroid dysfunction during early pregnancy significantly increases the risk of serious complications, underscoring the need for universal screening in the first trimester, a new study finds. The results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. "These findings add to the now increasing evidence from previous studies that all pregnant women, irrespective of their risk for thyroid problems, probably should be screened for thyroid...

2012-03-06 06:40:00

ATLANTA, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sydney Johnston, founder of BlissPlan.com (http://www.BlissPlan.com), developed an illness that was so severe that simply getting dressed in the morning was a major accomplishment. When her heart began pounding loudly and erratically, she agreed to a series of medical tests. She was diagnosed as having Graves' disease, which occurs when the thyroid launches into overdrive, sending vast quantities of hormones reeling throughout the body. Her doctors...

2012-02-09 12:20:01

Children of mothers screened and treated for reduced thyroid function during pregnancy show no signs of improved IQ compared to women who receive no treatment, new research has uncovered Children of mothers screened and treated for reduced thyroid function during pregnancy show no signs of improved IQ compared to women who receive no treatment, new research has uncovered. Scientists from Cardiff University's School of Medicine working with colleagues from The Wolfson Institute of...

2012-01-22 12:00:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, January 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at deCODE Genetics and academic collaborators from Iceland, the USA, The Netherlands and Spaintoday report the discovery of variants in the human genome that associate with levels of thyroid stimulating hormone and risk of thyroid cancer.The paper 'Discovery of common variants associated with low TSH levels and thyroid cancer risk' is published today in the online edition of Nature Genetics. Using data...

2011-07-01 12:26:12

A recent study completed by researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) demonstrates that BMC conducts a high rate of thyroid function testing in pregnant women. The retrospective study, which is currently published online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, showed that if BMC had not done routine thyroid testing on pregnant women, approximately 80 percent of cases of mild hypothyroidism (a condition whereby the thyroid...

2011-06-13 14:24:20

Disease presented in Thyroid journal New clinical guidelines developed by an expert panel that include 100 evidence-based recommendations for optimal care of patients with hyperthyroidism and other causes of thyrotoxicosis are presented in the current issue of Thyroid, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (www.liebertpub.com). The guidelines, developed jointly by the American Thyroid Association (ATA) and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), are...

2011-01-15 00:00:00

Since January is Thyroid Awareness Month, the nation's leading thyroid patient advocates, Mary Shomon, a New York Times best-selling author and advocate, and Katie Schwartz, founder of the DearThyroid.org website and comedy writer, have joined forces to create a new campaign, called "I Am the Face of Thyroid Disease." The campaign features video messages and photos from thyroid patients, practitioners and other members of the global thyroid community posted at the site...