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2006-03-01 07:22:57

Many children exposed to radiation are now elderly with thyroid problems, study finds It's been 60 years since atomic bombs fell on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, but survivors are still struggling with the effects, according to new research. The latest research found that survivors of the attacks continue to develop thyroid nodules -- either benign or cancerous -- and the presence of these nodules is in direct proportion to the radiation dose they received. The researchers...

2006-02-28 20:25:53

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mild disease of the thyroid gland, a hormone-secreting organ in the neck, does not generally cause heart problems or stroke, new research shows. The one exception is a slightly overactive thyroid gland, which may raise the risk of atrial fibrillation, a common heart-rhythm disturbance in which the upper chambers beat erratically. The findings are based on a study of 3233 older adults who had thyroid function testing performed between 1989 and 1990 and...