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2011-04-29 14:05:49

Research: Levothyroxine dose and risk of fractures in older adults: Nested case-control study Many older adults may be taking "excessive" doses of drugs for thyroid problems which can lead to an increased risk of fractures, finds a study published on bmj.com today. The study raises concern that treatment targets may need to be modified in the elderly and that regular dose monitoring remains essential even into older age. Levothyroxine is a synthetic form of thyroxine (thyroid hormone) and is...

2011-04-17 00:00:36

THYROID-KI, a Potassium Iodide dietary supplement that may help block the absorption of radioactive iodine into the thyroid gland, has been launched and is now available for shipping. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) April 15, 2011 The launch of a Potassium Iodide dietary supplement called THYROID-KI is expected to respond to the people's need for a formulation that will keep their thyroids healthy amidst heightened radiation fears as a result of a leak at the nuclear power plant in Fukushima,...

2011-03-21 12:58:19

The growing concern surrounding the release of radiation from an earthquake and tsunami-stricken nuclear complex in Japan has raised fears of radiation exposure to populations in North America from the potential plume of radioactivity crossing the Pacific Ocean. To help Americans understand their radiation-related health risks, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), the American Thyroid Association (ATA), The Endocrine Society and the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM)...

2011-01-17 00:00:41

Struggling with weight gain? Tired all of the time? Well according to Dr. Kenneth Orbeck, Medical Director of BodyLogicMD of Greenville, your thyroid hormones may be to blame. Thyroid imbalances affect over 200 million women and men across the globe. In light of Thyroid Awareness Month, the highly trained physicians at BodyLogicMD are shedding some light on thyroid imbalance and what can be done to ease symptoms and regain balance. Greenville, SC (PRWEB) January 16, 2011 Struggling with...

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...

2010-12-22 07:57:08

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Children are exposed to a lot if things that they probably shouldn't be; unfortunately, some instances are worse than others.  It was reported that children exposed to head and neck radiation  -- due to either cancer treatment or multiple diagnosis computed tomography (CT) scan "“ have an increased risk of thyroid cancer for the next 58 years . . . and possibly even longer than that. Authors state that the data may provide insight into exactly why the...

2010-12-02 14:08:52

Research may lead to better Graves' disease treatment Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have identified a compound that prevents overproduction of thyroid hormone, a finding that brings scientists one step closer to improving treatment for Graves' disease. In Graves' disease, the thyroid gland never stops. Thyroid-stimulating antibodies bind to receptors, activating them to keep the thyroid hormone coming and coming "” like a broken traffic light stuck on green "”...

2010-07-22 12:43:14

Pregnant women with antibodies that can indicate early thyroid disease are three times as likely to have placental separation during labor, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a study of more than 17,000 women. The findings, however, do not indicate that there would be any benefit from routinely screening pregnant women for thyroid problems, the researchers said. The study appears in the August issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology. "Our work shows a link between anti-TPO...

2010-06-21 15:38:48

Pregnant women with higher blood levels of a common flame retardant had altered thyroid hormone levels, a result that could have implications for fetal health, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. "This is the first study with a sufficient sample size to evaluate the association between PBDE flame retardants and thyroid function in pregnant women," said the study's lead author, Jonathan Chevrier, a UC Berkeley researcher in epidemiology and in...

2010-04-12 07:50:32

Until now there were only indirect evidence of the transfer of thyroid hormones from mother to fetus through the placenta during pregnancy. That event is very important because the maternal thyroid hormones appear to play a key role in the development of the nervous system and other organs of the fetus; so it's true that in case of maternal thyroid disease, such hypothyroidism, have a direct bearing on the unborn child with reduction, also significant, to its Q.I.. That passage of maternal...


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Thyroid And Parathyroid Glands
2013-03-04 13:34:45

The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland located anterior to the trachea and inferior to the thyroid cartilage. It is butterfly shaped with three lobes that make it the largest endocrine organ in the body. Its primary function is to control the body’s metabolism by regulating how quickly the body uses energy, proteins, and hormones. The two lateral lobes are connected by the middle lobe called the isthmus, which lies directly on top of the trachea. The entire gland is enclosed in a...

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