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Latest Thyroid hormones Stories

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...

2012-04-24 10:18:51

Treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism with the medication levothyroxine appears to be related to fewer ischemic heart disease events in younger patients but this finding was not evident in older patients, according to a report published Online First in Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is defined as an elevated serum thyrotropin level in the presence of normal thyroid hormone concentrations. The condition is relatively common and...

2012-04-09 09:41:52

Largest Genome-Wide Association Study to Date on Hypothyroidism Conducted Includes Genetic Associations Common to Autoimmune Diseases Using its unique online research platform, 23andMe, a leading personal genetics company, has found five significant genetic associations for hypothyroidism in the largest known genome-wide association study of hypothyroidism conducted to date. The details of the study are now available online in the journal PLoS ONE. “With nearly 90 percent of our...

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...

2012-01-03 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TSH testing, the gold standard in hypothyroid diagnosis, may be misleading according to the studies quoted in a new article titled Hormone Replacement Therapy in the Geriatric Patient: Current State of the Evidence and Questions for the Future. Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, and Thyroid Hormone Augmentation in Geriatric Clinical Practice. The article, independently written and published, is a broad study of hormone replacement in...

2011-09-13 22:54:50

May be key to future osteoporosis therapies Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), a hormone produced in the anterior pituitary gland that regulates endocrine function in the thyroid gland, can promote bone growth independent of its usual thyroid functions. The research suggests that TSH, or drugs that mimic its affect on bone, may be key to possible future treatments for osteoporosis and other conditions involving bone loss, such...

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...

2011-06-06 15:56:32

A common hormone abnormality in older adults"”a mild form of overactive thyroid called subclinical hyperthyroidism"”is linked to a much higher risk of dying, a new study finds. The results will be presented Sunday at The Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston. Because this condition sometimes does not even cause symptoms, elderly people may be unaware they have altered thyroid function until serious complications occur, said the study's main author, Graziano Ceresini,...

2011-04-21 12:27:00

. LADY LAKE, Fla., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Denis Wilson's Facebook page on Wilson's Temperature Syndrome has recently started offering coupon codes to their fans. These coupon codes entitle them to free shipping of the products available on the wilsonssyndrome.com website. Wilson's Temperature Syndrome, a condition causing low body temperature is likely due to decreased conversion of thyroxine to triiodothyronine. This reversible condition causes low body temperatures, which in...