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2010-08-17 06:45:00

PISGAH FOREST, N.C., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Pisgah Labs, Inc. (http://www.pisgahlabs.com) received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark office (http://www.uspto.gov) for an important new technology patent addressing global stability problems of thyroid hormone drugs. According to the FDA (http://www.fda.gov): "Thyroid hormones effect protein, lipid, and carbohydrate metabolism, growth and development. Orally administered levothyroxine sodium is used as...

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...

2009-11-18 13:55:53

Women who experience preeclampsia, a serious complication of pregnancy, may have an increased risk for reduced thyroid functioning later in life, report a team of researchers from the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. The analysis combined two separate studies which each suggested a link between preeclampsia and reduced thyroid function. In the first study, women who developed preeclampsia were more likely to have slightly reduced thyroid functioning during the last weeks...

2009-08-05 07:05:00

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A new effort to examine the link between nuclear reactors and thyroid disease near NYC was made at Croton on Hudson, during this year's Clearwater Festival. The festival is held just downstream from Indian Point, the oldest operating nuclear reactor in the U.S. In keeping with Clearwater's commitment to a clean environment, it stepped up by permitting testing for elevated Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), the first clinical indicator of...

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2009-06-13 11:29:24

Researchers reported on Friday that low thyroid activity, one of the most treated conditions in the U.S., might actually be a sign of a long life. The researchers said that it was too unsure at this point if people should stop taking thyroid pills, but they will be looking to see if the thyroid holds the key to a long life, at least for some people. Dr. Martin Surks and colleagues at the Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York studied people that...

2009-03-27 14:03:15

Editorial: Diagnosis and treatment of primary hypothyroidism More and more people are being inappropriately diagnosed and treated for underactivity of the thyroid gland (known as primary hypothyroidism), warn doctors in an editorial published on bmj.com today. Hypothyroidism is caused by insufficient production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland. It affects about three per cent of the population and is usually treated in primary care. Blood tests are essential in confirming the diagnosis...

2009-01-15 20:58:40

Smoking during pregnancy may impair thyroid function of both mother and fetus, British researchers said. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, examined thyroid hormone levels in the umbilical cord of babies born to smoking mothers and found that smoking-related changes in thyroid function extend to the fetus. However, the researchers found that in the mothers who stopped smoking during pregnancy, thyroid hormone levels were comparable to levels found...

2009-01-13 11:47:49

Cigarette smoking during pregnancy is associated with potentially harmful changes in both maternal and fetal thyroid function, according to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM)."We studied the influence of cigarette smoking on thyroid function of two groups of women at different stages of pregnancy "“ one in the first trimester and the other in the third trimester," said Dr. Bijay Vaidya, Ph.D., of...


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