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2007-05-24 03:02:33

By Attia, Abdel Hamid; Youssef, Dalia; Hassan, Neamat; El-Meligui, Mohamed; Et al Abstract Objective. To evaluate the functional status of the thyroid gland in apparently euthyroid women with dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Materials and methods. Forty apparently euthyroid women with menorrhagia and no pathologic lesion in the genital tract were compared with 20 women having normal menstrual cycles as controls. All women underwent hormonal evaluation: serum total and free...

2006-01-23 15:45:00

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There is an increased risk of neurological development problems in infants born to mothers who had low levels of thyroid hormone early in pregnancy, according to a report in the medical journal Pediatrics. The results indicate that low thyroid hormone levels in the mother, even if they don't cause any symptoms, can have important neurological development consequences in the newborn, lead author Dr. Libbe Kooistra, from the...

2005-08-30 14:13:29

Dr. Bjorn Vennstrom and colleagues in Spain and at the Karolinska Institute (Sweden) have identified novel neural functions of thyroid hormone (TH), revealing that it is required during discrete periods of brain development to confer "normal" behavior. The scientists used transgenic mice heterozygous for a mutant form of the thyroid hormone receptor alpha1 that has about a ten-fold reduced affinity for its natural ligand, TH. They observed that reduced TH signaling during development lead to...

2005-06-23 18:50:00

COLUMBUS , Ohio "“ A blood test for thyroid cancer can detect persistent or recurrent disease even before doctors can find any trace of a tumor, according to a new study. The findings suggest that people treated for the disease should be examined regularly for early signs of recurrence. The study, by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center "“ Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSU CCC "“ James), examined...


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