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2013-12-04 23:30:37

Thyroidmom.com celebrates two months of success raising awareness and building a support network for children born with congenital hypothyroidism. Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 Thyroidmom.com founder, Blythe Clifford, was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in her late twenties while trying to conceive her first son. Her husband was diagnosed a year later with Grave's Disease (hyperthyroidism). She had no idea that children could be born with thyroid disorders, so the...

Infant Gets Iodine From Breastmilk
2013-11-26 09:42:37

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The trace element iodine is an essential component in healthy bodies. It is especially important for the healthy development of babies. An iodine deficiency can cause disrupted growth and serious nervous system damage. There are regions of the world with iodine deficient soil such as Switzerland, where iodized salt is suggested as an important ingredient in cooking and the food industry. In general, however, most infants receive...

2013-11-14 23:29:21

On November 17th, World Prematurity Day, the thyroid advocacy blog Hypothyroid Mom builds awareness about the dangers of maternal hypothyroidism and preterm birth in memory of all the premature babies lost to hypothyroid moms. (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 HypothyroidMom.com reveals research on the dangers of hypothyroidism in pregnancy, including placental abruption, preterm birth, low birth weight, neonatal intensive care admission and neonatal respiratory distress syndrome. Despite...

2013-11-13 08:29:25

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Veracyte, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCYT) today announced that it presented new data suggesting the ability of its Afirma Gene Expression Classifier (GEC) to accurately identify medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) among thyroid nodule fine needle aspiration (FNA) samples that are indeterminate and sub-classified as Hurthle cell neoplasms by cytopathology. The findings were presented in a poster session at the American Society of...

2013-11-11 08:28:10

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Veracyte, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCYT) announced today that its third quarter 2013 financial results will be released after close of market on Monday, November 25, 2013. Following the release, Veracyte will host a live conference call and webcast at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the company's financial results and provide a general business update. The live webcast and subsequent replay may be accessed by visiting Veracyte's...

2013-10-31 12:27:28

GLEN ALLEN, Va., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: STSI) and Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announce the publication of a peer-reviewed article reporting results from the Company's ASAP (Anatabloc® Supplementation Autoimmune Prevention) clinical trial in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. The article, entitled, "Anatabine supplementation decreases thyroglobulin antibodies in patients with chronic lymphocytic autoimmune (Hashimoto's) thyroiditis: A...

2013-10-23 16:29:37

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Data from a new long-term, multicenter study confirm the accuracy of the Afirma Gene Expression Classifier (GEC) in identifying benign thyroid nodule fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies among those initially deemed indeterminate, or inconclusive, by cytopathology, Veracyte, Inc. announced today. The findings further support physicians' decision to avoid diagnostic surgery on such patients and monitor them instead - and...

2013-10-18 08:24:40

Findings Presented at 83rd Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Veracyte, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company pioneering the field of molecular cytology, today announced preliminary study results suggesting the potential for an RNA-based gene expression test to accurately detect the BRAF V600E gene mutation in thyroid nodule fine needle aspiration (FNA) samples. The findings were presented Thursday in a poster...

2013-10-16 08:28:27

30 Million Americans with thyroid disorders also targeted by crowdfunding campaign WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An innovative online approach by ThyroScore.org using crowdfunding takes over where Obamacare stumbles in preventive services for pregnant women. Obamacare specifically provides for testing for gestational diabetes - a pregnancy-related disease - yet completely ignores the great need for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) testing for pregnant women or for...

2013-10-15 23:30:05

On October 15th, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, the thyroid advocacy blog Hypothyroid Mom builds awareness about the dangers of thyroid disease in pregnancy in memory of all the babies lost to hypothyroid moms. (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 HypothyroidMom.com reveals research on the dangers of thyroid disease in pregnancy, including miscarriage, still birth, infertility, maternal anemia, pre-eclampsia, placental abruption, postpartum hemorrhage, premature delivery, low birth...


Latest Thyroid Reference Libraries

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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