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Bonobos Retain Elevated Thyroid Hormones Well Into Adulthood
2013-12-18 13:23:48

Max Planck Institute Despite the fact that chimpanzees and bonobos share similar starting conditions at birth they develop different behavioral patterns later in life. These differences might be caused by different hormone levels. Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and the Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp in Belgium have analyzed thyroid hormones from urine samples of zoo-living chimpanzees and bonobos. They discovered that bonobos...

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...


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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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