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July 30, 2015

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July 30, 2015

Scientists Lead Consensus Guidelines for Thyroid Cancer Molecular Tests

July 6, 2015 — National guidelines for thyroid cancer testing have been revised to reflect newly available tests that better incorporate personalized medicine into diagnosing the condition. The clinical explanation ... read more

Parkinson's Disease Appears Associated With Many Cancers in Taiwan

June 18, 2015 — Parkinson's disease appeared associated with 16 types of cancer in a study in Taiwan, an effort to explain the association in an East Asian population because most prior research has been ... read more

Outcomes After Thyroid Surgery for Pro Singers Described in First Study of Its Kind

Mar. 24, 2015 — A neural monitoring system has been developed by surgeons to be used intraoperatively to improve outcomes. In the first study of its kind, they confirmed the hypothesis that the careers of singers ... read more

After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Risk of Thyroid Cancer Goes Up

Mar. 7, 2015 — Breast cancer survivors are at increased risk of developing thyroid cancer, especially within five years of their breast cancer diagnosis, according to a new analysis of a large national ... read more

Long-Term Follow-Up of Benign Thyroid Nodules Shows Favorable Prognosis

Mar. 3, 2015 — After five years of follow-up, a majority of asymptomatic, benign thyroid nodules exhibited no significant change in size, or actually decreased in size, and diagnoses of thyroid cancer were rare, ... read more

Water Fluoridation in England Linked to Higher Rates of Underactive Thyroid

Feb. 24, 2015 — Water fluoridation above a certain level is linked to 30 percent higher than expected rates of underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) in England, suggests research. Researchers point out that their ... read more

Feb. 18, 2015 — Two studies examined the effects of tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) at oral doses of 10,100 or 1000 mg/kg bw/day over the course of 2 generations on growth as well as behavioral, neurological and ... read more

Molecule That Provides Cellular Energy Found Key to Aggressive Thyroid Cancer

Feb. 16, 2015 — Cancer researchers have identified a molecule they say is important to survival of anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) — a lethal tumor with no effective therapies. The molecule also seems to play a ... read more

Lenvatinib Shows Promise for Patients With Radioiodine-Refractory Thyroid Cancer

Feb. 11, 2015 — In a pivotal Phase III study the oral anti-angiogenic therapy lenvatinib has shown dramatic improvement in progression-free survival in patients with advanced radioiodine-refractory thyroid ... read more

Smoking While Breastfeeding Puts Children at Risk of Obesity Later in Life

Feb. 3, 2015 — Children of mothers who smoke while breast feeding are more likely to develop serious health problems such as obesity, hypothyroidism, diabetes and cardiovascular disease later in life, according to ... read more

Jan. 26, 2015 — Thyroid hormone receptor alpha plays an important role in hind limb development in frogs, scientists have found. With new gene mutation technology, researchers were able to successfully mutate the ... read more

Effect of Thyroid Disorders on Reproductive Health

Jan. 23, 2015 — Thyroid disease can have significant effects on a woman's reproductive health and screening for women presenting with fertility problems and recurrent early pregnancy loss should be considered, ... read more

New Insights Into Treatment of Hypothyroidism

Jan. 13, 2015 — New insights into hypothyroidism – a condition affecting about 10 million people in the U.S. – have been found by researchers that may lead to new treatment protocols for the disease, ... read more

Thyroid Hormones Reduce Animal Cardiac Arrhythmias

Dec. 10, 2014 — Rats that received thyroid hormones had a reduced risk for dangerous heart arrhythmias following a heart attack, according to a new study. The research team found that thyroid hormone replacement ... read more

Dec. 4, 2014 — A new study provides 'the strongest evidence to date' that endocrine disrupting chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls found in flame retardant cloth, paint, adhesives and electrical ... read more

Nov. 24, 2014 — A new approach to fighting breast and thyroid cancers has been discovered. The team targeted an enzyme they say is the culprit for the 'vicious cycle' of tumor growth, spread and resistance ... read more

Oct. 30, 2014 — The mechanism on how a single hormone manages to trigger two different functions, i.e. seasonal sensing and metabolism, without any cross activity has been identified by ... read more

Latest Research on Thyroid Cancer Therapy

Oct. 29, 2014 — Novel therapeutic approaches to improve outcomes in thyroid cancer, for example using targeted delivery of cytotoxic drugs to tumor cells, are among the latest treatment approaches for thyroid ... read more

Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: New Research

Oct. 29, 2014 — The prevalence of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), the most common type of thyroid cancer, is increasing rapidly. New research to determine the impact of radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy on ... read more

Advances in Graves' Disease, Including a New Mouse Model

Oct. 29, 2014 — A unique mouse model of Graves' disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes hyperthyroidism, has been developed by scientists, and new research findings may help improve the treatment of ... read more

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