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July 3, 2015

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July 3, 2015

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

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

Radiation Exposure Linked to Aggressive Thyroid Cancers, Researchers Confirm for the First Time

Oct. 28, 2014 — Exposure to radioactive iodine is associated with more aggressive forms of thyroid cancer, according to a careful study of nearly 12,000 people in Belarus who were exposed when they were children or ... read more

Benefits of Thyroid Screening Unclear

Oct. 27, 2014 — More research is needed to determine the benefits of screening asymptomatic individuals for thyroid dysfunction, experts ... read more

Thyroid Cancer Genome Analysis Finds Markers of Aggressive Tumors

Oct. 23, 2014 — A new comprehensive analysis of thyroid cancer from The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network has identified markers of aggressive tumors, which could allow for better targeting of appropriate ... read more

Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Alter Thyroid Hormone Activity During Pregnancy, Affect Thyroid Hormone Activity

Oct. 9, 2014 — A new study in human placenta provides the strongest evidence to date that Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) can interfere with thyroid hormone action in pregnant women. The implication is that ... read more

Patient's Dramatic Response, Resistance to Cancer Drug Traced to Unsuspected Mutations

Oct. 8, 2014 — Patients with lethal thyroid cancer experienced response for 18 months on clinical trial of everolimus. Sequencing of the tumor before and after trials yielded information on why tumor responded to ... read more

Thyroid Carcinoma: Biomarker Reveals Cancer Cause

Oct. 7, 2014 — The expression of the protein CLIP2 provides information on whether a papillary thyroid carcinoma was induced by radiation or had a sporadic origin. With this discovery, scientists have identified a ... read more

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