Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Thyroid Hormone Disruption: Dioxins Linked To Attention Deficit, Learning Problems

Date:
January 13, 1998
Source:
University Of Maryland, Baltimore
Summary:
Research has shown that children exposed to dioxin and PCBs prenatally or during infancy can suffer behavioral and learning problems. A University of Maryland researcher suggests that the underlying mechanism may be disruption of thyroid hormone action.

Research has shown that children exposed to common environmental toxins like dioxin and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) prenatally and during infancy can suffer behavioral, learning and memory problems. A University of Maryland School of Medicine psychiatry professor now suggests that the underlying mechanism may be disruption of the normal action of thyroid hormone.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by University Of Maryland, Baltimore. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

University Of Maryland, Baltimore. "Thyroid Hormone Disruption: Dioxins Linked To Attention Deficit, Learning Problems." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 13 January 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/01/980113155609.htm>.
University Of Maryland, Baltimore. (1998, January 13). Thyroid Hormone Disruption: Dioxins Linked To Attention Deficit, Learning Problems. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 15, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/01/980113155609.htm
University Of Maryland, Baltimore. "Thyroid Hormone Disruption: Dioxins Linked To Attention Deficit, Learning Problems." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/01/980113155609.htm (accessed April 15, 2014).

Share This



More Health & Medicine News

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Ebola Outbreak Now Linked To 121 Deaths

Ebola Outbreak Now Linked To 121 Deaths

Newsy (Apr. 15, 2014) The ebola virus outbreak in West Africa is now linked to 121 deaths. Health officials fear the virus will continue to spread in urban areas. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
How Mt. Everest Helped Scientists Research Diabetes

How Mt. Everest Helped Scientists Research Diabetes

Newsy (Apr. 15, 2014) British researchers were able to use Mount Everest's low altitudes to study insulin resistance. They hope to find ways to treat diabetes. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Carpenter's Injury Leads To Hundreds Of 3-D-Printed Hands

Carpenter's Injury Leads To Hundreds Of 3-D-Printed Hands

Newsy (Apr. 14, 2014) Richard van As lost all fingers on his right hand in a woodworking accident. Now, he's used the incident to create a prosthetic to help hundreds. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
New Hepatitis C Treatment Boasts Over 90% Cure Rate

New Hepatitis C Treatment Boasts Over 90% Cure Rate

Newsy (Apr. 12, 2014) Scientists say a new treatment for hepatitis C could potentially cure the millions of people who are battling the infection. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:
from the past week

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins