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July 24, 2016

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July 24, 2016

Novel Portable Diagnostic Tool Pairs Optical and Gamma Imaging

June 14, 2016 — Bigger isn't always better, especially when it comes to a new and surprisingly portable molecular imaging system that combines optical imaging at the surface level and scintigraphy, which ... read more

Thyroid Tumor Reclassified to Curb Overdiagnosis of Cancer

Apr. 14, 2016 — An international panel of pathologists and clinicians has reclassified a type of thyroid cancer to reflect that it is non-invasive and has a low risk of recurrence. The name change is expected to ... read more

Radioactive Iodine Treatment in Women Affects Ovarian Reserve and May Affect Fertility

Apr. 3, 2016 — Women of reproductive age who have thyroid cancer should be cautious about receiving radioactive iodine treatment, which affects their remaining egg supply -- their ovarian reserve -- and may affect ... read more

Low Thyroid Function Linked to Greater Odds of Type 2 Diabetes

Apr. 2, 2016 — Having too little thyroid hormone in the blood -- even in the low-normal range -- raises the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, especially in people with prediabetes, a new study in nearly 8,500 ... read more

Female Hormonal Treatments: Clinicians Urged to Avoid Prescribing Compounded Hormones

Apr. 1, 2016 — A new scientific statement advises clinicians to avoid using compounded hormone medications to treat menopausal symptoms, female sexual dysfunction and other hormone ... read more

Chemists Develop an Ultra-Sensitive Test for Cancers, HIV

Mar. 18, 2016 — Catching a disease in its earliest stages can lead to more effective therapies. Chemists have increased the likelihood of detecting these diseases via a test that is thousands of times more sensitive ... read more

Need Your Thyroid Removed? Seek a Surgeon With 25+ Cases a Year

Mar. 14, 2016 — Patients who need to have their thyroid gland removed should seek surgeons who perform 25 or more thyroidectomies a year for the least risk of complications, a new study ... read more

Toward Diagnosing Diseases Such as Cancer in Their Earliest Stages

Mar. 2, 2016 — Detecting diseases such as cancer in their earliest stages can make a huge difference in patient treatment, but it is often difficult to do. Now scientists report a new, simple method that could make ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — A standardized treatment approach that starts with good screening and ends with patients going home to well-prepared caregivers, means outpatient thyroid surgery is safe for the vast majority of ... read more

Jan. 8, 2016 — Despite the prevalence of thyroid disease and its sometimes serious effects, researchers have struggled to answer a pretty basic question about the hormone-producing gland: What turns it on? A new ... read more

Advanced Thyroid Cancer Rate in Some California Counties Is Well Above National Average

Dec. 10, 2015 — There are several parts of California where, in a high percentage of people with thyroid cancer, the disease is already at an advanced stage by the time it is diagnosed, researchers ... read more

Exploring the Causes of Cancer

Nov. 23, 2015 — Cells communicate with other cells in our bodies by sending and receiving signals. Cancer can occur when these signals are 'dysregulated' and abnormal cells grow out of control, scientists ... read more

Kidney Failure and Its Treatment May Impact Cancer Risk

Nov. 13, 2015 — Risk of kidney and thyroid cancers was especially high when kidney failure patients were on dialysis, researchers have discovered. Conversely, risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, melanoma, lung cancer, and ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — Two thyroid cancer biomarkers go through a clumping cycle that may interfere with cancer detection tests. New research explores a driving force behind the problem: a protein with a sweet ... read more

New Thyroid Cancer Gene Discovered

Oct. 29, 2015 — A new gene associated with Cowden syndrome, an inherited condition that carries high risks of thyroid, breast, and other cancers, and a subset of non-inherited thyroid cancers, has been discovered by ... read more

Thyroid Function May Be Restored Through Patient-Derived Human Cells

Oct. 22, 2015 — A discovery has been made that could one day restore thyroid function in patients with cancer whose thyroids have been surgically removed or in children born with congenital ... read more

Animal Study Suggests Treatment That May Improve Heart Function in Heart Failure

Oct. 13, 2015 — Thyroid hormones administered to female rats with high blood pressure led to encouraging cardiac improvements, according to a new study. Following publication of this 32nd animal study exploring ... read more

Total Thyroidectomy Complication Rates and Costs Are Lower If Surgeon Performs 25 or More Cases Yearly

Oct. 7, 2015 — Patients undergoing a total thyroidectomy are 34 percent less likely to experience complications if their surgeon performs at least 25 cases per year of this operation to remove the entire thyroid ... read more

Increased Detection of Low-Risk Tumors Driving Up Thyroid Cancer Rates, Study Finds

Sep. 8, 2015 — Low-risk cancers that do not have any symptoms and presumably will not cause problems in the future are responsible for the rapid increase in the number of new cases of thyroid cancer diagnosed over ... read more

Many Pregnant Women Have Insufficient Iodine; May Impair Baby's Neurological Development

Aug. 26, 2015 — New research has found that pregnant women in Sweden had inadequate levels of iodine in their diets. Proper iodine nutrition is necessary for neurological development of the fetus. Iodine is an ... read more

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