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Thyroid Disease News
February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Surgeons Remove Thyroid Gland Through Hidden Incision Underneath the Lip

Nov. 30, 2016 — A team of surgeons has performed the first endoscopic transoral thyroidectomy in New York, and one of the first of its kind in the ... read more

Avoid a Hyperparathyroidism Misdiagnosis

Oct. 24, 2016 — Almost all of us have four parathyroid glands, located next to the thyroid gland in the neck. They are an organ only the size of a grain of rice, but critical for controlling our body’s calcium ... read more

Research Reveals Artificial Thyroid Cancer Epidemic

Sep. 6, 2016 — Doctors around the world are over diagnosing the most common thyroid cancer, creating an artificial epidemic that costs billions of dollars each year in unnecessary medical costs, suggests new ... read more

Identifying and Treating Thyroid Disorders in Kids

Aug. 29, 2016 — Primary care physicians are critical in identifying children and adolescents who have thyroid disorders and early identification and treatment helps to optimize growth and ... read more

Researchers Shed Light on Vascular Growth Factors in Thyroid Eye Disease

Aug. 17, 2016 — Researchers have identified new underlying mechanisms of proptosis in patients with acute thyroid eye disease. Researchers describe vascular growth factors causing an abnormal proliferation of blood ... read more

Probability Data Could Better Direct Lymph Node Removal for Thyroid Cancer

Aug. 16, 2016 — Surgeons operating on patients with advanced thyroid cancer are often conflicted when deciding how many lymph nodes they should remove to reduce the patient’s risk of ... read more

Thyroid Tumor: It Takes Two to Tango

Aug. 8, 2016 — Autonomous adenomas are the most common benign tumors of the thyroid gland. Mutations in two genes account for around 70 percent of the cases. Scientists have now discovered another key ... read more

Newborns With Borderline Thyroid Function at Higher Risk of Poor Neurodevelopmental Outcomes

July 28, 2016 — Babies born with moderately high concentrations of thyroid stimulating hormone have a higher risk of poor educational and development outcomes at school age, a world-first study ... read more

Drug Targeting BRAF Mutation Slows Thyroid Cancer, Too

July 22, 2016 — Researchers found that treating metastatic thyroid cancer patients harboring a BRAF mutation with the targeted therapy vemurafenib -- originally approved for melanoma patients with the mutation -- ... read more

Third of Pregnant Women Iron Deficient, Risk Thyroid-Related Pregnancy Complications

July 22, 2016 — A third of pregnant women have iron deficiency, putting them at increased risk of having a thyroid disorder and suffering complications such as miscarriages and preterm births, a new study ... read more

Imaging After Thyroid Cancer Treatment Does Not Necessarily Mean Better Outcomes

July 20, 2016 — More imaging after thyroid cancer treatment identifies recurrence, but it does not always improve survival, a new study suggests. More people are being diagnosed with low-risk thyroid cancer, but the ... read more

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

Chernobyl Radiation Could Be Linked to Rising Number of Thyroid Cancers in Belgian Children

June 7, 2016 — Exposure to radioactive fallout from the April 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident in Belgium may have increased the incidence of thyroid cancer in those exposed as ... read more

Fighting Advanced Thyroid Cancer With Immunotherapy

June 2, 2016 — As the chance of being diagnosed with thyroid cancer has risen in recent years, investigators are exploring the impact of the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab on advanced ... read more

Additional Hormone Measurement Reveals Pregnant Women at High Risk of Preeclampsia

May 29, 2016 — An additional blood test for pregnant women accurately predicts which women with high thyroid function are at risk of developing preeclampsia, according to a new study. The findings may help identify ... read more

Exposure to Common Flame Retardant Chemicals May Increase Thyroid Problems in Women

May 24, 2016 — Women with elevated levels of common types of flame retardant chemicals in their blood may be at a higher risk for thyroid disease, and the risk may be significantly higher among post-menopausal ... read more

May 9, 2016 — An international team of researchers through The Cancer Genome Atlas Network uncovered double the number of genetic drivers already known to fuel adrenal ... 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

Incidence of Diagnosed Thyroid Cancer May Be Leveling Off

Apr. 14, 2016 — The incidence of thyroid cancer in the US from 1983 to 2012 have been analyzed by researchers. The incidence of thyroid cancer has risen rapidly since the 1990s. This increase, chiefly comprising ... read more

Patients With Learning Disabilities Less Likely to Be Diagnosed With Cancer, but Have Higher Rates of Serious Mental Health Issues Compared to General Public

Apr. 12, 2016 — Coronary heart disease and cancer rates among people with learning disabilities are nearly a third lower than the general population, shows new ... read more

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