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May 4, 2016

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May 4, 2016

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

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

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

Researchers Decode Molecular Action of Combination Therapy for a Deadly Thyroid Cancer

July 23, 2015 — In their bid to find the best combination of therapies to treat anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC), researchers have demonstrated that all histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors are not created ... read more

July 20, 2015 — Two near-infrared contrast agents have been developed that are efficiently taken up by the thyroid and parathyroid glands following intravenous injection. The contrast agents could be used to help ... read more

Moderate Hormone Suppression May Be Enough in Thyroid Cancer, 30-Year Study Shows

July 17, 2015 — Moderate suppression of thyroid-stimulating hormone, which drives thyroid cancer, may be as beneficial as more extreme hormone suppression, a study of long-term thyroid cancer outcomes shows. Extreme ... read more

New Guideline Puts Emphasis on Patient Care in Treating Hypoparathyroidism

July 10, 2015 — Patients with low levels of calcium and parathyroid hormone in their blood should be investigated for chronic hypoparathyroidism to optimize their treatment, according to a new ... read more

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

Many Patients With Advanced Form of Larynx Cancer Not Receiving Recommended Treatment

July 1, 2015 — Despite findings of previous studies and published guidelines, nearly two-thirds of patients with T4a larynx ('voice box') cancer are not receiving a total laryngectomy (surgical removal of ... 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

Lymph Nodes Signal More Aggressive Thyroid Cancer Even in Young Patients

June 16, 2015 — Patients older than age 45 with thyroid cancer that has spread to neck lymph nodes have long been considered at higher risk of dying, but the same has not been true for younger patients. Younger ... read more

Subclinical Hyperthyroidism Associated With an Increased Risk of Hip and Other Fractures

May 26, 2015 — In an analysis that included more than 70,000 participants from 13 studies, subclinical hyperthyroidism was associated with an increased risk for hip and other fractures including spine. Subclinical ... read more

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