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Levothyroxine Thyroid Hormone Replacement, Approved for Hypothyroidism

...examole partial or complete absence of the thyroid gland or it may occur later in life due in conditions such as thyroiditis, goiter, or on surgical removal of the thyroid gland. Other or previously-used medications, such as Synthroid, Cytomel, Euthyroid, Thyrolar, and Armour Thyroid, are often difficult...

More Accurate "PROSTATE CANCER" Test can save Unnecessary Biopsies

...ures protein in the blood produced by the prostate gland and the normal level is between zero to four. Usually levels that are greater then 10 indicate cancer. However there are men in the "gray zone" whose PSA can be between 4 and 10. These men need biopsies to confirm thecancer. Now a new test, called ...

Tracing oesophagal cancer

...h glands. But it is hard for doctors to know which gland close to the oesophagus are affected by the cancer.// Researchers at the University of Newcastle, funded by the UK's Cancer Research Campaign, have used a dye and a radioactive tracer to track the progress of the cancer cells through the lymph glan...

Hypothyroidism can affect babies

...hyroidism are likely to have a low IQ. The thyroid gland secretes hormones which control metabolism, growth...ain.// Children born with an underactive thyroid gland can suffer learning difficulties. Pregnant women with the condition are more prone to a potentially ...

New Prostate Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

... of DNA, from a substance secreted by the prostate gland called prostate specific antigen. PSA, prostate-specific antigen levels increase in prostate cancer patients. These dendritic cells are then injected under the patient's skin to trigger immune system to destroy the tumor. Patients received three dos...

Osteoporosis associated with Childhood Cancer

...chers to believe that irradiation of the pituitary gland and hypothalamus, the areas responsible for growth and maturity, are adversely affected....

High Altitude ‘Speeds up ageing process

...These steroid hormones are produced by the adrenal gland occur naturally in the bloodstream and brain tissue of all healthy individuals. They are important for physical and mental wellbeing, but levels decline with age. The research team discovered the concentration of these hormones in women living at hi...

Massage therapy regulates sleep cycle of newborns

... a sleep-regulating hormone secreted by the pineal gland at night was measured in the babies at 6,8 and 12 weeks of age. The study revealed that 8-week old infants in the massage group displayed an activity pattern more closely aligned with their mothers.While the control group showed peak activity during...

Hair loss - What happens behind ?

...g a baby and having an under or overactive thyroid gland are a few of the conditions that speed up hair loss. However hair lost as a consequence of these conditions is regained in time. Women, just as men, have hair follicles, the homes for each hair. These hair follicles are sensitive// to male hormones. ...

Gene Therapy could treat Impotence

...nous nerves, which are located around the prostate gland and play an// important role in erections. After a period of four weeks, researchers stimulated the cavernous nerves in the rats. Those rats that received the gene therapy had a substantially greater ability to achieve erections than those that did n...

WHO hopes to wipe away Iodine deficiency diseases by 2005

...ciency of Iodine causes enlargement of the thyroid gland causing a condition called 'Goitre' in the adults. However it is the children who have more profound effects of iodine deficiency resulting in cretinism and problems with mental development, neurological impairment leading to poor school performance,...

Report on the Safety and Effectiveness of Melatonin supplements

... form, melatonin is produced by the brain's pineal gland to control the sleep cycle. In the evening the level of the hormone in the bloodstream rises sharply, reducing alertness and inviting sleep, and in the morning it falls back, encouraging waking. Among those problems for which melatonin supplements a...

Common Thyroid Problems In Women May Lower Their Risk Of Developing Breast Cancer

...ancer cells. Although animal studies found mammary gland cells responded to thyroid hormones , population studies have shown conflicting patterns in the relationship between thyroid hormone and breast cancer. In a recent study researchers examined the association between the thyroid hormone and breast can...

Have green tea to prevent prostate cancer

... could prevent the incidence of cancer of prostate gland in males.// Of the 32 people who were at high risk of having cancer of the prostate gland, only one person developed the cancer. They all had been having oral administrations of green tea catechins (GTC). While the property of green tea catechins ...

Pregnancy hormone to prevent breast cancer

...e on the genetic setup of the cells in the mammary gland and hence becomes successful in preventing the cancerous growth. The results were presented in the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research....

Contraceptive pills may lead to deformities in babies

...he plastic packagings. Deformities of the prostate gland can cause prostate cancer or bladder diseases late...bisphenol A, had the similar results with prostate gland deformities in the babies. Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a chemical founding the clear plastics that are us...

Biomarker for prostate cancer may be separated for treatment

...tients in whom the cancer had spread from prostate gland to other parts of the body. The research results are published in the current issue of the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. Reference: UCLA, News release, May 2005, prostate cancer, biomarker, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, microtubules, cancer...

Surgery for early stage prostate cancer is better than waiting

...an watching and waiting the cancer in the prostate gland to develop before going for the surgery. Researchers are of the opinion that watching the patient in the early stages of prostate cancer and waiting for it to spread before conducting prostatectomy may not be much beneficial to the patients in terms...

Plastic to cause breast cancer

.... This ingredient can cause changes in the mammary gland development of the fetus in womb enough to cause breast cancer to the baby in her adult life. The research, which is published in the current edition of the journal Endocrinology, blames the plastic ingredient bisphenol A for causing the damage. Bi...

Tumour marker for detecting early Recurrence of Thyroid cancer may be soon available

... Thyroid cancer requires surgical removal of the gland followed by treatment with radioactive iodine. As the thyroid gland is removed it is essential to give replacement with the hormone thyroxin. This the patient has to ta...

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