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Illegal Immigrants Allowed To Stay A Year More To Care For Their Child

...s little-known genetic abnormality left her with a thyroid deficiency and a narrow artery into her heart, which kept her in the hospital most of her life. According to medical specialists, at the University of California San Franciscos Medical Center, the little girls prospects are now brighter after the ...

Traditional Tibetan Medicine Gaining Acceptance in Himachal Pradesh

...astro-intestinal problems, nervous diseases, skin, thyroid and psycholomatic. Damdul, a researcher in the clinical research centre says that efforts are being made to promote the system. "Over the last five to ten years, we've been really trying to see if we can do some extended systematic clinical studi...

Cancer Deaths of Rural Men on the High

...he cancers which increased the most in number were thyroid cancer (106 per cent), myeloma (44 per cent), melanoma (41 per cent), kidney cancer (39 per cent) and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (36 per cent). The incidence of smoking-related cancers has fallen in recent years, but cigarette smoking is still a major ...

Low Test Scores Of Children Linked To Their Date Of Conception

...linking exposure to pesticides and nitrates to low thyroid hormone levels ("hypothyroidism") in pregnant women. Hypothyroidism in pregnancy incidentally, has been tied to lower intelligence test scores in offspring. While the current findings do not prove that pesticides and nitrates contribute to lower te...

7 Common Myths About Osteoporosis

... D deficiency, some hormonal diseases such as some thyroid disorders, Cushings syndrome, individuals who are treated with steroids for certain medical conditions, and certain types of cancer can contribute to osteoporosis, she says. 5. MYTH: Broken bones are the only way to tell if you have osteoporosis ...

Largest Ever Study of Genetics Behind Common Diseases Published

...ng at tuberculosis (TB), breast cancer, autoimmune thyroid disease, multiple sclerosis and ankylosing spondylitis, the results of which are expected later this year....

National Cancer Database Reveals Disparities in Access to Thyroid Cancer Surgery

... Cancer Database (NCDB), the removal of the entire thyroid -- total thyroidectomy -- was shown to reduce papillary thyroid cancer recurrence rates and improve survival in patients whose tumors are larger than 1.0 cm. With ...

UK Scientists to Reveal Genetic Secrets Behind Serious Illnesses

... another four diseases - breast cancer, autoimmune thyroid disease, multiple sclerosis, and ankylosing spondylitis, a chronic swelling of the joints. Cardiff psychiatrists taking part will reveal genetic variations which dictate the probability a person will develop bipolar disorder. "The genes will tell u...

Hope for Ending the Pain, Infertility of Endometriosis?

... disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and thyroid disorders. “Endometriosis, simply put, is when the lining of the uterus, or the womb, is located where it should not be: outside of the uterus,” says Dan Lebovic, M.D., M.A., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Mic...

Obesity And Environmental Chemicals: Research Probes Potential Link

.... Does exposure to PBDEs, which mimic estrogen and thyroid hormones in the body, make cells more likely to de...rs. PBDEs, the researchers note, seem to interrupt thyroid hormone levels, which may impact caloric expenditure. “There’s much more to obesity than eating to...

Sunshine Protects Fetus From Developing Diabetes

...ally help protect an unborn baby from diabetes and thyroid problems. But it cautions that too much of it could actually turn out to be harmful. The study by Dr Chantal Mathieu, found that low levels of vitamin D could be linked to the development of autoimmune disorders Hence the vitamin D that the body ...

Study Uncovers Clues for Why Graves’ Disease Attacks the Eye

...other people do not. Not recognizing the patient’s thyroid as “self,” the antibody mistakenly mounts an attac... slow down the disease. In Graves’ disease, the thyroid gland goes into overdrive, producing excess levels of hormone that attack the tissue behind the eye,...

Research Offers Hope to Control Meningococci

..., we discovered that the bacteria aggregate in the thyroid and can impact hormone production during the infection,” says Ann-Beth Jonsson. The study also shows that bacteria that lack a certain adhesin (the protein that the bacteria cells use to adhere to the receptors) could not attach to mucous linings. ...

Large Study Finds No Need to Screen HIV-positive Patients for Thyroid Disease

Rates of thyroid disease are similar in HIV-positive patients and t... believe that HIV-positive patients do not require thyroid screens as part of their routine HIV care. HIV infection and treatment with potent antiretroviral...

Pregnant? Check Your Thyroid Secretion!

A research aimed to study the significance of thyroid checkup in pregnant women to get underway soon//. Researchers are considering whether thyroid check up should be made mandatory in pregnant women, even if no symptoms of the disease are seen. Pr...

Cancer Among Young Adults is on a Raise: Report

...s recent report says that cancers like colorectal, thyroid and testicular cancers are rising among young adults, who are under 40 years of age.// Now, a research is being conducted by Dr. Karen Albritoon, director of adolescent and young adult oncology at Boston’s Dana Farber Cancer Institute, for determin...

Medicine Information Out of Date

...ustralian doctors and patients about commonly used thyroid medications is out of date and could lead to harmf...n Melbourne, reviewed product information (PI) for thyroid medications published in pharmaceuticals guidebooks and endorsed by the Therapeutic Goods Administra...

Yes, Chicken Soup Can Help

...ave high blood pressure, kidney disease, glaucoma, thyroid problems or diabetes. Saline nose drops or sprays also ease congestion. Skip the antihistamines. Often used to treat allergies, antihistamines aren’t the best for colds because they dry up nasal membranes and slow the mucus flow that helps rid your...

Mitochondrial Protein Maintains Appetite During Fasting

...chers at Yale School of Medicine have found that a thyroid hormone in the brain is linked to the “uncoupling”...se in the type 2-deiodinase enzyme that stimulates thyroid hormone production in the hypothalamus. When the mitochondrial protein UCP2 was activated due to fa...

Panic Phobias, Physical debility-“P’s”in a pd?

...rlying conditions like arthritis, and disorders of thyroid function which spurs the possibility of further disability and depression of quality of life. The study aims to prove that apart from depression that is often screened for in those afflicted with chronic physical ailments, it is imperative that a scr...

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