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Mylan Receives FDA Approval for Generic Version of Thyroid Deficiency Treatment Cytomel(R)

PITTSBURGH, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Liothyronine Sodium Tab...

Increase in Thyroid Cancer Puzzles Experts

Uptick since 1980 cannot be explained solely by better screening: study TUESDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- Intensified screening doesn't entirely explain the jump in thyroid cancers noted in the United States since 1980, and scientists now believe that other as-yet-unknown factors a...

Slightly Underactive Thyroid May Be a Plus

Study finds mild cases can equate to a longer life span FRIDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Instead of being a medical problem in need of treatment, an underactive thyroid in old age might actually help you live longer, a new study says. Researchers tested the levels of thyroid stim...

Drug That Targets Vasculature Growth Attacks Aggressive Thyroid Cancer, Mayo Clinic Researchers Report

ORLANDO, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A medication that helps stop the growth of new blood vessels has produced dramatic benefits for some patients with aggressive thyroid cancer, research from Mayo Clinic indicates. At the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncolog...

Drug that targets vasculature growth attacks aggressive thyroid cancer

ORLANDO - A medication that helps stop the growth of new blood vessels has produced dramatic benefits for some patients with aggressive thyroid cancer, research from Mayo Clinic indicates. At the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Mayo investigators report tha...

Ultrasound can help low-risk patients avoid invasive thyroid biopsy

The prevalence of benign thyroid nodules is high and there are certain ultrasound features, suggesting malignancy, that can help radiologists determine whether or not a biopsy is needed, according to a study performed at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA....

Radiation Exposure Linked to Aggressive Thyroid Cancers

Environmental or therapeutic contact also led to poorer outcomes, study finds MONDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- Thyroid cancer patients who've previously been exposed to radiation have more aggressive disease and worse outcomes than other patients, a new study finds. Researchers ...

NCCN Presents Updates to NCCN Guidelines for Thyroid Carcinoma

NCCN presented new updates to the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology(TM) for Thyroid Carcinoma at the NCCN 14th Annual Conference on March 14. Notable updates include a new page on Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Suppression, the expanded recommendation of small molecule kinase inhibi...

Dallas Scientists Discover Statins May Falsely Indicate Thyroid Problems

DALLAS, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cholesterol-lowering statins, used by millions of Americans to treat and prevent atherosclerosis, may falsely indicate thyroid problems, according to researchers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Their study, "Radioiodine studies, low ser...

Gene Test Could Predict Thyroid Cancer Risk

2 mutations could increase cancer risk almost 6-fold, researchers find FRIDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have identified two gene mutations that appear to predict a significant increased risk of developing thyroid cancer. This finding could lead to early diagnosis and tr...

Supplement Hampers Thyroid Cancer Treatment

Iodine from kelp in dietary aid compromised therapy, researchers say WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- People taking dietary supplements need to be careful that those don't interfere with any medical treatments they might be getting, a new report emphasizes. The case in point ...

Video: Supermodel Kim Alexis Joins Forces with the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists in a National PSA to Raise Awareness About Thyroid Problems

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Kim Alexis is a supermodel, athlete, mother-of-five and host of TV Land's hit show "She's Got the Look," where women compete to be the world's next supermodel at 35 and older. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/aace/3...

Molecular imaging enables earlier, individualized treatment of thyroid cancer

Reston, Va.In a study to determine the diagnostic value of molecular imaging in nodal staging of patients with thyroid cancer, researchers were able for the first time to accurately distinguish between cancerous cells in regional lymph nodes and normal residual thyroid tissue directly after surger...

Childhood Obesity May Cause Thyroid Problems

Finding suggests low-grade inflammation changes gland's structure,, THURSDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood obesity may alter the structure and function of the thyroid gland, an organ in the neck that releases hormones crucial to metabolism. Studies have found that thyroid d...

Pediatric obesity may alter thyroid function and structure

Chevy Chase, MDIn addition to its strong associations with hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, pediatric obesity may induce alterations in thyroid function and structure, according to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology...

Low Thyroid Function Linked to Heart Failure Risk

Researchers pinpoint what level signals danger MONDAY, Sept. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A new study can help doctors decide when to treat people who have an underactive thyroid gland that does not cause symptoms strong enough to arouse worry, researchers report. As many as 27 million Am...

Graves' & Thyroid Disease National Patient Conference Set for San Diego, CA

BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nancy Patterson Ph.D., Chair of the Graves' Disease Foundation announced it will hold its 2008 national Patient & Family Conference on October 17-19 at the Sheraton Resort in Carlsbad, California. The meeting is open to all patients and family...

Some Hiroshima Survivors at Thyroid Cancer Risk

Radiation may have caused chromosomal change that raises odds for malignancy, study finds FRIDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Some Japanese survivors of the World War II atomic bomb blasts in Hiroshima and Nagasaki experienced key genetic changes that may have sparked the onset of a fo...

Beyond PTEN: Alternate genes linked to breast, thyroid and kidney cancer predisposition

A new discovery may lead to more effective screening and treatment for patients with a difficult to recognize syndrome characterized by tumor-like growths and a high risk of developing specific cancers. The research, published by Cell Press in the August 7 issue of the American Journal of Human G...

Blood vessel inhibitor shows promise against metastatic thyroid cancer

HOUSTON - Thyroid cancer that has spread to distant sites has a poor prognosis, but an experimental drug that inhibits tumor blood vessel formation can slow disease progression in some patients, a research team led by investigators from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center reports ...

New Drug Slows Thyroid Cancer

Research also uncovers a genetic mutation that improves response to therapy WEDNESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug that inhibits tumor blood vessel formation slows the progression of metastatic thyroid cancer in some patients, an international study finds. Of the...

Protein Helps ID Thyroid Cancer Nodules

Test using galectin-3 finds them sooner, could cut unnecessary surgeries MONDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- Testing thyroid nodules for the presence of a lectin molecule called galectin-3 could help improve identification of nodules with cancer and reduce the number of unnecessary sur...

Does artificial intelligence help clinicians to recognize atrophic gastritis with thyroid disease?

The association of ABG with thyroid disorders (TD) was first described about 40 years ago. These older studies assessed the association between Pernicious Anemia (PA) and Thyroiditis on the basis of gastric and or thyroid auto-antibodies. Only recently systematic studies have focused on this freq...

Newly discovered role of thyroid hormone during pregnancy

Thyroid hormone deficiencies in early pregnancy can cause locomotor underdevelopment in the child, according to research from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet. The results bring new insights into brain development and could affect routine pregnancy testing. Children born wit...

Combination of Thyroid Medicines Not Necessary

One medication can do the job of both after thyroid removal surgery, study finds,,,, TUESDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Two treatments aren't always better than one, suggests new research comparing thyroid hormone levels before and after thyroid removal surgery. The study, publish...

Mailman School PH study finds increase in thyroid diseases risk from exposure at Chernobyl

February 19, 2008 -- Persons exposed to radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl accident as children and adolescents have an increased risk of follicular adenoma or benign tumor of the thyroid gland, according to researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Results of the st...

Early detection critical in treating pediatric thyroid cancer

Alexandria, VA Efforts to treat pediatric papillary thyroid cancer are greatly improved by detecting the disease as early as possible, making the patients age the most important factor in determining a prognosis, according to new research published in the February 2008 issue of the journal Otolar...

Better detection accounts for increase in cases of thyroid cancer

Although still rare, the incidence of thyroid cancer is increasing. In this longitudinal study over 12 years from a large cancer registry, Kent and colleagues used the Ontario Cancer Registry to identify 7422 cases of differentiated thyroid cancer from 1990 to 2001. Their results show the jump in ...

National Cancer Database Reveals Disparities in Access to Thyroid Cancer Surgery

CHICAGO, In a study released earlier this year from the National 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 that knowled...

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

Rates of thyroid disease are similar in HIV-positive patients and the general population, according to a large British// study published in the January edition of HIV Medicine. The study’s authors, from London’s Royal Free Hospital, therefore believe that HIV-positive patients do not require thyroi...

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. Previous studies have shown that even a slightl...

Longer-Lived Rodents Have Lower Levels of Thyroid Hormone

The thyroid may play an important role in longevity, with longer-lived rodents showing significantly lower levels of a thyroid hormone that speeds metabolism, a new study has found.// The study further strengthens the theory that the faster an animal’s metabolism, the shorter its life, and vic...

Levels of Thyroid Hormone Forecasts Life Span

A novel study on rodents has found a relationship between thyroid levels and life-span, suggesting that higher the metabolic rate, shorter is the life-span//. Thyroid hormone in the body regulates the metabolic rate. The study engaged in a comparative study of the levels of thyroid hormones in...

New Study Suggests Perchlorate Effects on Thyroid Function of U.S. Women

Early last year, a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) panel concluded its review of research on the health effects of perchlorate, an inorganic anion and component of rocket// fuel known to inhibit the thyroid’s ability to absorb iodine from the bloodstream, by recommending a new reference dose. Th...

Chornobyl Incident Proved Increased Risk of Thyroid Cancer from Radioactive Iodine

As an added value to the several previous studies, Geoffrey R. Howe, Ph.D., of Columbia University in New York, and his colleagues have revealed that exposure// to radioactive substances increased cancer risks in teens and kids. After the chornobyl radiation-accident, a study conducted to exami...

Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma Can Widely Infiltrate The Larynx

The proximity of the thyroid gland to the larynx, trachea, pharynx, and cervical esophagus allows thyroid cancer// to invade these structures. Invasion of the larynx by differentiated thyroid gland carcinoma is uncommon, but causes serious morbidity and mortality when present. A recent article, ...

Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Helps In Removing Thyroid Cysts

In a path-breaking surgery here, an elderly woman suffering from multiple nodules and cysts in her thyroid gland was relieved of the diseased parts without any trauma on the neck//. A team of surgeons led by B. Ramana performed the two-hour-long operation - Bloodless Endoscopic Thyroidectomy ...

Risk of Thyroid cancer is increased after Childhood Irradiation of Neck region

Professor Alice Sigurdson and Colleagues has reported the dosage difference which is required for treatment and the dosage which increases the risk of thyroid cancer. The study was conducted in 72 patients // who were treated for thyroid cancer during their childhood. The thyroid gland which is...

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

Early recurrence of thyroid cancer may be detectable using a blood test to detect// a protein called ‘Thyroglobin”(Tg) according to a study published by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institu...

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

According to latest research women with a common thyroid problem may have a lower risk of developing breast cancer .// Studies in the past have shown that one of the circulating thyroid hormones actually sustains breast cancer cells. Although animal studies found mammary gland cells responded t...
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