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Soy Isoflavones Inducing Overt Hypothyroidism Soy Isoflavones Inducing Overt Hypothyroidism
This case demonstrates that consuming certain foods containing soy isoflavones--in this case a health drink--can lead to severe hypothyroidism in persons with thyroid conditions.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Ultrasonography Not Necessary for Evaluation of Hypothyroidism
Detection of incidental nodules can lead to further testing, anxiety and may detract from true complaint (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 31, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

An Avoidable Mistake and a Wake-Up Call
Jane Doe was a frail 81-year-old female resident who had resided in a skilled nursing facility for 18 months. Her medical history included hypothyroidism from having had a total thyroidectomy when she was a young adult. She required levothyroxine daily. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - October 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: William C. Wilson Tags: LEGAL ISSUES Source Type: news

High-Normal Free Thyroxine Linked to Atrial-Fibrillation Risk High-Normal Free Thyroxine Linked to Atrial-Fibrillation Risk
A systematic review found no link, however, between AF risk and thyroid-stimulating hormone levels in the normal or subclinical hypothyroid range.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Levothyroxine Dose Tweaks Don't Alter Symptoms in Hypothyroidism Levothyroxine Dose Tweaks Don't Alter Symptoms in Hypothyroidism
Patients randomized to target either low-normal or high-normal thyroid levels with levothyroxine treatment show no significant differences in cognitive, mood, or quality-of-life measures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Hypothyroidism Related to Cancer Treatment Linked to Increased Survival Hypothyroidism Related to Cancer Treatment Linked to Increased Survival
Patients developing overt hypothyroidism associated with cancer treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors show significant gains in survival.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Hypothyroidism in Infants With CHD Exposed to Excess Iodine Hypothyroidism in Infants With CHD Exposed to Excess Iodine
Is there an association between exposure to excess iodine and the development of hypothyroidism among infants with congenital heart disease?Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Autumn issue of The Endocrinologist now available online
The autumn edition of the Society’s quarterly magazineThe Endocrinologist is now available to read online for free.This edition, entitled‘From genetics to therapeutics: Thyroid covered’, is dedicated to that‘quintessential’ endocrine organ: the thyroid. We hear about a new campaign to promote better eye care for thyroid eye disease, examine the genetic basis of congenital hypothyroidism, consider L-T3 treatment in hypothyroidism, look to the future with thyroid regenerative therapy, and consider therapeutic strategies in radioiodine refractory thyroid cancer. We al...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

What Causes Microcephaly?
Patient Presentation A 5-month-old male came to clinic for his health supervision visit and followup from his neonatal intensive care stay. He was born prematurely at 28 weeks gestation and his stay was complicated by a right sided Grade III intraventricular hemorrhage, a left-sided Grade IV intraventricular hemorrhage, neonatal seizures, respiratory distress and bronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity, acute kidney injury that had resolved, possible necrotizing enterocolitis incidents x 2, and herpes simplex encephalitis. He was on home oxygen, a nasogastric feeding tube because of aspiration risk and mult...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Antibiotics for women in early labour to combat Group B Strep
Updated guidance to tackle growing Group Strep B cases Related items fromOnMedica Antibiotics during pregnancy increases risk of childhood obesity Experts query treatment of mild hypothyroidism in pregnancy Include pregnant women in studies, urge researchers New guidelines on epilepsy in pregnancy Antenatal flu drugs not linked to newborn risks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Levothyroxine for subclinical hypothyroidism has no symptomatic benefit
A recent trial, published in theNew England Journal of Medicine, found that levothyroxine treatment did not improve symptoms in subclinical hypothyroidism.Medical News Bulletin (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroid cancer tied to regular thyroxine use in hypothyroidism
Patients with hypothyroidism who are regular thyroxine users have increased risk of thyroid cancer, according to a study published in theJournal of Clinical Pharmacology.Medical Xpress  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes patients at greater risk of THIS potentially life-threatening condition
TYPE 2 diabetes sufferers can face a host of other complications and symptoms - foot ulcers and kidney problems. It is also linked to muscular issues but can even increase the risk of hypothyroidism. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Premature baby survival rates are improving
Risk of developmental delay remains high, study suggests Related items fromOnMedica Neonatal staff shortage warning Poor teamwork and monitoring contributed to neonatal deaths Experts query treatment of mild hypothyroidism in pregnancy Short or long pregnancy intervals linked to heightened risk of premature birth Cervical suture thread thickness linked to premature birth and womb death risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hypothyroidism symptoms: What is an underactive thyroid? Dr Renee explains
HYPOTHYROIDISM symptoms can include loss of libido to an intolerance of hot and/or cold temperatures. Dr Renee explains more about the underactive thyroid condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Hypothyroidism Cause High Cholesterol?
Title: Does Hypothyroidism Cause High Cholesterol?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/7/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - August 7, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Myxedema coma: Causes, risk factors, and outlook
Myxedema is a severe form of hypothyroidism. A myxedema coma is a potentially fatal complication of this condition, with specific risks and causes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Childhood maltreatment is associated with increased risk of subclinical hypothyroidism in pregnancy - Moog NK, Heim CM, Entringer S, Kathmann N, Wadhwa PD, Buss C.
The critical importance of thyroid hormones for fetal development is well established. The developing fetus is dependent on the mother for adequate thyroid hormone supply, and maternal thyroid dysfunction in pregnancy may result in suboptimal fetal develop... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Thyroid Cancer Tied to Regular Thyroxine Use in Hypothyroidism
No significant cancer link for hypothyroidism patients who were irregular thyroxine users (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 29, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Include pregnant women in studies, urge researchers
Experts say designating pregnant women as ‘vulnerable’ harms rather than protects them Related items fromOnMedica New guidelines on epilepsy in pregnancy Speech problems linked to in utero SSRI exposure Pregnancy paracetamol warning Experts query treatment of mild hypothyroidism in pregnancy Antenatal flu drugs not linked to newborn risks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Joint and muscle pain could be symptom of THIS potentially ‘life-threatening’ condition
AN UNDERACTIVE thyroid gland - hypothyroidism - occurs when the thyroid gland doesn't produce enough hormones. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Hypothyroidism Cause Palpitations?
Title: Does Hypothyroidism Cause Palpitations?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/14/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/14/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General)
Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General - July 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Worse QOL for Dialysis Patients with Hypothyroidism (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Higher TSH levels associated with self-reported fatigue, pain (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Thyroid Problems May Make Things Worse for Dialysis Patients
THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 -- Poor thyroid function may diminish kidney dialysis patients'health and quality of life, a new study suggests. Hypothyroidism -- a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone -- is common... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Treating Subclinical Hypothyroidism May Help Migraine Treating Subclinical Hypothyroidism May Help Migraine
Patients with migraine and subclinical hypothyroidism who receive thyroid treatment have significantly fewer and less severe headaches, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Sublinical Hypothyroidism / Provocative Testing in Low-Risk Chest Pain / Massachusetts IM Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Check out some of the latest content from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical Practice: The management of subclinical hypothyroidism (an elevated … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 5, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Why are women being denied a 25p thyroid pill?  
Ellen Perkins (pictured) was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). It took her five years before she found liothyronine tablets - which she now fears she won't be able to get. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Updates From ENDO 2017: Part 1 Updates From ENDO 2017: Part 1
Join Drs Vega and Anawalt as they discuss hot topics from ENDO 2017, including a new drug class for hot flashes and management of subclinical hypothyroidism in older adults.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Soy Protein Improves CV Risk in Subclinical Hypothyroidism Soy Protein Improves CV Risk in Subclinical Hypothyroidism
Supplementation with isolated soy protein may provide positive effects on cardiovascular risk among patients with subclinical hypothyroidism.Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Theraclion touts Echopulse data from thyroid nodules studies
Theraclion (EPA:ALTHE) touted data today from 3 studies evaluating the use of Echopulse as a non-invasive treatment for benign thyroid nodules. One of the studies was the 1st direct comparison of echotherapy to surgery. The study, which was published in the International Journal of Hyperthermia, compared 43 patients who were treated with Theraclion’s Echopulse, an ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound system, to 103 patients who underwent hemithyroidectomy. Patients who were treated with the French company’s system experienced significantly lower incidence of subclinical hypoth...
Source: Mass Device - May 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Surgical Ultrasound Theraclion Source Type: news

Know the Signs of Thyroid Trouble
A small gland with a big job Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online abortion service can offer alternative to unsafe methods
Study supports growing calls for reform of highly restrictive abortion laws Related items fromOnMedica Obese couples take longer to achieve pregnancy Pregnancy BMI has little impact on children ’s fatness Experts query treatment of mild hypothyroidism in pregnancy Antidepressants in pregnancy linked to heightened risk of birth defects Flu during pregnancy not linked to child ’s autism risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

4 Women On What It's Really Like To Live With A Mental Illness
Opening up about struggles with mental illness can be a daunting task. Many people don’t feel comfortable doing it ― even though such illnesses are quite common.  About 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness in a given year, and 1 in 25 adults will have a debilitating mental illness that can interfere with their daily lives. Although mental illness can affect anyone, women are at a higher risk for many conditions, including anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. They’re also 70 percent more likely than men to experience depression. In an effort to encourage more people to share...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone key to brain development in fruit flies identified
Researchers using Drosophila have identified a steroid hormone that triggers a vital transition in early brain development in which neural stem cells properly change gears to produce different kinds of neurons. The research also may provide insight into maternal hypothyroidism in humans. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 15, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

What Causes Anemia?
Discussion One of the most common problems in pediatrics is anemia. It is defined as “a lower than normal value for the related measurements of hemoglobin, hematocrit, and number of red blood cells”, usually 2 standard deviations below the normal for age. Normal hematological values change with age. For a discussion of which values are used click here. The most common type of anemia in childhood is iron deficiency which is commonly caused by inadequate stores (e.g. premature infant), inadequate intake (e.g. poor nutrition) or blood loss (e.g. menses). Anemia screening is recommended at age 9-12 months, and for...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Oregon researchers identify hormone that is key to brain development in fruit flies
(University of Oregon) University of Oregon researchers using Drosophila have identified a steroid hormone that triggers a vital transition in early brain development in which neural stem cells properly change gears to produce different kinds of neurons. The research also may provide insight into maternal hypothyroidism in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Slow Medicine: Overmedicating Thyroid'Disease '
(MedPage Today) -- A better approach to subclinical hypothyroidism (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - May 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Slow Medicine: Overmedicating Thyroid'Disease '
(MedPage Today) -- A better approach to subclinical hypothyroidism (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - May 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

8 Things You Need To Know About Your Body's Energy Levels
By Hallie Levine Your energy makeover starts now It’s no wonder so many of us struggle with energy issues. We go, go, go from morning to night, running on little but grit and caffeine. But it doesn’t have to be that way! “The reality is, you can get a real boost by making a few simple changes,” says Nada Milosavljevic, MD, director of the integrative health program at Massachusetts General Hospital. That’s why we put together this complete guide to all-day energy: It’s packed with proven strategies that will keep you powered up as you plow through your to-do list. You’ll also learn...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Unexpected Ways Your Body Changes After Pregnancy
You can’t seem to get rid of your bellyIt’s no surprise that for many women, muscles in their abdomen separate to accommodate the baby. The thing is, it can stay that way after birth. When the bands of muscles, which run parallel down your belly, separate, they leave behind a space in between, a condition called diastasis recti. Without the ab muscles in the middle of your belly to hold everything in, you might see a bulge or ridge of soft tissue there, aka a pooch that just won’t go away. In fact, one-third of women still had it even one year postpartum, reported a 2016 study in the British Journal of Sp...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Elderly: OK to Watch and Wait? Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Elderly: OK to Watch and Wait?
When is it OK to'pull the trigger'? Dr Anne Cappola provides guidance on treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism in older adults.Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Clinical tests reveal that black cumin seed (Nigella Sativa) may treat hypothyroidism
(Natural News) Consuming a few grams of powdered Nigella sativa (NS), more commonly known as black cumin seeds, may improve the autoimmune thyroid condition known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common form of thyroid gland inflammation. It is also the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Benefit of Treating Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Elderly No Benefit of Treating Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Elderly
Large randomized clinical trial finds patients aged 65 and older with subclinical hypothyroidism treated with levothyroxine didn't feel any better than those treated with placebo.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Levothyroxine Shows No Benefit in Older Adults with Subclinical Hypothyroidism (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Levothyroxine therapy seems to offer no benefit to older adults with subclinical hypothyroidism, according to a New England Journal of … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 3, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Patients with heart failure and subclinical hypothyroidism have worse outcomes
Patients with more severe heart failure have higher levels of the thyroid hormones TSH and T4 and lower T3 levels, and those with higher T4 levels may be more likely to have atrial fibrillation, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Patients with heart failure, subclinical hypothyroidism have worse outcomes
(The Endocrine Society) Patients with more severe heart failure have higher levels of the thyroid hormones TSH and T4 and lower T3 levels, and those with higher T4 levels may be more likely to have atrial fibrillation, new research reports. The study results will be presented Sunday, April 2, at ENDO 2017, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Orlando, Fla. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Hypothyroidism: Can it cause peripheral neuropathy?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High burden of iodine deficiency found in Israel's first national survey
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) The first national iodine survey conducted in Israel has revealed a high burden of iodine deficiency among Israelis, posing a high risk of maternal and fetal hypothyroidism and impaired neurological development of the fetus in Israel. Addressing iodine deficiency will require government funding and legislation, and a government-regulated program of salt or food iodization, say scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New evaluation of thyroid disease treatment in pregnancy
According to new research in theNew England Journal of Medicine,universal screening for, and subsequent treatment of, subclinical hypothyroidism does not result in improved health outcomes for mothers or babies.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Researchers question use of universal thyroid screening during pregnancy
A new study suggests universal screening and treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism in pregnancy does not improve health outcomes for mothers and babies. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news