Post-Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Improves Thyroid Function Post-Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Improves Thyroid Function
After bariatric surgery, people with obesity and normal thyroid function who lost more weight were more likely to have improved thyroid function.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - February 23, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroid Specialists' LT4+LT3 Prescribing Contradicts Beliefs Thyroid Specialists' LT4+LT3 Prescribing Contradicts Beliefs
Thyroid specialists often prescribe LT4+LT3 for patients with persistent symptoms on LT4 alone and TSH normalisation, despite attributing such symptoms to nonendocrine causes.Medscape UK (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 21, 2024 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Source Type: news

Selenium Supplementation Shows Thyroid Benefits Selenium Supplementation Shows Thyroid Benefits
A meta-analysis/systematic review suggested those with low selenium concentrations and Hashimoto thyroiditis may benefit from selenium supplementation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - February 19, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Source Type: news

Managing Stress for a Healthier Thyroid Managing Stress for a Healthier Thyroid
Studies have shown that stress can cause thyroid disease. Why is this and what can be done to help patients?American Thyroid Association (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - February 16, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

LI-RADS'Category S' helps primary care providers better manage incidental LDCT findings
Radiology reports that make use of a standardized "category S" template for incidental findings on low-dose CT (LDCT) for lung cancer screening help primary care providers better manage patient care, researchers have reported.The study results could help support nonradiologists as lung cancer screening becomes "embedded in clinical practice," wrote a team led by Yukiko Kunitomo, MD, of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The research was published February 9 in Chest."Our results suggest that [primary care providers] are not readily familiar with incidental finding management guidelines and frequently rely on radiologis...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 13, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Kate Madden Yee Tags: Subspecialties Chest Radiology Source Type: news

Getting a Dental X-Ray? New Recommendation Says You Don't Need a Lead Apron
(MedPage Today) -- Those heavy lead aprons may be on their way out at the dentist office, depending on where you live. The nation's largest dental association said Thursday it will no longer recommend the use of lead aprons and thyroid collars... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 3, 2024 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

You May Not Need a Lead Apron for a Dental X-ray, a New Recommendation Says
Those heavy lead aprons may be on their way out at the dentist office, depending on where you live. The nation’s largest dental association said Thursday it will no longer recommend the use of lead aprons and thyroid collars on patients who are getting dental X-rays. There are two main reasons for the change. X-ray beams are now more focused, so there is less concern about radiation hitting other parts of the body. Also, the aprons and collars can sometimes block dentists from getting the images they need. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] The best thing to lower radiation exposure is to make sur...
Source: TIME: Health - February 2, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Devi Shastri/AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Getting a dental X-ray? A new recommendation says you don't need a lead apron
People do not need to wear lead aprons or thyroid collars when getting X-rays at the dentist (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 1, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Tied to a Range of Cancers
NEW YORK — Military personnel stationed at Camp Lejeune from 1975 to 1985 had at least a 20% higher risk for a number of cancers than those stationed elsewhere, federal health officials said Wednesday in a long-awaited study about the North Carolina base’s contaminated drinking water. Federal health officials called the research one the largest ever done in the United States to assess cancer risk by comparing a group who live and worked in a polluted environment to a similar group that did not. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] The study found military personnel stationed at U.S. Marine Corps ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 1, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe/AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Thyroid ultrasound database may spur better diagnostic models
A thyroid ultrasound imaging database could spur the development of more effective diagnostic and treatment models for related diseases, according to research published January 23 in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. A team led by Xiang Li from Northeastern University in Shenyang highlighted that its imaging database can make way for developing more accurate computer-aided detection (CAD) systems to analyze thyroid nodule-related lesions found on ultrasound. It also introduced a marker mask inpainting (MMI) method to erase artificial markers and improve image quality. “This database collects a wide variety of nodule im...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 29, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Subspecialties Ultrasound Head and Neck Radiology Source Type: news

A North Carolina PFAS factory claims its emissions fell by 99.99%. A Guardian test reveals otherwise
Downwind from chemical giant Chemours’ PFAS manufacturing plant in North Carolina, Jamie White’s life is a series of unpleasant negotiations. She fears the plant’s toxic “forever chemicals” are in the air she breathes and the rain replenishing her well. She suffers from a thyroid disorder – an…#northcarolina #jamiewhites #fayettevilleworks #pfas #guardian #detlefknappe #chemours #dupont #southeast #unitednations (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk of suicide in patients with thyroid cancer: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis - Li C, Zhang M, Wang Q, Jiang K, Ye Y.
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, the incidence of thyroid cancer has increased manyfold and young adults, who have a greater financial burden and occupational stress, comprise a large number. Previous studies have shown mixed results, even distinct results, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 26, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Lithium treatment may promote bone health in women with bipolar disorder
Women taking lithium for bipolar disorder had greater bone mineral density on dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) exams compared to women with bipolar disorder not taking the medication, according to a recent study.The finding reinforces the role of lithium as a first-line therapy, with recent research suggesting that patients with bipolar disorder are disproportionately affected by osteoporosis and have an increased risk of fracture, noted first author Lana Williams, PhD, of Deakin University in Victoria, Australia, and colleagues.“Both the condition and the medications used to treat it, for example, antipsychotics ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 26, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Subspecialties Digital X-Ray Musculoskeletal Radiology Source Type: news

Nomogram combines ultrasound features to assess thyroid nodules
A nomogram combining ultrasound features and TI-RADS parameters can differentiate between malignant and benign thyroid nodules, according to research published January 22 in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. Investigators led by Lina Pang from Fourth Military Medical University in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China found that their nomogram achieved high predictive performance in evaluating TI-RADS thyroid nodules categories 3, 4, and 5. “A method of integrating information from multiple ultrasound modalities should be developed to improve diagnostic accuracy as a further supplementary tool for the risk stratification perf...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 24, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Subspecialties Head and Neck Radiology Source Type: news

ACS: Cancer mortality declines, but incidence rates rise
Overall cancer mortality continues to decline, but incidence rates are up, according to a January 17 report by the American Cancer Society (ACS). The report shows that there have been more than four million fewer deaths from cancer in the U.S. since 1991. However, it also showed increased incidence for six of the top 10 cancers as the projected number of new diagnoses is over two million for the first time. “I think we’re all grappling with what the environmental factor that is changing the cancer incidence and mortality among the young," said ACS chief scientific officer William Dahut, MD, at a press conference. AC...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 17, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Subspecialties CT Breast Imaging Source Type: news