Thyroid Tablet Recall; HbA1c for Predicting Gestational Diabetes; Top Endo Hospitals Ranked
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

No Benefit From RAI After Second Thyroid Cancer Surgery No Benefit From RAI After Second Thyroid Cancer Surgery
Patients with recurrent thyroid cancer who undergo a second operation do not experience a reduction in subsequent recurrence if they receive postoperative radioactive iodine (RAI), say US investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Ultrasound Surveillance More Cost-Effective Than Biopsy for Certain Thyroid Nodules Ultrasound Surveillance More Cost-Effective Than Biopsy for Certain Thyroid Nodules
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Risk Factors for CVD Among Thyroid Cancer Survivors Risk Factors for CVD Among Thyroid Cancer Survivors
Which factors may play a prognostic role in the risk for cardiovascular disease among survivors of thyroid cancer?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Does Radioactive Iodine Post Reoperation Improve Thyroid Cancer Outcomes?
A study shows that receipt of radioactive iodine after reoperation may not be associated with improved outcomes. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Source Type: news

Thyroid medication recalled due to risk of impurities
Thyroid medications recalled voluntarily by manufacturer after FDA issues warning to Chinese manufacturing supplier. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recall Alert: FDA Warning About Two Thyroid Medications
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Certain batches of hypothyroid medications are being recalled by Westminster Pharmaceuticals after one of its Chinese suppliers failed a US Food and Drug Administration inspection. The medication in question contains a combination of levothyroxine, called LT4, and liothyronine, called LT3. Both are synthetic thyroid hormones used when a person’s thyroid gland is no longer functioning properly. “While we stand behind the quality of our product, we are taking the utmost precaution by recalling our Thyroid, USP Tablets only to the wholesale level due to a recent inspection by t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Local TV Thyroid Source Type: news

Thyroid removal with no visible scar
A new endoscopic technique, that allows the thyroid and parathyroid to be removed through a small incision on the inside of the mouth, leaves no visible scar, according to a team at Baylor College of Medicine.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

NP-Thyroid (Thyroid Tablets) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 15, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

WP-Thyroid (Thyroid Tablets) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 15, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Overtreatment of Thyroid Cancers Seems Common – Endocrinology Advisor via HealthDay News
Read article - Quotes H. Gilbert Welch, professor of medicine and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about a study he coauthored that found that most cases of thyroid cancer could be treated either by partial removal of the thyroid gland or by simply keeping an eye on the cancer in case it becomes aggressive. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - August 14, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Geisel Communications Tags: News Source Type: news

Ethanol Injection for Benign Cystic and Mixed Thyroid Nodule Ethanol Injection for Benign Cystic and Mixed Thyroid Nodule
Are percutaneous ethanol injections a safe and effective treatment option for thyroid nodules with cystic and mixed properties?Endocrine Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Researchers Call for More Conservative Treatment of Small Thyroid Cancers
The steep increase in thyroid cancer diagnosis has not been mirrored by increasing mortality rates and is likely due to widespread overdiagnosis of small neoplasms. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Source Type: news

https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/PFAS-toxin-every-household-states-sue-chemical-companies
Medical studies have linked PFAS in drinking water to kidney cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid disease, ulcerative colitis, pancreatic cancer and birth defects.08/13/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - August 13, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Thyroid Tablets Recalled in US Because of Impurity Risk Thyroid Tablets Recalled in US Because of Impurity Risk
The combined levothyroxine (T4) and liothyronine (T3) thyroid tablets from Westminster Pharmaceuticals are being recalled to the wholesale level as a precaution because of a risk of adulteration.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

Improved thyroid biopsy technique
According to a study, published inThyroid, using smaller-gauge needles for nonaspiration biopsy of thyroid nodules leads to improved diagnosis.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Doctors should avoid saying ‘cancer’ for minor lesions – study
Researchers say patients are scared into invasive treatments for conditions unlikely to do harmThe word “cancer” should be dropped from some medical diagnoses because the term can scare people into invasive treatments they do not need, Australian and US researchers say.An analysis published by the British Medical Journal on Monday described “cancer” as particularly problematic when used to describe some thyroid cancers less than 1cm in size, some low and intermediate grade breast cancers, andlocalised prostate cancer.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Cancer Cancer research Health Australia news Science Medical research Society World news Source Type: news

Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Thyroid Tablets, USP) Due to Risk of Adulteration
Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots, within expiry, of Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Thyroid Tablets, USP) 15 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg,& 120 mg to the wholesale level. These products are being recalled as a precaution because they were manufactured using active pharmaceutical ingredients that were sourced prior to the FDA ’s Import Alert of Sichuan Friendly Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., which as a result of a 2017 inspection were found to have deficiencies with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Substandard cGMP practices could represent the possibility of risk being introduc...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Could a New Imaging Device Curb Thyroid Cancer?
A new development out of Taiwan could improve thyroid cancer screening after doctors unveiled a new diagnostic imaging tool last month. The AmCAD-UT Detection technology developed by AmCad BioMed Corp. is being hailed as the world’s first ultrasound CAD for thyroid cancer detection. For years, doctors have relied on traditional ultrasound imaging devices that produce black-and-white images to help doctors get a view of the thyroid nodules for abnormalities. With this new AmCAD-UT Detection device, doctors would now be able to view images of the thyroid nodules in better resolution with full color, an adva...
Source: MDDI - August 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Thyroid disease linked to poor sex life
According to a study, published inThyroid, adults with benign thyroid disease are more likely to report having an impaired sex life.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroid disease increases risk of gestational diabetes
A study, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, has linked higher triiodothyronine levels with the development of gestational diabetes.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Overtreatment of Thyroid Cancers Seems Common
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Overtreatment of thyroid cancers is common, according to a perspective article published in the July 25 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Noting that mortality due to thyroid cancer has remained stable despite... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Thyroid Dysfunction Linked to Gestational Diabetes
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Higher free triiodothyronine (fT3) levels, but not free thyroxine (fT4) or thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels, are associated with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to a study published in the July 1 issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nonaspiration Biopsy, Small Needles Improve Thyroid Nodule Dx Nonaspiration Biopsy, Small Needles Improve Thyroid Nodule Dx
Biopsy of routine thyroid nodules should be performed without aspiration to reduce the likelihood of not achieving a diagnosis; smaller-gauge needles don't compromise results either, according to a new review.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Muscle and fat composition is affected by hormone levels in euthyroid adults
A study, published inClinical Endocrinology, reports that higher levels of thyroid hormone are associated with reduced skeletal muscle mass and insulin resistance.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Doxorubicin disrupts the immune system to cause heart toxicity
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Doxorubicin is a chemotherapy drug used in ovarian, bladder, lung, thyroid and stomach cancers, but it carries a harmful side effect. The drug causes a dose-dependent heart toxicity that can lead to congestive heart failure. Researchers have found an important contributor to that heart pathology -- disruption of the metabolism that controls immune responses in the spleen and heart. This dysregulated immunometabolism impairs resolution of inflammation, and chronic, non-resolving inflammation leads to advanced heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Thyroid Markers in Pregnancy and Gestational Diabetes Risk Thyroid Markers in Pregnancy and Gestational Diabetes Risk
Levels of certain thyroid hormones during the first and second trimester of pregnancy may indicate a greater risk for developing gestational diabetes mellitus.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Benefit From Treatment by High-Volume Surgeons in Advanced Papillary Thyroid Cancer?
Korean investigators concluded that, in terms of recurrence risk, a qualified high-volume surgeon may optimal for performing the initial surgery in this setting. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

Thyroid nodule size does not predict cancer risk
According to a study, published inJAMA Otolaryngology-Head& Neck Surgery, the size of thyroid nodules is not linked to cancer risk.Medscape  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Drug-Induced Thyroid Storm in Hashimoto's Disease Drug-Induced Thyroid Storm in Hashimoto's Disease
Were the immune checkpoint inhibitors used to treat his melanoma responsible for development of thyroid storm in this patient with concurrent Hashimoto's disease and diabetes?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How are thyroid and cholesterol related?
This article looks at how thyroid hormones and cholesterol are linked, and what treatments are available to correct any imbalances. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cholesterol Source Type: news

Putting the Brakes on Thyroidectomy Putting the Brakes on Thyroidectomy
Deintensifying care for patients with small, low-risk papillary thyroid cancers is possible, say experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FLT-PET points toward survival for glioblastoma patients
PET scans with the radiotracer F-18 fluorothymidine (FLT) can help determine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI: PET, MRI may predict pediatric brain tumor outcomes FDG-PET/CT beats FLT-PET/CT for differentiated thyroid cancer FLT-PET could help predict outcome in head and neck cancer JNM: FLT-PET aids prognosis of glioma patients FLT-PET helps predicts cancer therapy results (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Why Are Doctors Removing Too Many Thyroids?
Title: Why Are Doctors Removing Too Many Thyroids?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/25/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General)
Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General - July 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroid Disorders Symptoms and Signs
Title: Thyroid Disorders Symptoms and SignsCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General)
Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General - July 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

MicroRNA panel can identify malignancy in indeterminate thyroid nodules
(American Association for Cancer Research) A panel of 19 microRNAs identified using next-generation sequencing could categorize indeterminate thyroid nodule samples into malignant and benign. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are Doctors Removing Too Many Thyroids?
Is the increasing number of thyroid gland removals an overreaction to a cancer that most likely won’t kill the people who have it, doctors ask in a new report. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Are Doctors Removing Too Many Thyroids?
WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 -- More Americans than ever are being diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and most are having the entire gland removed in response. But that is an overreaction to a cancer that likely will not kill most people who are diagnosed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

No Link Between Size of Thyroid Nodule and Cancer Risk No Link Between Size of Thyroid Nodule and Cancer Risk
In thyroid nodules of indeterminate cytology, a larger size is not associated with heightened cancer risk, suggesting larger nodules may be safely diagnosed with an initial thyroid lobectomy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

All thyroid cancers are not 'created equal'-- avoiding unnecessary or 'excessive' treatment
(The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy& Clinical Practice) Drs. H. Gilbert Welch (The Dartmouth Institute) and Gerard Doherty (Brigham and Women's Hospital), analyze the steep increase in the number of people being diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Their analysis suggests that it points to not only widespread overdiagnosis, but also to overtreatment -- with the number of thyroidectomys on the rise when the choice between thyroidectomy and the less invasive lobectomy has little effect on the risk of death from thyroid cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Could Leukocyte DNA Methylation Patterns Inform Treatment of Thyroid Cancer?
Brazilian researchers say their study results “suggest the overall DNA methylation profile may be influenced by the histological subtype of thyroid cancer.” (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Source Type: news

Perspectives on Overdiagnosis, Overtreatment of Subclinical Thyroid Cancers
In an exclusive interview, thyroid cancer expert and surgeon Dr. Louise Davies discusses overdiagnosis and overtreatment of subclinical thyroid cancers. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Louise Davies, MD, MS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Signs and symptoms of medullary thyroid cancer
Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is a rare type of thyroid cancer. The earliest sign of MTC is typically a painless lump in the neck. Later symptoms can include pain or discomfort, hoarseness, coughing, and difficulty swallowing or breathing. If caught early, the outlook for MTC is often very good. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Head and Neck Cancer Source Type: news

Lots of Light in the Biophotonics Tunnel
In a case of ironic coincidence recently, the Tandon School of Engineering at New York University and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued statements days apart about revolutionary technologies and those who develop them. In the case of the SEC, it announced it was charging Theranos executives Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani with "an elaborate, years-long fraud in which they exaggerated or made false statements about the company’s technology, business, and financial performance.” The NYU release, however, announced an early-stage advancement in fundamental physics that served as an emphat...
Source: MDDI - July 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Greg Goth Tags: Testing Source Type: news

Officials investigating spike in cancers on Long Island  
New York health officials are investigating after significant rates of leukemia, bladder, lung and thyroid cancers were found in three Long Island counties - 16 percent of all cases in New York state. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Benign Thyroid Diseases and Risk of Thyroid Cancer Benign Thyroid Diseases and Risk of Thyroid Cancer
Might certain benign thyroid conditions influence the risk for developing thyroid cancer? This new study looks at the possible connection.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Next-Gen Sequencing May Advance Tx of Patients With Poorly Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Next-generation sequencing may prove to be a useful tool in the identification of co-mutations associated with resistance, an MD Anderson study suggests. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

Cath Lab Recap: Low-Risk TAVR; MitraClip Approval; Thyroid and Ablation Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

New Diagnostic Criteria May Up Risk of Misdiagnosing Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma New Diagnostic Criteria May Up Risk of Misdiagnosing Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma
Reclassification of a type of thyroid cancer as noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP) may lead to misdiagnosis of classic papillary thyroid carcinoma with prominent follicular pattern, according to a review of recently published studies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Training too long and hard can damage your thyroid
(Natural News) One of the biggest misconceptions about working out is that the more tired a person is after a session, the more effective the exercise was. In truth, healthcare experts are actually against overtraining as it can have a huge toll on the health of your thyroid. Exercise must be done in moderation. Otherwise, it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news