Health News

Watching What You Mix with Your Rx
It may seem harmless to pop a multivitamin each day, but many dietary supplements still contain active ingredients that affect the body. They might also interact with prescription medications.
Thyroid Problems May Vary By Race
Some diseases are more dominant in certain groups than others. Disorders of the thyroid may be among illnesses for which race matters.
If Calcium Dips After Thyroid Removal
Some patients who've had their thyroid removed experience a drop in calcium, a mineral that strengthens bones. Whether that drop is linked to low levels of vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium, hasn't been clear.
Common Causes of Constipation
Constipation is defined as having a bowel movement less than three times a week. Here’s a list of possible causes of constipation.
Hypothyroidism Not Linked to Cognitive Impairment
Hypothyroidism is a condition where your thyroid gland isn’t making enough hormone. This can lead to fatigue, weight gain, and many other symptoms, but according to new research, it may not lead to cognitive impairment.
12 American Presidents with Chronic Illnesses
Chemicals That Mess With the Thyroid
Chemicals are used in manufacturing pretty much everything we use on a daily basis. But their long-term effects on the body are often unknown.
What to "Expect" With a Thyroid Disorder
There are several disorders associated with the thyroid gland in the neck. It controls how the body uses energy. When it is under- or overactive, a person may have a thyroid disorder.
Common Signs of Thyroid Disease in Children
The thyroid gland which is located at the front of the neck near the clavicles is responsible for the rate of all metabolic and chemical processes in our body, in every cell, tissue and organ.
Overactive Thyroid Not Your Heart's Friend
An overactive thyroid may affect more than the body's metabolism. It also appears to be associated with a small increased risk of developing a common heart arrhythmia called atrial fibrillation.