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Get Enough Iodine Mom, But...
Pregnant women need enough iodine for their baby's brain to develop well. But too much iodine can backfire by interrupting normal hormone production.
Testing the Thyroid During Pregnancy
In the midst of all the tests and check-ups that women undergo during their pregnancies, women may want to ensure that their thyroid is tested early in pregnancy, or even before they become pregnant.
Overactive Thyroid May Lead to Long-lasting Heart Issues
An overactive thyroid gland could put patients at higher risk of hospitalization for heart or blood vessel disease. This could be the case even if the gland was surgically removed.
Tag Team Threat to a Woman's Heart
No matter who you are, it is important to take care of your heart. If you are a woman with inflammatory arthritis and a certain thyroid problem, it is time to start taking special care of your heart.
Novartis Drug Treats Cushing's Disease
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use ( CHMP ) of the European Medicines Agency ( EMA ) adopted a positive opinion for Signifor ( SOM230 , pasireotide ) for the treatment of Cushing's disease.
Thyroid Check for Prenatal Care?
More pregnant women may have low thyroid levels than doctors currently realize - over five times more than the currently accepted rate of two to three percent.
Surgery for Snoring
Snoring is not only disruptive to a person's sleep - and his or her partner's as well. It is a sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a serious condition which can increase a person's risk of death.
Pregnancy Thyroid Screenings
For women who are pregnant, reduced thyroid function can have adverse effects on both the woman's health, and that of her unborn baby. These effects can include the risk of miscarriage and premature birth, but the universal screening of pregnant women for thyroid disfunction is still controversial due to costs.
A Plan to Help the Pre-existing Condition Crowd
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is increasing awareness about a health plan for uninsured Americans with pre-existing conditions created by the Affordable Care Act.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Thyroid
With so much of the medical-news spotlight devoted to heart disease, cancer and mental health, who gives much thought to the thyroid, that little butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck?