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Researchers find Hashimoto's thyroiditis may be over diagnosed
A new study that was recently published in the journal Thyroid Research reveals that Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) may be too frequently diagnosed. The researchers report that the prevalence of HT is reported in between 0.3 and 1.2 percent of the population, which is twice the occurrence of type 1 diabetes.
Research shows bedtime intake of levothyroxine may benefit hypothyroid patients
According to new research, those who take levothyroxine, a synthetic thyroid hormone, at bedtime may cut their levels of the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) thyrotropin as well as boost free thyroxine (F4 hormone) and triiodothyronine (T3 hormone) levels in patients with hypothyroidism, according to Endocrine Today.
Study reveals thyroid dysfunction may signify hip fracture risk in older men
According to a recent study, older men with thyroid dysfunction may be at an increased risk for hip fracture. Endocrine Today reports that the researchers studied 3,567 men and women with hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism or euthyroidism, who were age 65 or older.
Hypothyroidism may contribute to loss of pregnancy
This week, Dr. Carrie Jones - a naturopathic physician with a focus on women's health and hormones - spoke to EmpowHer about pregnancy and thyroid issues. The doctor began by saying that she sees a number of women who are looking to become pregnant after having several miscarriages.
Study shows connection between thyroid dysfunction and hip fractures in older men
New research from University of California Davis Health System finds that older men with thyroid dysfunction have an increased risk of suffering hip fractures. Health Canal reports that this study suggests that screening and treatment for thyroid dysfunction could reduce the incidence of this injury.
Children can be at risk for hypothyroidism
About 5 percent of the 27 million American thyroid disorder sufferers are children. The number includes an estimated 13 million who are undiagnosed, according to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, NorthJersey.com reports. This means that while thyroid disorders in children are not common, they are also not rare.
Individuals with weight gain and fatigue may benefit from a thyroid hormone test
Those who have thyroid disease either produce too much or too little of the hormones essential to regulating other hormones in the body, news channel WPBF reports.
Thyroid disorders on the rise in India
Doctors in India are puzzled as to why thyroid conditions are on the rise. Many cities are seeing a fourfold increase in hypothyroidism, the Times of India reports.
Rumored hobbit actually human with hypothyroid cretinism
Research recently published in PLoS ONE explains how the alleged Homo floresiensis, or the "hobbit," was actually an iodine-deficient human.
Study: Subclinical hypothyroidism may affect lipid profile
According to findings of a recent study presented at the 14th International Thyroid Congress, subclinical hypothyroidism has been shown to have an effect on patterns of lipids in the blood with resulting cardiovascular dysfunction.
Well shut down for perchlorate contamination to prevent potential hypothyroidism cases
A well was recently shut down in Marion, Massachusetts, after test results revealed a perchlorate concentration in the drinking water of 2.2 parts per billion, which slightly exceeds the maximum permissible contaminant level of 2.0. Exposure to perchlorate, which is a chemical widely used in fireworks and explosives, has been tied to hypothyroidism.
Preliminary screening may not benefit unborn children of hypothyroid mothers
Preliminary results of the Controlled Antenatal Thyroid Screening (CATS) study did not show a benefit of screening for hypothyroidism during pregnancy on the intellectual development of children.
Study shows cognitive function in elderly not related to thyroid disorders
A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism shows that elderly patients with subclinical hypothyroidism who received thyroxine replacement showed no improvement in cognitive function, Endocrine Today reports.
Exposure to perchlorates may result in hypothyroidism in pregnant women
During the Bush administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined that public water systems do not need to be monitored for perchlorate. However, the EPA has since changed its decision and announced that it will review the effects of perchlorate on infants and children, as they consume more water per body weight than adults, Environment News Service reports.
FDA approves thyroid medications with longer shelf-life
Individuals who suffer from thyroid disorders may be unaware that their medication has a limited shelf-life. Medicines that are past their expiration date may have decreased potency, which can affect their therapeutic value. Since thyroid hormone drugs are often prescribed in very small doses, product stability is very important.

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