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Fluoridated water contributes to increased rates of hypothyroidism

February 24, 2015

A 30% higher rate of hypothyroidism in England is linked to water fluoridation levels greater than 0.3 mg/L, according to study findings published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

According to the researchers, 10% of England’s population lives in areas with naturally or artificially fluoridated water supplies of 1 mg/L.

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Thyroid cancer incidence increases in all races, ethnicities

February 23, 2015
Thyroid cancer incidence has increased in individuals of all races and ethnicities, according to results of a retrospective review.The greatest increase occurred among…
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Thyroid Cancer Care Collaborative offers paradigm to improve disease management, research

February 20, 2015
A comprehensive Web-based program developed by the Thyroid Head and Neck Cancer Foundation, in conjunction with a multidisciplinary forum of nationally-recognized…
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Increased inappropriate radioactive iodine therapy carries extra costs, patient risks

February 18, 2015
The rate of radioactive iodine therapy given to patients needlessly and against recommendations increased during more than a decade, according to findings published in…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 2 Obesity Forum 2014 Highlights

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 2
Obesity Forum 2014 Highlights

This activity is supported by educational grants from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc; Eisai, Inc.; Novo Nordisk; Vivus, Inc.

Management of obesity is complex, factoring in psychological, environmental, and physiologic causes. Treatment options…
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Risk stratification guidelines help determine treatment for thyroid cancer

November 11, 2014
Fabian Pitoia, MD,  head of the thyroid section of the division of endocrinology at the Hospital de Clinicas of…
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Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Management: What Do You Need to Know?

This activity is supported by an educational grant from the American Beverage Association.

The use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners continues to grow as consumers continue to purchase foods and beverages…
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Stephen Peckham In the Journals

Fluoridated water contributes to increased rates of hypothyroidism

February 24, 2015
A 30% higher rate of hypothyroidism in England is linked to water fluoridation levels greater than 0.3 mg/L, according to study findings published in…
In the Journals

Thyroid cancer incidence increases in all races, ethnicities

February 23, 2015
Thyroid cancer incidence has increased in individuals of all races and ethnicities, according to results of a retrospective review.The greatest…
Saral Mehra In the Journals

Thyroid Cancer Care Collaborative offers paradigm to improve disease management, research

February 20, 2015
A comprehensive Web-based program developed by the Thyroid Head and Neck Cancer Foundation, in conjunction with a multidisciplinary forum of…
In the Journals

Increased inappropriate radioactive iodine therapy carries extra costs, patient risks

February 18, 2015
The rate of radioactive iodine therapy given to patients needlessly and against recommendations increased during more than a decade, according to…
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FDA approves Lenvima for progressive differentiated thyroid cancer

February 13, 2015
The FDA today approved lenvatinib for patients with differentiated thyroid cancer whose disease progressed after receiving radioactive iodine…
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Afirma BRAF malignancy classifier effective for identifying V600E mutation

February 8, 2015
Veracyte’s Afirma RNA-based classifier was effective at detecting BRAF V600E mutations with high diagnostic accuracy, according to a release…
Angela M. Leung In the Journals

ATA committee releases statement on risks of excess iodine ingestion, exposure

February 6, 2015
The Public Health Committee of the American Thyroid Association recently released a statement discussing the potential risks of excess iodine…
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Iron deficiency increased hypothyroxinemia risk in pregnant, childbearing-aged women

January 30, 2015
Iron deficiency was linked to isolated hypothyroxinemia in pregnant women and women of childbearing age, according to research published in The
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Hormonal injection approved for treatment of hypoparathyroidism

January 26, 2015
The FDA recently approved a parathyroid hormone product to control hypocalcemia in patients with hypoparathyroidism, according to a press release…
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Thyroid screening may benefit women with fertility problems

January 23, 2015
Screening for thyroid disease should be considered in women with fertility problems and recurrent early pregnancy loss, according to a review…
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