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Pediatric papillary thyroid cancer
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Although uncommon, thyroid cancer is not unusual in adolescents and in the young adult population. Between 1975 and 2000, thyroid cancer represented approximately 7.8 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the 15- to 19-year age group according to data in the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database (1). More

TSH levels in pregnancy
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The definition of what comprises a normal thyrotropin (TSH) during pregnancy has been changing. Although thyrotropin, (TSH) were considered normal in the past, more recent opinions suggest that first-trimester TSH values and second- and third-trimester values are outside the normal range. More

Lawsuit: Antimicrobial soaps damage reproductive organs
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The National Resources Defense Council alleges that two common ingredients, triclosan and triclocarban, can damage reproductive organs, sperm quality and the production of thyroid and sex hormones . According to the suit, which also names U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as a defendant, recent bio-monitoring results found "residues of triclosan in 75 percent of Americans over the age of 6." More

Thyroid linked to placental abruption
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Expectant mothers with higher levels of certain thyroid autoantibodies (anti-TPO antibodies) are at a greater risk of developing placental separation, a new study finds. Previous studies have found that thyroid gland disorders may increase the risk of pregnancy complications. More

Celiac and thyroid antibodies are high in Type 1 diabetics    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It has been well documented that Type 1 diabetics' risk for thyroid disease and celiac disease are very high. As such the American Diabetics Association advises young children and adolescents that are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, to also have their thyroid function monitored and undergo celiac screening. More

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