Diabetes

Thyroid dysfunction may lead to diabetes during pregnancy

Women with thyroid dysfunction in the first half of pregnancy face an increased risk for gestational diabetes, a form of diabetes that is typically diagnosed during the second trimester, according to a new study published ...

Cancer

Antineoplastic agents associated with thyroid dysfunction

Antineoplastic agents such as immunotherapies and targeted therapies that specifically target signaling pathways in cancer cells are associated with thyroid dysfunction in 20%-50% of cancer patients taking them, which can ...

Diabetes

Thyroid dysfunction linked to gestational diabetes

(HealthDay)—Higher free triiodothyronine (fT3) levels, but not free thyroxine (fT4) or thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels, are associated with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to a study published in ...

Medical research

Could thyroid screening make your baby smarter?

Maternal thyroid hormones are critical for fetal brain development, but levels are frequently abnormal in women of childbearing age. Correcting symptomatic cases protects both mother and baby from complications—and according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Benefits of thyroid screening unclear

Researchers for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) suggest that more research is needed to determine the benefits of screening asymptomatic individuals for thyroid dysfunction. Their review is being published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hip fractures and thyroid disease linked in study

New research from UC Davis Health System finds that older men with subclinical thyroid dysfunction have an increased risk of suffering hip fractures and suggests that screening and treatment for thyroid dysfunction in its ...

Health

First links between thyroid hormone and mortality

DATA from The Health In Men Study (HIMS) has revealed a link between thyroid hormones and mortality in older men, revealing the first-ever association between high thyroxine levels within the normal range with all-cause mortality.

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