Medical research

Causative gene for sensorineural hearing loss identified

A causative gene for a highly common type of hearing loss (sensorineural hearing loss, or SNHL) has been identified by a group of Japanese researchers, who successfully replicated the condition using a transgenic mouse. This ...

Pediatrics

Identifying and treating thyroid disorders in kids

Primary care physicians are critical in identifying children and adolescents who have thyroid disorders and early identification and treatment helps to optimize growth and development.

Pediatrics

Soy linked to exacerbated congenital hypothyroidism

(HealthDay) -- Soy products appear to interfere with levothyroxine absorption and can exacerbate congenital hypothyroidism in infants and young children, according to a case report published online Aug. 20 in Pediatrics.