Medical research

Smart drug clears fat from liver and blood

Scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München and Technische Universität München have developed a 'smart' drug that safely clears the liver of fat and prevents blood vessels from clogging up. Similar to a trojan horse, the drug ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Opinions vary on management of subclinical hypothyroidism

(HealthDay)—Physicians' opinions on management of subclinical hypothyroidism vary, according to a Beyond the Guidelines article published online June 7 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study links low thyroid function to greater odds of type 2 diabetes

Having too little thyroid hormone in the blood—even in the low-normal range—raises the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, especially in people with prediabetes, a new study in nearly 8,500 people finds. The study results ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Spironolactone seems effective for female pattern hair loss

(HealthDay)—Spironolactone may be an effective treatment for female pattern hair loss (FPHL), especially among patients with signs of hyperandrogenism, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal ...

Genetics

Researchers report new gene associated with thyroid levels

Thyroid hormones have important and diverse roles in human health and regulate metabolic rate. Thyroid disease is common (affecting 5-10 per cent of the population) and synthetic thyroid hormones are one of the commonest ...

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