Medical research

Discovery illuminates how thyroid hormone 'dims' metabolism

It has been known for some time that the thyroid gland is a strong regulator of the body's metabolism, making it key to many health conditions. But the molecular details of how thyroid hormone acts on cells in the body have ...

Oncology & Cancer

Thyroid inflammation linked to anxiety disorders

Patients with autoimmune inflammation of their thyroid may be at greater risk of developing anxiety, according to a study being presented at e-ECE 2020. The study found that people with anxiety may also have inflammation ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Thyroid hormone use may raise death risk in older adults

Thyroid hormone replacement therapy in older adults is associated with a higher risk of death compared with no treatment, a large study finds. The study results were accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society's ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers identify new gene mutation in familial thyroid cancers

Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine identified a new gene mutation that may cause a type of familial thyroid cancer. Dr. Darrin Bann, an otolaryngology resident at the College of Medicine and lead author of the ...

Surgery

Intraoral endoscopic thyroidectomy leaves no scar

A new study compares two surgical approaches to endoscopic thyroid removal, neither of which produces a scar in the neck area, providing a comprehensive comparison of the therapeutic effects and cosmetic results of each approach. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: Thyroid disorder may not show symptoms until pregnancy

Dear Mayo Clinic: I'm five months pregnant and was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I've never had thyroid problems before. Could this diagnosis be connected to my pregnancy? Will the hypothyroidism go away after I have ...

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