Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First European map on iodine deficiency

Iodine deficiency (ID) is the world's leading cause of preventable brain damage. The EU-funded project EUthyroid has set up the first joint European database that can provide information on iodine status and thyroid disease ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study details effect of radiation exposure on hormone deficiencies

In a new study, University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers, in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, have detailed the effect of radiation exposure on the development of hormone deficiency in pediatric and young ...

Genetics

Researcher looks at public perceptions around newborn testing

While 94 per cent of Canadians surveyed said they would participate in public health programs that screen newborns for a specific number of genetic conditions, only 80 per cent said they would be willing to participate in ...

Neuroscience

The pivotal role of the stem cell environment in brain development

(Medical Xpress)—Higher mammals, such as humans, have markedly larger brains than other mammals. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden recently discovered a new mechanism ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Autism four times likelier when mother's thyroid is weakened

Pregnant women who don't make nearly enough thyroid hormone are nearly 4 times likelier to produce autistic children than healthy women, report scientists from the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute and Erasmus Medical ...

Genetics

New cause of thyroid hormone deficiency discovered

International researchers, including a team at McGill University, have discovered a new cause for thyroid hormone deficiency, or hypothyroidism. This common endocrine disorder is typically caused by problems of the thyroid ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Secondary osteoporosis: More than what meets the eye

An SGH study has revealed that considering all osteoporotic patients as having simple osteoporosis and treating all of them alike by putting them on potent long term medication without finding out the cause of their osteoporosis ...

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