Cardiology

Thyroid problems linked to worsening heart failure

The thyroid is a tiny powerhouse. The gland, which is located at the base of the neck, releases hormones that control how the entire body uses energy and affects an array of organs throughout the body – including the heart.

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

Genetic flaw causes problems for many with hypothyroidism

With an estimated 120 million prescriptions filled each year, the thyroid medicine levothyroxine (marketed as Synthroid ) is one of the most popular prescription medicines in the United States. Most patients who suffer from ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hormone therapy not beneficial in subclinical hypothyroidism

(HealthDay)—Thyroid hormone therapy is not associated with improvements in general quality of life or thyroid-related symptoms in non-pregnant adults with subclinical hypothyroidism, according to a review published in the ...

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