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.

Oncology & Cancer

Q&A: Treatment for Hurthle cell thyroid cancer

Dear Mayo Clinic: Is it common to only have a partial thyroidectomy to remove Hurthle cells? My doctor is recommending this procedure, but I wonder if I should have my entire thyroid removed instead to eliminate the risk ...

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 ...

Neuroscience

Early menopause linked to increased risk of brain aneurysm

The younger a woman is when she goes through the menopause, the greater may be her risk of having a brain (cerebral) aneurysm, suggests research published online first in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery.

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