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Hypothyroidism In Pregnancy

Most Subclinical Hypothyroidism In Pregnancy

Only 5% of clinicians reported adhering to a recommend thyroid stimulating hormone cutoff propose by the American Thyroid Association for diagnosing subclinical hypothyroidism in pregnancy, and a minority said they follow recommend indications for measuring thyroid peroxidase antibody status; according to survey findings published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. “Despite recently updated guidelines…

Mild Maternal Thyroid Dysfunction Increases Preterm Birth Risk

Mild Maternal Thyroid Dysfunction Increases Preterm Birth Risk

The analysis of individual patient data from more than 47,000 participants, conducted by the Consortium on Thyroid and Pregnancy Study Group on Preterm Birth, is the largest study of its kind conducted to date; according to researchers, and suggests that subclinical hypothyroidism, isolated hypothyroxinemia and thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPOAb) positivity in pregnant women are risk…

Growth Hormone Therapy On Intelligence And Body Mass Index

Growth Hormone Therapy On Intelligence And Body Mass Index

People with Prader Willi syndrome (PWS) who receive growth hormone therapy had significantly higher vocabulary IQ scores compared with those who did not have the treatment, a study shows. The study also revealed that PWS patients whose disease is caused by maternal uniparental disomy in which two copies of chromosome 15 come from the mother show long…

Thyroid Hormone Levels Measure After Establishing Diagnosis Of Sepsis

Thyroid Hormone Levels Measure After Establishing Diagnosis Of Sepsis

Thyroid hormone; Despite recent developments in intensive care, sepsis remains one of the leading problems faced by clinicians involved in the field. Sepsis is the cause of approximately 34.0% and 37.4% admissions to Polish and European intensive care units (ICU), respectively, and it is associated with very high mortality, reaching 32.2% among patients with severe…

Hormones Testosterone Has Relationship With Moral Reasoning

Hormones Testosterone Has Relationship With Moral Reasoning

Hormones; Although some studies have linked high levels of testosterone to immoral behavior, a new study published in Nature Human Behaviour finds testosterone supplements actually made people more sensitive to moral norms, suggesting that testosterone’s influence on behavior is more complicated than previously thought. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin took a deeper…

Hormone Changes Will Affect Woman's Quality Of Sleep

Hormone Changes Will Affect Woman’s Quality Of Sleep

Hormone changes are known to alter insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, as well as interfere with women’s sleep patterns. But little was known about the association between diabetes and sleep disturbances during the menopause transition until now; as a new study concludes that women with diabetes are at greater risk for sleep disturbances. Study results…

Enzymes Will Temporarily Or Permanently Suppress Stress Hormones

Enzymes Will Temporarily Or Permanently Suppress Stress Hormones

Scientists of South Ural State University are studying enzymes that can break down stress hormones. They are also finding a way to regulate the activity of these enzymes. It will help to cure diseases caused by stress. It is a joint research between SUSU and the Institute of Molecular Physiology and Genetics, and the Institute…

Reduced Carbohydrate Diet Is Beneficial To Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Reduced Carbohydrate Diet Is Beneficial To Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Carbohydrate Diet; Patients with type 2 diabetes improve their ability to regulate blood sugar levels if they eat food with a reduced carbohydrate content and an increased share of protein and fat. This is shown by a recent study conducted at Bispebjerg Hospital in collaboration with, among other partners, Aarhus University and the Department of Nutrition,…

Hormonal Therapy Has A Long Term Effect In Breast Cancer

Hormonal Therapy Has A Long Term Effect In Breast Cancer

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have investigated the long-term effect of hormonal therapy in women with the most common types of hormone-sensitive breast cancer. The results, presented in the journal JAMA Oncology, show that the treatment has a protective effect against distant metastatic cancer for both so called Luminal A and Luminal B breast cancer…

Hormone Treatment Show Significant Improvements In Patients' Health

Hormone Treatment Show Significant Improvements In Patients’ Health

Hormone Treatment; An injection has helped reduce body weight and glucose levels in patients with diabetes and obesity in four weeks. The findings came from a small study in which patients lost on average 4.4kg and the treatment led to substantial improvements to their blood glucose, with some patients’ reducing to near-normal levels. Obesity is a…

Thyroid Function In Youth With Severe Mood And Anxiety Disorder

Thyroid Function In Youth With Severe Mood And Anxiety Disorder

A new study from researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Cincinnati Children’s looks at the prevalence of abnormal thyroid function in youth with severe mood and anxiety disorder. It is the largest study to date of this population and will help mental health professionals better understand the predictors of abnormal thyroid function, like…

Biomarkers Increase In Thyroid Cancer Incidence WTC Responders

Biomarkers Increase In Thyroid Cancer Incidence WTC Responders

The incidence of thyroid cancer among first responders who volunteered or were employed as firefighters, rescue personnel and cleanup workers at Ground Zero in New York on or after September 11, 2001, is three times higher than that in the general population. This difference has been confirmed by a method involving a panel of four…