Tag: thyroid

Increase in Thyroid Cancer Rates Points to Overscreening

The incidence of thyroid cancer cases has increased markedly since the late 1990s, although rates vary widely between countries, and the increases have been largely...

Adding Liothyronine for Hypothyroidism Doesn’t Up Breast Cancer Risk

The combination of liothyronine (LT3) with levothyroxine (LT4) for the treatment of hypothyroidism shows no evidence of any increased risk of breast cancer in a...

New Developments in Thyroid Cancer

In a widely publicized story from 2020, a Florida news reporter discovered she had thyroid cancer after a viewer sent her a concerned email about a lump on her...

Could Mom’s Thyroid Levels Influence ADHD in Kids?

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Low levels of thyroid hormone during pregnancy may contribute to the...

Coronavirus Can Infect, Inflame the Thyroid

By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — An Italian teenager may be the first known case of...

Time to Switch From TSH to T4 for Assessment of Thyroid Function?

When assessing thyroid function, thyroid hormone levels ― particularly free thyroxine (FT4) levels ― consistently show stronger associations with a wide array of clinical conditions...

Defer ‘Bread and Butter’ Procedure for Thyroid Nodules

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. With a few notable exceptions, the majority of fine needle aspiration...

Does Thyroid Hormone Therapy in Older Age Increase Risk of Death?

Older adults with isolated elevations in thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) who are treated with thyroid replacement therapy show an increased risk of death relative to the...