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  • Thyroid Dysfunction During Pregnancy can Lead to Gestational Diabetes

    Thyroid Dysfunction During Pregnancy can Lead to Gestational Diabetes

    Thyroid dysregulation in the first half can increase the risk of gestational diabetes in the second half of the pregnancy, finds a new study. High thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy are also tied to increased the risk of premature delivery. Thyroid Dysfunction During Pregnancy can Lead to Gestational Diabetes The researchers also warned that after […]

  • Women More Likely to Have Thyroid Disorder

    Women More Likely to Have Thyroid Disorder

    One in 10 adults in India suffer from hypothyroidism, which is three times more common in women, revealed new research. Women More Likely to Have Thyroid Disorder Thyroid is a two-inch-butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of our neck and is a part of the endocrine gland system. Thyroid hormone, produced and stored in the […]

  • Pregnant Women Should Get Universal Thyroid Screening to Lower Pregnancy Problems

    Pregnant Women Should Get Universal Thyroid Screening to Lower Pregnancy Problems

    Pregnant women who get universal screening for thyroid function are at reduced risk of miscarriages and negative neurodevelopmental effects for the child, however, this can also put a healthy pregnant mother at risk of unnecessary drug consumption. Pregnant Women Should Get Universal Thyroid Screening to Lower Pregnancy Problems The debate ‘Pregnant women should be screened […]

  • New Treatment Regimen Offers a Better Approach to Fight Thyroid Cancer

    New Treatment Regimen Offers a Better Approach to Fight Thyroid Cancer

    Thyroid tumors may be more susceptible to treatment with precisely targeted radiation known as stereotactic body radiation therapy rather than conventional radiotherapy, according to a new study published in Thyroid. New Treatment Regimen Offers a Better Approach to Fight Thyroid Cancer Anaplastic thyroid cancer is almost uniformly fatal, with an average lifespan of about 5 […]

  • Did the Fukushima Accident Increase the Risk of Thyroid Cancer?

    Did the Fukushima Accident Increase the Risk of Thyroid Cancer?

    The nuclear power plant accident that occurred in the Fukushima Prefecture of Japan in March 2011 opened up avenues to study about risk assessment and understanding the extent of thyroid cancer occurrence in the region. Did the Fukushima Accident Increase the Risk of Thyroid Cancer? The article entitled “Lessons from Fukushima: Latest Findings of Thyroid […]

  • Don’t shrug off shoulder pain

    Don’t shrug off shoulder pain

    Pain in this joint can curb your independence. Catch problems early, build strength, and avoid injury. Image: © Barry Austin/Thinkstock It’s easy to take your shoulders for granted. You don’t think about them when you put your arm through a sleeve or reach out for something. But weak or injured shoulders can limit your daily […]

  • Steroid injections do little for long-term knee osteoarthritis pain

    Steroid injections do little for long-term knee osteoarthritis pain

    In the journals Corticosteroid injections are used to ease short-term knee osteoarthritis pain, but a new study in the May 16, 2017, Journal of the American Medical Association suggests the treatment may not help in the long term. Researchers recruited two groups of 70 people, average age 58, with knee osteoarthritis. One group received 40 […]

  • Understand Long- and Short-Acting ADHD Medications

    Medication for ADHD is a lot like a pair of eyeglasses. Just as your glasses sharpen fuzzy vision, meds help your brain focus. They work as long as they’re active in the body. Some are good for a few hours, while others can last most of the day. Stimulants are the medications that most people […]

  • Simple Tips to Thrive With Adult ADHD

    When you have adult ADHD, everyday tasks can be tough to tackle. Every person has their own challenges. But along with your treatment, a few basics can help you keep symptoms in check in everyday life. To get started, think about these strategies at work, in social situations, and at home. At Work Avoid distractions. […]

  • Adult ADHD: Treatment Overview

    Many people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) don’t know they have it until they’re adults. It was there all along, but they never got tested for it. Others have known they had it since childhood. But the symptoms — and the stress it adds to life — can change with age. For example, you might […]

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