FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- 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.
Now, a new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania shows two thyroid disorders – s...
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Maybe your cat is scratching up that sofa for a good reason: New research suggests that chemicals found in upholstery and carpeting may harm feline thyroids.
The chemicals are called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). They were in common use until about 2000 in furniture, floor coverings and clothing because of their ability to re...
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having even a slightly underactive thyroid may interfere with a woman's ability to get pregnant, a new Harvard Medical School study has found.
Doctors have known for some time that women with low thyroid hormone levels struggle with fertility, said the study's senior researcher, Dr. Pouneh Fazeli. She's an assistant professor at Harvard Med...
FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Medication can help millions of people who struggle with depression, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Depression affects some 350 million people worldwide. It's a serious illness and a major cause of disability. But its symptoms can be mistaken for other health issues and some people are afraid to seek help, the FDA said.
WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When your thyroid isn't working properly, it can cause a lot of problems. It's important to understand what your thyroid does and to be aware of signs that can signal a health issue.
The thyroid is a small gland located near the base of your neck. Its primary job is to produce the hormones that control many bodily functions, including how f...
TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors shouldn't routinely screen adults for thyroid cancer if they have no symptoms or warning signs of the disease, according to the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Doing so could cause more harm than good, said the independent panel of experts as it reaffirmed guidelines it issued in 1996 and 2016.
TUESDAY, April 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged and older folks with elevated levels of a thyroid hormone may face a higher risk of developing hardened blood vessels, a new Dutch study suggests.
Hardened blood vessels (atherosclerosis) develop when plaque builds up on blood vessel walls. This condition is a risk factor for heart disease.