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Thyroid disorders: Not all the same

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Thyroid disorders: Not all the same

DR DINA SHRESTHA

KATHMANDU: Thyroid is like the new kid in town. We all seem to have heard of it. Women in particular are also getting self-diagnosed, which is impressive as this reflects our society and how our Nepali women are getting more health conscious.

Thyroid disorders can lead to lower IQ in babies

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Thyroid disorders can lead to lower IQ in babies

Sunday, 25 May 2014 - 8:51am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA

Pune: One in every 1,400 children born in the city suffers from thyroid disorder, and yet only a fraction of these kids are diagnosed with the disorder in time. Since screening tests for thyroid hormone deficiency isn’t mandatory, and considering that barely a handful of both private as well as public hospitals bother to include it in the neo-natal screening programme make things worse.

I've got cancer! Brooke Burke to undergo life-saving surgery after ignoring thyroid nodule for eight months

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I've got cancer! Brooke Burke to undergo life-saving surgery after ignoring thyroid nodule for eight months

By Jennifer Pearson
Published: 19:09 EST, 8 November 2012 | Updated: 11:00 EST, 9 November 2012

Brooke Burke has revealed that she is battling thyroid cancer and will be having surgery to remove a cancerous nodule on her thyroid gland.

The mother-of-four revealed the news in a video blog on Thursday, telling fans that she was 'ready to deal' with the disease.

How to Minimize Radiation Exposure in Thyroid Cancer Care

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How to Minimize Radiation Exposure in Thyroid Cancer Care

Kathy Boltz, PhD
Melissa Foster
May 03, 2014

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—Three principles can help nurses minimize radiation exposure levels when caring for patients receiving high-dose ablative therapy for thyroid cancer, according to research presented at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.

Study: Increase In Thyroid Cancer Likely Linked To Environment, Behavior

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Study: Increase In Thyroid Cancer Likely Linked To Environment, Behavior

Pauline Bartolone
Monday, May 19, 2014 | Sacramento, CA

Researchers with the Cancer Prevention Institute of California say there’s a thyroid cancer epidemic.

Christina Clarke with the Institute says better detection of cancer alone cannot account for the increase.

“We saw about on average of 5 to 6 percent annual increase in both men and women," says Clarke. "So it’s fast – it’s really concerning.”

Thyroid cancer patients urged to monitor status

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Thyroid cancer patients urged to monitor status

The China Post news staff May 24, 2014, 12:05 am TWN

Ahead of World Thyroid Day, physicians urged patients with thyroid cancer to do regular checkups in order to prevent their condition from worsening.

Is your thyroid killing your weight loss and energy?

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Is your thyroid killing your weight loss and energy?

Nothing affects your health and weight loss like low thyroid function. It drastically limits your energy and ages you well beyond your years. It can mean you are operating at 50 per cent of normal power – mentally and physically. It makes weight loss almost impossible because you burn 400 or 500 calories less than normal per day. It can limit or stop your weight loss no matter how much dieting or exercise you do.

The cancer class divide: Affluent people are more likely to suffer skin and thyroid cancer, while poorer people fall victim to liver and cervical

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The cancer class divide: Affluent people are more likely to suffer skin and thyroid cancer, while poorer people fall victim to liver and cervical

A person's wealth is a key indicator of the type of cancer they are likely to suffer from, scientists say.

U.S. researchers have discovered that certain types of cancers are prevalent in different classes.

They say more affluent people are likely to suffer from melanoma, thyroid and testicular cancers.

Thyroid, Liver, Pancreatic Cancer Burden to Increase

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Thyroid, Liver, Pancreatic Cancer Burden to Increase

(HealthDay News) – Through 2030, breast, prostate, and lung cancers will remain the top cancer diagnoses; however, after that point, pancreas and liver cancers are projected to surpass breast and prostate, according to a study published online May 19 in Cancer Research.

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