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New optical fibre probe can help surgeons detect breast cancer tissue during surgery

New optical fibre probe can help surgeons detect breast cancer tissue during surgery

Working with excised breast cancer tissue, researchers from the University of Adelaide developed the device to differentiate cancerous cells from healthy ones. [More]
Short-term sleep loss affects cardiac function

Short-term sleep loss affects cardiac function

Too little sleep takes a toll on your heart, according to a new study to be presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. [More]
MSBI surgeons perform first endoscopic transoral thyroidectomy in New York

MSBI surgeons perform first endoscopic transoral thyroidectomy in New York

A team of surgeons at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, led by William B. Inabnet III, MD, the Eugene W. Friedman, MD, Professor of Surgery and Chair for the Department of Surgery at MSBI and Chief of Endocrine Surgery Quality for the Mount Sinai Health System, have performed the first endoscopic transoral thyroidectomy in New York, and one of the first of its kind in the nation. [More]
New study shows link between metabolic syndrome and cognitive abilities in U.S. adolescents

New study shows link between metabolic syndrome and cognitive abilities in U.S. adolescents

A new study of U.S. adolescents shows an association between metabolic syndrome and impairments in reading, attention, and working memory. [More]
Dilon and GE receive FDA approval for Discovery NM750b breast imaging system

Dilon and GE receive FDA approval for Discovery NM750b breast imaging system

DILON Diagnostics and GE Healthcare are pleased to announce the FDA clearance of the Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) localization accessory for breast biopsy. [More]
DILON Diagnostics to distribute GE's Discovery NM750b breast imaging system in North America

DILON Diagnostics to distribute GE's Discovery NM750b breast imaging system in North America

DILON Diagnostics and GE Healthcare are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement for DILON to be the exclusive distributor of GE's Discovery NM750b Molecular Breast Imaging system in North America. [More]
Researchers to explore how in-womb exposure to environmental chemicals may affect childhood obesity

Researchers to explore how in-womb exposure to environmental chemicals may affect childhood obesity

Kaiser Permanente researchers have received a major new grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how exposures to environmental chemicals during pregnancy may influence the risk of obesity and neurodevelopmental disorders in children. [More]
Salivary endoscopy surgery at Loyola cures chronic dry mouth

Salivary endoscopy surgery at Loyola cures chronic dry mouth

For almost a decade, Gary Hackney suffered from painfully debilitating dry mouth caused by treatment for stage IV thyroid cancer. [More]
New study identifies novel target for treatment of Graves' disease and other scarring eye conditions

New study identifies novel target for treatment of Graves' disease and other scarring eye conditions

A new class of therapies may be on the horizon for thyroid eye disease (TED) and other destructive scarring conditions. [More]
Researchers identify marker of aggressive disease for papillary thyroid cancer

Researchers identify marker of aggressive disease for papillary thyroid cancer

A new discovery from University of Alberta scientists represents an important milestone in the fight against thyroid cancer. In a study published in EBioMedicine and recently presented at the American Thyroid Association annual meeting, the team has identified a marker of aggressive disease for papillary thyroid cancer, which comprises about 90 per cent of all thyroid cancers. [More]
Risk and reality do not always match up in prostate cancer biopsies, research suggests

Risk and reality do not always match up in prostate cancer biopsies, research suggests

When it comes to prostate cancer biopsies, risk and reality don't always match up, according to research published online today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. [More]
New minimally invasive approach to diagnose hyperparathyroidism

New minimally invasive approach to diagnose hyperparathyroidism

Almost all of us have four parathyroid glands, located next to the thyroid gland in the neck. They are an organ only the size of a grain of rice, but critical for controlling our body's calcium levels. [More]
Endocrine Society issues new guidelines on hypopituitarism

Endocrine Society issues new guidelines on hypopituitarism

The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline that recommends treating insufficient hormone levels in individuals with hypopituitarism by replacing hormones at levels as close to the body's natural patterns as possible. [More]
Scientists develop smart drug that safely removes fat from liver and blood vessels

Scientists develop smart drug that safely removes fat from liver and blood vessels

Scientists from the Technical University of Munich and Helmholtz Zentrum München have developed a ‘smart’ drug that safely clears the liver of fat and prevents blood vessels from clogging up. [More]
Patients with hypothyroidism have nagging symptoms despite normal TSH tests, medication use

Patients with hypothyroidism have nagging symptoms despite normal TSH tests, medication use

About 15 percent of the 10-12 million people in the U.S. with hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, continue to feel sick despite following the standard of care recommended by the American Thyroid Association. [More]
UVA physicists develop new imaging method with potential for high-resolution medical diagnostics

UVA physicists develop new imaging method with potential for high-resolution medical diagnostics

A unique new imaging method, called "polarized nuclear imaging" - combining powerful aspects of both magnetic resonance imaging and gamma-ray imaging and developed by two physicists in the University of Virginia's departments of Physics and Radiology- has potential for new types of high-resolution medical diagnostics as well as industrial and physics research applications. [More]
Scientists find how selenium gets integrated into protein molecules

Scientists find how selenium gets integrated into protein molecules

Humans need eight essential trace elements for good health, and one of them is selenium - a powerful antioxidant that is important for thyroid and brain function as well as metabolism. [More]
Increasing incidence of thyroid cancer in past three decades

Increasing incidence of thyroid cancer in past three decades

The incidence of thyroid cancer has tripled in the past three decades, yet the reason for this is not clear. [More]
Headache disorders may increase risk of thyroid condition

Headache disorders may increase risk of thyroid condition

Sufferers of migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches or other headache disorders are at greater risk of developing a thyroid condition called hypothyroidism, according to a study by University of Cincinnati College of Medicine researchers. [More]
Veracyte announces new data suggesting ability of Afirma GEC in thyroid cancer diagnosis

Veracyte announces new data suggesting ability of Afirma GEC in thyroid cancer diagnosis

Veracyte, Inc.today announced new data suggesting the potential to enhance the performance of the Afirma Gene Expression Classifier in thyroid cancer diagnosis by combining the test's proven RNA expression-based capabilities with gene variant and fusion information – all on a single, robust RNA sequencing platform. [More]
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