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Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone to meet the body’s needs. Without enough thyroid hormone, many of the body’s functions slow down. About 5 percent of the U.S. population has hypothyroidism. Women are much more likely than men to develop hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism patients cite effectiveness of desiccated thyroid extract over standard therapy

Hypothyroidism patients cite effectiveness of desiccated thyroid extract over standard therapy

People working long hours more likely to have hypothyroidism

People working long hours more likely to have hypothyroidism

Thyroid hormone replacement therapy linked to higher risk of death in older adults

Thyroid hormone replacement therapy linked to higher risk of death in older adults

Working too many hours may lead to an underactive thyroid

Working too many hours may lead to an underactive thyroid

Mount Sinai physicians emphasize the importance of early detection, treatment of thyroid disease

Mount Sinai physicians emphasize the importance of early detection, treatment of thyroid disease

Drug trial seeking treatment option for hyperphagia in patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome

Drug trial seeking treatment option for hyperphagia in patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome

No symptoms? No thyroid testing!

No symptoms? No thyroid testing!

Study finds no benefits of screening for thyroid dysfunction in nonpregnant adults

Study finds no benefits of screening for thyroid dysfunction in nonpregnant adults

Hyperthyroidism and severe hypothyroidism associated with overall unhealthy status, shorter lifespan

Hyperthyroidism and severe hypothyroidism associated with overall unhealthy status, shorter lifespan

Study examines the utility of thyroid function screening in youth with mood and anxiety disorders

Study examines the utility of thyroid function screening in youth with mood and anxiety disorders

Obstructive sleep apnea may be one reason for treatment-resistant depression

Obstructive sleep apnea may be one reason for treatment-resistant depression

Baby socks contain traces of bisphenol A and parabens, study finds

Baby socks contain traces of bisphenol A and parabens, study finds

Vegans are often deficient in these four nutrients

Vegans are often deficient in these four nutrients

Dogs with hypothyroidism or that take omega-3 fatty acid may have lower risk of T-zone lymphoma

Dogs with hypothyroidism or that take omega-3 fatty acid may have lower risk of T-zone lymphoma

Study shows how some autoimmune diseases are more closely related than others

Study shows how some autoimmune diseases are more closely related than others

Castration-resistant metastatic prostate cancer responds to combination of immune checkpoint inhibitors

Castration-resistant metastatic prostate cancer responds to combination of immune checkpoint inhibitors

Vanderbilt study strengthens link between thyroid function and atrial fibrillation

Vanderbilt study strengthens link between thyroid function and atrial fibrillation

Combination of Opdivo and Yervoy shows four-year survival benefits in patients with advanced melanoma

Combination of Opdivo and Yervoy shows four-year survival benefits in patients with advanced melanoma

Merck presents MK-1454 Phase 1 data for treatment of advanced solid tumors or lymphomas

Merck presents MK-1454 Phase 1 data for treatment of advanced solid tumors or lymphomas

Merck presents KEYNOTE-057 trial results for patients with high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer

Merck presents KEYNOTE-057 trial results for patients with high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer