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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.
California women exposed to rocket fuel chemical perchlorate

California women exposed to rocket fuel chemical perchlorate

Researchers recommend national uniform newborn screening tests

Researchers recommend national uniform newborn screening tests

Genetic clue found to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Genetic clue found to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chemicals used in sunscreens may disturb production of thyroid hormone

Chemicals used in sunscreens may disturb production of thyroid hormone

Overactive thyroid gland linked to increased risk for atrial fibrillation

Overactive thyroid gland linked to increased risk for atrial fibrillation

Study questions whether treatment is necessary for mild thyroid problems

Study questions whether treatment is necessary for mild thyroid problems

8 million children born every year with serious birth defects

8 million children born every year with serious birth defects

rhTSH combined with radiation therapy successfully destroys remaining thyroid tissue

rhTSH combined with radiation therapy successfully destroys remaining thyroid tissue

Subclinical hypothyroidism associated with increased risk of congestive heart failure

Subclinical hypothyroidism associated with increased risk of congestive heart failure

Under-active thyroid can increase heart failure risk

Under-active thyroid can increase heart failure risk

A blood test for thyroid cancer can detect persistent or recurrent disease even before doctors can find any trace of a tumor

A blood test for thyroid cancer can detect persistent or recurrent disease even before doctors can find any trace of a tumor

Millions of mothers and children are dying unnecessarily

Millions of mothers and children are dying unnecessarily

UK study links heart conditions with common ‘hidden’ hormone disorders in the elderly

UK study links heart conditions with common ‘hidden’ hormone disorders in the elderly

New directions toward the treatment of bipolar disorder

New directions toward the treatment of bipolar disorder

Under-active thyroid associated with reduced breast cancer risk

Under-active thyroid associated with reduced breast cancer risk

Screening for toxoplasmosis for all pregnant women and newborns is necessary

Screening for toxoplasmosis for all pregnant women and newborns is necessary

New report on the health effects of perchlorate, found in many public drinking-water supplies

New report on the health effects of perchlorate, found in many public drinking-water supplies

Pregnant women with high levels of thyroid hormone may pass on toxins to their developing fetus

Pregnant women with high levels of thyroid hormone may pass on toxins to their developing fetus

Genetically engineered thyroid stimulating hormone destroys tissue that often remains after thyroidectomy

Genetically engineered thyroid stimulating hormone destroys tissue that often remains after thyroidectomy

Surprises found In gene variation associated with schizophrenia

Surprises found In gene variation associated with schizophrenia