News tagged with thyroid gland

Thyroid affects color vision

What part does the thyroid gland have in vision? Thyroid hormone is crucially involved in controlling which visual pigment is produced in the cones. Previously, it was assumed that the colour sensitivity of ...

Mar 29, 2011
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Health experts sound warning over iodine rush

Japan's nuclear crisis has sparked panic buying of iodine pills, with online bids exceeding $500 for a single packet, but health experts hosed down the hysteria and warned the pills are of limited use. ...

Mar 15, 2011
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Ups and downs of thyroid disease

Danielle Gayden of Oakland, Calif., had to stick her face in front of a fan for almost an hour to cool down. Second to her intolerance for heat was the anxiety, which caused her heart to beat 200 times a minute and sent her ...

Jan 25, 2010
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Robots preclude neck incision for thyroid surgery

Robots that revolutionized gynecologic and urologic surgery in the past decade now offer the option of removing at least a portion of their diseased thyroid gland without the hallmark neck incision, researchers ...

Jul 06, 2010
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