Here’s your Wednesday Weekly Roundup of Thyroid News from Thyroid Mom for January 14, 2015. These are articles, abstracts or blog posts that either appeared in the news this week or things that I found this week that I wanted to share with you relating to hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism in both adults and children. Happy Reading!
General Thyroid Related Articles (Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, Hyperthyroidism, Graves’ Disease, Thyroid Cancer)
Thyroid Disorders in Children (Congenital Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, etc.)
Trivitron to Offer Cost-Effective Screening for Newborn Babies (India) Key Quote from this article: “Out of 26 million babies born every year in India, less than two per cent receive neonatal screening. A study by the Indian Council of Medical Research says congenital hypothyroidism (enlarged face and head) affects one in 1,172 newborn babies in India. Globally, the rate is only one in 3,800 newborn babies, said Velu.”
What has National Screening Program Changed in Cases with Congenital Hypothyroidism? (This is an article from Iran about the impact that their national screening program has made on the diagnosis of congenital hypothyroidism via their newborn screening program. It’s really quite interesting and great to hear that there program is going so well.)
Screening for Additional Disorders Introduced for Newborns in England (These are new newborn screens that will be done in addition to newborn screening for congenital hypothyroidism, phenylketonuria, sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis and medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency.)
Compiled by Blythe Clifford aka Thyroid Mom