Here’s your Wednesday Weekly Roundup of Thyroid News from Thyroid Mom for June 11, 2014. 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. Happy Reading!
Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Pregnancy: to Screen or Not? (at least they are talking about it!)
6 Conditions That Feel Like Depression But Aren’t (yep, hypothyroidism is one of them)
IDF Opens Combat Positions to Cancer Survivors (interesting note about this article is that previously anyone with thyroid disorders would not have been allowed to serve in a combat position in the Israeli Army)
Thyroid & Kids
True Diagnostics Signs Commercialization Agreement with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany (Why should you care about this? This sentence: “The partnership allows the companies to provide Medical Professionals with a new and meaningful point-of-care method for rapid screening hypothyroidism patients in minutes using only a small sample of whole-blood collected directly from the patient’s fingertip.” Looks like this is for screening and wouldn’t be used for dose titration BUT it’s a good sign and there’s continued hope (on my part) that we will eventually have finger pricks for kids instead of draws.)
New Way to Screen for Congenital Hypothyroidism (I will admit that I have no clue what this article is saying, but I am glad to read that newborn screening is being researched. Any improvements to that process hopefully means more newborns with CH being diagnosed sooner.)
By Blythe Clifford aka Thyroid Mom