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Incidence of Thyroid Microcarcinoma Varies Widely

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Environmental factors appear to influence the incidence of papillary thyroid microcarcinomas (PTMCs), according to a comparison of epidemiologic data from Sicily and the USA. Moreover, while such microcarcinomas are usually indolent, “In both registries, more than 35% of PTMCs...

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Incidental Thyroid Cancer Rate High After Thyroidectomy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The rate of incidental thyroid cancer detected among patients who undergo thyroidectomy for apparently benign disease is unexpectedly high, especially in cases of nodular disease, according to a multicenter researcher team. “These data support consideration of initial...
A new article in NPR’s Shots blog reports the American Academy of Pediatrics has released new guidelines for how doctors should diagnose and treat ear infections. The guidelines urge a more cautious approach to prescribing antibiotics for ear infections as these antibiotics can cause upset stomachs...