Call for thyroid screening in pregnancy

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All pregnant women should be screened for hidden signs of thyroid disease, according to Czech researchers.

A blood test can pick up about a third of mothers-to-be who have no symptoms but will go on to develop full-blown disease after giving birth ...

Early detection could have major implications for the health of mothers and babies ...

UK midwives say more evidence is needed of the merits of screening.

... Most countries ... recommend screening only high-risk women who have a family history of thyroid disease or have suffered thyroid problems in the past ...