Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 26, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
18 THE IfTHBRIDGS HERALD Friday, Juno 36, 1970 THE DOCTOR'S MAIL-BAG Overactive Thyroid Causes Toxic Goiter By WAYNE G. BRANDSTADT, M.D. Written for Enterprises Assn, Your Horoscope By JEANE DIXON Q How high Is a protein- bound Iodine (FBI) test of 8.8? Would this cause me to overweight? A The normal range tor FBI is 4 to 8 but persons with an over-active thyroid may havo readings of 20 or more. Your level shows a moderate in- crease but any increase would be more likely to cause a loss rather than a gain of weight. Q What causes an en- larged thyroid and what can be done for it? A An exophthalmic or toxic goiter is caused by an over- active thyroid. A non-toxic goit- er may be caused by an iodine deficiency; such drugs as thio- cyanates, paramino salicyclic acid and butazolidine; or pitui- tary failure. In some cases no cause can be found. The treat- ment would depend on the cause. Q Without wearing lighter clothing what would make me feel colder than others in the same room? A The most likely cause is an underactive thyroid or poor circulation. Q. What is the cause ot myxedema? A This is a type of swell- ing of the tissues caused by an underactive thyroid. Q My doctor says I have an underactive thyroid. He is CHICAGO (AP) The Amer- ican Medical Association re- versed its position on abortion Thursday and approved a reso- lution saying abortion should be considered as another medical procedure. The AMA's official policy on abortion, set in 1967, opposed abortion except for therapeutic reasons. At the 119th annual AMA con- vention, its governing body, the House of Delegates, approved a resolution Thursday that says: "Abortion is a medical proce- dure and should be performed only by a duly licensed physi- cian and surgeon in an accred- ited hospital acting only in con- fonnance with standards of good medical practice and after New Plans For Storing Nerve Gas PORTLAND (AP) The Oregonian says stocks of nerve gas once scheduled for ship- ment to Oregon will be stored on Johnson Island, a coral atoll of four small islands 700 miles southwest of Hawaii. The U.S. acquired the island with the annexation of Hawaii. It is administered by the navy, The Oregonian reports a source in Washington, D.C., said the federal government has decided not to bring the gas into any of the 50 states. Original plans to store the stocks at a munitions depot at Henniston, Ore., were cancel- led after vigorous opposition from Pacific Northwest resi- dents. The Pentagon said Wednes- day no final decision had yet been made on the site. BY CHARLES H. GOREN 10 Tbt CHUM TrikMI Both vulnerable. South dealt. NORTH 4 J632 S7KS OK7Z EAST K Q it 9 OSS WEST 4 Void V107J OQJ3J AKQ87S SOUTH A875DU CAN HEAR rr A BLOCK N I KNOW. THAT'S WHERE CLARK 6-26 SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal fe-i.6 O K Ml. TM IT Ul frrt, V7 BUGS BUNNY I CAME OVER T'EETUiJN SOMS O' TH' SOOPIBS I BORKOWEP FROM YA I'M SONMA PUT'EM (3ISHT BACK IN TH' CABINET I GOT 'EM -----r FROM! 1 OVERLOADED ON PEAS SO I'M 'EM STKMG BEANS!