BTF members receive the newsletter delivered straight to their door. Below is a selection of our past newsletters for you to download.

BTF Newsletter 94

#94 February 2017

In this issue

  • Lead: BTF Children's Conference
  • Feature: Vitamin D and thyroid disease
  • Feature: Can thyroid disease be regarded as a disability?
  • My Story: 10 years with hypothyroidism
  • Research award reports
  • Project updates
  • Medicines update
  • Fundraising
  • Out and About
  • Local Groups
  • Letters and Comments

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BTF Newsletter 93

#93 October 2016

In this issue

  • Lead: Celebrating 25 Years of the BTF
  • Feature: Changes in clinical thyroidology over 25 years
  • Feature: Focus on some long-standing members and volunteers
  • My Story: One woman's struggle with hypothyroidism
  • Research News
  • Feature: Thyroid and the eyes
  • Thyroid eye disease real life story
  • An orthoptist's reflection on the management of TED
  • Fundraising
  • Out and About
  • Local Groups
  • Letters and Comments

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BTF Newsletter 92

#92 July 2016

In this issue

  • Lead: Celebrating 125 Years of Thyroid Hormone Replacement
  • Feature: History of Thyroid Hormone Replacement
  • Feature: How Thyroid Disorders Affect Bones
  • My Story: Mother's Experience of Child Born with Congenital Hyperthyroidism
  • Research News
  • Doris Godfrey Research Award Winner
  • Project updates
  • Letters and comments
  • Fundraising
  • Out and About

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BTF Newsletter 91

#91 February 2016

In this issue

  • Lead: Legacies fund pioneering thyroid research
  • Feature: Thyroid and weight loss
  • My Story: Experience of Graves' Disease
  • Research News
  • Project updates
  • Letters and comments
  • Fundraising
  • Out and About

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BTF Newsletter 90

#90 November 2015

In this issue

  • Lead: Largest Europe-wide study into iodine deficiency starts
  • Feature: The effects of thyroid diosrders on the cardiovascular system
  • My Story: How thyroid cancer changed one young woman's outlook on life
  • Research News
  • Project updates
  • Letters and comments
  • Fundraising
  • Out and About

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BTF Newsletter 89

#89 July 2015

In this issue

  • Lead: New statement on the management of primary hypothyroidism
  • Feature: My sister Lulu - born without a thyroid
  • My Story: One woman's struggle to enjoy life again after an under-active thyroid diagnosis
  • Research News
  • Project updates
  • Fundraising
  • Out and About

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BTF Newsletter 88

#88 February 2015

In this issue

  • Lead: A Lasting Legacy
  • Feature: A History of the thyroid
  • Feature: Why do Some People with an Over-active Thyroid have Problems with their Eyes?
  • My Story: One Man's Battle to Feel 'Normal' Again
  • Research News
  • Project updates
  • Fundraising
  • Out and About

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BTF Newsletter 87

#87 November 2014

In this issue

  • Lead: BTF to take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2014
  • My Story: One woman's battle with Graves' disease and Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Out and About
  • Research Update: Award Winners' Reports
  • Fundraising News

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BTF Newsletter 86

#86 July 2014

In this issue

  • Lead: BTF Hosts First Ever Conference For Children with Thyroid Disorders
  • BTF Projects Update
  • Research in the Media
  • Medicines Update
  • Article: Infertility
  • Meet the President of the BTA

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BTF Newsletter 85

#85 February 2014

In this issue

  • Lead: BTF Launches Initiative to Improve Care of Hypothyroidism
  • BTF Responds to Scottish Parliament Petition
  • Out and About: Sight Loss and Vision PSP Launched at House of Lords
  • Research update: Pilot Research on New Marker for Thyroid Cancer
  • Fundraising News

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BTF Newsletter 84 September

#84 September 2013

In this issue

  • Lead: Spotlight on our fantastic fundraisers
  • In the media: BTF volunteer tells his story in RNIB magazine
  • Research update: FT3 in children
  • Meet the BTF Research Award winners
  • Hair loss and thyroid disorders

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#83 June 2013

In this issue

  • Lead: BTF 'Rocks' at 21st Birthday Extravaganza
  • Out and about: Patients help establish priorities for eye research
  • Research update: Patients need to be better informed about side efects of antithyroid drugs, says study
  • BTF's first 21 years - how it began
  • My Story - Bridget O'Connor

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BTF Newsletter 82 January 2013

#82 January 2013

In this issue

  • Lead: Introducing our new BTF patron Josef Craig
  • News from BTF HQ
  • UK iodine deficiency - the way forward
  • Your thyroid broke ...but we can fix it
  • My story: 'how I broke the "fat thyroid" myth and lost weight'
  • BTF research news: award winner Dr Vicki Smith and final report from Dr Carla Moran
  • Research update: thyroid cells grown in a dish, and thyroid disorders in children
  • Medicines update: Thyrogen
  • Letters and Comments
  • First ever Thyroid Eye Disease Day a huge success

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BTF Newsletter 81 September 2012

#81 September 2012

In this issue

  • Lead: Iodine status in the UK - the way forward Medicines watch
  • BTF research news: Dr Peter Taylor, winner of the BTF 2011 Research Award, describes progress to date with his study on thyroid function and body composition in children
  • BTF research news: Shirley Langham, winner of the 2012 Evelyn Ashley Smith Award, describes her project to research maternal iodine status and congenital hypothyroidism
  • Research update: The SORTED study
  • Article: 'Singer of the year' Toby Spence diagnosed with thyroid cancer
  • Article: 'Reaching out' - Vivienne Revis writes about her experience talking with the public at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show
  • My story: Paula Tracey writes about her experience with juvenile myxoedema
  • 'BTF in bloom' pictures from the Harrogate and Gardening Scotland flower shows

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BTF Newsletter 80 May 2012

#80 May 2012

In this issue

  • Lead: Record number log in for online thyroid clinic
  • Article: Levothyroxine - the facts behind the story
  • Article: Seaweed consumption linked to thyroid cancer
  • Article: Antenatal thyroid screening fails to improve IQ in three-year-olds
  • BTF Research News: Cardiometabolic risk in Resistance to Thyroid Hormone (RTH)
  • BTF Research News:  Hyperthyroidism and blood clot structure
  • Interview: Ellie Williams, singer-songwriter and thyroid cancer survivor

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#79 January 2012

In this issue

  • Lead: New Leaflets and Quick Guides Published
  • Study to look out how to treat subclinical hypothyroidism
  • Over-the-counter supplements 'put lives at risk' say US researchers
  • TEAMeD study finds 'wide variance' in surgical procedures in England
  • BTF Research News - articles by Peter Taylor and Nikki Kieffer
  • My Story - living with congenital hypothyroidism
  • Regular sections include: News from BTF HQ, BTF Project Updates, Fundraising and Donations, Research News, Letters and Comments, and Local Groups

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#78 Autumn 2011

In this issue

  • Lead: Award-winning botanical artist to donate proceeds of print to BTF
  • 'Pirates of the Carribean' lunch raises £1,000s for BTF
  • Waddow Lodge Garden open day a great success
  • The Big BTF Summer Walk
  • Article: Challenges of hypothyroidism - four endocrinologists discuss how they diagnose and treat challenging cases
  • ATA Pregnancy Guidelines
  • Regular sections include: News from BTF HQ, BTF Project Updates, Fundraising and Donations, Research News, Letters and Comments, and Local Groups

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#77 Summer 2011

In this issue

  • Lead: 'UK now iodine deficient' says research team
  • Radiation and thyroid cancer
  • New test product launched
  • BTF joins Thyroid Cancer Alliance
  • 28-day prescribing - an update
  • Selenium and thyroid eye disease
  • MEET THE ... new BTA President Graham Williams and Secretary Jackie Gilbert
  • Regular sections include: News from BTF HQ, BTF Project Updates, Fundraising and Donations, Research News, Children's Corner, Letters and Comments, and Local Groups

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#76 Spring 2011

In this issue

  • Lead: Waddow Lodge Garden to hold Open Day in aid of BTF
  • 'Name the plant' competition
  • Big BTF Summer Walk
  • Marking Rare Disease Day in Westminster
  • Article: Should elderly people be screened for thyroid disorders?
  • My story: Stefanie Williams says 'Your illness doesn't need to dictate what you do with your life'
  • Regular sections include: News from BTF HQ, BTF Project Updates, Fundraising and Donations, Research News, Children's Corner, Letters and Comments, and Local Groups

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#75 Winter 2010

In this issue

  • Lead: 'Communicating the patient perspective: BTF engages with nurses and physicians'
  • News from BTF HQ and BTF Project Updates
  • Donations and Fundraising News
  • Article: 'Is there a link between dental x-rays and thyroid cancer?'
  • Article: 'Thyroid screening in pregnancy: preliminary results of the CATS study'
  • Letters and Comments
  • Children's Corner
  • Around the country - news from BTF Local Groups

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#74 Autumn 2010

In this issue

  • Lead: 'New BTF website goes live'
  • News from BTF HQ and BTF project updates
  • Donations and Fundraising News
  • Article: 'An unexpected result' medical student Jonathan Hooper describes his year doing thyroid research... with unexpected results
  • Research News: current thyroid research in the UK, and BTF research reports
  • Letters and Comments
  • Children's Corner
  • Around the country - news from BTF Local Groups

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#73 Summer 2010

In this issue

  • Lead: 'Captain's charity raises record amount for BTF'
  • News from BTF HQ and BTF Project Upates
  • Donations and Fundraising News
  • News and Views: 'Could your non-stick pan damage your health?', 'Rings of fire - is there a link with thyroid cancer?' and 'It may be safe for patients taking thyroxine replacement to have lower TSH levels'
  • Book Review of Thyroid cancer for beginners by Glenda Shepherd
  • Research News: current thyroid research in the UK,and BTF research reports
  • Case study: 'Congenital hypothyroidism - pregnant again with twins!'
  • Letters and Comments
  • Children's Corner
  • Around the country - news from BTF Local Groups

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#72 Spring 2010

In this issue

  • Lead: 'New thyroid cancer booklet launched at Manchester conference'
  • Letter from BTF HQ
  • News about BTF and BTF Project Updates
  • News and Views: 'Health scare in New Zealand', 'Thyroxine level linked to hard birth' and 'Living with hypoparathyroidism'
  • Donations and Fundraising News
  • Research News
  • Meet the ... new BTF children's coordinator Debby Benjamin'
  • Article: 'Making sense of science claims' by Julia Watson of Sense About Science
  • Case Study: 'My life is a nightmare' writes a patient who put her faith in an alternative expert
  • Letters and Comments
  • Children's Corner
  • Article: 'Thyrotoxicosis explained for young people' by Tim Cheetham
  • Around the country - news from BTF Local Groups

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#71 Winter 2009

In this issue

  • Lead: 'British Thyroid Foundation signs Amsterdam Declaration to tackle thyroid eye disease'
  • Letter from BTF HQ
  • News about BTF
  • Prescribing trends around the world - Part 2 Germany, USA and Australia
  • Donations and Fundraising News
  • BTF Project Updates
  • Research News
  • Velindre thyroid garden wins 'Cardiff in Bloom' prize
  • Research News: 'BTF is now a NHIR partner' and news about BTF Research Awards
  • Article: 'How levothyroxine is made' by Graham Beastall
  • Article: 'Thyroid and pre-eclampsia'
  • Article: 'Subclinical hypothyroidism and heart disease'
  • My story: Angela Hammond describes her experiences of hypothyroidism
  • Letters and Comments
  • Children's Corner
  • Around the country - news from BTF Local Groups

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#70 Autumn 2009

In this issue

  • Lead: 'Prescribing trends around the world' - Part 1 Scotland, France, The Netherlands, Norway and Finland
  • News from BTF HQ and BTF Project Updates
  • Swine flu advice
  • 'REPLACE' study kicks off in the UK
  • Research into poor growth in unborn babies starting soon
  • Donations and Fundraising News
  • Research News: updates about BTF Research Awards
  • Article: 'Psychological aspects of thyroid disease' by Dr Tim Dornan
  • Letters and Comments
  • Children's Corner
  • Around the country - news from BTF Local Groups

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#69 Summer 2009

In this issue

  • Lead: 'Study to assess UK iodine levels'
  • Spotlight on Fundraising
  • Meet the new BTF Trustees
  • Article: 'Patient groups meet in Harrogate'
  • Research News
  • Article: 'Thyroid, smoking and pregnancy' by Dr Bijay Valdya
  • Article: 'Raising awareness for thyroid eye disease'
  • Letters and Comments
  • Children's Corner
  • Around the country - news from BTF Local Groups
  • BTF Annual Accounts

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#68 Spring 2009

In this issue

  • Lead: 'Harrogate MP backs BTF campaign'
  • Message from the BTF Director
  • Article: 'Key findings and recommendations from the BTF medication survey'
  • Donations
  • Research News
  • Article: 'Is thyroid cancer hereditary?' By Prof. Leigh Delbridge (Australia)
  • Article: 'The woman who saved the children' by Clare Mulley
  • Article: 'Thyroxine and breast cancer' by Professor Graham Williams
  • Case History: Hypothyroidism
  • Letters and Comments
  • Children's Corner
  • Around the country - news from BTF Local Groups

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#67 Winter 2008

In this issue

  • Lead: 'Diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism'
  • BTF information exchange weekend for local coordinators and telephone contacts
  • 28-day prescribing - response from the Department of Health
  • 'Your experience of services for thyroid eye disease - key findings of the TEDct/BTF survey'
  • Article: 'Iodine content in salt'
  • Donations
  • Full text of the joint statement on the diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism (see also lead story)
  • Article: 'Why don't we measure thyroid hormone levels in saliva and urine?'
  • Research News
  • Letters and Comments
  • NEW! Children's Corner
  • Around the country - news from BTF Local Groups

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#66 Autumn 2008

In this issue

  • BTF medication survey
  • Research News
  • The management of hypothyroidism
  • Fundraising News
  • Case History
  • Letters and Comments
  • Around the country - news from BTF Local Groups

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#65 Summer 2008

In this issue

  • Results of the BTF prescription length survey
  • Research News
  • BTF at the Scottish Parliament
  • Second National Audit Report of the BAETS
  • BTF Information Events
  • British Endocrine Society Conference
  • Letters and Comments
  • Around the country - news from BTF Local Groups

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#64 Spring 2008

In this issue

  • BTF prescribing survey
  • Research News
  • Fundraising News
  • Impaired pyschological well-being on thyroxine: what's going on?
  • Clinical Thyroidology: Notes by Dr Robert Utiger
  • Case History
  • Letters and Comments
  • Around the Country - News from BTF Local Groups

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#63 Winter 2007

In this issue

  • Lead: 'Mod music event in aid of the BTF'
  • Research News
  • Fundraising News
  • Article: '"Questions to ask": getting the most out of your medical appointment'
  • Thyroid disease - epidemiology
  • The Menopause Exchange
  • Case History:
  • Letters and Comments
  • Around the Country - News from BTF Local Groups

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