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Researchers Find Link Between Brain And Hot Flashes
2012-12-12 10:51:20

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Arizona recently investigated the factors behind the hot flashes that many women experience during menopause and discovered a region in the brain that could cause the uncontrollable feelings of heat that arise during the first couple of years of menopause. The team of investigators was interested in learning more about the biological mechanism behind hot flashes, which can affect both...

2012-12-07 16:34:37

Women with higher circulating carotenoid levels are at a reduced risk of breast cancer according to a study published December 6 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute Carotenoids, which are micronutrients found in fruits and vegetables, have been found to have anticarcinogenic properties. Previous experimental studies have shown that carotenoids inhibit the tumor progression and reduce proliferation of estrogen receptor—positive (ER+) and estrogen receptor—negative...

2012-12-03 20:57:17

Prostate cancer drug shows promise in triple-negative and estrogen-positive breast cancer Breast cancers are defined by their drivers — estrogen and progesterone receptors (ER and PR) and HER2 are the most common, and there are drugs targeting each. When breast cancer has an unknown driver, it also has fewer treatment options — this aggressive form of breast cancer without ER, PR or HER2, which was thought not to be driven by hormones, is known as triple negative. A decade ago,...

Learn To Relax And Ease Those Menopause Symptoms
2012-11-26 14:38:39

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Tired of feeling those hot flashes that come as a result of menopause? There is one remedy you may just be ecstatic to find out about. A study at Linköping University and Linköping University Hospital shows that women who learn to relax can reduce their menopause symptoms by half. The researchers found that seven out of every ten women going through menopause have at some point experienced...

2012-11-08 12:28:08

DALLAS, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For eight decades subcutaneous hormone pellet therapy has been utilized in patients. Currently hormone pellet therapy is used to treat peri-menopause, menopause, and andropause patients in five continents. The safety and efficacy of both estrogen and testosterone pellet therapy has been documented throughout the world's peer reviewed journals. In 2002, the initial data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) revealed an increased risk of breast cancer,...

2012-11-02 14:50:28

A University of Cincinnati (UC) cancer biology team reports breakthrough findings about specific cellular mechanisms that may help overcome endocrine (hormone) therapy-resistance in patients with estrogen-positive breast cancers, combating a widespread problem in effective medical management of the disease. Xiaoting Zhang, PhD, and his colleagues have identified a specific estrogen receptor co-activator–known as MED1–as playing a central role in mediating tamoxifen resistance...

Hypnosis May Help Reduce Hot Flashes
2012-11-01 10:58:26

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While some people believe that hypnosis is just for fun and games, new research reports that clinical hypnosis is effective in helping menopausal females. A new study by scientists at Baylor University´s Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory recently revealed that clinical hypnosis can help decrease the occurrence of hot flashes and other related symptoms following menopause for women. The scientists tracked the physical...

2012-10-26 00:38:29

A new study suggests that women who begin taking hormone therapy within five years of menopause may reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. The research is published in the October 24, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "This has been an area of debate because observational studies have shown a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease with hormone therapy use, while a randomized controlled trial showed an increased risk....

Hormone And Breastfeeding Impacts On Breast Cancer
2012-10-19 04:50:43

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While phrases like “I love Big Bird” and “binders full of woman” are tidbits that people remember about the past two presidential candidate debates, another facet of the debates is the clothing that the spouses of the presidential candidates wear. In this past week´s debate, both Michelle Obama and Ann Romney chose to wear the striking color of pink. The color reflects October as breast cancer awareness...

2012-10-18 11:26:09

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A U.S. Food and Drug Administration-funded study led by the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research found an increased risk of arterial thrombotic events (ATE) and venous thromboembolic events (VTE) -- commonly referred to as blockage of arteries and blood clots, respectively -- associated with drospirenone-containing birth control pills compared to four low-dose estrogen combined hormonal contraceptives. The study appears in...