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2012-08-28 02:28:43

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aragon Pharmaceuticals today announced the appointment of Faheem Hasnain as an independent director of the Company's board of directors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120828/SF63676LOGO) Mr. Hasnain brings more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, with executive leadership roles at leading public companies, including Facet Biotech Corporation, PDL BioPharma, Biogen Idec, Bristol...

2012-08-21 01:25:21

A new study suggests that a polyclonal antibody that blocks follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in mice without ovaries might offer a more effective way to prevent or arrest osteoporosis than currently available treatments. The study used a mouse model of menopause to show that an injection of a polyclonal antipeptide antibody enhances bone regeneration by simultaneously slowing bone destruction and building bone, say researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. In addition,...

2012-08-08 23:01:57

With the risks associated with hormone replacement therapy (HRT), many women have turned to natural menopause solutions. But these also can bring risks. New report documents risks and introduces a safe and reliable alternative for women going through menopause Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) August 08, 2012 Today branded ingredient distributor Helios CORP/Sunbio released a special report on the risks women may face taking popular natural treatments for menopause. The report discusses data from studies...

2012-08-02 22:18:40

Study published in New England Journal of Medicine A study co-authored by a Loyola researcher and published in the New England Journal of Medicine is offering new hope to women with advanced breast cancer. The study found that combing two drugs that normally are each given as single agents significantly extended the lives of women with metastatic breast cancer. Kathy Albain, MD, a breast cancer specialist at Loyola University Medical Center, is among the main authors of the study....

2012-07-26 10:26:21

Results Announced at Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS) 9th Annual Meeting SAN DIEGO, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A correlation between brain aneurysms, bulges or balloons in vessel walls, and early onset menopause has been identified, according to recent study results presented at the SNIS 9(th) Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, thereby suggesting that the premature loss of estrogen could be a risk factor for aneurysm formation and development. As it is...

2012-07-24 06:26:51

NEW YORK, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A hysterectomy, the removal of a women's uterus, is the second most common surgery for women in the United States. Hysterectomies are performed for various reasons including cancer, fibroids, endometriosis, prolapse of the uterus, chronic pelvic pain or abnormal vaginal bleeding. Although incredibly common, hysterectomies are typically only performed when no alternative option remains. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120717/NY41829 ) When...

2012-07-18 10:13:50

Risk more than doubles; elevated concentrations of certain pregnancy hormones may have long-term pro-carcinogenic effect Delivering a high-birth-weight infant more than doubles a woman's breast cancer risk, according to research from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The researchers suggest that having a large infant is associated with a hormonal environment during pregnancy that favors future breast cancer development and progression. Marking the first time that high...

2012-07-11 13:10:31

Weight loss that occurs in conjunction with a low-fat, high fruit and vegetable diet may help to reduce or eliminate hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause, according to a Kaiser Permanente Division of Research study that appears in the current issue of Menopause. This Women's Health Initiative study of 17,473 women found that women on a diet low in fat and high in whole grains, fruit and vegetables, who had menopausal symptoms, who were not taking hormone replacement...

2012-07-10 15:35:35

The Menopause Map, an online tool, helps women navigate treatment options The Endocrine Society commissioned Lake Research Partners to conduct a national survey of 424 internal medicine, family practice and OB/GYN physicians about their attitudes and experiences related to treating menopausal symptoms. According to the survey, physicians say the primary barrier to women receiving hormone therapy is patients' fears about the risks and their unwillingness to discuss the option. This new...

Synapses In Rat Prefrontal Cortex Increased By Long-term Hormone Treatment
2012-07-09 17:24:21

A new study of aged female rats found that long-term treatment with estrogen and a synthetic progesterone known as MPA increased levels of a protein marker of synapses in the prefrontal cortex, a brain region known to suffer significant losses in aging. The new findings appear to contradict the results of the Women´s Health Initiative, a long-term study begun in 1991 to analyze the effects of hormone therapy on a large sample of healthy postmenopausal women aged 50 to 79. Among other...