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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...

Ovary Transplants Delays Menopause, Give Women More Time To Conceive
2012-07-05 07:54:32

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Successful ovary transplants could lead to women remaining fertile indefinitely and also postponing menopause until they are well in their 50s, according to doctors speaking at a conference in Istanbul. The breakthrough uses a technique to remove pieces of ovary, store it away for decades, then transplant it back later in life, perhaps effectively holding off menopause as well. The doctors said that only physical inability to...

2012-07-02 21:42:17

Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center have uncovered a single molecule they say is a major determinant of resistance to anti-estrogen therapy used to treat or prevent breast cancer in high-risk women. In the July 1 issue of Cancer Research, the scientists say glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78), activated as breast cells undergo stress induced by the agents tamoxifen and fulvestrant, turns off apoptosis, a cell death response, and turns on autophagy. In autophagy,...

2012-06-15 06:23:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A 15-year Danish historical cohort study was done to see how hormonal contraception can cause thrombotic stroke (blood clotting inside a brain artery) and myocardial infarction (heart attack). In this study, 1,626,158 non-pregnant women from the ages of 15 to 49 years old were observed. During the study 3,311 thrombotic strokes and 1,725 myocardial infarctions occurred. The current use of oral contraceptive that included ethinyl estradiol (bio-active estrogen) at a...

2012-06-14 23:02:54

The national law offices of Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys announced that they are now accepting Nuvaring class action claims for review. Women that believe that have suffered injuries potentially linked to this once-a-month internal vaginal contraceptive ring are encouraged to call 1 (800) GET-GLEN for a free evaluation. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 14, 2012 Women have reported they may have suffered severe injuries such as strokes, pulmonary embolisms, heart attacks, deep vein thrombosis...

2012-06-13 13:11:11

Could increase risk of cardiovascular disease Estrogen-deficient, postmenopausal women who have had their uterus removed appear to have stiffer arteries compared to similar women who have not had a hysterectomy, according to new research from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The finding may help explain the greater risk of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in women, reported in previous research. "The message here is that having a hysterectomy may lead...

2012-06-11 11:50:29

Decoding the DNA of patients with advanced breast cancer has allowed scientists to identify distinct cancer "signatures" that could help predict which women are most likely to benefit from estrogen-lowering therapy, while sparing others from unnecessary treatment. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis uncovered mutations linked to whether or not women respond to aromatase inhibitors, drugs often prescribed to shrink large tumors before surgery. These...


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