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2011-05-05 14:21:52

Oral contraceptive and hormone replacement therapy in women with cerebral aneurysms Women who develop cerebral aneurysms are less likely to have taken the oral contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy, suggesting taking oestrogen could have a protective effect, reveals research published in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. Cerebral aneurysms, weaknesses in the blood vessel walls of the brain which cause the vessels to balloon, occur more frequently in women, and it has...

2011-04-18 11:00:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Menopause treatment is often sought by women who experience symptoms due to menopause. Menopause brings about a number of changes in the body that will affect lifestyle. Fluctuating hormones will create a variety of uncomfortable feelings and sensations, including mood swings, depression, anxiety, hot flashes and night sweats that can interrupt sleep. The sex drive will also suffer due to a decrease in progesterone, testosterone and...

2011-04-11 22:07:01

Oestrogen treatment for osteoporosis has often been associated with serious side-effects. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now, in mice, found a way of utilising the positive effects of oestrogen in mice so that only the skeleton is acted on, current research at the Academy shows. The study is presented in the respected journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). Many women are affected by osteoporosis after the menopause, when...

2011-04-11 21:50:38

New study contradicts prior research suggesting hormonal status affects voice In recent years several studies have suggested that women's voices change at different times over the menstrual cycle, with the tone rising as ovulation approaches. Now a study conducted by researchers at the West Texas A&M University in which women's voices were subjected to computerized acoustical analysis contradicts those findings. After assessing 175 samples provided by 35 study participants at various...

2011-04-08 12:15:00

ORLANDO, Fla., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After timely breaking news this week about a study showing that estrogen lowers breast cancer risk in women, The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M, http://www.worldhealth.net) could have almost started its 19(th) Annual Conference here today saying "I told you so." Long on the cutting-edge of medicine, the A4M has long held that estrogen helps prevent heart attacks and breast cancer. According to Pamela Smith, MD, MPH, an expert in...

2011-04-05 22:10:52

An editorial in the April 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association cautions against estrogen-only hormone therapy in women who have had a hysterectomy because of longstanding evidence that it raises the risk of breast cancer. The editorial is a response to a study in the same issue of the journal that found that estrogen-only therapy, currently used in women with menopausal symptoms who have had a hysterectomy, may decrease breast cancer risk if it is used for fewer than...

2011-04-05 22:03:18

Among postmenopausal women with prior hysterectomy who had used estrogen therapy for about 6 years and then stopped, longer-term follow-up indicates that the increased risk of stroke seen during the intervention period had dissipated, the decreased risk of hip fracture was not maintained, while the decreased risk of breast cancer persisted, according to a study in the April 6 issue of JAMA. "The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Estrogen-Alone Trial was a double-blind, placebo-controlled,...

2011-03-16 13:55:36

There may be a link between receiving industry funding for speaking, consulting, or research, and the publication of apparently promotional opinion pieces on menopausal hormone therapy. Furthermore, such publications may encourage physicians to continue prescribing these therapies to women of menopausal age. These are the key findings of a study by Adriane Fugh-Berman from Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington D.C., USA, and colleagues, published in this week's PLoS Medicine. Over...

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2011-03-08 14:20:00

The effect of acupuncture on postmenopausal symptoms and reproductive hormones: A sham controlled clinical trial Traditional Chinese acupuncture curbs the severity of hot flushes and other menopausal symptoms, suggests a small study published March 7 in Acupuncture in Medicine. The effects did not seem to be related to changes in levels of the hormones responsible for sparking the menopause and its associated symptoms, the study shows. The authors base their findings on 53 middle aged women,...

2011-03-02 12:48:24

New findings published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, confirm the risk of breast cancer among women who are obese and not physically active, and suggests additional mechanisms beyond estrogen. Scientists from the Women's Health Initiative have found a relationship between obesity, physical activity and triple-negative breast cancer, a subtype of breast cancer characterized by a lack of estrogen, progesterone and...


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