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2012-08-30 14:24:47

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Million Women Study is a study, conducted by UK researchers, of women's health analyzing data from more than one million women aged 50 and over. It is a collaborative project between Cancer Research UK and the National Health Service (NHS), with additional funding from the Medical Research Council (UK). The study has abundantly fulfilled its aims of illuminating the answers to crucial questions about factors affecting the health of...

2012-08-07 14:21:09

NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New research finds older men with higher levels of free testosterone have an increased risk of prostate cancer. Australian researchers spent a decade exploring the testosterone-prostate cancer connection by comparing natural testosterone levels of men in their 70s and 80s, those with prostate cancer and without. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120807/NY53583 ) "Men with late-onset prostate cancer had higher levels of testosterone," said...

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...

2012-06-06 10:25:10

JUPITER, Fla., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Female Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Dana M. Goldberg says Labiaplasty and Vaginal Cosmetic surgeries are the new trend in Palm Beach. While it's difficult to gauge just how many of these surgeries are being done every year, The American College of Plastic Surgery collected statistics on "vaginal rejuvenation" for two years and found only 800 surgeries in 2005 and just over 1,000 were performed in 2006. Today however, Labiaplasty and Vaginal...

Estrogen-Only Therapy Reduces Breast Cancer Chances In Post-Menopausal Women
2012-03-07 11:25:01

A new study published this week shows that women who used estrogen alone as hormone replacement therapy after menopause had a lower risk of developing breast cancer up to five years after they stopped taking it, reports Shari Roan for the Los Angeles Times. This discovery adds yet another twist to the ongoing story on hormone replacement therapy for treatment of hot flashes and poor sleep quality. The estrogen-only therapy appears to cut the risk of having breast cancer by about 20...

2012-02-29 15:35:00

WAYNE, N.J, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a lower dose formulation of ANGELIQ(® ) (drospirenone and estradiol) tablets to treat moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms due to menopause in women who have a uterus. The new formulation contains 0.25 mg drospirenone (drsp)/0.5 mg estradiol (E2) and will be available in the U.S. by prescription shortly. The previously...

2011-12-09 11:38:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sister Carol Keehan, DC, president and chief executive officer of the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA), issued the following statement. The Catholic Health Association is very grateful to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for her intelligent and courageous decision to prevent very young adolescents from purchasing and administering unsupervised the strong hormone contained in the drug known as Plan B. There is grave...

2011-11-14 23:05:21

In a finding that confirms what many obstetricians and gynecologists suspected, Duke University researchers report that younger women who undergo hysterectomies face a nearly two-fold increased risk for developing menopause early. The study, published in the December issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, is the largest analysis to track over time the actual hormonal impact of woman who had hysterectomies and compare them to women whose uteruses remained intact. "Hysterectomy...

2011-10-27 10:34:38

Study shows higher testosterone levels may help older men preserve muscle mass and delay frailty as they age A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that higher levels of testosterone were associated with reduced loss of lean muscle mass in older men, especially in those who were losing weight. In these men, higher testosterone levels were also associated with less loss of lower body strength....

2011-10-14 20:44:34

Post-menopausal women who experience new onset breast tenderness after starting combination hormone therapy may have an increased risk of breast cancer compared to women who don't experience breast tenderness, a study by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has shown. One reason for this may be that their breasts are becoming more dense. The new onset tenderness was much more pronounced after initiation of estrogen and progestin therapy than in women getting estrogen...