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2011-12-22 12:23:00

McMaster University researchers have found consistent evidence that use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is associated with breast cancer globally. This study comes at a time when more women are again asking for this medication to control hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause. The rising trend is at odds with a U.S. Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study of 2002 which found a higher incidence of breast cancer, heart attack and stroke among women using HRT. Those findings led to a...

New Hormone Pill Has Potential To Help Women With Menopause
2011-12-20 13:04:58

Researchers say that a hormone pill may help women through menopause and give their sex lives a boost. They said they found the first robust evidence that low doses of a hormone called DHEA can help sexual function and menopausal symptoms. The team said that larger studies are still needed in order to help confirm their preliminary findings. "We must bear in mind that this is a pilot study with a small sample," Anna Fenton, co-editor of the journal Climacteric, said in statement. "We...

2011-10-19 13:32:48

Women still have hot flushes and night sweats years after the menopause finds a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Hot flushes and night sweats (HF/NS) are the main physical signs of the menopause, however their prevalence, frequency, severity and duration vary considerably. The average age of the menopause in US and European women is 50-51 years and it is generally assumed that HF/NS last between 2 to 5 years. This study looked...

2011-09-22 11:10:55

S-equol study simultaneously published in Menopause and presented at North American Menopause Society Annual Meeting A soy germ-based nutritional supplement containing Natural S-equol significantly improved the appearance of crow's feet skin wrinkles of the outer corner of the eyes in Japanese menopausal women, suggesting that supplements containing Natural S-equol have potential to slow skin aging, according to data from a controlled pilot study simultaneously published online in the...


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