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2010-07-30 09:34:00

Findings Announced at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) 7th Annual Meeting CARLSBAD, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results from a retrospective, case-control study presented today at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) 7th Annual Meeting could have significant implications for women at risk of brain aneurysms as data shows that oral contraceptives (OC) and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may yield the additional benefit of protecting against...

2010-06-04 13:46:25

Research: Transdermal and oral hormone replacement therapy and the risk of stroke: Nested case-control study Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) skin patches containing low doses of oestrogen carry less risk of stroke than oral therapy and may represent a safer alternative to tablets, suggests a study published on bmj.com today. However, the risk increases significantly with high dose patches. HRT is regularly prescribed to women suffering from the effects of the menopause. However, most...

2010-04-19 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a synthetic menopause treatment method available to women suffering from symptoms of menopause. While this treatment is effective, it has been linked to serious diseases such as breast cancer. Because of that, many women have chosen not to risk their health with HRT treatments. The risks associated with HRT are simply too great for many women. In the past, women have resigned themselves to suffering menopause...

2010-03-04 08:19:02

New study finds prolonged use of HRT increases incidence of lung cancer by about 50 percent PORTLAND, Ore. "” Women aged 50 to 76 who take estrogen plus progestin may have an increased risk of lung cancer, according to a new study published in the pre-print online edition of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Although the risk is "duration-dependent," with women taking HRT for 10-plus years at greatest risk of developing lung cancer, an acceptable length of HRT has yet to be determined,...

2010-03-01 14:30:45

An eight-year prospective study of more than 30,000 postmenopausal Swedish women found that those who were using or had used HRT had significantly higher rates of cataract removal, compared with women who had never used HRT. Alcohol consumption seemed to increase HRT's harmful effect. The HRT study was led by Birgitta E. Lindblad, MD, Sundsvall Hospital, Sweden as part of the Swedish Mammography Cohort (SMC), established to study lifestyle factors and chronic diseases. "If future studies...

2010-02-08 06:54:18

Postmenopausal hormone therapy and asthma onset in the E3N cohort Estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may increase the risk of developing asthma after the menopause, suggests a large scale study published ahead of print in the journal Thorax. The authors base their findings on 57,664 women, who were quizzed about their use of HRT and development of asthma symptoms every two years between 1990 and 2002. All the women were taking part in the French E3N study, which includes almost...

2009-11-24 16:02:36

A menopause-cardiology consensus statement has called for direct action to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) in menopausal women. The statement also concludes that there is little evidence of increased CVD risk in taking HRT. The International Menopause Society consensus statement was developed at a Workshop** between menopause specialists and cardiologists. The Task Force on Gender of the European Society of Cardiology participated in the Workshop. The statement was published in current...

2009-10-29 08:29:42

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to treat menopausal estrogen deficiency has been in widespread use for over 60 years. Several observational studies over the years showed that HRT use by younger postmenopausal women was associated with a significant reduction in total mortality; available evidence supported the routine use of HRT to increase longevity in postmenopausal women. However, the 2002 publication of a major study, the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), indicated increased risk for...

2009-09-22 08:00:00

DEL MAR, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Restore Wellness Inc. introduced today its Restore Hot Flash Aid(TM), a fine mist spray that works directly on contact for the immediate relief of hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause and perimenopause. The first of its kind, this patented formula cools instantly and reduces the feelings of heat and flushing without the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or the need for a prescription. "What I like about Restore is the...

2009-07-29 13:00:00

BOSTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For many women, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can alleviate the physical symptoms associated with the change of life. But despite the initial hype generated by post-menopausal women who noticed a marked improvement in their skin's appearance while on HRT, dermatologists argue that scientific studies of estrogen do not show definitive improvements for skin rejuvenation of photodamaged skin and the potential risks when used long-term outweigh...


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