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2008-08-25 15:00:22

By THOMAS, Kim Post-menopausal women can get a libido boost by taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT), new research has found. Researchers involved in one the world's largest and longest running trials of HRT found post-menopausal women had higher sex drives, less joint pain and less sleeplessness. The research, published yesterday in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), involved more than 2000 women in Britain, Australia and New Zealand, including women from Canterbury. HRT is a...

2008-08-22 06:00:10

HORMONE replacement therapy (HRT) could improve sleep, boost sexuality and ease joint pain in older women, say researchers. Several studies have linked HRT with an increased risk of breast cancer, heart problems and deep vein thrombosis. Now researchers, led by Professor Alastair MacLennan, of the University of Adelaide in Australia, have found that, while these risks need to be considered, HRT could dramatically ease symptoms of the menopause which reduce quality of life. Thousands of...

2008-07-16 06:00:00

By Lyndsay Moss MEDICAL research can often produce conflicting advice on a number of health issues, making it difficult for women to know what to do for the best. In recent years, much concern has been raised over the safety of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Millions of women around the world used HRT to control symptoms linked to the menopause. However, a number of studies have linked the therapy to an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer, leading to many women stopping...

2008-01-24 06:00:08

By Foidart, Jean-Michel Faustmann, Thomas Abstract Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) remains the most effective treatment for menopausal symptom relief, and may provide cardiovascular benefits in younger women initiating treatment soon after menopause. However, large surveys indicate that many symptomatic women refuse or discontinue HRT prematurely owing to fear of weight gain. A continuous combined HRT containing 17beta- estradiol (E^sub 2^) 1 mg plus drospirenone (DRSP) 2 mg is effective...

2007-08-30 06:19:04

By Verdier-Sevrain, S ABSTRACT Estrogens have a profound influence on skin. The relative hypoestrogenism that accompanies menopause exacerbates the deleterious effects of both intrinsic and environmental aging. Estrogens prevent skin aging. They increase skin thickness and improve skin moisture. Beneficial effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on skin aging have been well documented, but HRT cannot obviously be recommended solely to treat skin aging in menopausal women. Topical...

2007-06-14 06:08:18

By Li, Tinggang Li, Xiufen; Chen, Jian; Zhang, Guoping; Wang, Hongchun ABSTRACT: The removal performance of typical refractory organic compounds in landfill leachate was investigated during the electrochemical (EC) oxidation and anaerobic process combined treatment system in this paper. The results indicated that the treatment of landfill leachate by the combined system was highly effective. The toxicity of leachate was notably decreased after the electrochemical oxidation process and the...

2007-03-09 09:00:19

By Genazzani, A R; Mannella, P; Simoncini, T Key words: ALDOSTERONE, ANTIALDOSTERONE, CARDIOVASCULAR, DROSPIRENONE, PROGESTERONE, PROGESTIN ABSTRACT Drospirenone is a unique progestogen derived from 17α- spirolactone, with a pharmacologic profile very similar to that of endogenous progesterone. In contrast with other available progestins, drospirenone is a progestogen with aldosterone receptor antagonism (PARA) through its affinity for the mineralocorticoid receptor. It is thus...

2007-03-09 09:00:19

By Rosano, G M C; Vitale, C; Marazzi, G; Volterrani, M Key words: MENOPAUSE, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY, DROSPIRENONE, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RISK ABSTRACT Menopause is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) because estrogen withdrawal has a detrimental effect on cardiovascular function and metabolism. The menopause compounds many traditional CVD risk factors, including changes in body fat distribution from a gynoid to an android pattern, reduced glucose...

2007-01-13 03:00:25

By Song, Chenyan; Cho, Eulsaeng; Wang, Z; Yang, P Y ABSTRACT: The simultaneous removal of organic and nitrogen and molecular weight distribution (MWD) of residual soluble chemical oxygen demand (RSCOD) in final effluent were investigated using entrapped mixed microbial cells (EMMC) and conventional activated sludge processes. Two different types of processes using EMMC carriers demonstrated better organic and nitrogen removal performance because of the high solids retention time (SRT)...

2007-01-05 06:16:04

By Schmidt, John W; Wollner, Debra; Curcio, Jessica; Riedlinger, June; Kim, Linda S Abstract Oral administration of conjugated equine estrogens (CEE) with and without the synthetic progestin medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) in postmenopausal women is associated with side-effects that include increased risk of stroke and breast cancer. The current evidence that transdermal administration of estradiol may provide a safer alternative to orally administered CEE is reviewed. Transdermally...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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