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2006-11-17 09:00:13

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Diana Schwarzbein, a Santa Barbara-based endocrinologist who specializes in metabolic healing and menopause responded to a discussion that took place on CNN's Larry King Live on Wednesday night, November 15. As part of the televised panel, and former physician of Suzanne Somers, Dr. Schwarzbein spoke out about the need for medical supervision in the administration of hormone replacement therapy using what is known as "Bioidentical...

2006-09-04 16:35:09

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The hormone progestin, as a component of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) following menopause, appears to exacerbate deficits in hearing sensitivity and auditory speech processing, according to a research team at the Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York. "Sensory declines in elderly women, in this case exacerbated by progestin, can significantly interfere with communication abilities, including speech and hearing, professional and...

2006-02-13 16:02:07

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - Hormone replacement therapy using estrogen only does not provide overall protection against heart attacks but there may be some benefit against heart disease in younger menopausal women, a study said on Monday. The study from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., is the second to suggest that hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, is safer in younger women just entering menopause than it is in older women well past it. The findings...

2006-01-27 13:45:53

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Regular exercise may prevent the mental decline associated with the long-term use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), preliminary research suggests. In a study of 54 postmenopausal women, investigators found that long-term HRT use -- more than 10 years -- was linked with poorer scores on a standard test of mental acuity. However, physical fitness appeared to counter this effect, according to findings published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging. While...

2006-01-26 14:18:07

By Clementine Wallace NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who develop lung cancer appear to have lower survival rates if they have a history of using hormone replacement therapy (HRT), a study suggests. While previous studies have yielded mixed results, some demonstrating that estrogens increase the risk of lung cancer, others finding the hormone to be beneficial, "none of them had addressed the impact of HRT on the outcomes of lung cancer," notes Dr. Apar Kishor Ganti, from the...

2006-01-24 17:00:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is associated with an increased risk of asthma and wheezing, particularly in lean women, according to a report in the medical journal Thorax. The findings are based on a study of 8,588 women from Northern Europe who were surveyed between 1999 and 2001. The team excluded women who were pregnant, younger than 46 years of age or using oral contraceptives. HRT use raised the risk of asthma, wheeze and hay fever by 57 percent, 60...

2006-01-23 18:24:50

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Younger women may be able to take hormone replacement therapy without raising their risk of heart disease, U.S. researchers reported on Monday in a study aimed at reducing some of the confusion surrounding HRT. Women who started taking the drugs as they began menopause -- which typically starts in the mid-40s and lasts through the mid-50s -- had a 30 percent lower risk of heart disease than women who did not take...

2006-01-23 18:20:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Younger women may be able to take hormone replacement therapy without raising their risk of heart disease, U.S. researchers reported on Monday in a study aimed at reducing some of the confusion surrounding HRT. Women who started taking the drugs as they began menopause -- which typically starts in the mid-40s and lasts through the mid-50s -- had a 30 percent lower risk of heart disease than women who did not take them, the...

2005-11-28 17:23:58

The number of women prescribed Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) fell rapidly in the Netherlands after widespread media coverage of the UK's Million Women Study, according to a paper in the December issue of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. However a study with similar findings, which received hardly any media attention in the country when it was published the previous year, had little impact on prescribing rates. Researchers led by a team from the University of Groningen...

2005-11-08 12:43:05

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Within a few months of starting estrogen plus progestin hormone replacement therapy (HRT), there is an elevated risk of urge and stress incontinence in postmenopausal women, according to a new study. Women considering HRT should be informed of the increased risks of urge and stress urinary incontinence, the authors of the study conclude in the November issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. More than 40 percent of postmenopausal women suffer...