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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...

2005-11-02 02:28:24

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) should avoid drinking alcohol because it can raise their risk of developing the most common kind of breast cancer, Swedish scientists said on Tuesday. Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet said they saw an increased incidence of estrogen positive breast cancer, the most common type of disease, especially among women who drank alcohol and took hormones to relieve symptoms of the menopause. "Our results suggest...

2005-11-01 16:32:39

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) should avoid drinking alcohol because it can raise their risk of developing the most common kind of breast cancer, Swedish scientists said on Tuesday. Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet said they saw an increased incidence of estrogen positive breast cancer, the most common type of disease, especially among women who drank alcohol and took hormones to relieve symptoms of the menopause. "Our results suggest...

2005-11-01 16:01:28

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) should avoid drinking alcohol because it can raise their risk of developing the most common kind of breast cancer, Swedish scientists said on Tuesday. Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet said they saw an increased incidence of estrogen positive breast cancer, the most common type of disease, especially among women who drank alcohol and took hormones to relieve symptoms of the menopause. "Our results suggest...

2005-08-15 12:33:35

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) have made headlines only in recent years, but there had long been warning signs that supplemental estrogen might be more hazardous than healthful, a new report contends. In 2002, a large US clinical trial called the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) was stopped when early findings showed that HRT after menopause slightly raised a woman's risk of breast cancer, heart attack, stroke and blood...

2005-06-28 16:50:30

June 28, 2005 - Research shows that short-term hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is appropriate for peri- and postmenopausal women. These and other results from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), the largest, most statistically valid and well analyzed research evaluating the use of HRT, are reviewed in the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer. In peri- and postmenopausal women who have moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms associated with estrogen deficiency, data shows that HRT...

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2004-12-05 10:42:28

Report endorses limited estrogen use HealthDayNews -- The value of hormone replacement therapy for postmenopausal women has taken a pounding in recent years. While it doesn't dispute the major findings that some forms of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can be dangerous, a recent report from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says some variations of short-term use can be effective and safe. Dr. Isaac Schiff, chairman of the 21-member ACOG Task Force that created the...

2004-12-01 09:00:08

Hormone replacement therapy, which has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer and stroke, should be used only in the short term to relieve menopausal symptoms, experts warned last night. Increased knowledge about the dangers of long-term use of HRT in the last two years has led to falling numbers of prescriptions and widespread confusion among women and the medical profession. Now the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has reviewed all the data...

2004-12-01 09:00:08

HORMONE replacement therapy, which has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer and strokes, should be used only in the short term to relieve menopausal symptoms, doctors warned yesterday. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has reviewed all the data surrounding HRT and published its recommendations in a new book, Menopause and Hormone Replacement. The book recommends that HRT should continue to be prescribed for women with severe menopausal symptoms,...

2004-12-01 09:00:08

THE debate over the value of hormone replacement therapy has raged for the last 30 years. In the early 1990s several studies were published that suggested that HRT had a protective benefit in preventing bone loss that could lead to osteoporosis. In the mid- 1990s there were studies suggesting a protective benefit for coronary heart disease. But over the past two years the debate has become even more contradictory and confusing, with the medical fraternity playing ping-pong with a series of...


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