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Hypnosis May Help Reduce Hot Flashes
2012-11-01 10:58:26

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While some people believe that hypnosis is just for fun and games, new research reports that clinical hypnosis is effective in helping menopausal females. A new study by scientists at Baylor University´s Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory recently revealed that clinical hypnosis can help decrease the occurrence of hot flashes and other related symptoms following menopause for women. The scientists tracked the physical...

2012-10-24 23:44:01

Hypnosis can help cut hot flashes by as much as 74%, shows a study supported by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. This is the first controlled, randomized study of the technique to manage hot flashes, which affect as much as 80% of women who go through menopause. The study was published online this month in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society. Controlled, randomized studies may pit an active drug against an inactive placebo pill. But...

2012-06-13 13:11:11

Could increase risk of cardiovascular disease Estrogen-deficient, postmenopausal women who have had their uterus removed appear to have stiffer arteries compared to similar women who have not had a hysterectomy, according to new research from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The finding may help explain the greater risk of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in women, reported in previous research. "The message here is that having a hysterectomy may lead...

Estrogen-Only Therapy Reduces Breast Cancer Chances In Post-Menopausal Women
2012-03-07 11:25:01

A new study published this week shows that women who used estrogen alone as hormone replacement therapy after menopause had a lower risk of developing breast cancer up to five years after they stopped taking it, reports Shari Roan for the Los Angeles Times. This discovery adds yet another twist to the ongoing story on hormone replacement therapy for treatment of hot flashes and poor sleep quality. The estrogen-only therapy appears to cut the risk of having breast cancer by about 20...

2012-02-28 21:35:22

NAMS endorses flexible duration of hormone therapy use for many women A great deal has been learned in the ten years since the first results emerged from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI). Hormone therapy (HT) remains the most effective treatment available for menopausal hot flashes and night sweats. However, there is a growing body of evidence that formulation, route of administration, timing of therapy and duration of therapy may produce different effects. It is essential to...

2012-02-17 11:07:54

New report will help clinicians predict onset of menopause A panel of US and international experts met in September 2011, in Washington, DC, to review the latest scientific data on the hormonal changes that mark reproductive aging in women and to reach consensus on defining the reproductive stages in a woman's life from pre-menopause to the late postmenopausal period. STRAW+10 represents an update to the landmark STRAW (Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop) system put into place ten years...


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