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2010-12-02 23:40:52

Doctors across the country are still prescribing higher-dose menopausal hormone therapy pills, despite clinical evidence that low doses and skin patches work just as well and carry fewer health risks. That's what researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine found in a study that will be published online Dec. 2 in Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society. Doctors have been treating the symptoms of menopause with hormone therapy for decades. During menopause,...

2010-11-12 10:00:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- There are a number of natural menopause remedies on the market today that have been shown to effectively treat many of the symptoms of menopause. Menopause symptoms that these products have helped eliminate include things such as night sweats, hot flashes, and insomnia. These products are natural menopause treatments and herbal remedies; therefore, no unpleasant side effects have been reported from their use. As many women in their 40s...

2010-11-10 08:08:25

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Menopause is an unavoidable change that every woman's body goes through.  Even though hormone therapy is used to help them through the process, it may be doing more damage than most think.  Women planning on taking hormone therapy for the treatment of symptoms should be aware of the possible increased risk for ovarian cancer. "This study is consistent with previous recommendations that say if women are going to take hormones they should only take them in the...

2010-11-10 01:01:00

Women planning on taking hormone therapy for the treatment of menopausal symptoms should be aware of a possible increased risk for ovarian cancer, according to data presented at the Ninth Annual AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held here Nov. 7-10, 2010. "This study is consistent with previous recommendations that say if women are going to take hormones they should only take them in the short term," said Konstantinos Tsilidis, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow at the Cancer...

2010-10-24 00:14:01

There are a number of frustrating and disturbing symptoms that women may go through when they have reached this time in their lives. Dr. Shoreh Ershadi, director of the ANTIAGING Institute of California, advises women to use natural menopause treatments to help with the difficulties of menopause, based on the researches she has done in this filed and the results she has achieved. Based on these researches, Dr. Ershadi has discovered a natural menopause treatment product that offers added...

2010-09-01 14:21:19

Women at increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer because of inherited mutations of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes who had prophylactic mastectomy or salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries) had an associated decreased risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer, according to a study in the September 1 issue of JAMA. "Women who have inherited mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) genes have substantially elevated risks of breast cancer and ovarian cancer, with a...

2010-09-01 14:11:42

Genetic testing is critical for women with family history of ovarian and breast cancers A new study underscores the importance for women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer to get genetic counseling and testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that make them more likely to develop lethal breast or ovarian cancer, says a Northwestern Medicine oncologist. The study, which will be published in the Sept. 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), shows women...

2010-09-01 08:43:08

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A recent study underscores the importance of genetic counseling and testing for women with family history of breast or ovarian cancer.  Research shows women with the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes live longer and virtually eliminate their risk of cancer by having prophylactic surgeries to remove their ovaries and fallopian tubes or their breast in a mastectomy. "This is the first study to prove women survive longer with these preventative surgeries and shows the importance...

2010-06-22 14:19:52

Women who experience early menopause appear to have more than twice the risk of having a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease event later in life than do women who do not go through early menopause, a new study indicates. The results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 92nd Annual Meeting in San Diego. Early menopause was defined as going through menopause before age 46, either naturally or surgically through removal of both ovaries. "It is important for...

2010-06-22 10:34:00

HOLLAND, Mich., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Menopause is a natural transition in a woman's life. We expect to go through it sooner or later. Preferably later. But for roughly 25 percent of women, menopause arrives early, and with it comes hormonal shifts that can affect sexual drive and functioning. Knowing what to expect and having access to clinically sound information from expert sources like Menopause.org, sponsored by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), and MiddlesexMD.com, a...


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