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2014-03-04 12:25:57

Unequal access to diagnosis and treatment results in deaths of 1,710 black women annually NEW YORK, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national study published today found a black: white disparity in breast cancer mortality in 39 of the most populous U.S. cities, with 35 of those cities experiencing a widening disparity over a 20-year period from 1990 to 2009. The 2014 Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Mortality Study is the largest study of its kind and the first to examine racial...

2014-01-23 11:24:28

More than 2 percent of implants usually require further surgery within 3 years Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) taken regularly for six months after a knee or hip replacement seems to cut the risk of repeat surgery by around 40%, indicates a large population based study published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. National data for England and Wales indicate that more than 2% of procedures typically have to be repeated within three years, primarily because of osteolysis...

2013-09-04 08:10:20

Breast cancer risk associated with use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) among postmenopausal women was variable when analyzed by race/ethnicity, body mass index (BMI), and breast density, according to a new study published September 3 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Studies have reported HRT use is associated with an increase in breast cancer risk. However, differential risks by BMI and breast density have been reported. Also, studies on the effect of HRT use on breast...

2013-05-01 13:03:56

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) significantly improves muscle function — down to the muscle fiber level — in postmenopausal women, a new study published today [1 May] in The Journal of Physiology shows. Some studies published over the last decade have led to negative publicity around HRT, a treatment used to relieve symptoms of menopause, resulting in many women being reluctant to use it. However this new study offers a positive outcome from the treatment. Previous...

Hormone Therapy Could Reduce Heart Attack Risk
2012-10-10 18:16:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study published in the journal BMJ, taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may reduce the risk of developing heart problems. The researchers found that HRT is not associated with an increased risk of cancer or stroke as several previous studies have claimed, and it also may help reduce the risk of heart attacks. The team followed 1,000 women over 10 years, half of which were on HRTs. Women who took part in the study...

2012-10-10 14:48:11

Without any increased risk of cancer, deep vein thrombosis or stroke HRT therapy has been subject to much discussion due to both positive effects (reduced risk of cardiovascular disease) and negative effects (increased risk of breast cancer). A paper published in the BMJ Group's Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare back in January cast doubt on the "unreliable" Million Women Study which associated HRT with an increased risk of breast cancer. Conflicting results have...

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2012-07-11 08:47:56

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Considered taboo in the past, breastfeeding is the new hip activity for mothers who recently gave birth. Breastfeeding has gained in popularity for a variety of reasons related to better health. Most recently, scientists discovered that, while having more babies can lead to a higher body mass index, the longer a woman breastfeeds causes a lower body mass index (BMI) later on. The study included women who had breastfed for at least six...


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