Latest The Million Women Study Stories

2010-09-25 00:37:11

Breast cancer incidence declined among postmenopausal women in Canada as their use of hormone therapy declined.

2010-08-22 10:02:37

A new study suggests that a hormone supplement benefit does not last, despite some earlier evidence that hormone replacement therapy after menopause can help maintain women's muscle mass.

2010-06-04 13:46:25

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) skin patches containing low doses of oestrogen carry less risk of stroke than oral therapy and may represent a safer alternative to tablets, suggests a study published on bmj.com today.

2010-03-01 14:30:45

An eight-year prospective study of more than 30,000 postmenopausal Swedish women found that those who were using or had used HRT had significantly higher rates of cataract removal, compared with women who had never used HRT.

2010-02-08 06:54:18

Estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may increase the risk of developing asthma after the menopause, suggests a large scale study published ahead of print in the journal Thorax.

2009-12-02 13:05:17

Even when informed about risks, benefits, only 6% would take drug.

2009-08-20 11:10:00

Less than half of Ontario women with abnormal Pap tests receive recommended and potentially life-saving follow-up care, according to a new women's health study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). What's more, low-income women are less likely to be screened for cancer compared to their high-income counterparts.

2009-05-19 11:37:43

The risk of developing breast cancer due to taking hormone replacement therapy appears to be the same for women with a family history of the disease and without a family history, a University of Rochester Medical Center study concluded.

2009-05-12 14:42:46

A new research study suggests that as the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has fallen in recent years, so too has the incidence of heart attacks in older women.

2009-02-25 11:40:12

Low to moderate alcohol consumption among women is associated with a statistically significant increase in cancer risk and may account for nearly 13 percent of the cancers of the breast, liver, rectum, and upper aero-digestive tract combined, according to a report in the February 24 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Word of the Day
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.