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2008-10-02 18:00:06

By DR. MIRIAM STOPPARD A million women in the UK have stopped taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) thanks to scare stories based on flawed medical studies. New statistics show the number of prescriptions for HRT have fallen significantly. In 2001, doctors wrote just over six million HRT prescriptions, but experts estimate the number has now dropped to just 2.5m a year. I'm a great believer in HRT and, providing there aren't any medical reasons why you shouldn't take it, I think...

2008-08-26 15:00:18

By HILL, Ruth HORMONE replacement therapy could be "the female Viagra" for post- menopausal women, new research involving Wellington women suggests. The study, which included 2130 women in New Zealand, Australia and Britain, found those taking combined oestrogen and progestogen hormone therapy had better sex lives, improved sleep and less joint pain. Lead New Zealand researcher Beverley Lawton, director of the Women's Health Research Centre at Otago University, said the new research...

2008-08-25 15:00:22

By THOMAS, Kim Post-menopausal women can get a libido boost by taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT), new research has found. Researchers involved in one the world's largest and longest running trials of HRT found post-menopausal women had higher sex drives, less joint pain and less sleeplessness. The research, published yesterday in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), involved more than 2000 women in Britain, Australia and New Zealand, including women from Canterbury. HRT is a...

2008-07-16 06:00:00

By Lyndsay Moss MEDICAL research can often produce conflicting advice on a number of health issues, making it difficult for women to know what to do for the best. In recent years, much concern has been raised over the safety of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Millions of women around the world used HRT to control symptoms linked to the menopause. However, a number of studies have linked the therapy to an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer, leading to many women stopping...

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2008-01-25 06:10:00

British researchers reported yesterday that women who use birth control pills are protected against ovarian cancer for 30 years or longer after they stop taking the pills.  The researchers estimated the pill has prevented 200,000 women worldwide from developing ovarian cancer, and has prevented 100,000 deaths from the disease. The study showed the protective effect of the pills is directly related to the length of time a they are used, with women taking the pills for 15 years...

2008-01-24 06:00:08

By Foidart, Jean-Michel Faustmann, Thomas Abstract Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) remains the most effective treatment for menopausal symptom relief, and may provide cardiovascular benefits in younger women initiating treatment soon after menopause. However, large surveys indicate that many symptomatic women refuse or discontinue HRT prematurely owing to fear of weight gain. A continuous combined HRT containing 17beta- estradiol (E^sub 2^) 1 mg plus drospirenone (DRSP) 2 mg is effective...

2007-09-10 06:00:08

Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYGN) announced today that it has launched a comprehensive public awareness advertising campaign -- known as the BRACAnalysis(R) Awareness Campaign -- designed to reach women with a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer, and the healthcare providers that treat them. It is estimated that there are more than a million people in the United States with inherited genetic mutations predisposing them to an increased risk of cancer. It is estimated that fewer...

2006-07-11 10:22:21

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The benefits of physical activity do not extend to reducing the risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to a new study reported in the International Journal of Cancer. "However, despite not protecting for ovarian cancer, physical activity has so many other positive health effects that women should be encouraged to exercise daily, if possible," study chief Dr. Elisabete Weiderpass from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm emphasized...

2006-01-27 13:45:53

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Regular exercise may prevent the mental decline associated with the long-term use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), preliminary research suggests. In a study of 54 postmenopausal women, investigators found that long-term HRT use -- more than 10 years -- was linked with poorer scores on a standard test of mental acuity. However, physical fitness appeared to counter this effect, according to findings published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging. While...

2006-01-26 14:18:07

By Clementine Wallace NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who develop lung cancer appear to have lower survival rates if they have a history of using hormone replacement therapy (HRT), a study suggests. While previous studies have yielded mixed results, some demonstrating that estrogens increase the risk of lung cancer, others finding the hormone to be beneficial, "none of them had addressed the impact of HRT on the outcomes of lung cancer," notes Dr. Apar Kishor Ganti, from the...


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