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Latest Women's Health Initiative Stories

Kidney Stone Cases On The Rise In Women, Exercise May Help Reduce The Risk
2013-12-14 05:03:23

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a recent study, small amounts of physical activity may decrease a person’s risk for developing kidney stones. The researchers also discovered that eating too many calories can increase the risk. Research from the last decade has shown that, contrary to previous thought, kidney stones are a systemic problem. The connection to health problems such as obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease has...

2013-11-25 23:29:16

NutraPause is a Botanical Supplement Clinically Shown to Significantly Relieve Vasomotor Symptoms (Hot Flashes and Night Sweats) Associated with Peri Menopause and Menopause Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 AC Nova Technologies Inc (aka “ATI Pharma”) announces the USA and Canada Launch of NutraPause, a botanical supplement clinically shown to significantly relieve Vasomotor Symptoms (Hot Flashes and Night Sweats) Associated with Peri Menopause and Menopause. AC Nova...

2013-11-19 23:19:48

NutraPause is a botanical supplement clinically shown to relieve vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes and night sweats) associated with perimenopause and menopause. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 AC Nova Technologies Inc (aka ATI Pharma), a leader in the development of evidence-based botanical supplements, is pleased to announce that Health Canada has approved NutraPause for the treatment of vasomotor symptoms associated with perimenopause and menopause (NPH 80031417). ATI Pharma...

2013-10-15 23:34:40

EstroGeneTM is a simple saliva-based test that examines the key genes involved in estrogen metabolism, and a powerful, actionable, breast cancer prevention tool for physicians and consumers. Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 October 15, 2013, Santa Fe, New Mexico The Estrogen Gene Test Co. and General Genetics Corporation are pleased to announce the launch of a saliva-based test that can identify polymorphisms in all of the key estrogen metabolism genes....

2013-10-09 12:26:35

BRONX, N.Y., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Findings from a study involving thousands of postmenopausal women suggest that women who develop invasive breast cancer may benefit from taking supplements containing both multivitamins and minerals. The new research, published today in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, found that the risk of dying from invasive breast cancer was 30 percent lower among multivitamin/mineral users compared with nonusers. (Logo:...

2013-10-02 10:22:32

Extended follow-up of the two Women's Health Initiative hormone therapy trials does not support use of hormones for chronic disease prevention, although the treatment may be appropriate for menopausal symptom management in some women, according to a study in the October 2 issue of JAMA. The hormone therapy trials of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) were stopped after investigators found that the health risks outweighed the benefits. Menopausal hormone therapy continues in clinical use,...

2013-10-01 13:42:41

JAMA Internal Medicine publishes University of Washington -- Group Health study Women can choose among several types of estrogen pills, which are equally effective at relieving menopausal symptoms. But in an observational study of comparative safety, use of estradiol was associated with less risk of developing blood clots in leg veins (deep vein thrombosis) and clots in the lungs (pulmonary emboli) than was use of conjugated equine estrogens. According to a joint University of Washington...

2013-09-18 15:31:45

Post-menopausal women whose doctors prescribe hormone replacement therapy for severe hot flashes and other menopause symptoms may want to consider taking low doses of Food and Drug Administration-approved bioidentical forms of estrogen or getting their hormones via a transdermal patch. A new observational study shows bioidentical hormones in transdermal patches may be associated with a lower risk of heart attack and FDA-approved products -- not compounded hormones -- may be associated with a...

2013-08-09 12:22:27

Letter to NIH Director Highlights Ongoing Value of Largest Study on Aging in Women WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An influential group of women U.S. senators are urging the National Institutes of Health to continue current funding levels for the pioneering Women's Health Initiative (WHI), the largest study of middle-aged and older women in the nation. "The well-established WHI infrastructure provides a cost-effective, highly credible resource for continuing...

Estrogen Therapy Decline Responsible For Deaths
2013-07-19 13:34:05

[ Watch the Video: The Mortality Toll Of Estrogen Avoidance ] Susan Bowen for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The precipitous decline in estrogen therapy after the 2002 report of its dangers may have led to the deaths of almost 50,000 women who do not have a uterus, according to a new study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine. These findings were published in the July 18 issue of the American Journal of Public Health. The 2002 Women's Health...