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  1. Black Cohosh Not Always What It Seems

    April 26, 2006 -- Women who take black cohosh supplements to treat hot flashes and other symptoms related to menopause may not be getting what they pay for, new research shows. A chemical analysis of 11 commercially available products marketed as black cohosh found that three did not even contain th

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  2. Nearing Menopause? Depression a Risk

    April 3, 2006 -- Women approaching menopause are at increased risk for depression, and two new studies offer some of the strongest evidence yet that hormonal changes may be at least partially to blame. Both studies followed women through the transition to menopause, known as perimenopause. None of t

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  3. Exercise Eases Menopause Symptoms

    March 24, 2006 -- It's never too late for women to reap the benefits from starting a regular exercise program, according to a new study that shows exercise can relieve the symptoms of menopause and improve quality of life. Researchers found menopausal women aged 55-72 who started a yearlong exercise

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  4. Is Hormone Therapy Helpful After All?

    Feb. 13, 2006 - In recent years many women stopped taking hormones for menopause after a report linked them to heart disease. Now researchers have found that estrogen might not be as bad as we thought -- especially for younger women. The new findings suggest a possible estrogen benefit for women in

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  5. Menopause and Memory: Search for Links

    Feb. 3, 2006 -- As menopause nears, some women blame their shifting hormones for memory problems. But it's not quite that simple, a new study shows. The study included 24 women aged 40-60 who were approaching menopause. They took tests of memory, mood, mental skills, and estrogen blood levels. The w

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  6. 'Natural' Menopause Hormones: Hype or Hope?

    Nov. 3, 2005 -- The growing popularity of "bioidentical" hormones instead of traditional hormones for menopause has prompted the nation's leading organization of women's health physicians to speak out. Custom-compounded female hormone preparations are being commercially touted as more effective and

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  7. Relationships Affect Sex More Than Menopause

    July 29, 2005 -- For "baby boom" women nearing menopause, relationships and attitudes may affect sex more than menopause status. The finding comes from a study of more than 3,100 women. Topics included health, menopause, relationships, desire, arousal, and pain during sex. The goal: Find the biggest

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  8. Plant Estrogen Pill Gets Menopause Test

    July 29, 2005 -- In a recent test, a pill containing soy and black cohosh was no better at curbing menopause symptoms than a fake pill. The researchers don't dismiss plant estrogens (phytoestrogens). Instead, they raise a lot of questions in their report in Menopause . Did the two plant estrogens th

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  9. Your Brain on Menopause

    You have this incredible best friend named Hannah. And you have been through it all, together - marriage, pregnancy, parenting, job promotions, job loss, spousal problems, maybe even divorce. There isn't anything that you and Hannah haven't shared in your lifelong friendship. You couldn't be closer

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  10. Menopause Symptoms Return When Hormones Stop

    July 12, 2005 -- Three years ago this month, millions of women taking menopausal hormone therapy to improve their heart health got the news that the treatment may be doing them more harm than good. In the months following the unexpected halting of the now famous Women's Health Initiative (WHI) trial

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