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  1. HRT Linked to Shorter but Better-Quality Life

    Aug. 9, 2004 -- It is widely accepted that the risks of using hormone therapy for many years may outweigh the benefits, but what about the risks and benefits of short-term use exclusively for the treatment of menopausal symptoms? New research suggests that short-term menopausal hormone therapy short

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  2. Diet, Exercise Slow Heart Disease at Menopause

    Aug. 3, 2004 -- Good news for women at or nearing menopause -- there's a simple way to help protect your arteries that doesn't cost a dime in prescriptions. Simply getting more exercise and tweaking your diet to reduce fat and cholesterol can offer protection against the increased risk associated wi

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  3. Younger Women May Benefit From HRT

    July 15, 2004 -- It has been two years since the widely publicized Women's Health Initiative showed that the popular menopausal hormone therapy increased the risk of heart attacks and breast cancer. The study, however, was limited to older women who were years past the menopause. Now a review of sma

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  4. Soy Benefits May Have Age Cutoff

    July 6, 2004 -- With thousands of studies having been done, soy protein has emerged as one of the most researched foods in science. Even with this much information, studies still show conflicting results on the effects of this much ballyhooed protein. From tempering menopausal symptoms to reducing t

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  5. Low-Dose Estrogen Patch Gets FDA Nod

    June 10, 2004 -- Menostar Patch, a very-low-dose estrogen patch, is now FDA approved for prevention of bone loss in postmenopausal women. Estrogen replacement therapy is controversial these days. But there's no argument about one effect of the female hormone. It's good for preventing bone loss due t

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  6. Menopause May Be Tied to the Seasons

    June 9, 2004 -- Mother Nature may play a much larger role in determining when a woman ends the reproductive phase of her life than previously thought. A new study suggests that the start of menopause may be linked to seasonal weather patterns. Researchers found the number of women reporting their fi

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  7. FDA Announces New Drug Approval for Menopause

    May 11, 2004 -- The FDA has approved Enjuvia for treatment of moderate to severe symptoms related to menopause, the drug's manufacturer reports. Enjuvia is a plant-derived estrogen product. It was developed by Endeavor Pharmaceuticals, which in December 2003 sold the product to Barr Pharmaceuticals

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  8. Soy Plus Exercise Relieves Hot Flashes Better

    May 7, 2004 -- As a hot flash remedy, soy works best for women who work out, research shows. Soybeans contain estrogen-like compounds. Soybeans and soy products such as tofu are often touted as remedies for the symptoms of menopause. Soy works better for some women than for others. One reason might

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  9. PMS Predicts Problem Menopause

    May 5, 2004 -- Women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are likely to have a harder time later in life during the transition to menopause, new research shows. In a study published in the May issue of the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, investigators found that PMS suffers were twice as l

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  10. Testosterone Improves Sex for Some Women

    May 5, 2004 (Philadelphia) -- A testosterone patch improves sexual function in certain women, according to a new study presented at a meeting of women's health experts. Although testosterone is considered the "male" hormone, women also produce testosterone, which plays a role in a woman's sexual dri

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