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  1. Morning Exercise May Help You Sleep

    Nov. 4, 2003 -- If insomnia is giving you fits, exercise will help -- especially morning exercise. In fact, an hour of stretching and walking daily can help relieve many sleep problems. Women are plagued more by sleep problems, especially women who are overweight and who don't take hormones after me

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  2. Fruity Ways to Fight Skin Cancer

    Oct. 29, 2003 -- A mélange of pomegranates, grapes, and citrus fruits may sound like an exotic fruit salad, but new research shows it may also be a powerful new weapon against skin cancer. New studies presented today at a cancer research conference suggest that common fruit extracts may help prevent

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  3. More than 50% Have Dropped HRT Treatment

    Oct. 9, 2003 - It has been a little more than a year since women learned the bad news about combined estrogen and progestin hormone replacement therapy. The firestorm of media attention that followed the halting of a major prevention trial left millions of menopausal women wondering what to do. Now

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  4. Hormone Replacement Replaced

    Oct. 8, 2003 -- It's official: Hormone replacement therapy is being replaced. Say goodbye to HRT. Say hello to the new term: Menopausal hormone therapy (HT). Why? One reason is the FDA. They've begun a campaign to help women sort through the confusion surrounding the various forms of treatment with

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  5. Does HRT Increase Ovarian Cancer?

    Sept. 30, 2003 -- More than a year after concerns about an increased risk of breast cancer among hormone replacement therapy users halted the Women's Health Initiative study, researchers still continue to examine the results of the landmark study. The latest interpretation of that data suggests that

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  6. HRT Raises Risk of Breast Cancer Death

    Aug. 7, 2003 -- Combined hormone replacement therapy (HRT) using estrogen plus progestin may not only increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, but it may also make her more likely to die from the disease. A British study shows for the first time that HRT users are more likely to die of breast cance

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  7. Estrogen Patch May Have Lower Clot Risk

    Aug. 7, 2003 -- Women who receive hormone replacement therapy (HRT) from an estrogen patch or gel may have a much lower risk of potentially dangerous blood clots than women who get their hormones from pills. Oral estrogen is known to increase the risk of venous thromboembolism (or blood clots) espec

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  8. Hormone Therapy May Hurt Heart Rhythm

    July 30, 2003 -- Estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy may add to a woman's heart risk. The new finding needs to be confirmed. But it's another pin in the burst bubble of expectations that HRT would help, not hurt, the heart. The findings appear in the August issue of the Annals of Epidemiology.

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  9. Red Clover Extract Helps Vaginal Dryness

    July 9, 2003 -- A red-clover extract may help symptoms of vaginal dryness in healthy, postmenopausal women. The finding comes from a study of 29 women who took a red-clover supplement sold as Promensil by Novogen Ltd., Sydney, Australia. For eight weeks, half the women took Promensil and half took a

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  10. Red Clover Fails as Hot Flash Remedy

    July 8, 2003 -- Dietary supplements containing red clover aren't likely to cool hot flashes or provide an effective alternative to hormone therapy for women seeking relief from menopausal symptoms. A major new study shows the widely advertised supplements containing plant-based, estrogen-like substa

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