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Menopause Health Center

News and Features Related to Menopause

  1. Estrogen Alone Has Little Benefit, Some Harm

    March 2, 2004 -- In long-awaited results, researchers have found that giving estrogen alone to postmenopausal women has no good or bad effect on breast cancer or heart disease but does raise the risk of having a stroke. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) halted the first arm of the study -- Pre

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  2. HRT Heart Risk Long Suspected

    Feb. 26, 2004 -- Epidemiologist Klim McPherson, PhD, says he was lampooned and largely ignored when he warned that hormone replacement therapy increased heart disease risk -- five years before a huge prevention trial was halted early for the same reason. The British researcher now says the hormone r

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  3. HRT May Accelerate Hearing Loss in Women

    Feb. 25, 2004 -- New research shows older women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may have a harder time hearing than others. A small, preliminary study raises the question that HRT might increase the risk of hearing loss, but researchers say it's too early to draw any firm conclusions. The

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  4. Soy + Melatonin: Slight Effect in Menopause

    Feb. 20, 2004 -- Soy and melatonin may offer some help to women with hot flashes, insomnia, and other menopausal symptoms. But not a lot. The latest findings come from a study led by Giorgio Secreto, MD, director of the hormone research laboratory at Italy's National Cancer Institute. They analyzed

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  5. FDA Requests Revised Hormone Therapy Labeling

    Feb. 10, 2004 -- The FDA is asking manufacturers to update labeling for hormone therapy products prescribed for postmenopausal women. The new labeling will reflect findings from the NIH-funded Women's Health Initiative Memory Study, which reported an increased risk of dementia in women 65 and older.

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  6. Dry Eyes Caused by Hormone Problems

    Feb. 10, 2004 -- Women whose ovaries prematurely quit functioning may be at a greater risk for dry eyes, a new study shows. Premature ovarian failure happens in 1% of women under age 40, writes researcher Janine A. Smith, MD, with the National Eye Institute. While the disorder has various causes --

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  7. Hot Flashes Treatment: Try Lifestyle Change

    Jan. 16, 2004 -- Bothered by hot flashes during menopause? An expert panel recommends trying lifestyle changes first. The new hot-flashes treatment guidelines come from the North American Menopause Society. An editorial panel led by Nanette F. Santoro, MD, based the recommendations on scientific stu

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  8. Dramatic Drop in Hormone Therapy Use

    Jan. 6, 2004 -- New research confirms that millions of women in the U.S. have abandoned menopausal hormone therapy, but other recent studies suggest that many are having a difficult time coping without it. Stanford University researchers report that prescriptions for the estrogen-plus-progestin drug

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  9. Menopause and Midlife Weight Gain

    Nov. 12, 2003 (NEW ORLEANS) -- It's well documented that as women go through menopause they tend to gain unwanted pounds but is there a link? The question remains controversial, but a new study offers compelling evidence that the hormonal changes associated with menopause may play a direct role in m

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  10. 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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