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Menopause Health Center

News and Features Related to Menopause

  1. Epilepsy Drug Cools Hot Flashes

    -->Nov. 12, 2002 -- An anti-seizure drug is emerging as an alternative to controversial hormone replacement therapy in helping to relieve the scourge of menopause and one of the most commonly cited side effects of some cancer treatments -- hot flashes. Both the frequency and severity of hot flashes

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  2. HRT Appears to Lower Alzheimer's Risk

    -->Nov. 5, 2002 -- Long-term hormone replacement therapy has been all but abandoned for the prevention of disease in the months since a large government study linked its use to an increased risk of heart attack, blood clots, and breast cancer. But the same study found HRT helps protect against bone

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  3. Natural Progesterone = Less HRT Bleeding

    -->Nov. 1, 2002 -- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with a natural hormone leads to less bleeding than HRT with a synthetic version, a clinical trial shows. And study data suggest that the natural product may also have more benefits and fewer risks. Estrogen replacement by itself increases the risk

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  4. Canceled HRT Trial Makes Women Anxious

    Oct. 24, 2002 -- The hormone replacement trial halted in July by the National Institutes of Health raised alarms among women and their doctors, prompting some women to take themselves off of hormone treatments for fear of an increased risk of breast cancer, blood clots, and perhaps heart disease. Bu

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  5. Poverty Linked to Early Menopause

    Oct. 15, 2002 -- Women with lifelong economic distress start menopause 1.2 years earlier than other women, a Boston-area survey shows. The finding comes from the Harvard Study of Moods and Cycles, conducted 1995-1997 in women 36 to 45 years old. In one part of the study, researchers looked at factor

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  6. Nonoral HRT May Be Safer

    Oct. 10, 2002 -- Women wishing to stay on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) who are concerned about the potential health risks may want to consider abandoning oral treatment in favor of other delivery routes, new research suggests. Investigators conducting a small European study in which HRT was giv

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  7. Sexual Interest Commonly Dips After 50

    Oct. 7, 2002 -- If sex is the last thing on your mind, you're not alone. About one-third of menopausal women have no interest in intercourse. S. R. Leiblum, PhD, a psychiatric researcher with the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, N.J., presented these findings at the 13th annual meet

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  8. Soy's Menopause Benefits Questioned

    Oct. 4, 2002 - Eat soy, eat flaxseed for hot flash relief, some experts say. But a new study finds that soy and flaxseed -- at least in muffin form -- don't do much good. "Neither flaxseed nor soy significantly affected the women's quality of life," Jacqueline Lewis, MD, a researcher with the Univer

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  9. Alcohol Can Help Women's Hearts Too

    Sept. 16, 2002 -- Women may have just as much reason as men to toast their heart health with their favorite beverage. A new study suggests that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol might protect against heart disease in postmenopausal women much in the same way it has been shown to benefit men. Mode

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  10. New Warnings for Women Taking HRT

    July 16, 2002 -- Last week, millions of women who take a combination form of hormone replacement therapy learned they are at increased risk for breast cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Now comes news that women who take estrogen alone may be at increased risk for ovarian cancer. The new findings ad

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