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  1. Hormone Therapy May Work Only for Women With Hot Flashes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Hormone therapy helps with menopause-related symptoms such as sleep and memory problems only if a woman also has hot flashes, according to new research. The study included 150 Finnish women who had recently gone through menop

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  2. It's Not Your Mother's Menopause

    Menopause symptoms, like hot flashes and drop in sex drive, haven't changed. But the way women deal with menopause has. "Women are becoming more accepting of the physical and emotional challenges that are associated with menopause and accepting them as natural, transitional changes," says Karen Gibl

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  3. Yoga Fails to Cool Hot Flashes, But May Aid Sleep

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Practicing yoga may not ease menopausal hot flashes, but it might help women sleep a bit easier, a new clinical trial suggests. Right now, hormone therapy is the most effective treatment for the hot flashes and night sweats many

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  4. Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for You?

    Treatments for menopause symptoms have come and gone. Once, hormone therapy was the second most prescribed drug in the U.S. Then in 2002, a major study found problems and doctors backed off prescribing it. Now you hear a lot about both hormonal and nonhormonal treatments for menopause, including bio

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  5. FDA OKs Drug to Treat Hot Flashes in Menopausal Women

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Pfizer Inc. says it has gained U.S. approval for a drug designed to treat menopause-related hot flashes and potentially prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women who have a uterus. The United States is the first country to app

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  6. More Menopausal Women Hospitalized for Asthma

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Menopausal women with asthma are hospitalized more than twice as often as men who are the same age, researchers have found. The findings suggest that early intervention is needed to prevent hospitalizations for asthma i

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  7. Exercise Won't Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Easing hot flashes is not among the many benefits that exercise offers women, a new study indicates. The researchers looked at 248 women who were either approaching menopause or were postmenopausal. They were divided into two g

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  8. Avoidance of Hormone Therapy May Have Harmed Hysterectomy Patients: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- Widespread discontinuance of hormone replacement therapy in the past decade possibly contributed to the deaths of nearly 50,000 U.S. women who had had a hysterectomy, a new analysis contends. The findings refer only to women

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  9. FDA OK's First Non-Hormonal Hot Flash Treatment

    The first non-hormonal treatment for menopause-associated hot flashes has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency approved Brisdelle to treat moderate to severe hot flashes. The new drug contains paroxetine, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant so

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  10. Women on HRT Helped by Extra Calcium, Vitamin D?

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Although there has been significant debate about whether calcium and vitamin D supplements are beneficial for older women, new research suggests that the answer may be yes for those who are taking hormone replacement therapy.

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