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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. How Estrogen May Help Prevent UTIs After Menopause

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- Estrogen treatment delivered vaginally may help prevent repeat urinary tract infections in postmenopausal women, new laboratory research suggests. Urinary tract infections are common among women, with one-quarter experiencing

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  9. Did Men's Yen for Younger Women Cause Menopause?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- Can women blame men for menopause? They may have a case, according to new research that suggests it was men's interest in mating with younger females that gave evolutionary rise to menopause by sidelining older women fr

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  10. Hormone Therapy May Raise Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take hormone therapy that includes estrogen and progestin are at increased risk of developing breast cancer and dying from it, especially if they start taking the therapy just as menopause begins, a new analysis con

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