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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Evidence Lacking for HRT-Breast Cancer Link

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 14 ( HealthDay News) -- Although several large studies in recent years have linked the use of hormone therapy after menopause with an increased risk of breast cancer, the authors of a new analysis claim the evidence is too limited to confirm the

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  8. HRT for Menopause Symptoms: Timing Is Everything

    March 14, 2013 -- Hormone replacement therapy is the most effective treatment for symptoms like hot flashes, and the benefits are likely to outweigh the risks, major medical societies say. The statement was published in the April issue of the journal Climacteric. The brief consensus was published on

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  9. FDA Panel Nixes 2 Nonhormonal Meds for Hot Flashes

    March 6, 2013 -- An FDA panel has rejected two nonhormonal options for the treatment of moderate to severe hot flashes resulting from menopause. Although all panel members agreed that nonhormonal treatments are needed to relieve the hot flashes that make life difficult for many postmenopausal women,

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  10. Hot Flashes Can Affect Work and Health

    March 1, 2013 -- Severe hot flashes from menopause are associated with lower work productivity, lower levels of feeling healthy, and greater use of health care resources, a new study shows. The researchers looked at data from more than 3,200 women aged 40-75. To be part of the study, the women had t

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