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  1. Twins Have More Premature Menopause

    Oct. 25, 2006 - Twins may be up to five times more likely to experience premature menopause than other women, according to a new study. Researchers studied more than 800 identical and non-identical female pairs of twins and found the women were three to five times more likely to experience premature

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  2. Acupuncture May Cool Night Hot Flashes

    Sept. 22, 2006 -- Acupuncture may nix nighttime hot flashes caused by menopause, according to a new study. Researchers found seven weeks of acupuncture treatment reduced the severity of nighttime hot flashes by 28% among menopausal women compared with a 6% decrease among women who had a sham acupunc

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  3. Rhubarb May Cool Hot Flashes

    Sept. 15, 2006 -- A pill made from rhubarb may help treat the symptoms of perimenopause, including hot flashes, according to a new study. Researchers found 12 weeks of treatment with a pill containing extract of Rheum rhaponticum, the vegetable more commonly known as rhubarb, significantly reduced t

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  4. Meditation May Cool Hot Flashes

    Sept. 13, 2006 -- Easing stress through meditation may help turn down the heat of hot flashes caused by menopause. A small new study shows that menopausal women who participated in a stress reduction program that included meditation experienced significant relief from hot flashes and improved their

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  5. Hormone Therapy May Damage Hearing

    Sept. 5, 2006 - Middle-aged women who take certain types of hormone replacement therapy may suffer some hearing loss as a result, new research suggests. But not all are convinced. Women in the study who took hormone replacement therapy that included progestin along with estrogen performed worse on h

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  6. Menopause Symptoms Set by ... Birthday?

    July 21, 2006 -- Women born in autumn have the fewest menopausal symptoms. Women born in spring and summer have the most, an Italian study shows. Angelo Cagnacci, MD, and colleagues at the University Hospital Clinics of Modena, Ferrara, and Parma, have collected data on more than 14,000 women seekin

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  7. Antiseizure Drug May Ease Hot Flashes

    July 5, 2006 --The antiseizure drug Neurontin may be as good as estrogen at easing women's hot flashes . So says a study published in July's issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. The researchers included Sireesha Reddy, MD, of New York's University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentist

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  8. The Best Way to Quit Hormone Therapy?

    June 8, 2006 -- Researchers have new information for women about how best to quit hormone therapy after menopause menopause. In terms of hot flashes hot flashes, mood problems, sexual dysfunction, and discomfort, it may not make much difference in the long run if postmenopausal women quit abruptly o

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  9. Hormone Therapy: For Whom? How Long?

    June 1, 2006 -- When is menopausal hormone therapy appropriate? An expert panel of doctors tries to cut through the confusion. Endocrinologist Bruce Ettinger, MD, and colleagues boldly go where none has gone before. Their mission: to determine, specifically, what is an "acceptable" use of hormone th

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  10. Treating Hot Flashes Without Hormones

    May 2, 2006 -- Some nonhormonal therapies may help treat hot flashes , but probably not as much as estrogen, doctors report in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Those findings come from a review of 43 previously published studies. The reviewers included Heidi Nelson, MD, MPH, of Orego

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