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  1. Hormone Therapy Not for Older Women

    July 11, 2007 - If started long after menopause, hormone therapy carries serious risks for older women, a study from the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand shows. The study, called the WISDOM (Women's International Study of Long Duration Oestrogen after Menopause), was very like the Women's Health Ini

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  2. Hormone Therapy: Heartening News

    June 20, 2007 - Estrogen protects the hearts of women who take the hormone early in menopause, new data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) suggest. "This is another level of evidence for younger women that estrogen does not harm the heart and may have a heart benefit," study researcher JoAnn E

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  3. New Treatment for Menopause Symptoms

    June 4, 2007 -- Women seeking to quell the symptoms of menopause and build stronger bones may soon have a new treatment option -- possibly with fewer risks normally associated with traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT). In two two-year studies of nearly 4,000 women researchers from Wyeth Pha

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  4. Hormone-Free Hot Flash Drug on Horizon

    May 9, 2007 (San Diego) -- An experimental treatment for menopause-related hot flashes and night sweats that doesn’t use hormones generally works well, researchers report. The new medication, called Pristiq, is under review by the FDA, according to the manufacturer, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. "Pristiq i

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  5. Timing Key in Hormone Heart Risk

    April 3, 2007 - Hormone therapy may not pose heart risks for all women, a new report shows. Starting hormone therapy within 10 years of menopause does not increase a woman’s risk for heart disease, according to a new analysis from the trial that first alerted women to the treatment’s potential healt

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  6. Black Cohosh a Bust for Hot Flashes

    Dec. 18, 2006 -- Millions of women have taken black cohosh to reduce hot flashes and other menopause -related symptoms, but the most rigorous study of the herbal supplement ever conducted shows no evidence that it works. The federally funded trial was designed to compare black cohosh to other herbal

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  7. Hormone Therapy May Improve Memory

    Nov. 17, 2006 -- Memory complaints are common among women going through menopause. Now research finds that the most widely used treatment for hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms may improve memory as well. The new brain imaging study confirms that hormone therapy has a direct and immediate eff

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  8. Age, Bone Mass Predict Fracture Risk

    Nov. 14, 2006 (Washington, D.C.) -- Age and low bone mass continue to be major predictors of fractures in postmenopausal women, according to a study of more than 170,000 women presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in Washington, D.C. More than 1.5 million fractures

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  9. 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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  10. 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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