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  1. 'Natural' Menopause Hormones: Hype or Hope?

    Nov. 3, 2005 -- The growing popularity of "bioidentical" hormones instead of traditional hormones for menopause has prompted the nation's leading organization of women's health physicians to speak out. Custom-compounded female hormone preparations are being commercially touted as more effective and

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  2. Plant Estrogen Pill Gets Menopause Test

    July 29, 2005 -- In a recent test, a pill containing soy and black cohosh was no better at curbing menopause symptoms than a fake pill. The researchers don't dismiss plant estrogens (phytoestrogens). Instead, they raise a lot of questions in their report in Menopause . Did the two plant estrogens th

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  3. Relationships Affect Sex More Than Menopause

    July 29, 2005 -- For "baby boom" women nearing menopause, relationships and attitudes may affect sex more than menopause status. The finding comes from a study of more than 3,100 women. Topics included health, menopause, relationships, desire, arousal, and pain during sex. The goal: Find the biggest

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  4. Menopausal Hormone Therapy: A New Debate

    July 12, 2005 -- Seventy-four-year-old Marilyn Bayer had been taking estrogen for almost 20 years when the Women's Health Initiative trial was abruptly halted three years ago. The study was stopped because it found that hormone therapy did not prevent heart disease in older women. The study also sho

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  5. Menopause Symptoms Return When Hormones Stop

    July 12, 2005 -- Three years ago this month, millions of women taking menopausal hormone therapy to improve their heart health got the news that the treatment may be doing them more harm than good. In the months following the unexpected halting of the now famous Women's Health Initiative (WHI) trial

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  6. Anxiety, Obesity, Smoking May Up Hot Flashes

    May 11, 2005 -- Need another good reason to stop smoking, lose weight, and reduce the stress in your life? If you're a woman approaching menopause, here's a big one. New research shows that anxiety, obesity, and smoking strongly increase both the number and severity of hot flashes women experience d

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  7. Season of Birth May Affect Age of Menopause

    May 11, 2005 -- Women born in the spring months may start menopause slightly sooner than women born in the fall, according to new research. The Italian study showed that, on average, women who were born in March started menopause earliest, just before their 49th birthday, while those born in October

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  8. Black Women's Views on Menopause Different

    April 29, 2005 -- Doctors have a lot to learn about communicating with black women about menopause, menopause, a new study shows. Ivy M. Alexander, PhD, of Yale University, and Coralease C. Ruff, DNSc, RN, of Howard University, conducted a series of seven focus groups for 43 generally healthy black

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  9. NIH Panel: Menopause Is Not a Disease

    March 23, 2005 -- Menopause should be "demedicalized" and treated as a normal phase of women's lives instead of as a disease, a federal scientific panel concluded Wednesday. The group issued a report concluding that many women go through menopause with few symptoms and without hormone treatment; onl

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  10. Cycle Changes Predict Transition to Menopause

    March 18, 2005 -- Subtle changes in menstrual cycle length are among the first signs that a woman in her late reproductive years has begun the transition to menopause, a newly reported study shows. Researchers found that even slight changes in bleeding patterns were often associated with major chang

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