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  1. Soy + Melatonin: Slight Effect in Menopause

    Feb. 20, 2004 -- Soy and melatonin may offer some help to women with hot flashes, insomnia, and other menopausal symptoms. But not a lot. The latest findings come from a study led by Giorgio Secreto, MD, director of the hormone research laboratory at Italy's National Cancer Institute. They analyzed

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  2. Dry Eyes Caused by Hormone Problems

    Feb. 10, 2004 -- Women whose ovaries prematurely quit functioning may be at a greater risk for dry eyes, a new study shows. Premature ovarian failure happens in 1% of women under age 40, writes researcher Janine A. Smith, MD, with the National Eye Institute. While the disorder has various causes --

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  3. FDA Requests Revised Hormone Therapy Labeling

    Feb. 10, 2004 -- The FDA is asking manufacturers to update labeling for hormone therapy products prescribed for postmenopausal women. The new labeling will reflect findings from the NIH-funded Women's Health Initiative Memory Study, which reported an increased risk of dementia in women 65 and older.

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  4. Hot Flashes Treatment: Try Lifestyle Change

    Jan. 16, 2004 -- Bothered by hot flashes during menopause? An expert panel recommends trying lifestyle changes first. The new hot-flashes treatment guidelines come from the North American Menopause Society. An editorial panel led by Nanette F. Santoro, MD, based the recommendations on scientific stu

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  5. Dramatic Drop in Hormone Therapy Use

    Jan. 6, 2004 -- New research confirms that millions of women in the U.S. have abandoned menopausal hormone therapy, but other recent studies suggest that many are having a difficult time coping without it. Stanford University researchers report that prescriptions for the estrogen-plus-progestin drug

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  6. Menopause and Midlife Weight Gain

    Nov. 12, 2003 (NEW ORLEANS) -- It's well documented that as women go through menopause they tend to gain unwanted pounds but is there a link? The question remains controversial, but a new study offers compelling evidence that the hormonal changes associated with menopause may play a direct role in m

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  7. Morning Exercise May Help You Sleep

    Nov. 4, 2003 -- If insomnia is giving you fits, exercise will help -- especially morning exercise. In fact, an hour of stretching and walking daily can help relieve many sleep problems. Women are plagued more by sleep problems, especially women who are overweight and who don't take hormones after me

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  8. Fruity Ways to Fight Skin Cancer

    Oct. 29, 2003 -- A mélange of pomegranates, grapes, and citrus fruits may sound like an exotic fruit salad, but new research shows it may also be a powerful new weapon against skin cancer. New studies presented today at a cancer research conference suggest that common fruit extracts may help prevent

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  9. More than 50% Have Dropped HRT Treatment

    Oct. 9, 2003 - It has been a little more than a year since women learned the bad news about combined estrogen and progestin hormone replacement therapy. The firestorm of media attention that followed the halting of a major prevention trial left millions of menopausal women wondering what to do. Now

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  10. Hormone Replacement Replaced

    Oct. 8, 2003 -- It's official: Hormone replacement therapy is being replaced. Say goodbye to HRT. Say hello to the new term: Menopausal hormone therapy (HT). Why? One reason is the FDA. They've begun a campaign to help women sort through the confusion surrounding the various forms of treatment with

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