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  1. Poverty Linked to Early Menopause

    Oct. 15, 2002 -- Women with lifelong economic distress start menopause 1.2 years earlier than other women, a Boston-area survey shows. The finding comes from the Harvard Study of Moods and Cycles, conducted 1995-1997 in women 36 to 45 years old. In one part of the study, researchers looked at factor

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  2. Nonoral HRT May Be Safer

    Oct. 10, 2002 -- Women wishing to stay on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) who are concerned about the potential health risks may want to consider abandoning oral treatment in favor of other delivery routes, new research suggests. Investigators conducting a small European study in which HRT was giv

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  3. Sexual Interest Commonly Dips After 50

    Oct. 7, 2002 -- If sex is the last thing on your mind, you're not alone. About one-third of menopausal women have no interest in intercourse. S. R. Leiblum, PhD, a psychiatric researcher with the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, N.J., presented these findings at the 13th annual meet

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  4. Soy's Menopause Benefits Questioned

    Oct. 4, 2002 - Eat soy, eat flaxseed for hot flash relief, some experts say. But a new study finds that soy and flaxseed -- at least in muffin form -- don't do much good. "Neither flaxseed nor soy significantly affected the women's quality of life," Jacqueline Lewis, MD, a researcher with the Univer

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  5. Alcohol Can Help Women's Hearts Too

    Sept. 16, 2002 -- Women may have just as much reason as men to toast their heart health with their favorite beverage. A new study suggests that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol might protect against heart disease in postmenopausal women much in the same way it has been shown to benefit men. Mode

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  6. New Warnings for Women Taking HRT

    July 16, 2002 -- Last week, millions of women who take a combination form of hormone replacement therapy learned they are at increased risk for breast cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Now comes news that women who take estrogen alone may be at increased risk for ovarian cancer. The new findings ad

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  7. New Warnings for Women Taking HRT.

    July 16, 2002 -- Last week, millions of women who take a combination form of hormone replacement therapy learned they are at increased risk for breast cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Now comes news that women who take estrogen alone may be at increased risk for ovarian cancer. The new findings ad

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  8. Hormone Therapy May Not Protect Heart

    July 2, 2002 -- Hormone replacement therapy does not reduce the risk of heart attack and death from coronary events in older women with existing heart disease, findings from a widely anticipated study suggest. Experts say data from the Heart and Estrogen/Progestin Replacement Study Follow-Up (HERS I

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  9. Study Says Hormones May Be Heart Healthy

    April 4, 2002 -- For years, doctors thought that replacing lost hormones in women after menopause was one of the best ways to prevent heart disease. More recently, studies have suggested this may, in fact, do more harm than good. But in a new study, researchers found that hormones reduced signs of b

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  10. Hormone Therapy Linked to Ovarian Cancer

    April 2, 2002 -- Long-term use of hormone replacement therapy has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. Now a new study suggests that the risk of ovarian cancer is also moderately higher in women taking estrogen or a particular estrogen plus progestin regimen. The findings are the lates

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