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  1. MRIs Show Slightly More Brain Decay in Women on Estrogen

    May 5, 2000 -- A study's finding that elderly women who take estrogen have brains that are slightly more decayed than those of other women their age worries Teri Manolio, MD. She's worried not because of the finding -- she calls it a "very, very small difference" -- but because women who hear about

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  2. Another Piece of the Hormone and Heart Disease Puzzle

    April 11, 2000 (Lake Tahoe, Calif.) -- The decision of whether to take hormone replacement therapy remains a riddle for women, particularly those concerned about heart disease. Researchers hope to offer another clue in a report released in this week's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Ass

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  3. To Bleed or Not To Bleed? That's the Hormone Replacement Therapy Question

    April 3, 2000 (New York) -- If you are considering hormone replacement therapy (HRT), consider this: If you and your doctor can find a therapy that eliminates monthly and irregular bleeding, it may be easier for you to stick with the program. And if you are already on HRT and have spotting or monthl

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  4. Antidepressant May Also Ease Hot Flashes

    March 28, 2000 (Tampa, Fla.) -- A small study of breast cancer survivors with menopausal symptoms reported at an American Cancer Society conference here shows that Paxil (paroxetine), a popular antidepressant, appears to give relief from the severity and frequency of hot flashes. To many women, hot

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  5. Estrogen Treatment Restores Normal Sleep Patterns in Menopausal Women

    March 17, 2000 (New York) -- Estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) appeared to bring sleep patterns closer to normal and improve sleep quality in a group of postmenopausal women, according to a report in the February issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. "Sleep disorders become mo

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  6. Heart-Healthy Benefits of Hormones After Menopause Called Into Question

    March 13, 2000 (Anaheim, Calif.) -- Another major scientific study has failed to show that hormone replacement -- or estrogen replacement therapy -- offers a benefit to postmenopausal women. In this latest investigation, neither estrogen nor estrogen combined with a progestin slowed the progression

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  7. Estrogen Each Day May Keep Low Mood, Poor Memory Away

    March 8, 2000 (New York) -- The female hormone estrogen may affect women's moods and preserve their mental abilities as they age. In a review article in the February issue of Psychiatric Annals, researchers say that though the data are not conclusive, recent studies have shown that estrogen also may

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  8. Soy Preparations Not the Holy Grail For Controlling Hot Flashes

    March 7, 2000 (Lake Worth, Fla.) - Soy preparations do not seem to be the long-sought Holy Grail for controlling menopausal symptoms, particularly hot flashes, a new study shows. The study, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., compared soy tablets against a placebo (sugar pill) and found little

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  9. Natural Alternatives to Hormone Therapy

    Protection against uterine cancer vs. the risk of breast cancer. The decision to take estrogen and progesterone supplements can be daunting. In the world of women's health, it could be the decision of decisions: Should I take hormone replacement therapy? The considerations can be so deep, and the sc

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  10. Hormone Replacement Therapy: One Size Does Not Fit All

    Jan. 25, 2000 (Los Angeles) -- The finding that hormone replacement therapy (HRT), especially preparations that combine estrogen and progestin, may increase the risk of breast cancer presents women with an agonizing decision: continue taking HRT and live with an increased cancer risk, or stop taking

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