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  1. Evidence Lacking for HRT-Breast Cancer Link

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 14 ( HealthDay News) -- Although several large studies in recent years have linked the use of hormone therapy after menopause with an increased risk of breast cancer, the authors of a new analysis claim the evidence is too limited to confirm the

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  2. HRT for Menopause Symptoms: Timing Is Everything

    March 14, 2013 -- Hormone replacement therapy is the most effective treatment for symptoms like hot flashes, and the benefits are likely to outweigh the risks, major medical societies say. The statement was published in the April issue of the journal Climacteric. The brief consensus was published on

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  3. FDA Panel Nixes 2 Nonhormonal Meds for Hot Flashes

    March 6, 2013 -- An FDA panel has rejected two nonhormonal options for the treatment of moderate to severe hot flashes resulting from menopause. Although all panel members agreed that nonhormonal treatments are needed to relieve the hot flashes that make life difficult for many postmenopausal women,

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  4. Hot Flashes Can Affect Work and Health

    March 1, 2013 -- Severe hot flashes from menopause are associated with lower work productivity, lower levels of feeling healthy, and greater use of health care resources, a new study shows. The researchers looked at data from more than 3,200 women aged 40-75. To be part of the study, the women had t

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  5. Soy Doesn't Prevent Hot Flashes, Study Suggests

    Nov. 2, 2012 -- Tofu, edamame, and soy milk may be healthy foods, but if you are a menopausal woman eating them, they may not do much to prevent hot flashes and night sweats. That finding comes from a new study of 1,651 women. Researchers from the University of California, Davis, (UC Davis) followed

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  6. Hypnosis Halts Hot Flashes for Some Women

    Oct. 26, 2012 -- Hypnosis is an effective treatment for menopause-related hot flashes and night sweats, new research finds. The alternative therapy reduced hot flashes by as much as 74% in the study conducted by researchers at Baylor University’s Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory and funded by

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  7. Hormone Therapy May Benefit Some Women's Hearts

    Oct. 9, 2012 -- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may do more than ease hot flashes and mood swings. A new study suggests that women who start taking hormones during menopause might get some protection against heart disease without seeing increases in other serious risks. The study, which was publis

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  8. Risks of Hormones in Early Menopause Challenged

    Oct. 5, 2012 -- Is it possible to safely take hormone replacement therapy (HRT)? That question is at the heart of a small new study testing whether better timing and refined delivery may help early menopausal women get the benefits of hormones relatively safely and without long-term risks. For some

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  9. Keys to Weight Loss After Menopause

    Aug. 28, 2012 -- As she approached her 50s, Susan Williams found it harder and harder to maintain her weight, let alone shed the extra pounds she had been working to lose for some time. “I was working out as hard as I ever have, but I was gaining weight,” the Atlanta-based film production executive

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  10. Can Weight Loss Cool Hot Flashes?

    July 11, 2012 -- Losing excess weight by eating a low-fat diet filled with vegetables, fruits, and whole grains appears to help reduce or eliminate menopausal symptoms, according to new research. "Women who lost weight on a low-fat diet reduced hot flashes and night sweats," says researcher Bette J.

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