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  1. Baked or Broiled Fish May Cut Heart Failure Risk

    May 24, 2011 -- Eating baked or broiled fish regularly may decrease the odds of heart failure in older women, new research suggests. But eating fried fish, even in small amounts, may have the opposite effect. Researchers analyzed the self-reported diets of 84,493 postmenopausal women who participate

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  2. Estrogen-Only HRT Not So Risky in 50s

    April 5, 2011 – For women with a prior hysterectomy, estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is less risky for women in their 50s than was thought -- and may protect against breast cancer. For women in their 70s, however, estrogen-only HRT increased risk of colorectal cancer, chronic disease

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  3. Chemicals Linked to Early Menopause

    March 25, 2011 -- Women exposed to high levels of chemicals called perfluorocarbons (PFCs) may enter menopause earlier, new research suggests. PFCs are man-made chemicals found in many household products such as food containers and stain-resistant clothing as well as in water, soil, and plants. ''Be

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  4. Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes

    March 7, 2011 -- Traditional Chinese acupuncture may be useful in reducing the severity of hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause, a new study suggests. Researchers in Turkey conducted experiments with 53 postmenopausal women. Half of them received traditional acupuncture treatment. The rest we

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  5. Do Hot Flashes Protect Women From Heart Disease?

    Feb. 24, 2011 -- Hot flashes during menopause may lower some women’s risk for developing heart disease, according to new research published online in the journal Menopause. “Hot flashes are so, so common around the time of menopause and a lot of previous work has suggested that they increase certain

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  6. Antidepressant May Help Ease Hot Flashes

    Jan. 18, 2011 -- Low doses of the antidepressant Lexapro (escitalopram) cooled off hot flashes better than placebo in about 200 menopausal women, according to a new study. ''We believe escitalopram provides an option for treating moderate to severe hot flashes that are disrupting people's lives and

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  7. Pain, Hot Flashes Prevent Sleep in Menopause

    Oct. 6, 2010 -- Both pain and the hot flashes that occur with menopause can prevent older women from getting a good night's sleep, a study shows. "More than one thing contributes to sleep difficulties in middle-aged women and those going through menopause," explains study researcher Howard M. Kravit

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  8. Seizure and Pain Drug May Treat Hot Flashes

    Oct. 6, 2010 -- An extended-release version of the seizure and pain drug gabapentin may be one step closer to becoming the first approved nonhormonal treatment for menopause-related hot flashes. In a manufacturer-funded study, the drug Serada proved to be more effective than placebo for preventing h

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  9. FDA: Evamist Exposure Risky for Children

    July 30, 2010 -- Doctors should advise women who use Evamist spray to prevent children from coming into contact with their medicated skin to avoid possible adverse events, such as premature puberty for girls and enlarged breasts for boys, according to the FDA. Similar adverse events may occur in pet

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  10. Weight Loss May Ease Hot Flashes

    July 12, 2010 -- Losing weight may help modestly reduce hot flashes in menopausal women, researchers say. Hot flashes, also known as hot flushes, are common in menopausal women. They typically cause sweatiness and redness in the face and can be disruptive and last for five or more years. Past resear

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