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  1. LDL Rises Around Time of Menopause

    Dec. 11, 2009 – Blood levels of LDL, or "bad", cholesterol increase dramatically in women around the time of menopause, and the rise is not related to aging, new research confirms. The finding could help explain why postmenopausal women have a much higher risk for heart attacks, strokes, and other c

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  2. HRT Is Linked to Deaths From Lung Cancer

    Sept. 21, 2009 -- Hormone replacement therapy may raise women's risk of dying from lung cancer. A new study shows that women who took estrogen-plus-progesterone hormone replacement therapy (HRT) were 71% more likely to die from lung cancer than those who took a placebo. The study was based on data c

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  3. Fertility Drug May Be New Hot Flash Treatment

    Sept. 16, 2009 -- Women suffering from severe postmenopausal hot flashes may get relief from the fertility drug Cetrotide, a small study suggests. The three women in the study had their lives disrupted by frequent, severe hot flashes, says study leader Hans de Boer, MD, PhD, of Rijnstate Hospital in

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  4. Menopause Hormone Therapy: 'Safe' Time?

    Feb. 4, 2009 -- New research confirms that taking estrogen plus progestin as hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms raises breast cancer risk, but that risk fades within about two years after quitting hormone therapy. The findings come from two new studies, one published in The New Engl

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  5. Hormone Creams Ease Menopause Symptoms

    Nov. 12, 2008 (New Orleans) -- "Natural" hormone creams may help relieve hot flashes, night sweats, depression, and other symptoms of menopause, a new study suggests. As an added benefit, they may also improve heart health, researchers say. The researchers studied custom-compounded creams made from

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  6. Non-estrogen Option for Menopause

    May 23, 2008 -- New research results show that a non-estrogen drug called Ophena significantly improves symptoms of vaginal dryness and painful intercourse in postmenopausal women, raising hopes of an alterative to estrogen replacement therapy. Vaginal dryness and painful intercourse, or dyspareunia

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  7. Hormone May Predict Age at Menopause

    April 30, 2008 -- A hormone that is used to help assess the potential for pregnancy in assisted reproduction might prove to be an accurate predictor of a woman's age at menopause, a study shows. If early findings are confirmed, researchers say anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) levels may predict age at m

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  8. Worst Menopause Symptom? Lack of Sleep

    April 22, 2008 -- New research shows that women in early menopause report that lack of sleep is their biggest problem. Researchers interviewed 110 women. All were healthy white women between the ages of 43 and 55 with an average age of 49. They all had experienced their last menstrual period within

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  9. After HRT, Some Health Risks Remain

    March 4, 2008 -- For postmenopausal women who stop their hormone replacement therapy (HRT), there is good news, bad news, and surprising news from a new study that followed women for about two and a half years after they stopped the regimen. On the plus side, some risks associated with the use of th

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  10. FDA Goes After 'Natural' HRT Claims

    Jan. 9, 2008 -- Federal regulators warned several pharmacy companies Wednesday to stop marketing so-called "natural" hormone replacement therapy, calling their sales to women "false and misleading." The FDA took aim at seven compounding pharmacy companies that it says use a product called estriol in

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