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    1. Menopause Symptoms May Hamper Sex

      Oct. 5, 2007 -- Menopausal symptoms dim the sex lives of many women, according to a new online survey. Murray Freedman, MD, and colleagues from the Medical College of Georgia evaluated the survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive in late June and early July. They presented their findings ye

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    2. Sex Boost From Late Hormone Therapy

      Sept. 24, 2007 -- Hormone therapy begun years after menopause doesn't improve mental function, but it does boost sexual interest, researchers find. Forgetfulness is more of a problem for women during and after menopause than it is before menopause. Does this mean the hormonal changes of menopause ca

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    3. Flaxseed May Ease Hot Flashes

      Aug. 30, 2007 -- New research shows that the tiny flaxseed may bring some relief for menopausal hot flashes. The flaxseed findings need to be confirmed, so flaxseed isn't guaranteed to soothe hot flashes. But in a small, preliminary study, women halved their hot flashes by eating 2 tablespoons of gr

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    4. Estrogen Tells Brain Where Fat Goes

      Aug. 20, 2007 -- A woman's brain uses estrogen to balance food intake with energy output -- and to tell fat where to go. That's why women not only gain weight after menopause, but also why the weight they gain goes to the wrong places, suggest Deborah J. Clegg, PhD, and colleagues at the University

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    5. Hormone Therapy Not for Older Women

      July 11, 2007 - If started long after menopause, hormone therapy carries serious risks for older women, a study from the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand shows. The study, called the WISDOM (Women's International Study of Long Duration Oestrogen after Menopause), was very like the Women's Health Ini

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    6. Hormone Therapy: Heartening News

      June 20, 2007 - Estrogen protects the hearts of women who take the hormone early in menopause, new data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) suggest. "This is another level of evidence for younger women that estrogen does not harm the heart and may have a heart benefit," study researcher JoAnn E

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    7. New Treatment for Menopause Symptoms

      June 4, 2007 -- Women seeking to quell the symptoms of menopause and build stronger bones may soon have a new treatment option -- possibly with fewer risks normally associated with traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT). In two two-year studies of nearly 4,000 women researchers from Wyeth Pha

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    8. Hormone-Free Hot Flash Drug on Horizon

      May 9, 2007 (San Diego) -- An experimental treatment for menopause-related hot flashes and night sweats that doesn’t use hormones generally works well, researchers report. The new medication, called Pristiq, is under review by the FDA, according to the manufacturer, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. "Pristiq i

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    9. Timing Key in Hormone Heart Risk

      April 3, 2007 - Hormone therapy may not pose heart risks for all women, a new report shows. Starting hormone therapy within 10 years of menopause does not increase a woman’s risk for heart disease, according to a new analysis from the trial that first alerted women to the treatment’s potential healt

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    10. Black Cohosh a Bust for Hot Flashes

      Dec. 18, 2006 -- Millions of women have taken black cohosh to reduce hot flashes and other menopause -related symptoms, but the most rigorous study of the herbal supplement ever conducted shows no evidence that it works. The federally funded trial was designed to compare black cohosh to other herbal

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