HRT can slow decline in lung function for middle-aged women

(European Lung Foundation) Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can slow the decline in lung function in middle-aged women, according to new research to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

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AbstractColorectal cancer (CRC) is a malignancy whose incidence is increasing globally, and there is a gender difference in the increasing risk. Evidence from hormone replacement therapy studies points to a role for circulating estrogens in suppressing the development of CRC. Estrogen receptor- β has been identified as a tumor suppressor, but other actions of estrogen may also contribute to the difference in CRC incidence between men and women. The KCNQ1/KCNE3 potassium channel is regulated by estrogen in order to modulate chloride secretion during the menstrual cycle; the effect of estro gen on the colon is to promot...
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: ALA could provide a potential treatment for atherosclerosis in postmenopausal patients.Cell Physiol Biochem 2018;47:2261 –2277
Source: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe review is aimed at determining critical factors in the preoperative and postoperative care of transgender patients undergoing gender-affirming surgery. General and procedure-specific considerations are summarized to improve the longitudinal perioperative care of transgender patients.Recent FindingsSurgical providers should follow World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) guidelines regarding eligibility for surgery. Important elements in preoperative evaluation include mental health screening, fertility discussion, and adjustment of hormone replacement therapy. Postoperative...
Source: Current Sexual Health Reports - Category: Sexual Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsAsian HRT users had a higher risk of breast cancer than western HRT users. Both ET and EPT were significantly associated with the risk of all breast cancer histological types and ER-positive breast cancer.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This large, retrospective real-world study demonstrated that adherence to levothyroxine remains a concern among patients with hypothyroidism and that differences in adherence may exist across levothyroxine formulations. PMID: 29874941 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
ConclusionBreast density is an independent and significant risk factor for development of contralateral breast cancer. This risk factor should contribute to clinical decision making.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Currently, there is insufficient high-quality evidence to inform women considering HRT after treatment for endometrial cancer. The available evidence (both the single RCT and non-randomised evidence) does not suggest significant harm, if HRT is used after surgical treatment for early-stage endometrial cancer. There is no information available regarding use of HRT in higher-stage endometrial cancer (FIGO stage II and above). The use of HRT after endometrial cancer treatment should be individualised, taking account of the woman's symptoms and preferences, and the uncertainty of evidence for and against HRT use. ...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Use of estrogen-alone hormone replacement therapy (HRT) after oophorectomy does not increase the risk of BRCA 1-associated breast cancer, although this may not be the case for progesterone-continuing HRT, researchers say.Reuters Health Information
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CONCLUSIONS: The evidence relating to interventions to prevent insufficiency fractures and avascular necrosis associated with pelvic radiotherapy in adults is of very low certainty. This review highlights the need for prospective clinical trials using interventions prior to and during radiotherapy to prevent radiation-related bone morbidity, insufficiency fractures and avascular necrosis. Future trials could involve prospective assessment of bone health including BMD and bone turnover markers prior to pelvic radiotherapy. The interventions for investigation could begin as radiotherapy commences and remain ongoing for 12 to...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Conclusion Low dose of acacetin from 10^-3 μM to 1 μM promoted the proliferation of MCF-7 cells through the ERK/PI3K/AKT pathway and its downstream cyclin signaling, and this pathway is mainly mediated by the expression of ERα. PMID: 29676234 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Recent Patents on Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Recent Pat Anticancer Drug Discov Source Type: research
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