Medical News Today: Estrogen exposure may stave off cognitive decline in women

New research suggests that estrogen exposure and hormone replacement therapy can help maintain cognitive health in postmenopausal women.
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In this issue of the Journal, a group of distinguished Nordic researchers, led by Anne Helene Garde and including four of our Associated Editors, present a discussion paper that originated from a workshop and provides detailed recommendations on night shift work (1). The recommendations are very clear: to protect workers ’ health, night shift schedules should have: (i) ≤3 consecutive night shifts; (ii) shift intervals of ≥11 hours; and (iii) ≤9 hours shift duration. For pregnant women, night work should be limited to one shift per week. The authors acknowledge that under circumstances allowing better possibi...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Concerns have been raised that women from deprived backgrounds are less likely to be receiving hormone replacement therapy (HRT) treatment and its benefits, although evidence in support of this is lacking. AIM: To investigate general practice HRT prescription trends and their association with markers of socioeconomic deprivation. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional study of primary care prescribing data in England in 2018. METHOD: Practice-level prescribing rate was defined as the number of items of HRT prescribed per 1000 registered female patients aged ≥40 years. The associ...
Source: The British Journal of General Practice - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Br J Gen Pract Source Type: research
Selective activation of the estrogen receptor-β by the polysaccharide from Cynanchum wilfordii alleviates menopausal syndrome in ovariectomized mice. Int J Biol Macromol. 2020 Sep 26;: Authors: Lee E, Jang M, Lim TG, Kim T, Ha H, Lee JH, Hong HD, Cho CW Abstract The menopausal syndrome caused by rapid changes in hormone levels greatly influences the quality of life of women. Though hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is widely used to treat the menopausal syndrome, it exhibits many side effects, including the risk of thrombosis, cardiovascular diseases, and increased incidence of breast cancer; thu...
Source: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Int J Biol Macromol Source Type: research
AbstractThere are conflicting finds in the literature regarding the association of female estrogen status and the incidence of Parkinson ’s disease (PD). We aimed to investigate whether female reproductive factors are associated with PD. Using the Korean National Health Insurance System database, 4,729,546 postmenopausal women without PD were identified. The new incidence of PD was defined as subjects with an ICD-10 code for PD (G2 0) and with a rare intractable disease registration code for PD (V124). The Cox proportional hazard models were used to evaluate the associations of various reproductive factors with incid...
Source: European Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Authors: Jang JH, Arora N, Kwon JS, Hanley GE Abstract OBJECTIVE: Premature surgical menopause (PSM) without subsequent hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can lead to morbidity and mortality. Our objective was to describe the use of HRT following PSM and identify variables associated with HRT use based on prescription records from a population-based cohort. METHODS: A population-based retrospective cohort of women in British Columbia, Canada who underwent PSM between the ages of 19 and 49 years. Women were identified using surgical data from the Discharge Abstract Database and linked to HRT prescription historie...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
In recent years, life expectancy in females has increased substantially; however, duration of their reproductive life has remained constant. Consequently, women may remain in the menopausal stage for several decades, facing physical and psychological challenges. Management of these women is usually achieved by hormone replacement therapy (HRT) [1]. Recently, however, ovarian tissue cryopreservation and transplantation (OTCT) has been advocated as an alternative method that essentially delays menopause [2].
Source: Maturitas - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Review article Source Type: research
MONDAY, July 20, 2020 -- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) might be able to break the cycle of recurring urinary tract infections in some women, a new study reports. Women taking HRT for symptoms of menopause tend to have a greater variety of...
Source: - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
This study aimed to observe the effects of an herbal remedy from pollen extracts and soy isoflavones for menopausal complaints, particularly on sleep disorders. METHODS: A six-month prospective observational study was performed in women in natural menopause suffering from menopausal symptoms and sleep disturbances. Three groups were compared: 57 women receiving two tablets/day containing an herbal remedy from pollen extracts (group A), 60 women receiving one tablet/day containing isoflavones 60 mg (group B), 47 women not receiving any treatment (group C). At 3 (T3) and 6 months (T6), the daily number of hotflushes, Ku...
Source: Current Pharmaceutical Design - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Pharm Des Source Type: research
Researchers from the University of Texas, in Dallas, found that women who take hormone replacement therapy are less at risk of contracting urinary tract infections
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ConclusionOur study contributes to the descriptive prevalence of some known risk factors in Indian breast cancer patients.
Source: The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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