Georgia to allow hormone therapy for transgender inmates
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Transgender inmates in Georgia will be eligible to receive hormone therapy treatments while in prison, Georgia corrections officials said on Friday as they contend with a lawsuit filed by a transgender prisoner denied hormones. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Which Women Are the Best Candidates for HRT?Which Women Are the Best Candidates for HRT?
Dr JoAnn Manson describes how to stratify risk in menopausal women seeking hormone therapy for symptom relief. Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 10, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

FAQ: Hormonal Therapy for Menopause
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 2, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

FAQ: Hormonal Therapy for Menopause
Title: FAQ: Hormonal Therapy for MenopauseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/1/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/1/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - April 1, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FAQ: Hormonal Therapy for Menopause
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause is hotly debated. Is it safe? Experts answer common questions. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Risk for Ovarian CancerMenopausal Hormone Therapy and Risk for Ovarian Cancer
Dr Andrew Kaunitz reviews the results of a new meta-analysis with caution. Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines)
Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines - March 25, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

New test reduces chemotherapy for breast cancer patients who won’t see benefits
Over half of participants in study changed to hormone therapy, saving HSE €800,000 (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - March 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women's Hearts
Review also found raised risk of stroke for some, although timing of use may be a key factor (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - March 12, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Transgender People Do Not Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk, Study Shows
Research based on VA medical records finds no bump up in risk, despite use of hormone therapy Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Health, Hormones (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women's Hearts
Title: More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women's HeartsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/10/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/11/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - March 11, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Transgender People Do Not Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk, Study Shows
Research based on VA medical records finds no bump up in risk, despite use of hormone therapy (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - March 11, 2015 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Oncology, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

New findings on heart risk from hormone therapy
The timing of when a woman starts taking hormones may be a key factor, researchers say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women's Hearts
Review also found raised risk of stroke for some, although timing of use may be a key factor (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women's Hearts
Review also found raised risk of stroke for some, although timing of use may be a key factor Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Disease in Women, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HRT review finds increased risk of blood clots and stroke
Conclusion This updated Cochrane review has found that oral HRT increases risk of stroke and blood clots, and does not appear to reduce overall risk of cardiovascular disease or death during follow-up. More exploratory analyses suggested that HRT might reduce risk of death from heart disease or non-fatal heart attack if it was started within 10 years of menopause, but this finding needs further confirmation. The review was carried out using robust methods and the trials were of good quality. Its findings are in line with the previous version of the review, and also with other reviews. There are some points to note: Thi...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medication Source Type: news

More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women’s Hearts
Review also found raised risk of stroke for some, although timing of use may be a key factor (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 10, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Gynecology, Neurology, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes
Title: New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot FlashesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/6/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/9/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - March 9, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes
But other experts warn it's too soon to say the treatment is safe (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes
But other experts warn it's too soon to say the treatment is safe (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 6, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Cardiology, Gynecology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Pharmacist survey shows huge growth in compounded menopausal hormone therapy
Among prescriptions filled for menopausal hormone therapy in the US, almost half now are custom-compounded 'bioidentical' hormones, according to analysis of a recent survey of nearly 500 pharmacists. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 6, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Menopausal hormone therapy does not affect the risk of dying early
Menopausal hormone therapy (HT) does not have a significant effect on death, according to a new review of the medical literature published over the past three decades. The results included studies with follow-up as long as 18 years. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 6, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Menopausal hormone therapy does not affect the risk of dying, study shows
(The Endocrine Society) Menopausal hormone therapy does not have a significant effect on death, according to a new review of the medical literature published over the past three decades. The results, which included studies with follow-up as long as 18 years, will be presented Friday at the Endocrine Society's 97th annual meeting in San Diego. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Pharmacist survey shows huge growth in compounded menopausal hormone therapy
(The Endocrine Society) Among prescriptions filled for menopausal hormone therapy in the US, almost half now are custom-compounded 'bioidentical' hormones, according to analysis of a recent survey of nearly 500 pharmacists. The study results will be presented Friday March 6th at the Endocrine Society's 97th annual meeting in San Diego. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Transgender Hormone Therapy Doesn’t Seem to Pose Major Risks
Researchers say findings should ease concerns as no increase seen in cancers or deaths (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - February 26, 2015 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Endocrinology, Gynecology, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Transgender Hormone Therapy Doesn't Seem to Pose Major Risks
Researchers say findings should ease concerns as no increase seen in cancers or deathsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Health, Hormones (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disparities in breast cancer care linked to net worth
Household net worth is a major and overlooked factor in adherence to hormonal therapy among breast cancer patients and partially explains racial disparities in quality of care. Several studies have shown that disparities in income contribute to disparities in health care between racial and ethnic groups, but no one had specifically analyzed the effect of household net worth on quality of care in breast cancer patients until now. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 24, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study finds hormone therapy in transgender adults safe
(Boston University Medical Center) In the most comprehensive review to date addressing the relative safety of hormone therapy for transgender persons, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have found that hormone therapy in transgender adults is safe. The findings, which appear in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology, may help reduce the barriers for transgender individuals to receive medical care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Menopause-related hot flashes and night sweats can last for years
According to conventional medical wisdom, menopause-related hot flashes fade away after six to 24 months. Not so, says a new study of women going through menopause. Hot flashes last, on average, for about seven years and may go on for 11 years or more. The hormonal roller coaster that comes with the end of a woman’s childbearing years can trigger a range of symptoms. Up to 80% of women going through menopause experience hot flashes. Hot flashes, also known as vasomotor symptoms, are often described as a sudden sensation of heat in the chest, face, and head followed by flushing, perspiration, and sometimes chills. Whe...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - February 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nancy Ferrari Tags: Menopause Women's Health hot flashes night sweats Source Type: news

Disparities in breast cancer care linked to net worth
(Columbia University Medical Center) Household net worth is a major and overlooked factor in adherence to hormonal therapy among breast cancer patients and partially explains racial disparities in quality of care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Black women less likely to take breast cancer hormone therapy
(Reuters Health) – Among early-stage breast cancer patients in the U.S., black women are less likely than white women to take their prescribed hormone medications, according to a new study that partly - but not entirely - blames economic disparities between races. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study Ties Hormone Therapy to Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk
Overall increase is small, though, adding 1 cancer per 1,000 women treated (Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer - February 14, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HRT increases ovarian cancer risk by small amount
Conclusion This systematic review and meta-analysis showed that ovarian cancer risk was significantly increased in current HRT users, even in those with less than five years of HRT use (the average was three years). In ex-users, risks decreased the longer ago HRT use had stopped, but risks during the first few years after stopping remained significant. Furthermore, about a decade after stopping, long-duration hormone therapy use (average nine years of HRT use), there still seemed to be a small excess risk. The review has a few limitations, however. The main one is that the review was heavily influenced by ju...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medication Older people Source Type: news

Study Ties Hormone Therapy to Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk
Title: Study Ties Hormone Therapy to Increased Ovarian Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 13, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A guide to understanding ovarian cancer
As questions are raised about the link between hormone therapy and ovarian cancer, read our guide to the disease (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: guidance ovarian telegraph health medical options cancer nhs diagnosis advice Source Type: news

Study Ties Hormone Therapy to Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk
Overall increase is small, though, adding 1 cancer per 1,000 women treated (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Endocrinology, Gynecology, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Study Ties Hormone Therapy to Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk
Overall increase is small, though, adding 1 cancer per 1,000 women treated (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Ties Hormone Therapy to Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk
Overall increase is small, though, adding 1 cancer per 1,000 women treated Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause, Ovarian Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis: Hormone Therapy Tied to Ovarian Cancer (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS Hormone therapy (HT) use is associated with increased risk for ovarian cancer, suggests a meta-analysis in the Lancet.Researchers analyzed data from 17 prospective studies. Over 12,000 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer were compared with women without ovarian cancer. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 13, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Menopausal HT Poses Small Ovarian Cancer Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Analysis of 50 studies may help resolve longstanding controversy on hormone therapy. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - February 12, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Some older cancer patients can avoid radiotherapy, study finds
Some older women with breast cancer could safely avoid radiotherapy, without harming their chances of survival, a study has shown. Older women with early breast cancer who are given breast-conserving surgery and hormone therapy gain very modest benefit from radiotherapy, researchers conclude. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Transgender 13-year old Zoey having therapy
The BBC has interviewed a 13-year old Zoey, who was born a boy and is now pursuing hormone therapy to develop as a female. BBC (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 13, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

ELITE Trial Supports 'Timing Hypothesis' for Estrogen TherapyELITE Trial Supports 'Timing Hypothesis' for Estrogen Therapy
Dr JoAnn Manson reviews a recent study that provides further support for the critical window-of-opportunity hypothesis for hormone therapy in atherosclerosis progression. Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - January 8, 2015 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Strategy Might Thwart Resistance to a Common Prostate Cancer Treatment
Small study suggests that alternating testosterone levels may make hormonal therapy work longer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 7, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Oncology, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Strategy Might Thwart Resistance to a Common Prostate Cancer Treatment
Small study suggests that alternating testosterone levels may make hormonal therapy work longer Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormones, Prostate Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiation plus hormone therapy prolongs survival for older men with prostate cancer
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Adding radiation treatment to hormone therapy saves more lives among older men with locally advanced prostate therapy than hormone therapy alone, according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology this week from Penn Medicine researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 5, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

SOFT Yields Hard Data on Hormone TherapySOFT Yields Hard Data on Hormone Therapy
Drs Kathy Miller and Ann Partridge drill down on the practice-changing data from the SOFT trial, indicating which breast cancer patients should receive ovarian suppression. Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - December 22, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Fails in TBI Trials (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- No benefit for progesterone seen at 6 months. (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - December 17, 2014 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Menopausal HT in Postmenopausal Women: Risks and BenefitsMenopausal HT in Postmenopausal Women: Risks and Benefits
Should menopausal hormone therapy be used as CVD prophylaxis? This review focuses on the complicated--and controversial--role that menopausal HT plays in cardiovascular protection. Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Heat-shock protein enables tumor evolution and drug resistance in breast cancer
(Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research) Long known for its ability to help organisms successfully adapt to environmentally stressful conditions, the highly conserved molecular chaperone heat-shock protein 90 also enables estrogen receptor-positive breast cancers to develop resistance to hormonal therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 8, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Too Few Prostate Cancer Patients Get Bone-Strengthening Meds: Study
Men receiving hormone therapy may be missing out on protective drugs, researcher says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 3, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Endocrinology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Rheumatology, News, Source Type: news