ELITE Provides Reassurance About Estrogen in Early MenopauseELITE Provides Reassurance About Estrogen in Early Menopause
The just-published ELITE trial suggests that coronary risk should not be a justification to deny hormone therapy to appropriate candidates in early menopause. Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Is testosterone the key to weight loss?
Scientists from University of Melbourne gave 49 dieting obese men testosterone injections, and 51 placebo, and found those taking hormone therapy lost more weight overall - but not muscle. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can HRT in early menopause cut heart disease risk?
ConclusionThis double-blind RCT found that women taking HRT less than six years after the menopause had slower artery wall thickening than those taking a placebo. This represented the main measure of atherosclerosis progression tested; other measures showed no difference, so the results were not as conclusive as they could have been. Women taking HRT 10 or more years after menopause also showed no difference in atherosclerosis progression compared with a placebo, further complicating the picture.An important limitation of this study is the lack of a patient relevant endpoint, such as cardiovascular events or mortality. Pre...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medication Source Type: news

Swedish population study helps answer lingering questions about hormone therapy safety
Oestrogen-only therapy carries a lower risk of blood clots than combined estrogen-progestogen therapy, but there is no significantly increased risk of clots with combination therapy when the oestrogen is transdermal, according a Swedish study investigating the safety of HRT in Menopause. News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 31, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HRT Slows Atherosclerosis Progression in Early Menopause (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But hormonal therapy expressly for cardiac benefit still not recommended (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 31, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Does Hormone Therapy Slow Atherosclerosis Progression? It's All About the Timing (FREE)
By Andrew M. Kaunitz, MD, and JoAnn Manson, MD, DrPH Dr. Kaunitz is the editor-in-chief and Dr. Manson is a guest editor for NEJM Journal Watch Women's Health, from which this story was adapted. Full coverage is available at the link below.Hormone therapy (HT) slows atherosclerosis progression in recently menopausal women but not … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 30, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Possible Heart Benefits Of Taking Estrogen Get Another Look
Evidence has ping-ponged over the decades on the effects of hormone therapy on a woman's arteries. The latest study suggests a brief stint on hormones might be helpful — if given at the right time. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rae Ellen Bichell Source Type: news

Only ‘early’ estradiol limits atherosclerosis progression
Hormone therapy – estradiol with or without progesterone – only limits the progression of subclinical atherosclerosis if it is initiated within 6 years of menopause onset, according to a report... (Source: Clinical Endocrinology News)
Source: Clinical Endocrinology News - March 30, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Blood clot risk lower for estrogen-only, transdermal, and vaginal estrogen at menopause
A Swedish population study is helping answer lingering questions about hormone therapy safety. The study shows that estrogen-only therapy carries a lower risk of blood clots than combined estrogen-progestogen therapy, but there is no significantly increased risk of clots with combination therapy when the estrogen is transdermal, and vaginal estrogen doesn't raise the risk at all. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Blood clot risk lower for estrogen-only, transdermal, and vaginal estrogen at menopause
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) A Swedish population study is helping answer lingering questions about hormone therapy safety. Published online today in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society, the study shows that estrogen-only therapy carries a lower risk of blood clots than combined estrogen-progestogen therapy, but there is no significantly increased risk of clots with combination therapy when the estrogen is transdermal, and vaginal estrogen doesn't raise the risk at all. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

8 Things Every Woman Should Know About Her Libido
By Hallie Levine Here today, gone tomorrow--your libido can be puzzling, to say the least. But that ebb and flow is completely natural, says Lauren Streicher, MD, clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago: "All women go through periods when they feel especially frisky, as well as times when they just seem to have lost their mojo." Read on to learn about the many reasons your libido may come and go, and how to find it when you miss it. Curious about aphrodisiacs? We've got those too, from strawberries to Savasana. RELATED: 9 Things Every Woman Must Know ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs could initiate hormone therapy for transgender patients, says GMC
GPs should consider prescribing 'bridging' hormone treatment to transgender patients attempting to self-medicate while they await specialised gender identity treatment, GMC guidance recommends. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 21, 2016 Category: Primary Care Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

Long-term hormonal therapy benefits men with locally advanced prostate cancer
Hormonal therapy, also known as androgen-deprivation therapy, can be a powerful weapon in the fight against prostate cancer because it deprives malignant cells of the fuel they need to grow. Androgens — meaning the family of male sex hormones that includes testosterone — contribute to physical characteristics such as a deeper voice, thick facial hair, and increased muscle strength and bone mass. But when prostate cancer develops, testosterone also contributes to tumor growth and progression. Depending on the specific treatment used, hormonal therapy can either stop the body from making testosterone or prevent i...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - March 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Schmidt Tags: Cancer Men's Health Prostate Health long term hormonal therapy benefits Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Multi-gene test identifies early breast cancer that may be spared chemo
A multi-gene test that identifies early breast cancer patients who can be treated with anti-hormonal therapy alone and no chemotherapy has shown successful results in a trial. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Hormones, From Puberty to Post-Menopause
By The Society For Women's Health Research If you're a woman, you probably know that our bodies go through myriad changes during the course of our lives. Hormones play an integral role in those changes at each stage of development, from puberty to post-menopause. This is the first in a four-part series the Society For Women's Health Research (SWHR®)will be publishing about hormones across the lifespan -- read on to learn more! What exactly are hormones? The Virginia Women's Center offers a good definition: A hormone is a "chemical communicator or connector" that carries messages to and from all the organs in...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Talc and ovarian cancer: what the most recent evidence shows
Conclusion This case-control study aimed to investigate the association between talc use and ovarian cancer. The researchers found a significant link between genital talc use and ovarian cancer – an increase in risk of a third, compared with no use. However, the study has important limitations and is not able to prove direct cause and effect. Although this was a case-control study that made use of data collected as part of an ongoing cohort study, talc use only seems to have been assessed after cancer diagnosis.  The study says that, "subjects were personally interviewed about potential ovarian cancer...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Where Prostate Cancer Spreads In the Body Affects Survival Time
Contact: Sarah Avery Phone: 919-660-1306 Email: sarah.avery@duke.edu https://www.dukehealth.org EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE until 4 p.m. (ET) on Monday, March 7, 2016 DURHAM, N.C. -- Patients with lymph-only metastasis have the longest overall survival, while those with liver involvement fare worst. Lung and bone metastasis fall in the middle. “Smaller studies had given doctors and patients indications that the site of metastasis in prostate cancer affects survival, but prevalence rates in organ sites were small, so it was difficult to provide good guidance,” said Susan Halabi, Ph.D., professor of biostatistics ...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - March 8, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Medicine Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Menopause Management, Guanfacine & ADHD, Montana Internist & Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Perspective: Use of systemic hormone therapy … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 8, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Managing Menopause: Cutting Through the ConfusionManaging Menopause: Cutting Through the Confusion
Dr JoAnn Manson clarifies misunderstandings about the use of hormone therapy for postmenopausal women. Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 3, 2016 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Managing Menopause: Are the WHI Results Being Misunderstood?Managing Menopause: Are the WHI Results Being Misunderstood?
Dr JoAnn Manson clarifies misunderstandings about the use of hormone therapy for postmenopausal women. Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - March 3, 2016 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

ASK THE DOCTOR: Prostate drugs made me pile on the pounds 
Following hormone therapy for prostate cancer in 2011 and radiotherapy in 2012, a reader's waistline has ballooned to 38 in. Dr Scurr advises. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormonal therapy tested in older men
A study suggested that testosterone therapy may improve sexual function for some older men with low levels of the hormone. Other benefits and risks need to be studied further. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Training needed to increase physician comfort level with transgender patients
(George Washington University) George Washington University (GW) Researcher Michael S. Irwig, M.D. published a first-of-its-kind survey assessing the attitudes and practice patterns of transgender care by endocrinologists, who often treat transgender patients with hormone therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Progesterone hormone therapy to prevent premature births 'does not work', researchers claim
Research by scientists in Edinburgh, published in The Lancet, found that treatment with progesterone made no difference to premature birth rates. The Mirror (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 24, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

NIH-supported trials test hormonal therapy in older men with low testosterone levels
Testosterone treatment improved sexual function, had smaller effect on walking, vitality. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 18, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Hormone therapy appears safe for women on anticoagulants
Results published in Blood show that women on therapeutic anticoagulation treatment do not have increased risks usually asssociated with hormone therapy. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 16, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Which Medication is More Cost Effective?
Tamoxifen and Arimidex are two hormone therapy drugs that are commonly prescribed to prevent recurrence of hormone-sensitive breast cancer. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - February 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Study from Harvard and Yale shows positive psychological effects of hormone therapy in transgenders
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Transgender individuals may experience significant improvement in psychological functioning after as little as three to six months of hormone therapy, with improved quality of life reported within 12 months of initiating therapy by both female-to-male and male-to-female transgender individuals, according to an article published in Transgender Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Chilling Out Hot Flashes: Managing Symptoms of MenopauseChilling Out Hot Flashes: Managing Symptoms of Menopause
Do you know when to prescribe hormone therapy and how to counsel patients on bioidentical hormone therapy? Drs Vega and Altshuler discuss the hot topic of hot flashes. Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 5, 2016 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

What Types of Hormonal Therapy are Available to...
Hormone therapy can lower the risk of breast cancer recurrence in those with estrogen receptor positive cancers. How do these work? (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - February 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

How and When Does Taxotere (Docetaxel) Work to...
Taxotere (docetaxel) is a drug used in men whose prostate cancer no longer responds to hormone therapy. (Source: About.com Prostate Cancer)
Source: About.com Prostate Cancer - January 26, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

Controlling Your Weight While on Hormone Therapy
Weight management during a 5-year course of treatment on hormone therapy can be a challenge;the answer is not weight loss supplements. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - January 23, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

'Man Flu' Stories Show How We Make Women's Health All About Dudes
Whiny men might be excited by recent news stories that claim “man flu” -- the trope that men turn into bedridden drama kings at the slightest hint of a sniffle -- is real and totally justified because men have a harder time fighting off the flu. These headlines are based on a recent study that suggests estrogen could play a role in flu resistance. But the lead researcher said it's a huge "leap in logic" to say this proves anything about "man flu," and she emphasized that her study really doesn’t have much to do with guys, whiny or otherwise. “I find it so...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

I Took Control Of My Biological Clock At Age 30
Beating the clock with HCG -- one of the hormones used in cryopreservation. My San Francisco apartment is generally stacked with liquor, laptops and leftovers from last weeks' dinner party. But for now, it has been transformed into a nursing station, stacked high with cartons of prescription drugs, syringes, gauze, alcohol wipes, even a sharps container. I barely take Tylenol for headaches or Midol for period cramps. But for the past 11 days I've been injecting myself daily with with heavy doses of gonadal-stimulating hormones. In a few hours, I'll check myself in for an outpatient surgery where a doctor will extract r...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hormonal Therapy May Be OK for Women Receiving AnticoagulantsHormonal Therapy May Be OK for Women Receiving Anticoagulants
The new results are encouraging and suggest that some women with deep vein thrombosis may still safely receive the benefits of hormonal therapy. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - January 6, 2016 Category: OBGYN Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

When Breast Cancer Comes Back
By Stacy Simon Thanks to improvements in breast cancer treatment over the past several decades, the end of treatment for many women means their cancer is gone. A successful end to treatment can be both stressful and exciting. You’re likely to be relieved to finish treatment, but you may find it hard not to worry about cancer coming back. This is very common among people who have had cancer. Steps for staying as healthy as possible include eating right, getting regular exercise, staying away from tobacco, limiting alcohol, and getting recommended screening tests. But sometimes, even when you’ve done everything w...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - December 28, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Breast Cancer Coping with Cancer Source Type: news

Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Compounded Products Making GainsMenopausal Hormone Therapy: Compounded Products Making Gains
Pharmacy survey findings have raised concerns at the North American Menopause Society. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Safely Helps Preserve Fertility for Breast Cancer Patients: Study
Title: Hormone Therapy Safely Helps Preserve Fertility for Breast Cancer Patients: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/22/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/23/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - December 23, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Safely Helps Preserve Fertility for Breast Cancer Patients: Study
However, in many cases doctors and patients don't discuss the issue, experts say (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - December 23, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Safely Helps Preserve Fertility for Breast Cancer Patients: Study
However, in many cases doctors and patients don't discuss the issue, experts say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 23, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Fertility, News, Source Type: news

The Pill, Hormone Therapy Safe With Blood Thinners
Finding may lay to rest the notion that hormonal treatments raise odds for recurrent clots, expert says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Pill, Hormone Therapy Safe for Women Taking Blood Thinners
Finding may lay to rest the notion that hormonal treatments raise odds for recurrent clots, expert says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Birth Control, Blood Thinners, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Safely Helps Preserve Fertility for Breast Cancer Patients: Study
However, in many cases doctors and patients don't discuss the issue, experts saySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Female Infertility, Hormones (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Untested, unapproved compounded hormone prescriptions reach 26 to 33 million a year
The number of prescriptions for mostly unregulated compounded hormone therapy for women at menopause has reached an estimated 26 to 33 million a year. That approaches the 36 million prescriptions per year for well-regulated and tested FDA-approved hormone therapy, shows an analysis of the market compounded hormone therapy market. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Untested, unapproved compounded hormone prescriptions reach 26 to 33 million a year
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) The number of prescriptions for mostly unregulated compounded hormone therapy for women at menopause has reached an estimated 26 to 33 million a year. That approaches the 36 million prescriptions per year for well-regulated and tested FDA-approved hormone therapy, shows an analysis of the market compounded hormone therapy market, published online this month in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Why does tamoxifen work better in some women?
The anti-hormone therapy tamoxifen can reduce breast cancer recurrence by about half in women with hormone-sensitive breast cancer. But it works better in some women than others. Researchers are not sure why. New studies add to questions about predicting whether tamoxifen will be effective in an individual breast cancer patient. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 10, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Tied to Possible Alzheimer's Risk
But experts caution that study doesn't prove cause-and-effect relationship between the two (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - December 9, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Well: Prostate Cancer Treatment Tied to Alzheimer’s Risk
Hormone therapy, a common treatment for prostate cancer, is associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease, a new study has found. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 8, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Cancer Mind Live Prostate Cancer Featured Aging Source Type: news

Well: Prostate Cancer Treatment Tied to Alzheimer’s Risk
Hormone therapy, a common treatment for prostate cancer, is associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease, a new study has found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Cancer Mind Live Prostate Cancer Featured Aging Source Type: news