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When Your Doctor Prescribes A Vibrator For Your Aging Vagina
Doctors have been adding a new tool to the arsenal of how they restore the sex lives of menopausal and post-menopausal women: the humble vibrator. With the onset of menopause, a decrease in the production of hormones causes vaginal tissue to get thinner and drier. Vaginal muscles can also atrophy, leading to painful sex ― a problem for half of all menopausal and post-menopausal women, according to the National Institutes of Health. But the solution might be as simple as a vibrating piece of silicon.  Vibrators that are used internally stimulate pelvic blood flow, which increases vaginal mois...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Not Advised for Preventing Disease After Menopause
Benefits of treatment don't outweigh the risks, U.S. task force reiterates Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 Women On What It's Really Like To Live With A Mental Illness
Opening up about struggles with mental illness can be a daunting task. Many people don’t feel comfortable doing it ― even though such illnesses are quite common.  About 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness in a given year, and 1 in 25 adults will have a debilitating mental illness that can interfere with their daily lives. Although mental illness can affect anyone, women are at a higher risk for many conditions, including anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. They’re also 70 percent more likely than men to experience depression. In an effort to encourage more people to share...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Replacement Therapy Tied to Hearing Loss
Title: Hormone Replacement Therapy Tied to Hearing LossCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/12/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - May 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hormone Replacement Therapy Tied to Hearing Loss
Older age at menopause also appeared to increase the risk, study found (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Replacement Therapy Tied to Hearing Loss
Older age at menopause also appeared to increase the risk, study found Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hearing Disorders and Deafness, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HRT Linked to Women's Hearing Loss HRT Linked to Women's Hearing Loss
Women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to help alleviate symptoms of the menopause may have an increased risk of hearing loss, a study has found.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Hormone Replacement Therapy Tied to Hearing Loss
FRIDAY, May 12, 2017 -- Hearing loss has been linked to several factors associated with menopause, a new study says. One factor is your age at menopause. An older age is tied to a higher risk of hearing troubles. And, a second factor is the use of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy: Women who take HRT during menopause 'risk hearing loss'
WOMEN who take hormone replacement therapy during the menopause risk hearing loss, a study revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy may increase risk of hearing loss
A new study, published inMenopause,examines the link between menopausal age, the use of oral hormonal therapy, and hearing loss.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hormone replacement therapy may increase risk of hearing loss
A new, first-of-its-kind study investigates the link between hormone replacement therapy and hearing loss in menopausal and postmenopausal women. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

HRT raises the risk of hearing loss by up to 21%
A study by doctors in Boston, US, found women who take hormone replacement therapy to cope with menopause increase their chances of hearing loss by up to 21 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic use linked to 'pre-cancerous' bowel changes
Conclusion Antibiotics, like all drugs, have side effects. We know that they affect the composition of bacteria that live in a healthy gut. This study suggests that might possibly be linked to future development of bowel cancer. However, there are some major limitations to keep in mind. Bowel polyps are very common, and they're not cancerous. Most people who have them won't know they're there, unless they have a colonoscopy. Some polyps do develop into bowel cancer, but we don't know if any of these women got bowel cancer, or how many of their polyps would have become cancerous if not treated. It's highly possible that wom...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medication Source Type: news

TV Ads Help Drive Testosterone Supplement Sales
TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 -- TV ads have helped spur a boom in testosterone treatments, convincing many men that they need hormone replacement therapy, a new study suggests. In places where testosterone therapy ads ran, researchers discovered... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

The evidence base for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): what can we believe?
The'facts'that most women and clinicians consider in making the decision to use, or not use, HRT are frequently wrong or incorrectly applied according to a professor. New research raises serious questions about the'facts'that have led women and their doctors to believe hormone therapy (often called HRT) is unsafe. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy reduces risk of early death
Women who use hormone replacement therapy have significantly decreased risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a study being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 66th Annual Scientific Session& Expo on 17 March.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Women who take HRT may live LONGER
Women who take hormone replacement therapy to cope with the symptoms of the menopause may live longer, research from California suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy: Women on HRT 'likely to live LONGER'
WOMEN on hormone replacement therapy are likely to live longer, new research suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take hormone replacement therapy and you will live longer, women told
WOMEN on hormone replacement therapy are likely to live longer, according to new research. And those using HRT to relieve the symptoms of the menopause were also less likely to have potentially fatal blocked arteries. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Hormone replacement therapy may help improve women's heart health, overall survival
(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) Hormone replacement therapy has long been controversial as studies have associated it with health benefits and risks. While some studies suggest that it lowers the risk of osteoporosis and improves some aspects of heart health, others link it to higher risk of cancer and stroke. Now, a new imaging study suggests that women using hormone replacement therapy to relieve menopause symptoms face a lower risk of death and show lower levels of atherosclerosis compared to women who do not use hormone therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Wide range of cancers now linked to being overweight
Conclusion The results of this study provide further evidence for the link between increasing levels of fat and the risk of developing certain cancers. There was strong evidence for nine cancers, with another two – ovarian cancer and stomach cancer – included when comparing obesity with healthy weight. This study is important in showing the significance of fat levels and obesity in cancer risk. But there are some important things to consider: The study doesn't tell us how excess body fat might play a role in the development of certain cancers, just that there's a link. Some studies might have been missed,...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Obesity Source Type: news

First hormone replacement therapy for parathyroid disorder
The European Medicines Agency has recommended granting a conditional marketing authorisation in the EU for an orphan medicine proposed as a treatment for chronic hypoparathyroidism, in patients poorly controlled using standard treatments.European Medicines Agency (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Taking hormone replacement therapy for at least 10 years 'can reduce dementia risk'
TAKING hormone replacement therapy for at least 10 years reduces the risk of dementia, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postmenopausal hormone therapy exceeding ten years may protect from dementia
Postmenopausal estrogen-based hormone therapy lasting longer than ten years was associated with a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease in a large study. The study explored the association between postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy, Alzheimer's disease, dementia and cognition in two nation-wide case-control studies and two longitudinal cohort studies. The largest study comprised approximately 230,000 Finnish women and the follow-up time in different studies was up to 20 years. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Postmenopausal hormone therapy exceeding ten years may protect from dementia
(University of Eastern Finland) Postmenopausal estrogen-based hormone therapy lasting longer than ten years was associated with a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease in a large study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland. The study explored the association between postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy, Alzheimer's disease, dementia and cognition in two nation-wide case-control studies and two longitudinal cohort studies. The largest study comprised approximately 230,000 Finnish women and the follow-up time in different studies was up to 20 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Scientists use stem cells to restore testosterone
Researchers have used stem cells to create testosterone-producing cells in rodents. This may provide an alternative to hormone replacement therapy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stem Cell Research Source Type: news

Almost 20 percent of breast cancer patients fail to complete prescribed endocrine therapy
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Around 20 percent of breast cancer patients do not complete prescribed endocrine therapy, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2016 Congress in Singapore. The study in over 5,500 women found that younger patients and those who had taken hormone replacement therapy were less likely to adhere to their medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 14, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Stopping Hormone Replacement Therapy Doesn't Boost Hip Fractures Stopping Hormone Replacement Therapy Doesn't Boost Hip Fractures
Data from two large trials in the Woman's Health Initiative (WHI) suggest that stopping hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does not lead to a rebound increase in fracture risk.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 1, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

HRT Improves Bone Health in Young Menopausal Women HRT Improves Bone Health in Young Menopausal Women
Postmenopausal women taking hormone-replacement therapy have gains in bone-mineral density, mass, and structure, which persist for up to 2 years after treatment stops.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 28, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Growth Hormone Enhances Anaerobic Capacity Growth Hormone Enhances Anaerobic Capacity
Growth hormone replacement therapy may help improve physical function and quality of life among GH-deficient adults.Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Have YOU started menopause without knowing it? Most women do not know the symptoms of a common treatable condition that makes sex painful
Vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA) affects 45 per cent of over-40-year-olds. It is a typical side effect of the menopause, which can be treated with hormone replacement therapy to restore the thinning tissue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk
By Stacy Simon While you can’t change some breast cancer risk factors—family history and aging, for example—there are some risk factors that you can control. And while there is no sure way to prevent breast cancer, there are things you can do that may lower your risk. Here are 5 ways to help protect your breast health. 1. Watch your weight. Being overweight or obese increases breast cancer risk. This is especially true after menopause and for women who gain weight as adults. After menopause, most of your estrogen comes from fat tissue. Having more fat tissue can increase your chance of getting breast canc...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - October 3, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Breast Cancer Diet/Exercise/Weight Source Type: news

Contraceptive pills not proven to protect against the flu
Conclusion These are interesting scientific findings but they have limited implications. Animal studies are useful for giving an indication of how biological processes may work in humans but we're not identical. Then the scenarios tested here – the progesterone, or the flu injection – can be taken as representative of real-life in humans. For one thing all the mice had surgery to remove their ovaries before being infected. It makes sense that the mice that had been given some additional recovery boost in the form of hormone replacement may have been in a better health state than those left hormone deplete...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medication Source Type: news

Risk for Breast Cancer With HRT Higher Than Thought? Risk for Breast Cancer With HRT Higher Than Thought?
Hormone replacement therapy with a combination of estrogen and progestogen triples the risk for breast cancer, a new study concludes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - August 24, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Breast cancer risk from hormone replacement underestimated, study says
Stephen FellerLONDON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Women receiving combined hormone replacement therapy are at three times the risk for breast cancer as women receiving either estrogen-only HRT or tibolone. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Combined HRT breast cancer risk 'may have been underestimated'
Conclusion This study shows a link between the use of combined oestrogen and progesterone HRT and breast cancer risk, particularly among women who take the pill for a long period of time. But this is not the entire story. The study included a large cohort of women. The risk increase for combined HRT is based on only 52 of the 39,183 women taking the combined pill who developed breast cancer. Of these, only seven women had been taking the pill for more than 15 years. Therefore, the analysis was based on a very small number, which may mean the risk associations are not completely accurate....
Source: NHS News Feed - August 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medication Older people Source Type: news

British study finds risk of breast cancer nearly tripled by combined HRT
2% of women monitored for six years got breast cancer – and they were 2.7 times more likely to contract it if they were on combined HRT than if they were notWomen who rely on the most commonly used form of hormone replacement therapy are roughly three times more likely to develop breast cancer than those who do not use it, according to a study whose results suggest the risk of illness has been previously understated.Those using the combined HRT therapy, a combination of oestrogen and progestogen, were running a risk 2.7 times greater than non-users, according to a study by scientists at the Institute of Cancer Resear...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 23, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: Breast cancer Medical research Health Society Science The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) Women Source Type: news

Women's cancer risk may increase the longer they're obese
Conclusion This study adds to evidence that being overweight or obese for long periods of time may increase the risk of certain cancers, just as it increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The study's size and use of BMI measurements over time mean it is likely to be more reliable than smaller studies, or those that look at BMI only at one time point. The design allows researchers to look at how weight during a lifetime, rather than at one single point in life, may affect cancer risk. However, there are limitations. It's an observational study, so while researchers took account of known confounding facto...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Obesity Source Type: news

Menopause 'may mix up exercise reward pathways in the brain'
Conclusion This research uses an animal model of human menopause – surgically removing the ovaries – to see what effect this would have on rats bred to have either high or low exercise capacity.   As oestrogen has been shown to have an effect on dopamine activity in the brain's motivation centre, the researchers expected that ovary removal would have an effect on the rats' activity. However, what was unexpected was that having prior high exercise capacity seemed to give no protection – these rats seemed to decrease their activity much more than rats that had low activity to start with. These ...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Older people Neurology Source Type: news

Women who have ovaries removed to slash risk of cancer 'have a greater risk of dementia'
Researchers from Toronto University But said taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) pills may halt the cognitive decline in women after having their ovaries taken out. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women who go through the change earlier 'are more likely to die young'
However, hormone replacement therapy appears to have a rejuvenating effect, say the researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The extra curse of the Angelina gene: Women who have their ovaries removed to slash the risk of cancer 'have a greater risk of dementia'
Researchers from Toronto University But said taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) pills may halt the cognitive decline in women after having their ovaries taken out. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Going through the menopause? Hormone Replacement Therapy does NOT affect memory
HORMONE replacement therapy used by millions of women before and after the menopause does not impact memory, scientists have found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause
5-year study found no difference in thinking skills, with or without estrogen treatment Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Memory, Menopause (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause
5-year study found no difference in thinking skills, with or without estrogen treatment Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Memory, Menopause (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HRT May Up BMD in Premature Ovarian FailureHRT May Up BMD in Premature Ovarian Failure
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be superior to the combined oral contraception pill (COCP) in increasing spinal bone density in women with spontaneous premature ovarian failure (POF), researchers in London, UK, report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy
Image Source Who doesn't want to enjoy the whole life offered by God with full zest? However, it is only possible when one is at his best health. As the age increases, the body starts experiencing various kinds of hormonal changes which interfere with the normal functioning of the body as well as leading to diseases many a times. Some of the common problem faced by people due to hormonal misbalance includes weight gain, memory decline, fatigue, low libido, and aging appearance and muscle loss. With advancements in the field of medical science, now you don't need to bother anymore about these problems. Yes, it is curable n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women’s Health Initiative may account for insomnia’s upward trend
DENVER – Much of the rising prevalence of insomnia among U.S. and Canadian adults may be driven by the sharp reduction in the use of hormone replacement therapy following the 2002 report from the... (Source: Clinical Endocrinology News)
Source: Clinical Endocrinology News - June 28, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Women’s Health Initiative may account for insomnia’s upward trend
DENVER – Much of the rising prevalence of insomnia among U.S. and Canadian adults may be driven by the sharp reduction in the use of hormone replacement therapy following the 2002 report from the... (Source: Clinical Neurology News)
Source: Clinical Neurology News - June 28, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Women’s Health Initiative may account for insomnia’s upward trend
DENVER – Much of the rising prevalence of insomnia among U.S. and Canadian adults may be driven by the sharp reduction in the use of hormone replacement therapy following the 2002 report from the... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - June 28, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news