Starting HRT in early fifties 'unlikely to cause cognitive decline'
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is not associated with cognitive decline when women have recently started the menopause or do not have diabetes, according to US researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Laura Berman Q & A: Menopause and Sex
Expert Laura Berman discusses sex drive during and after menopause, hormone replacement therapy, the health benefits of sex, vaginal dryness and more. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

No'Rebound' Arterial Effect Seen With HRT Cessation No'Rebound' Arterial Effect Seen With HRT Cessation
Three years after ending hormone replacement therapy for menopause symptoms, women show no significant differences in measures of atherosclerosis versus those who had taken placebo.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

How Pregnancy May Affect the Risk of Alzheimer ’s
In the U.S., two-thirds of people with Alzheimer’s disease are women, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. For decades, experts have explained the gender divide by the fact that women also tend to live longer than men, and the biggest risk factor for Alzheimer’s is age. “Everyone brushed it off to the fact that women were living longer,” says Rachel Whitmer, professor of epidemiology at University of California Davis. “Now science is saying, wait, that’s not the end of the story.” Pregnancy, according to two of the latest studies on the issue, may have something to do wi...
Source: TIME: Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Brain healthytime Source Type: news

Hope for menopausal women: Scientists find how to banish hot flashes
Scientists at the University of Washington have shown we could target a neuron rather than estrogen levels with drugs. Hormone replacement therapy reduces hot flashes but increases stroke risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discover a way to banish hot flashes without raising a woman's stroke risk
Scientists at the University of Washington have shown we could target a neuron rather than estrogen levels with drugs. Hormone replacement therapy reduces hot flashes but increases stroke risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lead author of ‘Interventions for increasing the use of shared decision making by healthcare professionals’ discusses Cochrane Review
A Q&A with the lead author, France L égaréLead author, France L égaré, recently published theCochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care review‘Interventions for increasing the use of shared decision making by healthcare professionals’in the Cochrane Library. Shared decision making is a promising approach for preference-sensitive decisions for example initiating hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms or choosing to undergo surgery for knee osteoarthritis. It helps patients and families identify the best options, clarify their values and preferences, and have...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 10, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Soya bean extract hailed as alternative to HRT
An extract from soya beans is being hailed as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy for combating hot flushes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy - Tricks of the Trade
Title: Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy - Tricks of the TradeCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 3/29/2001 6:02:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General)
Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General - June 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

THRT Reduces CVD in Diabetic Nephropathy With Hypothyroidism THRT Reduces CVD in Diabetic Nephropathy With Hypothyroidism
The administration of thyroid hormone replacement therapy may help lower the risk of developing CVD among patients with subclinical hypothyroidism and diabetic nephropathy.Endocrine Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Natural soy supplement outperforms drugs for preventing bone loss in post-menopausal women
(Natural News) Did you know that a nutrient that can benefit millions of women in the U.S. can be found in soybeans? To date, at least 40 million women in the country aged 51 and above are thinking of undergoing hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to address menopausal symptoms. However, HRT comes with various health risks. The pill-based solution... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Estrogen Safe After Oophorectomy in BRCA Mutation Carriers Estrogen Safe After Oophorectomy in BRCA Mutation Carriers
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 (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Novel hormone replacement therapy trial demonstrates improved memory function in adrenal patients
Better timing for cortisol replacement therapies, to more closely replicate the secretion patterns of people with normal levels of the hormone, has shown a significant improvement in patients' cognitive function. This is the striking finding from a new trial led by University of Bristol scientists including Professor Stafford Lightman and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS). The findings are potentially important and underline the case for novel therapeutic approaches, as patients on cortisol replacement therapy often have side effects that make it difficult for them to lead normal lives....
Source: University of Bristol news - April 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Diabetes: Hormone replacement therapy slashes risk for women
HORMONE replacement therapy slashes the risk of women developing diabetes by more than a third, according to new research today. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy and Patient Satisfaction With Treatment Hormone Therapy and Patient Satisfaction With Treatment
How do patients with disorders of sex development perceive their treatment with hormone replacement therapy? Are they generally satisfied with the experience?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy can boost brain and stop memory loss
A seven-year US study has found women who take HRT experience fewer age-related changes to the brain and fewer of them had an accumulation of toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer's Disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Discover New Drugs To Treat Hot Flashes
BOSTON (CBS) — Scientists at Imperial College London have developed a new class of experimental drugs to treat menopausal hot flashes. In a clinical trial involving 37 women, the compound called MLE4901 reduced the number of hot flashes by almost three-quarters and significantly reduced the severity. The drug blocks a chemical in the brain called neurokinin B and in the study the drug also improved sleep and concentration during the 4-week study period. MLE4901 can affect liver function but two similar drugs which don’t have this side effect are being studied in larger patient trials including one in the U.S. t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Menopause Women's Health Source Type: news

Hormone Replacement Therapy May Boost Women's Hearts Hormone Replacement Therapy May Boost Women's Hearts
Taking hormone replacement therapy during menopause may improve the structure and function of women's hearts, potentially lowering their risk of heart disease, say UK investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

HRT improves heart health in menopausal women
According to a study, published inPLOS ONE, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has a protective effect on the cardiovascular health of menopausal women.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Postmenopausal Women Should Still Avoid HRT
Yet again, the nation's leading authority on preventive medicine says postmenopausal women should avoid hormone replacement therapy (HRT). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Final USPSTF Rec: Don't Use HRT to Prevent Chronic Illness Final USPSTF Rec: Don't Use HRT to Prevent Chronic Illness
The US Preventive Services Task Force's final recommendation follows its previous guidance from 2012. Hormone replacement therapy has benefits, members say, but also well-documented harms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Postmenopausal Women Should Still Steer Clear of HRT: Task Force
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postmenopausal Women Should Still Steer Clear of HRT: Task Force
TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 -- Yet again, the nation's leading authority on preventive medicine says postmenopausal women should avoid hormone replacement therapy (HRT). The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is standing by its original recommendation... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lab-grown ovaries could replace drugs for menopausal women
New research in rats by Wake Forest in North Carolina found bioengineering artificial ovaries could provide a safer and more natural hormone replacement therapy for women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lab-engineered ovaries superior to hormone drugs in animal model
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) New research in rats suggests the possibility of bioengineering artificial ovaries in the lab to provide a safer, more natural hormone replacement therapy for women. A safe therapy, with the potential to improve bone and uterine health, as well as body composition, is expected to become increasing important as the population ages. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy may protect your memory
Hormone replacement therapy may protect short term memory loss caused by stress in menopausal women, new research from the University of Southern California suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Heart health and hormone replacement therapy
Hormone replacement therapy and your heart Long-term hormone replacement therapy used to be prescribed routinely for postmenopausal women to relieve hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. Hormone replacement therapy also was thought to reduce the risk of heart disease. However, research results have been mixed, including one trial that found a small increase in heart [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Confirmed: Hormone replacement drugs, pushed heavily by doctors and pharma, found to accelerate the growth of breast cancer cells
(Natural News) Hormone replacement therapy is often touted for any number of things; these kinds of drugs are often given to women under the guise of reducing heart disease risk and minimizing the effects of menopause, for example. But are they really safe? While hormone replacement therapy (HRT) first gained popularity for reducing signs of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopause hormone therapy not linked to premature death
According to a study published inJAMA, women who take hormone replacement therapy may be no more likely to die prematurely than women who do not take hormones.Reuters  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HRT will not shorten lives, women told after new research published
Follow-up to alarming reports issued at turn of century says women on therapy do not die sooner than those on placebosWomen will be able to take hormone replacement pills without worrying that the therapy will shorten their lifespans, according to the longest follow-up yet of research that raised fears about the risks of a once-popular treatment.That earlier research was stopped early when unexpected harm was found to be caused by the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) – oestrogen alone or in combination with progestin, a synthetic hormone.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press in Chicago Tags: Menopause Medical research Health Cancer & wellbeing Society Science World news Source Type: news

Up to 7 years of hormone therapy is safe for postmenopausal women, new data show
For decades now, women navigating menopause have been buffeted by shifting research findings on the risks and possible benefits of hormone-replacement therapy. Now, a landmark clinical trial that followed more than 27,000 subjects for roughly 18 years has offered some conclusive evidence that neither... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Menopause hormone therapy not linked to premature death
(Reuters Health) - Women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats may be no more likely to die prematurely than women who don ’t take hormones, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

HRT news: Hormone replacement therapy 'slashes risk of early death in middle aged women'
HORMONE replacement therapy slashes a middle aged woman's risk of an early death by almost a third, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Hormone Supplements for Menopause Make a Comeback?
New study suggests the therapy won't increase risk of early death Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Hormone Replacement Therapy May Be Safer Than You Think
The pendulum has swung from one extreme to the other when it comes to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to treat symptoms of menopause. At first, the replacement hormones—mostly a combination of estrogen and progestin to replace what the body stops making after menopause—were seen as a panacea. Doctors thought they could not only relieve hot flashes and night sweats, but also prevent chronic aging diseases like heart problems and weakening bones. But studies then found that the supplement hormones could lead to a higher risk of breast cancer—and that they didn’t protect the heart after all. In the l...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Drugs estrogen Hormone Therapy hormones for menopause hot flashes night sweats progestin Reproductive Health treating menopause Source Type: news

Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Why Mortality Outcomes Are ‘ Vital ’ Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Why Mortality Outcomes Are ‘ Vital ’
Dr JoAnn Manson is the lead author of a new report that examined all-cause and cause-specific mortality among women who have taken hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Could Hormone Supplements for Menopause Make a Comeback?
TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 -- The door may be opening again for menopausal women suffering from hot flashes and night sweats to receive some relief from a source once thought too dangerous to consider, researchers say. Hormone replacement therapy to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HRT can slow decline in lung function for middle-aged women
Hormone replacement therapy can slow the decline in lung function in middle-aged women, according to new research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Sex drive boost: HRT patch could be more effective than pills, experts reveal
HORMONE replacement therapy is a treatment used to relieve symptoms of the menopause, but now experts - including Dr Chris Steele - have said using a patch could boost women ’s sex drive and libido. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could an Estrogen Patch Boost Women's Sex Lives in Menopause?
Study suggests that, given this way, short-term use of the hormone may help those who report symptoms Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause, Sexual Problems in Women (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caster Semenya could be forced to undertake hormone therapy for future Olympics
Study shows performance-boosting effects of testosterone in female athletes, reopening controversial debate about intersex and hyperandrogenous competitorsUsing testosterone to categorise male and female athletes isn ’t perfect, but it’s the best solution we haveCaster Semenya, the Olympic 800m champion, may be banned from competing at future Games unless she undergoes hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or even surgery in the wake of a landmark study into athletes with raised testosterone levels which has just been published.The International Association of Athletics Federations, the world governing body, commis...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 4, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Martha Kelner and James Rudd Tags: Athletics Caster Semenya IAAF Sport Science World news Olympic Games Sport politics Gender Source Type: news

Luteolin: How To Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
More than 100 women die of breast cancer in the U.S. every day. It's the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. But in my opinion, many of those women really die of a tragic medical error. Let me explain… Millions of women in the U.S. have taken Big Pharma's hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Their doctors prescribe it to try to relieve the symptoms of menopause. Like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and weight gain. But what the drug companies try to pass off as hormones are actually synthetic concoctions. They are fake versions of the estrogen and progesterone that your body makes ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Women losing out over hormone therapy fears, some experts say
The risk of heart attack, stroke or breast cancer due to hormone replacement therapy has been overstated, and that has scared away some women who could benefit from it, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada said at its annual conference in Ottawa this week. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Mithra receives approval in France to market hormone replacement therapy Tibelia
Women's health specialist Mithra has received a marketing authorisation (MA) for the commercialisation of Tibelia in France. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Expanding waistline linked to an increased risk of cancer
Conclusion This study provides more evidence of the link between excess body fat and 10 cancers. Though the percentage increases sound large, it's important to put these results into context. For example, the baseline risk of postmenopausal cancer was 2.2% – it occurred in 555 of the 24,751 women in the study. For women who hadn't used hormone therapy, this would increase to a risk of 2.7% if they had a BMI of 30 compared with 26, or a waist circumference of 95cm compared with 84cm. This accounts for only an extra 5 cases in every 1,000 women. This large study involved older adults from European countries, so ...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Obesity Source Type: news

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