HRT Linked to Slight Rise in Alzheimer's Risk
The study found that women taking hormone replacement therapy had a 9 percent to 17 percent higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. In women who began taking hormone therapy before age 60, this increased risk was tied to use of HRT for a decade or longer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millions of women who take HRT pills may face a greater risk of Alzheimer's, warns study
An estimated one million women in Britain and five per cent of women over the age of 50 in the US take hormone replacement therapy to help relieve menopause symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy tied to Alzheimer's risk, study says, but experts urge caution
An observational study on hormone replacement therapy in nearly 85,000 postmenopausal Finnish women found that those on such therapy had a very small increased risk for Alzheimer's, especially when using combination hormones long-term. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture a'Realistic Option' vs HRT for Hot Flashes Acupuncture a'Realistic Option' vs HRT for Hot Flashes
A small study shows that acupuncture is better than no treatment for menopausal symptoms and is a realistic option for women who cannot or do not wish to use hormone replacement therapy (HRT), say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Millions face menopause without hormone replacement therapy because of 'decades old scare stories'
Figures unveiled by the BBC’s Inside Out programme, to be screened tonight, reveal just 2.5million prescriptions were issued in England in 2017, down from 6million in 2000. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hooked on hormones: Once you get on hormone replacement drugs, it's dangerous to get off due to increased risk of cardiac arrest and stroke
(Natural News) Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), or simply hormone therapy (HT), is the only medical treatment that successfully minimizes the side effects of menopause, such as hot flashes and night sweats. It is also known to address other female problems such as vaginal dryness and uterine discomfort, as well as inhibit the production of estrogen... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Tool Calculates Breast Cancer Risk With Greater Precision
(CNN) — UK scientists have developed an online calculator that could enable doctors to more accurately predict a patient’s chance of developing breast cancer. If rolled out, the new tool could change the way in which the condition is treated. Among other things, details of family history, genetics, weight, alcohol consumption, age at menopause and use of hormone replacement therapy will all be considered by doctors when assessing a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer — the most common form of cancer in the UK. Each of these factors has “a small impact on the likelihood of developing the d...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Breast Cancer CNN Local TV Source Type: news

HRT pills raise risk of suffering a deadly blood clot, say experts
WOMEN who take hormone replacement therapy tablets are at a higher risk of developing potentially deadly blood clots, a study revealed yesterday. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transdermal HRT Not Linked to Increased Risk for VTE
THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 -- Oral hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is associated with an increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), while transdermal preparations are not linked to increased risk, according to a study published online Jan. 9 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Will hormone replacement therapy end my feeling of dread?
Since I stopped taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) eight years ago, I ’ve been waking up with this peculiar feeling of dread. Should I go back on HRT? I am 66 years old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will hormone replacement therapy end my feeling of dread?
Since I stopped taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) eight years ago, I’ve been waking up with this peculiar feeling of dread. Should I go back on HRT? I am 66 years old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo-led study: Drug reduces hot flashes, improves breast cancer survivor quality of life
(Mayo Clinic) Research led by oncologists Roberto Leon-Ferre, M.D. and Charles Loprinzi, M.D. of Mayo Clinic has found that the drug oxybutynin helps to reduce the frequency and intensity of hot flashes in women who are unable to take hormone replacement therapy, including breast cancer survivors. These findings were presented at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oxybutynin lessens hot flash frequency, improves breast cancer survivor quality of life, Mayo-led study finds
SAN ANTONIO ? Research led by oncologists Roberto Leon-Ferre, M.D. and Charles Loprinzi, M.D. of Mayo Clinic has found that the drug oxybutynin helps to reduce the frequency and intensity of hot flashes in women who are unable to take hormone replacement therapy, including breast cancer survivors. These findings were presented at the 2018 San [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - December 7, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Trauma May Increase CVD Risk for Lesbian, Bisexual Women Trauma May Increase CVD Risk for Lesbian, Bisexual Women
Although HIV and hormone replacement therapy are known to increase cardiovascular risk in certain LGBT populations, far less is understood about CVD risk factors in sexual minority women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

World Menopause Day
18 October 2018   is World Menopause Day and October is World Menopause Month.Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group has published multiple reviews assessing the effectiveness and safety of interventions in menopausal women, including peri and postmenopausal women. To celebrate World Menopause Day we have collated a special selection of reviews investigating various treatments  for menopausal symptoms such as hormone therapy, tibolone, relaxation, exercise, and alternative therapy.Black cohosh (Cimicifuga spp.) for menopausal symptomsDehydroepiandrosterone for women in the peri- or postmenopausal phaseHormone t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

These 6 Habits May Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in the U.S., affecting almost 85 of every 100,000 Americans, according to recent data from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Around the globe, 627,000 people are projected to die from breast cancer this year alone. The silver lining is that with early detection and proper care, breast cancer is among the most treatable forms of the disease. In the U.S., breast cancer deaths dropped by 40% between 1989 and 2015, thanks to better screening and access to care — but a large body of research suggests that widespread adoption...
Source: TIME: Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized breast cancer news Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lowered Stroke Risk for Women (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Drop in risk occurred regardless of menopausal status or hormone replacement therapy (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

What is the truth on hormone replacement therapy?
Ever since a report by a U.S. study claimed in 2002 that it carried a significant risk of breast cancer and heart disease, most menopausal women remain scared of taking it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TCM found to be effective at treating perimenopausal syndrome, improving symptoms over standard hormone replacement therapy
(Natural News) For women suffering from the unpleasant symptoms that precede menopause, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) may present a superior alternative to the standard hormone replacement therapy. Recent research suggests that regular intake of Kuntai capsules (KC) is more effective at alleviating perimenopausal syndrome than HRT, reported a ScienceDirect review. Perimenopausal syndrome is triggered by decreasing amounts of sex... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

Housecall: Menopause and hormone therapy
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Hormone therapy: Is it right for you??? Hormone replacement therapy ? medications containing female hormones to replace the ones the body no longer makes after menopause ? is sometimes used to treat common menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes and vaginal discomfort. Hormone therapy also has been proven to prevent bone loss [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 30, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries 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 11, 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 11, 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 5, 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