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HRT could benefit one million women, says NHS menopause guidance
Guideline says GPs should explain cancer risks but that HRT offers effective menopause relief for many womenNHS guidance on treatment of the menopause could lead to many thousands more women being offered hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in the UK. Related: A guide to the menopause Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 12, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: Menopause Cancer Health Women NHS Science UK news Source Type: news

One million women could benefit from HRT, says NHS menopause guidance
Guideline says GPs should explain cancer risks but that HRT offers effective menopause relief for many womenNHS guidance on treatment of the menopause could lead to many thousands more women being offered hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in the UK.The guideline from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice), unveiled on Thursday, seeks to reassure women and their GPs about the safety of HRT. Studies suggesting a link with breast cancer, published in 2002 and 2003, led to a halving of the numbers of women taking the drugs. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 12, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: Menopause Cancer Health Women NHS Science UK news Source Type: news

NICE releases first ever guidance on treating menopause
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has today released its first guidance on menopause, and has stated that health professionals can recommend hormone replacement therapy Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - November 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Women ' s health Mental health Professional Lifestyle Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

NICE recommends HRT in first menopause guidance
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has today released their first guidance on menopause, and has stated that health professionals can recommend hormone replacement therapy Hide related content:  Show related content CPD image:  read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 11, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: ltrevallion Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Leading HRT experts not consulted over NHS menopause guidance
Professors who advised government and led study identifying cancer risks of drugs not invited to give evidence to committee formulating new guidelinesThe UK’s leading experts on the cancer risks of hormone replacement therapy were not invited to give evidence to the committee preparing guidance for the NHS on treating the menopause, the Guardian has learned.Prof Klim McPherson from Oxford University, who has written many papers on HRT and sat on the government’s committee on the safety of medicines when it warned doctors to prescribe as little HRT for as short a time as possible for women suffering symptoms, wa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 10, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Menopause The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) Women NHS UK news Society Medical research Science Pharmaceuticals industry Business Source Type: news

PR campaign underplays HRT cancer risks, critics say
Campaign funded by treatment manufacturer could mislead women before official menopause guidance is released, some scientists fear A PR campaign to promote the use of hormone replacement therapy in women is under way before official guidance on how to treat the menopause is released, causing some scientists concern that the cancer dangers of the drugs will be underplayed.The campaign, run by the Weber Shandwick agency and funded by a drug manufacturer that provides the treatment, has already put out a survey saying women are unnecessarily worried about the risks of HRT. It is preparing a further release about the attitudes...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 7, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: Cancer Menopause Health Science Medical research UK news Society Source Type: news

HRT media campaign underplays cancer risks, critics say
Campaign funded by treatment manufacturer could mislead women before official menopause guidance is released, some scientists fear A PR campaign to promote the use of hormone replacement therapy in women is under way before official guidance on how to treat the menopause is released, causing some scientists concern that the cancer dangers of the drugs will be underplayed.The campaign, run by the Weber Shandwick agency and funded by a drug manufacturer that provides the treatment, has already put out a survey saying women are unnecessarily worried about the risks of HRT. It is preparing a further release about the attitudes...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 7, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: Cancer Menopause Health Science Medical research UK news Society Source Type: news

What Women Can Do About Hair Loss
SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Sheryl Kraft Everyone loses hair. In fact, it’s normal to lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. But what if it seems like there’s significantly more loss than that? “Once you exceed that, you’re losing it at an abnormal rate,” says Dr. David J. Wong, clinical associate professor of dermatology at Stanford University. Contrary to popular notion, hair loss is not just a condition that men face: up to 40 percent of women in America also experience it. No ‘Bald Is Beautiful’ for Women Bruce Willis, Patric...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using HRT to treat menopause is safe, says study
Women who took HRT for up to 25 years no more likely to develop breast cancer, heart disease or diabetes, US scientists foundUsing hormone replacement therapy to treat uncomfortable symptoms of menopause is completely safe, according to the authors of a decade-long study.The research by New York University, presented to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Baltimore, suggests the risks of serious side-effects have been overstated. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 19, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Elgot Tags: Menopause Reproduction Biology Science Cancer Heart attack Diabetes Health Society World news Source Type: news

Benefits from HRT 'outweigh the risks' to cope with menopause
Taking hormone replacement therapy to cope with the menopause is safe, a major study has concluded. Doctors last night said women can finally take HRT with confidence. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone health: Could testosterone be the new Botox for women?
Younger-looking skin, more energy and a revved-up sex drive? All promises of the latest form of hormone therapy. Could it really hold the key to better health? Anna Magee reports (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - October 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: tired menopause oestrogen Botox hormones sex drive hormonal mood exhausted Hormone Replacement Therapy testosterone cortisol HRT Source Type: news

Hormone replacement may protect women's kidneys, study suggests
A study presented at the American Society of Nephrology annual conference suggests an association between women undergoing hormone replacement therapy and lower incidence of kidney disease. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 7, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women
Starting treatment around onset of menopause seems to lower threat to heart, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Disease in Women, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Safe During Ovarian Cancer?
Hormone replacement therapy may be safe for women with ovarian cancer, according to a new study. WebMD has the details. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HRT safe and perhaps beneficial in women treated for ovarian cancer, major trial shows
(Institute of Cancer Research) Women with the commonest type of ovarian cancer can safely take hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and it could have a beneficial effect on their survival, a long-term clinical trial reports. The 24-year, phase III international trial provides the strongest evidence yet that women with epithelial ovarian cancer -- which accounts for 80-90 per cent of cases -- can safely take HRT during or after their treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 28, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The 3 Types Of People You Meet As A Trans Person On OKCupid
On one of the first days in January, I sat staring both optimistically and skeptically at a Chinese zodiac website that just one year before accurately predicted the complete destruction of every aspect of my life. This year, it said, would bring a whirlwind of positive change: This site is two for two now. My 2015 kicked off with a pretty major milestone: I began medically transitioning into a female body. I'd spent all winter debating whether this was the right step for me, but once I finally started hormone replacement therapy, I immediately felt it was the best decision I'd made my entire life. Finally, with the approp...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could eating vegetables reduce breast cancer risk?
Recent research suggests that luteolin, found naturally in some vegetables, could help counter the breast cancer-causing effects of combined hormone replacement therapy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Natural compound could reduce breast cancer risk in some women
The odds of women being diagnosed with breast cancer increase in postmenopausal women who have taken a combined estrogen and progestin hormone replacement therapy; these women also have an increased risk of developing progestin-accelerated breast tumors. Now, researchers have found that luteolin, a natural compound found in herbs such as thyme and parsley as well as vegetables such as celery and broccoli, could reduce the cancer risk for women who have taken hormone replacement therapy. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 10, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Natural compound could reduce breast cancer risk in some women
(University of Missouri-Columbia) The odds of women being diagnosed with breast cancer increase in postmenopausal women who have taken a combined estrogen and progestin hormone replacement therapy; these women also have an increased risk of developing progestin-accelerated breast tumors. Now, University of Missouri researchers have found that luteolin, a natural compound found in herbs such as thyme and parsley as well as vegetables such as celery and broccoli, could reduce the cancer risk for women who have taken hormone replacement therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 9, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'Dynamite patches' blow away hot flushes and could offer an alternative to HRTs 
Patches laced with the dynamite ingredient nitroglycerine are being used to treat menopausal hot flushes, offering a possible alternative to hormone-replacement therapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Replacement Therapy: Benefits and Risks
Can HRT spare you from hot flashes and night sweats? Get the latest treatment info. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HRT drug taken in pill form to treat menopause symptoms is now in skincare
A new generation of skin creams include hormone replacement therapy, which promise to reduce the signs of ageing. HRT is normally taken in pill form to treat menopause symptoms like hot flushes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Weigh In On Addyi, The New Women's Libido Pill
Experts are calling Addyi, the so-called "female Viagra" that's become the first-ever FDA-approved pill for hypoactive sexual desire disorder, a revolution for women’s sexual health.  "The approval of Addyi is the most important advancement in female sexual health since the Pill was approved in 1960,” said Sheryl Kingsberg, chief of behavioral medicine at MacDonald Women’s Hospital and a reproductive biology professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.  "It validates women’s right to treatment for sexual problems and their right to sexual h...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Can eating white bread and pasta make you depressed?
ConclusionThis observational study has found that over three years of follow-up, post-menopausal women who consumed a high-GI diet and larger amounts of dietary sugar were more likely to have depression symptoms three years later.They study has several strengths, including a large sample size, a socioeconomically and racially/ethnically mixed population, and a relatively long follow-up period of up to three years. However, this observational study cannot prove that a high-GI diet directly causes depression. Other limitations include its observational nature, meaning that it couldn’t weed out all the factors that migh...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Food/diet Source Type: news

Contraceptive pill 'cuts womb cancer risk'
ConclusionThis review found that the longer women had taken the combined oral contraceptive pill (the pill) the greater their reduction in risk of endometrial cancer. The risk reductions were quite large – use for about 10 to 15 years halved the risk – and lasted up to 30 years after oral contraption had stopped.The protection did not seem to depend much on the dose of oestrogen in the contraceptive formulations or on personal characteristics of the women, such as how many children they had given birth to, their body mass index or whether they were menopausal.The study was large and is likely to have included m...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medication Source Type: news

Forget HRT, exercise could be the secret to beating the menopause
Researchers said that in future women in their late 40s and early 50s could be prescribed exercise as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy. Other said gardening can also help. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental drug could treat hot flashes, other symptoms of menopause without harmful side effects
Researchers have discovered an experimental medication that treats hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms without the life-threatening risks of hormone replacement therapy, according to a scientist. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 22, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

GoodLife menopause guide: HRT vs natural treatments
Some people rush to the doctor and ask about hormone replacement therapy. Others try eating healthily. Two women share their experiences (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: periods stopped hot flush menopause female hormones oestrogen ovulation hot flushes symptoms of the menopause HRT hormone therapy Source Type: news

GoodLife menopause guide: HRT vs natural treatments
Some people rush to the doctor and ask about hormone replacement therapy. Others try eating healthily. Two women share their experiences (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: periods stopped hot flush menopause female hormones oestrogen ovulation hot flushes symptoms of the menopause HRT hormone therapy Source Type: news

Menopause: HRT vs natural treatments
Some people rush to the doctor and ask about hormone replacement therapy. Others try eating healthily. Two women share their experiences (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: periods stopped hot flush menopause female hormones oestrogen ovulation hot flushes symptoms of the menopause HRT hormone therapy Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy and your heart
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - July 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Painful sex (dyspareunia) after surgical menopause
The post Painful sex (dyspareunia) after surgical menopause appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. A surgical menopause is one caused when a woman has her ovaries removed. It can also refer to a menopause triggered following a hysterectomy that has left her ovaries in place. There are many menopausal symptoms and some, like the hot flush, are often easier to deal with than others. Perhaps the hardest ones to overcome though are those that affect our sexual well-being and these include things like vaginal dryness or loss of libido. In this article we’re going to explore issues around painful sex because for some ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 8, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Menopause sexuality Source Type: news

HRT instead of anti-depressants
For some women depression in their 40's can be hormonal as Ursula Hirschkorn found out and after being treated with tailored Hormone Replacement Therapy her quality of life has vastly improved (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - June 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Professor John Studd oestrogen PMS Oestrogel Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) postnatal depression Hormone Replacement Therapy HRT Source Type: news

HRT instead of anti-depressants
For some women depression in their 40's can be hormonal as Ursula Hirschkorn found out and after being treated with tailored Hormone Replacement Therapy her quality of life has vastly improved (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - June 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Professor John Studd oestrogen PMS Oestrogel Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) postnatal depression Hormone Replacement Therapy HRT Source Type: news

Antidepressant use in menopause linked to broken bones
Conclusion This study found women aged 40-64 years without mental health illness who started taking SSRI medications had significantly higher fracture risk up to five years after starting, compared with women taking other drugs prescribed for stomach ulcers or irritation (H2A or PPIs). Risk difference was statistically significant only after the second year, suggesting SSRIs may need several months to produce clinically meaningful effects on bone mineral density. Importantly, and acknowledged by the study authors, this study can't prove cause and effect. There may be other confounding factors mediating the link between the...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Older people Source Type: news

Why Your Body May Be Refusing To Drop Weight No Matter What You Do
If you've been putting in the hard work that's necessary to lose weight, but your attempts have just felt like an endless series of banging your head against the same wall, hear me now. You're not crazy. Weight loss resistance is a description for an entire category of people who, due to certain physiological imbalances, are unable to lose fat through traditional methods of healthy diet and regular exercise. The causes range from thyroid malfunction to hormone imbalance, sleep deprivation to food intolerances or digestive imbalance, and more. Because there are many potential sources of the problem, there isn't a one-size...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health fears over 'natural' remedies for the menopause
More than half turned to complementary and alternative medicine, including acupuncture, because they worried about going through hormone replacement therapy, a poll found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The chemistry of gender transitions (video)
(American Chemical Society) With Caitlyn Jenner's recent transition in the news, more attention is being paid to the transgender community. A big part of gender transition is hormone replacement therapy (HRT). This week, Reactions talks about the chemistry of HRT and what happens when the body undergoes major shifts in estrogen and testosterone -- two very powerful hormones. Check it out here: http://youtu.be/l5knvmy1Z3s (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Menopausal Hormone Therapy
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Memory
Researchers did see mood improvement in women on oral treatment Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone replacement doesn't appear to dull memory, may improve mood
A major new study of women at midlife has found that those who received hormone-replacement therapy soon after entering menopause did not experience declines in memory or other measures of cognitive health. And menopausal women who followed an oral estrogen-plus-progesterone regimen were less prone... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

You can give HRT to menopausal women with high blood pressure, doctors are told 
Thousands of women are thought to have been unfairly excluded from using hormone replacement therapy because GPs worry the drug might raise the risk of heart problems. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Risk of a type of colitis increased somewhat for current HRT users, study foundSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Specific genetic mutation may increase risk for breast cancer after acute estrogen withdrawal
This study’s findings, showing that estrogen withdrawal can influence cancer risk for women with the KRAS-variant, begins to provide some answers.” The findings are contrary to some past research suggesting that women on combination hormone replacement therapy are more likely to develop breast cancer, but the study is in agreement with follow-up studies which found that estrogen alone might actually protect women from breast cancer. “The KRAS-variant may be a genetic difference that could actually help identify women who could benefit from continuing estrogen, or at a minimum, at least tapering it appropr...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 15, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Data Today, Better Tomorrow
Some of us are suckers for studies: clinical trials, focus groups, surveys -- whatever promises to shed a little light on the human condition, or possibly make that condition a little better. This writer is a hopeless volunteer. I have had my knees examined by MRIs, perhaps studying why I still have the originals despite a long history of abuse. I have had blood drawn for a study of celiac disease by someone who came to the house as part of the deal but unfortunately was not trained to find veins without causing excruciating pain. I have filled out lengthy surveys about addictive behavior -- which may include addiction t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hot Flash Hell?
Is it true that hot flashes can go on for 14 years? I've had them for more than five years and am running out of patience since I haven’t found a remedy that helps. I don't want to take hormone replacement therapy. (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - April 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Best Way To Protect Against Tendon Injuries Is Not Stretching
By Roxanne Nelson (Reuters Health) - Tendon injuries are common in sports, and there are many schools of thought on how to avoid them. But a new analysis of past research finds that stretching doesn't help and might even raise the risk of injury for some. Shock absorbing insoles, and hormone replacement therapy for postmenopausal women, on the other hand, did offer protection for some, the researchers found. "Stretching is often viewed as an empirically accepted method to prevent sports injuries, including tendinopathy," write the authors, led by Janne A. Peters from the University Medical Ce...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Angelina Jolie Pitt Brings Awareness to HRT Use in BRCA CarriersAngelina Jolie Pitt Brings Awareness to HRT Use in BRCA Carriers
Dr Kaunitz discusses the use of hormone replacement therapy after oophorectomy in light of the actress' recent announcement. Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Does HRT Cause Ovarian Cancer?
I've been taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for about six years. Every time I try to quit, I get horrible hot flashes. Nothing else has helped. Now I hear that HRT causes ovarian cancer. True?  (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - April 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news