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Women's Health Initiative Reaffirms Use of Short-Term Hormone Replacement Therapy for Younger Women
Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - Related MedlinePlus Page: Hormone Replacement Therapy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for You?
Hormone replacement therapy isn't for everyone. Learn about the options from WebMD. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HRT Benefits vs Cancer Risk Research
Research into women’s perception of the link between HRT benefits vs cancer risk is currently being undertaken at Edinburgh Napier University. You may be aware that taking Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for menopausal symptoms carries with it some modification to the risk of developing certain types of cancer. As part of a Masters project for a Edinburgh Napier university student, the following survey is looking to assess your views on these cancer risks and benefits. This research is looking to get a picture of the women’s views of the cancer risks and benefits now that a decade has past since the WHI and M...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 11, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Research cancer hormone replacement therapy survey Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup from Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include UTIs and cranberry juice, cognitive dysfunction after ICU stay, new diabetes drugs, and hormone replacement therapy. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 4, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Walking an hour a day may help cut breast cancer risk
Conclusion The major strengths of this study are its large size, long follow-up period and the availability of detailed information provided by the women both at the start and during follow-up. As the authors point out the assessment of recreational physical activity in this study may not reflect total physical activity in working women in manual occupations. But they also note that most women in the study were “homemakers”. The women in the study population were predominantly white, middle-aged or elderly, and well educated, so as the authors also note, the results may not be generalisable to other groups. ...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

The last word on hormone therapy?
When Janice hit menopause, she had terrible night sweats and hot flashes, but she was scared to undergo hormone replacement therapy. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - October 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy may not help against heart disease, but can provide benefits
Estrogen/progestin combination hormone therapy raised breast cancer risk and didn't reduce heart disease; estrogen-only had fewer risks for younger women (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risks and benefits of HRT
A look at a major new study that sheds light on the use of hormone replacement therapy. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term WHI Results: Mixed Results, Still ControversialLong-term WHI Results: Mixed Results, Still Controversial
Women's Health Initiative researchers extend conclusions that hormone replacement therapy should not be used for the prevention of chronic disease, but critics are unconvinced. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Synthetic vs Bio-identical HRT
Dr Bram Brons offers his take on the main differences between bio-identical and synthetic variants of HRT (hormone replacement therapy). Despite the effectiveness of hormone replacement therapy to relieve symptoms of menopause, many women are afraid of the associated risks, particularly with synthetic therapy. Consistent negative feedback, perhaps most famously brought to the public’s attention during the Women’s Health Initiative Trial, which continues to be highlighted by mainstream media, has embedded itself in the psyche of women. As a result, the emergence in popularity of bio-identical therapy practices h...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 27, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Dr Bram Brons Tags: Alternatives to HRT bio-identical hrt hormone replacement therapy Source Type: news

Different risks for heart attack and stroke posed by different hormone therapy formulations
Post-menopausal women whose doctors prescribe hormone replacement therapy for severe hot flashes and other menopause symptoms may want to consider taking low doses of Food and Drug Administration-approved bioidentical forms of estrogen or getting their hormones via a transdermal patch. A new observational study shows bioidentical hormones in transdermal patches may be associated with a lower risk of heart attack and FDA-approved products -- not compounded hormones -- may be associated with a slightly lower risk of stroke compared to synthetic hormones in pill form... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

Researcher reveals new details about the receptor mechanisms of estrogen's role in memory
The loss of estrogens at menopause increases a woman's risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, yet hormone replacement therapy can cause harmful side effects. Knowing the exact mechanism of estrogen activation in the brain could lead to new targets for drug development that would provide middle-aged women the cognitive benefits of hormone replacement therapy without increasing their risk for cardiovascular disease or breast cancer... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Hormone therapy risks may vary by weight, other factors
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For a woman contemplating taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT), the increase in breast cancer risk she faces may depend on her individual body type, race and ethnicity, according to new U.S. research. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study: Different hormone therapy formulations may pose different risks for heart attack and stroke
(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) Post-menopausal women whose doctors prescribe hormone replacement therapy for severe hot flashes and other menopause symptoms may want to consider taking low doses of FDA-approved bioidentical forms of estrogen or getting their hormones via a transdermal patch. A new observational study shows bioidentical hormones in transdermal patches may be associated with a lower risk of heart attack and FDA-approved products -- not compounded hormones -- may be associated with a slightly lower risk of stroke compared to synthetic hormones in pill form. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Study helps deconstruct estrogen's role in memory
(University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee) Deciphering the exact mechanism of estrogen activation in the brain could lead to new targets for drug development that would provide middle-aged women the cognitive benefits of hormone replacement therapy without increasing their risk for cardiovascular disease or breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 18, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Birth Control Pills, Hormone Therapy, and Lung Cancer Risk
We've known for some time that there is a link between estrogen and lung cancer. But what kind of link (or links) that estrogen containing medications such as birth control pills (oral contraceptives or OC's) and hormone replacement therapy (HRT), have on lung cancer risk has been a matter of discussion and debate....Read Full Post (Source: About.com Lung Cancer)
Source: About.com Lung Cancer - September 6, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hypnotic relaxation therapy improves sexual health for postmenopausal women with hot flashes
Hypnotic relaxation therapy improves sexual health in postmenopausal women who have moderate to severe hot flashes, according to Baylor University researchers who presented their findings at the American Psychological Association's recent annual meeting. The study, which examined sexual comfort, sexual satisfaction and sexual pleasure, is a first step toward a safe and effective alternative toward hormone replacement therapy, which carries associated risks of cancer and heart disease, said Gary Elkins, Ph.D... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

Adenomyosis
is a condition in which the lining of the womb/uterus (called the endometrium) is found within the muscles of the womb (called the myometrium). It can be in just one area or be found throughout the whole of the womb muscle. Although it involves the lining of the womb appearing where it shouldn’t, adenomyosis is not the same as endometriosis. Researchers have now concluded that the two conditions together are found in only 10% of cases although it has also been known to be misdiagnosed as fibroids. Photo Courtesy: Hic et nunc As with endometriosis, the tissue thickens and is shed in accordance with the woman’s ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 13, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Adenomyosis Endometriosis environmental oestrogens Fibroids Source Type: news

Injectables, HRT Products Recalled for Sterility ConcernsInjectables, HRT Products Recalled for Sterility Concerns
All lots of 135 sterile injectables and hormone replacement therapy products from Beacon Hill Medical Pharmacy, dba Rxtra Solutions, are being recalled because of concerns about sterility assurance. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

146 contemporary medical practices identified that offer no net benefits
While there is an expectation that newer medical practices improve the standard of care, the history of medicine reveals many instances in which this has not been the case. Reversal of established medical practice occurs when new studies contradict current practice. Reporters may remember hormone replacement therapy as an example of medical reversal. A new analysis published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings documents 146 contemporary medical practices that have subsequently been reversed... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Primary Care / General Practice Source Type: news

Researchers identify 146 contemporary medical practices offering no net benefits
(Elsevier Health Sciences) While there is an expectation that newer medical practices improve the standard of care, the history of medicine reveals many instances in which this has not been the case. Reversal of established medical practice occurs when new studies contradict current practice. Reporters may remember hormone replacement therapy as an example of medical reversal. A new analysis published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings documents 146 contemporary medical practices that have subsequently been reversed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 22, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Withholding estrogen therapy cost tens of thousands of lives
Nearly 50,000 women died unnecessarily over the last ten years because estrogen therapy was not given to patients aged 50 to 69 who had undergone a hysterectomy after the 2002 Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study. In 2002, doctors and patients were seriously put off using HRT (hormone replacement therapy) because two trials - HERS and WHI - suggested that one type might raise the risk of cardiovascular problems. Up to that time, HRT had been seen as the savior for women who were in medical menopause; those who had undergone hysterectomy. Dr... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Estrogen Replacement Therapy May Save Lives After All
We’ve been too fickle about hormone replacement therapy. A new study should, finally, convince us that estrogen is good. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 19, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton Source Type: news

Avoidance of Hormone Therapy May Have Harmed Hysterectomy Patients
For older women without a uterus, estrogen may save lives, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Hysterectomy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone therapy in the 50s not linked to memory loss
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hormone replacement therapy during the early stages of menopause - typically around age 50 - doesn't hurt or help brain function, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy in the 50s not Linked to Memory Loss
Hormone replacement therapy during the early stages of menopause - typically around age 50 - doesn't hurt or help brain function, according to a new study.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women on Hormone Therapy May Benefit from Extra Calcium, Vitamin D
Study found hip fracture rate was 57 percent lower in those also taking supplements Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dietary Supplements, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HRT Not Linked To Cognitive Problems In Women 50 To 55
Postmenopausal women ages 50 to 55 taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) will not experience memory problems or declines in their cognitive abilities, according to new research. The study showed that postmenopausal hormone therapy with conjugated equine estrogens (CEEs) is not linked to overall sustained benefit or risk to cognitive function in women of this age group. The therapy consists of a synthetic mixture of estrogen and is used to treat the symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy not linked to memory woes in postmenopausal women
Previous research of menopausal older women linked hormone replacement therapy to dementia (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study just adds to hormone replacement therapy debate
Study published in JAMA indicates no risk to cognitive functions for women 50-55, but HRT specialist says researchers didn't use "right product" for study (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drugs to be offered to women at high risk of breast cancer
The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has today released updated guidelines on the care of women who are at increased risk of breast cancer due to their family history. One of the main changes to the original guidance from 2004 is that NICE now recommends drug treatment with tamoxifen or raloxifene to reduce risk of breast cancer in a specific group of women who are at high risk of breast cancer and have not had the disease. They say that these treatments could help prevent breast cancer in about 488,000 women aged 35 years and older. The updated guideline has also made changes t...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medical practice QA articles Source Type: news

Video: Study examines HRT impact on females' memory
A new study is adding to the debate on hormone replacement therapy for post-menopausal women. Dr. Sue Decotiis, a hormone replacement specialist at New York University Langone Medical Center, discusses the new information with the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Mental Harm from HRT in Early Menopause (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Hormone replacement therapy in early menopause caused no apparent harm to patients' cognitive function, according to long-term follow-up of participants in clinical trials. (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - June 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Estrogen Therapy Has No Long-Term Effect on Cognition in Younger Postmenopausal Women
Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institute on Aging - Related MedlinePlus Page: Hormone Replacement Therapy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

L-thyroxine Dampens Renal Function Decline in CKD With SCHL-thyroxine Dampens Renal Function Decline in CKD With SCH
Thyroid hormone replacement therapy might dampen the rate of decline in renal function in patients with stage 2 to 4 chronic kidney disease and subclinical hypothyroidism, researchers report. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Are men's sex drives to blame for the menopause?
Conclusion This computer modelling study has suggested that a male preference for mating with younger females could be the reason why menopause evolved in humans. However, whether this is truly the reason, or whether other factors some into play is not possible to say. While this may be of interest to sociologists and others interested in the possibilities of human evolution, it has no direct health implications. Unless someone comes up with a working time machine there is little we can do about the genetic cards that evolution has dealt us. If you are experiencing the menopause, tempting as it may be to start blaming th...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Older people Source Type: news

Using HRT is safe, experts claim
Using hormone replacement therapy to combat the menopause is safe, medical experts have claimed.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Antibodies or Hormones Slow Brain Damage from Alzheimer’s?
Scientists have discovered that certain antibodies may help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Patricia Salinas of University College London, UK, and her team focused on a protein called Dkk1, present in raised levels in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Using brain samples from mice, the team looked at the progressive disintegration of synapses in the hippocampus when exposed to a protein called amyloid-beta, thought to be central to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. “Synaptic loss mediated by amyloid-beta in early stages of the disease might contribute to cognitive...
Source: Psych Central - June 1, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jane Collingwood Tags: Aging Alzheimer's Disorders General Seniors Abnormal Deposits Alzheimer S Disease Antibodies Brain Area Brain Damage Cognitive Decline Cognitive Impairments Disintegration Dr Patricia Dr Simon Hippocampus Journal Of Neurosc Source Type: news

Hormone Replacement Therapy - Updated Recommendations, At Last!
In order to provide much-needed clarity on the role of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), its benefits and risks, Women's Health Concern and the British Menopause Society released their latest guidelines on Friday. The new guidelines have also been published in the journal Menopause International. Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT is prescribed for women whose progesterone and estrogen levels drop significantly, usually due to the menopause. Progesterone and estrogen are hormones. HRT raises a woman's levels of vital hormones... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

HRT Use: New Guidelines From the British Menopause Society ‏HRT Use: New Guidelines From the British Menopause Society ‏
The British Menopause Society and Women's Health Concern has issued updated guidelines on hormone replacement therapy to clarify its use, as well as its benefits and risks. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy -- clarity at last!
(SAGE Publications) The British Menopause Society and Women's Health Concern have today released updated guidelines on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) to provide clarity around the role of HRT, the benefits and the risks. The new guidelines appear in the society's flagship title, Menopause International, published by SAGE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy(Sherif)
A Clinical HandbookHormone Therapy: A Clinical Handbook provides a comprehensive overview on hormone replacement therapy, with a range of key features that differentiate it from other titles on the topic. This concise, handy title presents an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, acknowledging that sex hormones affect more than reproductive organs and hot flushes for a deeper understanding of how hormones ... (Source: Springer Medicine titles)
Source: Springer Medicine titles - May 17, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: Internal Medicine Source Type: news

Ovarian cancer fall sped up as hormone use dropped
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Ovarian cancer rates in the U.S. began to decline faster in 2002 around the time many older women went off hormone replacement therapy, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

HRT improves muscle function (EurekAlert, 30 April 2013)
A twin study from Sweden published in The Journal of Physiology assesses the impact of menopausal hormone replacement therapy on muscle fibre function. Full article (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 7, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Muscle Function Improved By HRT
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) significantly improves muscle function - down to the muscle fibre level - in postmenopausal women, a new study published in The Journal of Physiology shows. Some studies published over the last decade have led to negative publicity around HRT, a treatment used to relieve symptoms of menopause, resulting in many women being reluctant to use it. However this new study offers a positive outcome from the treatment... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

Stopping hormone therapy may have its own risks
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -Though long-term hormone replacement therapy has serious health risks, going off the medication may lead to a return of menopausal symptoms and increased risk for high blood pressure, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Stopping Hormone Therapy May Have Its Own Risks
Though long-term hormone replacement therapy has serious health risks, going off the medication may lead to a return of menopausal symptoms and increased risk for high blood pressure, according to a new study.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news