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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 3, 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 19, 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 appropriately,” W...
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 Center Groni...
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

I did all the right things! – Jan’s story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Hi, I just thought I would share my story in hope it will give others a little hope and to appreciate their life. I have always been healthy and ate well, I served in the armed forces, fit, run half marathons, swam and entered any activity and event which raised money for charity, so I never thought I would have to face the sad times I have had over the past few years. I got married later in life and got pregnant but miscarried on ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 2, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories breast cancer fibroids Source Type: news

Post Hysterectomy Emotion Roller Coaster – Elizabeth’s story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Hi. I am 28, I had my hysterectomy when I was 27 years old and it did not bother me at first. 6 months after my hysterectomy I totally lost it. I cried often and felt alone in the world and as if no one cared. I am married and have been for 10 years. Knowing that I could never have another child and it progressed to a lot more. When I was around new born babies it made my breast hurt if they cried and made me cry as well. I got very...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 2, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories Source Type: news

FAQ: Hormonal Therapy for Menopause
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause is hotly debated. Is it safe? Experts answer common questions. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hysterectomy after 20 years of bleeding – Stef’s story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Hello, I am 38 and have had a history of PCOS and heavy bleeding since I was 17. I had my first curettage at 17 for heavy bleeding and have been off and on the pill since then. Married at 23 and tried to conceive for 6 years to no avail. Had fertility treatment in 05 and conceived twins – we were soo excited. But, at 22 weeks they started to come and I was rushed to Wellington hospital and was put in a theatre and told not t...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 30, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories PCOS Source Type: news

What is a cystocele?
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. A cystocele (pronounced sis-toe-seel) is also called an anterior prolapse, dropped or prolapsed bladder. It often occurs because the wall between the vagina and bladder has been torn or weakened during childbirth allowing the bladder to bulge or drop into the vaginal vault. Other less common causes can be severe obesity, straining regularly because of chronic constipation, violent coughing or even lifting heavy things incorrectly. ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 28, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Women's Health cystocele Source Type: news

Cholesterol – the super-stealthy invisible illness
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. As far as invisible illnesses go, they don’t come much stealthier than high cholesterol. It’s easily ignored because it builds up gradually, often showing no symptoms whatsoever. A person with high or increasing cholesterol levels will most likely feel perfectly healthy. It’s a scary though that the first sign of high cholesterol may be a heart attack or stroke – and could even prove fatal! Fortunately, medical professionals...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 26, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health Conditions cholesterol invisible illness Source Type: news

News analysis: Angelina Jolie's surgery to 'cut ovarian cancer risk'
Writing in the New York Times, actress Angelina Jolie has announced she recently had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as tests showed she had an estimated 50% chance of developing ovarian cancer. This is because previous testing found she was carrying high-risk genes linked with ovarian as well as breast cancer. This follows a previous announcement in 2013 when Ms Jolie announced she had undergone a double mastectomy (where both breasts are surgically removed) followed by breast reconstruction surgery. This was because the same high-risk genes gave her an 87% chance of developing breast cancer. Jolie explained: &quo...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer QA articles Source Type: news

Hysterectomy, ophthalmic migraines, prolapse phobia and belly dance! – Mag’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Hi I am Mags, I have 3 kids (20, 18 and 16 years old) I am a scientist/ lecturer, I have a hippie-gypsy penchant, and I enjoy natural history walks, belly dancing (amateur) and cooking ( I am a Coeliac so most of my food is home made). Sparing you the details of the how & why I got there, I had a total hysterectomy (keyhole) in West Middlesex University Hospital at the age of 40. A little background on the procedure which from m...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 17, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories prolapse Source Type: news

Day by day post TAH – Francesca’s story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Hi ladies, I wrote an earlier blog on my experiences before my hysterectomy and why I felt that for me the operation was a must for my health. I’ve read so many of your stories and views and wanted to follow up with what I felt too when the big day finally came! First of all anxiety was extreme, I trawled the internet for weeks even months before the op looking up every single question that arose in my mind, I was at my wits e...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 17, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories recovery Source Type: news

Early diagnosis worked – Annette’s story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I was referred by my GP to the local Gynae clinic after another hospital picked up something after having a CT scan for an unrelated condition. I had a biopsy on Xmas Eve, diagnosis on 9/1/15 and into hospital on 2/2/15/ for a total hysterectomy. I spent 5 days in hospital and was shocked on seeing the wound once the dressing was off. I felt i had been butchered. The local community nurse came in ten days post op to remove the clips...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 17, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories Source Type: news

HRT linked to clots – and possibly stroke – study finds
Women on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) pills should be aware that there is a small chance of an increased risk of blood clots and possibly stroke, according to a study. Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - March 13, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Kimberley Hackett Tags: Family health Women ' s health Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women's Hearts
Review also found raised risk of stroke for some, although timing of use may be a key factor Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Disease in Women, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy might raise stroke risk
Women taking hormone replacement therapy for menopause symptoms might be putting their heart at risk. And, a study finds vegetarianism linked with a lower risk of colorectal cancer. Eboni Williams has some of the day's top medical stories. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HRT review finds increased risk of blood clots and stroke
Conclusion This updated Cochrane review has found that oral HRT increases risk of stroke and blood clots, and does not appear to reduce overall risk of cardiovascular disease or death during follow-up. More exploratory analyses suggested that HRT might reduce risk of death from heart disease or non-fatal heart attack if it was started within 10 years of menopause, but this finding needs further confirmation. The review was carried out using robust methods and the trials were of good quality. Its findings are in line with the previous version of the review, and also with other reviews. There are some points to note: Thi...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medication Source Type: news

Women on HRT ‘face an increased risk of stroke' according to new review
WOMEN taking hormone replacement therapy are not being protected against heart disease and could be at greater risk of a stroke, according to a review of more than 40,000 cases. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy for postmenopausal women: Does it help or harm your heart?
(Wiley) New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library shows that hormone replacement therapy does not protect post-menopausal women against cardiovascular disease, and may even cause an increased risk of stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 10, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Question mark over benefits of HRT for women after menopause
Hormone replacement therapy does not protect post-menopausal women against cardiovascular disease, and may even cause an increased risk of stroke, according to a systematic review of the current evidence. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - March 10, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Compounded Hormones As Popular as Prescriptions
(MedPage Today) -- About the same number of prescriptions are written annually for compounded and FDA-approved hormone replacement therapy for menopause. (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - March 8, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Make your own hysterectomy recovery cushion
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. A cushion is one of the best things anyone recovering from abdominal surgery, such as a hysterectomy, can have. It prevents chaffing when you pop it between you and the seat belt in the car. And when you need to sneeze, cough or laugh it’s great for providing just a bit of extra support. Imagine how much better it would combined with a hot or cold pack you can slot in to provide comforting warmth or soothing cold. Here at the ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 8, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Hysterectomy Recovery hysterectomy recovery cushion Source Type: news

No Link Seen Between Hormone Replacement Therapy, MortalityNo Link Seen Between Hormone Replacement Therapy, Mortality
A systematic review and meta-analysis of more than 52,000 postmenopausal women in 43 randomized controlled trials found no association between hormone replacement therapy and death from any cause. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Waiting for diagnosis
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I have just joined this group. Just over 2 years ago I had a polypectomy (removal of polyp) following months of constant bleeding (I had been on low dose HRT but had stopped several months prior). I had a follow-up scan prior to which I had been told if I didn’t hear anything then everything was fine. Last week I saw my GP because of night sweats. Night after night I would be woken 8 or 9 times and it was getting me down. Whil...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 5, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories polypectomy Source Type: news

Endometriosis awareness week
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. This year, endometriosis awareness week takes place between 3rd and 9th March and Endometriosis UK have adopted the slogan It’s OK to talk. Period! I think it’s something we should all be taking account of as, with the exception of Breast Cancer, we tend not to find women’s health issues – particularly gynae issues on any sort of a public agenda. Somehow the most important bits of our bodies are left to be di...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 3, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Women's Health endometriosis Source Type: news

Emergency hysterectomy following c-section – Lindsey’s story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I was overjoyed when I found out I was pregnant at the start of 2014 and had conceived really quick which was great as I felt at 28 I was ready to start a family with my husband of 8 years. I had done all the mad girly holidays and travelling so 2014 was going to be my year of entering a new phase, motherhood!! My pregnancy was fairly straightforward as far as pregnancies go, I had to finish work early at 29 weeks though as I had go...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 23, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories emergency hysterectomy post partum haemorrhage Source Type: news

The Hysterectomy Post-Op – Himani’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I am 6 weeks post op now after getting a TLH (Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy) done. Have read tons of blog posts, Googled on medical information and also found answers to my never ending questions that I was never prepared for in the first place, before going in for the surgery. This is an attempt to combine as much information about the hysterectomy post-op as possible based on the above reads as well as my own experiences. First ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 23, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories recovery Source Type: news

Complex Hyperplasia with Atypia – Reethah’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. My story took off in October 2013 during an appointment with my doctor for something else entirely unconnected – eczema behind the ears. A chance mention in passing to my doctor that I had had an unexpected period the month before after a long gap caused her to prick up her ears. When was your last period before that? she enquired. I looked back at my diary where I log all my periods and body changes. I knew it had been more than ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 23, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories Complex Hyperplasia with Atypia endometrial cancer Source Type: news

Women have been oversold HRT for decades
High-quality studies, rather than drugs companies, are finally driving menopause treatment – but there’s a lot of ground to make upOn my desk I keep a copy of Feminine Forever, a book promoting hormone replacement therapy (HRT), published in 1966, by Robert A Wilson. On the front, it proclaims that it is “a fully documented discussion of one of medicine’s most revolutionary breakthroughs – the discovery that the menopause is a hormone deficiency disease, curable and totally preventable and that every woman, no matter what her age, can safely live a fully sexed life for her entire life”.I keep this book to remin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Margaret McCartney Tags: Health Medical research Menopause Women Society Science Source Type: news

Menopausal symptoms 'last longer' than previously thought
Conclusion This is an interesting study with a long follow-up period. It suggests the length of time women have hot flushes for may be underestimated. However, it was carried out on US women and the results may not be generalisable to other populations. That aside, unlike many other studies of its type, it did make an effort to include a range of ethnicities, including Chinese, Hispanic and African-American women. The study relied on women self-reporting their symptoms only once each year, which may affect its reliability. It also only looked at women who reported getting frequent vasomotor symptoms (at least six days i...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Older people Source Type: news

Hot Flashes Can Last Up To 14 Years, Soul-Crushing Study Says
Are you thinking of just toughing out hot flashes? The common menopausal symptom that drives many women into the arms of hormone replacement therapy just got a little harder to bear: A study recently published in JAMA found that hot flashes can last up to 14 years, especially if you start having them while you are still peri-menopausal. The median time a woman experiences hot flashes is 7.4 years, so the thought of enduring them for nearly twice as long isn't exactly welcome news. The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) is a multiracial/multiethnic observational study of the menopausal transition among 3,30...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Than Half of Women Have Hot Flashes for At Least 7 Years
Finding suggests need for better treatments for menopause-related symptoms, study author says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy raises new cancer concern
Drugs millions of women take for menopause symptoms are linked to another serious health risk (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Relationships and Chronic Illness: Can it still be a happy Valentine’s Day?
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Chronic illness can take many different forms, and it is not uncommon even for two patients with the same condition to experience different symptoms from one another. However, some common symptoms which affect many people who are chronically ill include fatigue, pain and depression, and these symptoms can have a profound effect not only on the sufferer, but also the sufferer’s partner and their relationship with each other. Chroni...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 13, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Latest News clinical trials covance relationships Source Type: news

Do you take medication for high cholesterol?
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. 6 out of every 10 people in the UK have raised cholesterol levels. Over time, cholesterol can build up in the arteries – so without treatment, high cholesterol levels can lead to serious health issues, including heart attacks, strokes and angina. In the UK alone, 6 – 7 million people are taking prescribed medicines called statins to help lower their cholesterol levels. Some commonly prescribed statins in the UK include simvastat...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 13, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

Hormone Replacement Therapy May Increase Ovarian Cancer RiskHormone Replacement Therapy May Increase Ovarian Cancer Risk
Although the risk associated with hormone replacement therapy was greatest with recent use, some excess risk remained years after stopping, according to a large meta-analysis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

HRT 'increases ovarian cancer risk'
Taking hormone replacement therapy for even short periods of time can increase the risk of ovarian cancer, analysis of 52 studies finds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HRT increases ovarian cancer risk by small amount
Conclusion This systematic review and meta-analysis showed that ovarian cancer risk was significantly increased in current HRT users, even in those with less than five years of HRT use (the average was three years). In ex-users, risks decreased the longer ago HRT use had stopped, but risks during the first few years after stopping remained significant. Furthermore, about a decade after stopping, long-duration hormone therapy use (average nine years of HRT use), there still seemed to be a small excess risk. The review has a few limitations, however. The main one is that the review was heavily influenced by just two of t...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medication Older people Source Type: news