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June 29, 2015

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June 29, 2015

Recurrent Major Depressive Disorder and Use of Antidepressants Associated With Lower Bone Density

June 12, 2015 — A recent study shows that recurrent major depressive disorder (MDD) in men is associated with lower bone density. The use of antidepressants was also associated with lower bone mineral density (BMD), ... read more

More Women Turning to Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Menopause Without Medical Guidance

June 10, 2015 — The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing for the treatment of menopausal symptoms but often without the guidance of a ... read more

Panel Recommends Improvements in Estrogen Testing Accuracy

June 4, 2015 — Unreliable estrogen measurements have had a negative impact on the treatment of and research into many hormone-related cancers and chronic conditions. To improve patient care, a panel of medical ... read more

No Improvement in Cognition With Post-Menopausal Hormones

June 2, 2015 — Menopausal hormone therapy given to recently postmenopausal women in the US for up to four years does not improve cognition, but may have some positive benefits for some mood symptoms, according to a ... read more

Anastrozole Prevents Recurrence More Than Tamoxifen in Some With Noninvasive Breast Cancer

June 1, 2015 — Anastrozole provides a significant benefit compared with tamoxifen in preventing recurrence after a lumpectomy and radiation therapy in postmenopausal women ages 60 years or younger who had DCIS ... read more

Osteoporosis Screening Is Too Common for Low-Risk Women and Too Uncommon for Higher-Risk Women

May 19, 2015 — Many of those who should get it, don't. And many of those who shouldn't, do. That's the story of a common screening test for osteoporosis, according to new research. Researchers ... read more

Obesity Increases Risk of Developing Cancer

May 12, 2015 — Cancer is more likely to develop in people who are very overweight (obese), because surplus body fat interferes with various hormone cycles and with glucose and fat metabolism. A metabolic expert ... read more

Nuclear Medicine Scan Could Identify Who Might Benefit from Aromatase Inhibitor Treatment

May 7, 2015 — A new, noninvasive nuclear medicine test can be used to determine whether aromatase inhibitor treatment will be effective for specific cancer patients, according to a recent study reported in The ... read more

Non-Hormonal Management of Menopausal Vasomotor Symptoms

May 7, 2015 — Hot flashes are a common menopausal symptom. They tend to intensify during the perimenopause and usually subside within 5 years after the final menstrual period. However in some women frequent hot ... read more

Exploring Treatment Options for Women With Fibroids

Apr. 23, 2015 — A 47-year-old African-American woman has heavy menstrual bleeding and iron-deficiency anemia. She reports the frequent need to urinate during the night and throughout the day. A colonoscopy is ... read more

Specific Cells in Female Reproductive Tract Display Susceptibility to HIV Infection

Apr. 9, 2015 — Some portions of the female reproductive tract are more likely to be infected by HIV, particularly the ectocervix compared to the endometrium, researchers have discovered. "We now want to ... read more

No Association Between Lung Cancer Risk in Women, Reproductive History or Hormone Use

Apr. 8, 2015 — A large prospective study of lung cancer found no strong associations between lung cancer risk and a wide range of reproductive history variables and only revealed weak support for a role of hormone ... read more

Hormones With Statins May Help Women's Hearts After Menopause

Mar. 17, 2015 — Hormones may not protect women from heart disease or stroke after menopause, but when combined with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, they may help protect women from these killers, shows a ... read more

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Postmenopausal Women: Does It Help or Harm Your Heart?

Mar. 10, 2015 — New evidence shows that hormone replacement therapy does not protect post-menopausal women against cardiovascular disease, and may even cause an increased risk of ... read more

Decreased Sexual Activity, Desire May Lead to Decline in Serum Testosterone in Older Men

Mar. 8, 2015 — In older men, decreased sexual activity and desire, not erectile dysfunction, may cause serum testosterone to decline, a new study from Australia ... read more

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Does Not Affect the Risk of Dying Early

Mar. 6, 2015 — Menopausal hormone therapy (HT) does not have a significant effect on death, according to a new review of the medical literature published over the past three decades. The results included studies ... read more

Investigational Osteoporosis Drug, Abaloparatide, Lowers Fracture Risk

Mar. 6, 2015 — Abaloparatide-SC, an injectable drug being studied for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, reduces the rate of new spinal fractures by a statistically significant 86 percent and as well as ... read more

Hot Flashes at Younger Age May Signal Greater Cardiovascular Risk

Mar. 5, 2015 — Women who experience hot flashes earlier in life appear to have poorer endothelial function -- the earliest sign of cardiovascular disease -- than women who have hot flashes later in life or not at ... read more

Novel Approach Helps Prevent Early Menopause in Breast Cancer Patients, Study Finds

Mar. 4, 2015 — Early menopause can be prevented and fertility may be preserved in young women with early stage breast cancer, according to a study. A major international clinical trial has found that the risk of ... read more

Hormone-Blocking Drug Prevents Ovarian Failure, Improves Fertility in Breast Cancer Patients

Mar. 4, 2015 — Breast cancer patients who are given the hormone-blocking drug goserelin during chemotherapy are less likely to experience ovarian failure and more likely to have successful pregnancies, according to ... read more

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