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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

High Rates of Satisfaction for Applicator Free Local Estrogen Softgel Ovule

Feb. 15, 2017 — A new investigational delivery method for localized vaginal estrogen therapy received high rates of patient satisfaction among post-menopausal women, according to post-trial survey ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — A new compound employs a unique mechanism of action that has safely and effectively suppressed tumors in animal ... read more

American Cancer Society Endorses Two-Dose Regimen for HPV Vaccination

Feb. 7, 2017 — The American Cancer Society has endorsed updated recommendations on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination supporting a two-dose schedule for boys and girls who initiate the vaccine at ages 9 to ... read more

Under and Misuse of Hormone Therapy Decreasing, but Still High

Feb. 2, 2017 — A nationwide cancer registry of almost one million patients treated for hormone-sensitive breast cancer shows that one out of six women who should have received post-surgical treatment known as ... read more

Understanding When Eating Soy Might Help or Harm in Breast Cancer Treatment

Feb. 1, 2017 — Researchers have used animal models to reveal new information about the impact -- positive and negative -- that soy consumption could have on a common breast cancer ... read more

Better Sleep Can Lead to Better Sex

Feb. 1, 2017 — Sleep disturbance is common for many women during menopause, creating an array of adverse health outcomes such as heart disease, hypertension, and depression. A new study shows that sleep problems ... read more

Changes in Gene Contribute Independently to Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Jan. 31, 2017 — Defects in the EMSY gene -- long thought to drive cancer by turning off the protection afforded by the BRCA genes -- spur cancer growth on their own, report ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — More than 160 million people in the US drink coffee or tea on a regular basis, and many of them use sugar, cream, flavored syrups or other calorie-laden additives in their drinks of choice. A new ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — Osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease, is a genetic disorder that causes bones to break easily. Severe cases of the disease can result in hundreds of fractures during a ... read more

Bone Markers as Screening Strategy for Patient Adherence to Osteoporosis Medications

Jan. 30, 2017 — A new position paper proposes measuring specific bone turnover markers (BTMs) in patients who have initiated use of oral bisphosphonates for postmenopausal osteoporosis as a practical way to identify ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — For the first time, researchers have pinpointed a type of heart fat, linked it to a risk factor for heart disease and shown that menopausal status and estrogen levels are critical modifying factors ... read more

Certain Fat Found Around the Heart Associated With Higher Risk of Heart Disease in Postmenopausal Women

Jan. 30, 2017 — New study points to heart disease risk factor in menopausal women that could be caught ... read more

Women Treated for Precursor of Breast Cancer Can Expect to Live as Long as Other Women

Jan. 27, 2017 — Women over 50 who have been treated for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a precursor of breast cancer, are more likely to be alive ten years later than women in the general population, according to ... read more

Examining Women's Bones During Menopause May Help Head Off Fractures

Jan. 26, 2017 — A new study examined the bone traits of 198 midlife women transitioning through menopause for 14 years. The goal: identifying women who will experience bone fragility well in advance of ... read more

Anti-Inflammatory Diet Could Reduce Risk of Bone Loss in Women

Jan. 26, 2017 — Anti-inflammatory diets -- which tend to be high in vegetables, fruits, fish and whole grains -- could boost bone health and prevent fractures in some women, a new study ... read more

New Drug SAK3 May Offer Hope to Alzheimer's Disease Patients

Jan. 26, 2017 — Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter in the brain that plays an important role in controlling attention and cognition. Acetylcholine system dysfunction is believed to be one of the causes of ... read more

Scientists Identify Bone Degradation Process Within Metastatic Breast Cancer

Jan. 25, 2017 — Once breast cancer spreads through the body, it can degrade a patient's healthy bones, causing numerous problems. Scientists have identified a new way that bones get destroyed through cancer. ... read more

Anxiety Impairing Quality of Life for Postmenopausal Women, New Study Shows

Jan. 25, 2017 — Whether anxiety increases common menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and sleep disruption or whether these symptoms cause increased anxiety remains an ongoing debate. Regardless of which comes ... read more

Starting Menstrual Periods at a Young Age and Childlessness Increase Risk of Premature and Early Menopause

Jan. 24, 2017 — Women who had their first menstrual period when they were aged 11 or younger have an increased risk of an early or premature menopause and if they remain childless the risk is increased even more, ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — Researchers have found that the BRCA1 gene is required for the survival of blood forming stem cells, which could explain why patients with BRCA1 mutations do not have an elevated risk for leukemia. ... read more

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