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Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with CAD

...HRT) does not reduce the risk of cardiac events in postmenopausal women with existing coronary artery disease (CAD)....Atherosclerosis Study), researchers randomized 255 postmenopausal women with angiographically proven coronary artery disease to receive either transdermal HRT--17-bet...

Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with Coronary Artery Disease

...HRT) does not reduce the risk of cardiac events in postmenopausal women with existing coronary artery disease (CAD)....Atherosclerosis Study), researchers randomized 255 postmenopausal women with angiographically proven coronary artery disease to receive either transdermal HRT--17-bet...

Women suffer from sexual dysfunction too

Millions of postmenopausal women suffer from sexual dysfunctions- painful intercourse, sexual dissatisfaction and a multitude of physiological and psychological problems. However if the patients and their doctors communicated better, most of these problems can be treated prop...

Scientists plan human cloning clinic in the United States

...tention through pioneering techniques that allowed postmenopausal women, including a 62 year old, to give birth. The two declared their plans at a conference at the Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.Their announcement echoes that of Richard Seed, a physicist who made a similar declaration in January 1998, s...

Protein in urine foresees heart disease

... young. And now the Dutch investigators found that postmenopausal women with high levels of a protein called albumin in their urine were nearly 4.5 times as likely to have died from cardiovascular diseases 15 years later as those with no measurable levels of the protein in their urine. Microalbuminuria, the condit...

Ovarian cancer in relationship with Hormone therapy

...major US study has found that women who have taken postmenopausal oestrogens for ten years or more are at substantia...can Medical Association.The study followed 201,681 postmenopausal women from 1982 to 1996 and found ERT (oestrogen replacement therapy) increased the risk and this pe...

Dental exam reveals stroke risk

...an 60% of deaths from stroke in the US occur among postmenopausal women. Many of them have no warning symptoms. So how can women at risk be detected?// One way may be through having regular and thorough dental exams. A warning sign of stroke risk is atheroma - fatty deposits in the carotid arteries serving the br...

Flaxseed fights cancer risk

...ffect of flaxseed supplementation in a group of 28 postmenopausal nuns - chosen because of their strict dietary practices. They were given either zero, five or ten grams of flaxseed as a supplement for seven week cycles over a year. Both levels of supplementation gave significant decreases in oestrogen levels. Th...

Letrozole Beats Tamoxifen in Breast Cancer Therapy

...e hormonal treatment for advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women. At that time, an FDA advisory panel enthusiastically backed Femara based on Novartis' research comparing the drug with a generic version of tamoxifen, the gold standard treatment for advanced breast cancer. Femara was initially approved by t...

ZYDUS enters female health care segment

... Bonmax is used in the prevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMO). The drug comes as third genera...ld capture atleast 10 per cent of the Rs. 50 crore postmenopausal drugs market....

A treatment for Osteoporosis

...giving women a week's dose at once, enrolling 1200 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis in a two-year international trial (medical centres from the US to France participated). They found that taking one pill a week could protect bone just as well. And related research, a four- year survey of 180 patients, confir...

Possible benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

... of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, studied 600 postmenopausal women who had recently had an ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack. Their average age was 75. Ischemic strokes, the more common type of stroke, occur when a clot blocks blood flow to part of the brain. Transient ischemic attacks, or TIAs, occ...

Hormone replacement therapy improves sexual function

...lacement in patch form improves mood and libido in postmenopausal women.Women often report low libido, slow arousal, difficulty reaching orgasm and painful intercourse. They assume it's just part and parcel of the menopause//and, there is no licensed treatment for these symptoms. But a new study from researchers a...

Hormone therapy provides no heart benefit

...rmone replacement does not improve the outcome for postmenopausal women with existing heart problems. It has long been assumed that replacing female sex hormones after menopause will protect// a woman from heart disease. For women have far lower rates of heart problems than men - until after menopause. But a new re...

Osteoarthritis and Estrogen are connected

... University of California, they have observed that postmenopausal women who use estrogen are at a higher risk for de...ays a role in the development of osteoarthritis in postmenopausal women. More than 1,500 postmenopausal women between 40 and 90 years old took part in the study. The...

Staying agile reduces hip fracture risk

...running Nurses' Health Study, covering over 57,000 postmenopausal women in the US,// shows that keeping active keeps the bones strong. Each weekly increase of three hours activity(known as metabolic equivalent task or MET) was linked to a six per cent decrease in hip fracture risk. Three hours MET is similar to one...

Leptin is "new breast cancer indicator"

...ve, says Dr Hajek. The research team looked at 38 postmenopausal Hispanic women in order to assess how leptin levels fluctuated between those who switched to a high-fibre, low-fat diet and those who changed to high-fibre diets without reducing their fat intake. The researchers discovered that if body weight and bo...

Hormone Therapy Linked to Dementia

...y a certain type of hormone therapy may cause some postmenopausal women to develop dementia, which is a symptom asso...rom Wake Forest University studied more than 4,500 postmenopausal women who were all involved in the Women’s Health Initiative. The WHI came to an early end last year...

Lowering Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

.... Researchers across the country will enroll 3,000 postmenopausal women who have received at least five years of tamoxifen therapy. Dr. Cole says, "Tamoxifen is a different type of medication. It blocks the receptors for estrogens on cancer cells." He says previous studies show aromatase inhibitors are at least equ...

Hormone-replacement therapy could hurt heart

...strogen and progestin therapy in otherwise healthy postmenopausal women. "This treatment should not be prescribed for the prevention of cardiovascular disease," the authors concluded....

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