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Contraceptive Spray Shows Positive Clinical Trial Result

...nique contraceptive skin sprays, each containing a progestin and an estrogen . The first study was a Phase I, pharmacokinetic study, investigating the delivery of a formulation combining Nestorone and the synthetic estrogen, Ethinyl Estradiol. A single dose of the combination formulation was applied to the f...

Hormone Replacement Therapy Liberation at a Cost

...ed protection against uterine cancer. As a result, progestin was added to the hormone replacement regimen. This became the treatment that is now called HRT. HRT quickly became a very popular treatment, recommended not only for treating menopausal symptoms but also for long-term protection against osteoporos...

Women Taking Oestrogen Therapy Showed Reduced Coronary Artery Calcification

...o newly menopausal women considering estrogen plus progestin therapy or estrogen alone therapy for symptom reli...o newly menopausal women considering estrogen plus progestin therapy or estrogen alone therapy for symptom relief and prevention of postmenopausal bone loss. T...

Estrogen Therapy Protects Against Fading Mental Powers: Study

...ter a 2002 study showed that combined estrogen and progestin could raise a women's risk for breast cancer, stroke and heart disease, but more recent research suggests it may have a role to play in women's health if it is taken early and for a limited period. The study released Monday appears in the Proceedin...

Effects on Breast Tumors of DNA Alternations in 3 Genes Described

...rmethylation of E-cadherin was more frequent among progestin receptor (PR)-negative cases," said Tao. "Compared to tumors that were both ER- and PR-positive, tumors that were both ER- and PR-negative were more likely to be E-cadherin hypermethylated. "However, hypermethylation of E-cadherin, p16 and RAR-?2 w...

Researchers Have Identified Cancer Promoter Genes

...rmethylation of E-cadherin was more frequent among progestin receptor (PR)-negative cases. Compared to tumors that were both ER- and PR-positive, tumors that were both ER- and PR-negative were more likely to be E-cadherin hypermethylated. However, hypermethylation of E-cadherin, p16 and RAR-?2 was not associat...

FDA Approves Divigel(R) for Treatment of Hot Flashes Linked With Menopause

... find out the cause. In general, the addition of a progestin is recommended for women with a uterus to reduce the chance of getting cancer of the uterus. Do not use estrogens, with or without progestins, to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, or strokes. Using estrogens, with or without progestins, may inc...

Early Estrogen Therapy May Reduce Cardiovascular Risks

A new analysis of both estrogen and estrogen plus progestin shows a 24 percent reduction in risk for coronary heart disease events in women starting// hormone therapy less than 10 years after menopause. The analysis, by researchers at Yale and eight other study centers participating in the Kronos Early Est...

Take Third Generation Oral Contraceptives Off the Shelves-consumer Group Insists

...third generation pills contain a synthetic type of progestin called desogestrel. Third-generation birth-control pills were developed in the 1980s in an attempt to create an oral contraceptive that caused fewer side effects than earlier versions such as acne and unwanted hair. In December 1995, three indep...

Hormone Drug Type Makes Survival Difference in Advanced Breast Cancer

...d diarrhea when compared to patients receiving the progestin drug megestrol acetate and to a lesser extent, when compared with patients receiving tamoxifen. Patients taking aromatase inhibitors had a decreased risk of vaginal bleeding and blood clots compared to those using other hormonal therapies. Safe...

Hormone Therapy: An Alternative To Estrogen For Menopause

...eased in 2002 indicated that HRT with estrogen and progestin increased women's risk of breast cancer, heart disease and stroke, compared to those taking a placebo. But, unlike estrogen, this old hormone therapy does not cause blood clots, breast cancer or increase the likelihood of migraine headaches. In a o...

Lost That Lovin' Feeling? Don't Blame the Pill

...ity of women,’ he said. Similarly, the effect of progestin on women’s sexual desire was not dramatic. ‘A small minority of all the users of progestin were actually bothered by a low libido,’ said Schaffir. Based on his review of studies dating from...

Herbal Supplements Fail to Relieve Hot Flushes

... therapy, consisting of estrogen with or without a progestin · A placebo, containing no drug or supplement Participants met with clinic staff at three, six, and 12 months after the beginning of the study and also received monthly telephone calls from study nurses. The women were recruited into the study fro...

Black Cohosh Does Not Treat Hot Flashes

...Health Initiative found in 2002 that estrogen plus progestin increased risk for breast cancer, heart attacks, strokes and blood clots. "Whether or not the black cohosh findings are bad news for women depends on how you look at it," said Newton. "It's disappointing that we didn't find black cohosh to be an ef...

Do oral contraceptives offer protective cover against endometrial cancer?

... main reason for this benefit is the key component progestin in the oral pills, which curbs the abnormal growth of cells in the endometrium....

Breast Discomfort During HRT May Indicate Cancer Risk

...own that postmenopausal women taking estrogen plus progestin in hormone replacement therapy experience both increased breast density and breast discomfort//. The researchers sought to determine whether the discomfort was a signal for increased density. Using data from women enrolled in the Postmenopausal Estro...

Hearing May be affected by Certain Hormone Replacement Therapies

Recent research has revealed that when the hormone progestin is taken as a part of hormone replacement therapy ...o 35 years. They found that those who were taking progestin as part of their therapy seemed to have a harder time understanding speech than women who were not t...

Study Indicates An Increased Risk Of Breast Cancer In Women Undertaking Estrogen and Testosterone Therapy

... use (15 percent) and current use of estrogen plus progestin (58 percent). When the researchers considered only...antial evidence implicating combined estrogen plus progestin therapy in breast cancer and the results of the present study regarding estrogen plus testosterone t...

Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms Without Consulting Doctors

...ither estrogen nor the combination of estrogen and progestin helped prevent heart disease. Instead, although both forms of hormone therapy offered some benefits in easing menopausal symptoms, they both posed substantial health risks. Despite these risks, hormone therapy is still considered the most effective...

Confusion Prevails Over the Risk and Benefits of Hormone Therapy

...cancer among menopausal women taking estrogen plus progestin which is a combination designed to protect against uterine cancer. In hysterectomy all or part of the uterus is removed. Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, which sponso...

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