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QuatRx Announces Further Positive Phase 3 Results For Ophena(TM) (Ospemifene Tablets) in Postmenopausal Vaginal Atrophy

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- QuatRx Pharmaceuticals Company, a privately-held biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive top-line efficacy results from the first of two patient cohorts in its second pivotal Phase 3 trial of the investigational compound, Ophe...

FDA Approves Reclast(R) to Prevent Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women With Convenient Less Frequent Dosing

- Single infusion of Reclast increases bone mass for two years in postmenopausal women with osteopenia, a condition that can lead to osteoporosis(1) - Approximately 22 million women in US have osteopenia, or low bone mass, putting them at increased risk of fractures of hip, spine and wrist(2,...

Wyeth's CONBRIZA Approved in the European Union for Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis in Women at Increased Risk of Fracture

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE ), announced today that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for CONBRIZA(TM) (bazedoxifene), a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), for the treatment of po...

CONBRIZA Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for the Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis in Women at Increased Risk of Fracture

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), the scientific committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMEA), today adopted a positive opinion recommending to grant a marketing authorization for CONBRIZA(TM) (bazedoxifene) for the...

Exercise Boosts Quality of Life in Postmenopausal Women

Study finds even without weight loss, general health, functioning improve FRIDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Even if it doesn't help them lose weight, exercise can improve postmenopausal women's quality of life, a U.S. study shows. It included 430 sedentary postmenopausal women (a...

Multivitamin use may offer no benefit in postmenopausal women

February 9, 2009 (BRONX, NY) The largest study ever conducted on postmenopausal women shows that multivitamins may offer no benefit in reducing the risk of common cancers, cardiovascular disease or overall mortality. The study, published today in Archives of Internal Medicine , also shows that ...

UNC study: Postmenopausal women's loss of sexual desire affects health, quality of life

CHAPEL HILL Women with low levels of sexual desire, often as a result of menopause, are more likely to be depressed and to suffer physical symptoms such as back pain and memory problems than women who report higher levels of desire, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Nor...

High insulin levels raise risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women

January 9, 2009 (BRONX, NY) Higher-than-normal levels of insulin place postmenopausal women at increased risk of breast cancer, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University report. Their findings, published in the January 7 issue of the Journal of the National Canc...

FDA Approves Low-dose Regimen of PREMARIN Vaginal Cream to Treat Moderate to Severe Postmenopausal Dyspareunia – Painful Sexual Intercourse : Agency Grants New Indication for Bothersome Vaginal Symptom Associated with Menopause

PREMARIN (conjugated estrogens) Vaginal Cream 0.5 g has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new indication and a new less frequent twice-weekly dosing regimen to treat moderate to severe postmenopausal dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse) announced Wyeth Pharmac...

FDA Approves Low-dose Regimen of PREMARIN Vaginal Cream to Treat Moderate to Severe Postmenopausal Dyspareunia - Painful Sexual Intercourse

Agency Grants New Indication for Bothersome Vaginal Symptom Associated With Menopause COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PREMARIN(R) (conjugated estrogens) Vaginal Cream 0.5 g has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new indication and a new le...

Testosterone Patch Restores Libido in Postmenopausal Women

But, the male hormone therapy may cause unwanted hair growth, study finds,, WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- There aren't a lot of treatment options for older women with flagging libidos, but a new study suggests that a testosterone patch may significantly improve the number of s...

FDA Approves New Once-a-Month Dose of Actonel for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

CINCINNATI and BRIDGEWATER, N.J., April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new once-a-month dose (150 mg) of Actonel(R) (risedronate sodium) tablets for the treatment and prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Actonel is approved to reduce t...

Sexual dissatisfaction in postmenopausal women not linked to cardiovascular disease

New York, April 2, 2008 Although sexual dysfunction in some men is predictive of cardiovascular disease, this association has never been examined in women. In an article published in the April 2008 issue of The American Journal of Medicine, researchers found no increased prevalence or incidence o...

Decreased sexual satisfaction is not associated with cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women

(Boston, MA)Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) and collaborators nationwide have found that decreased sexual satisfaction in postmenopausal women, is not clearly associated with cardiovascular disease. This study appears in the April 2008 i...

Minimal Exercise Benefits Overweight Postmenopausal Women

Just 10-30 minutes a day showed significant improvement in social functioning THURSDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Just 10 minutes to 30 minutes of exercise a day can improve the quality of life for sedentary, overweight or obese women, American researchers suggest. The analysis...

Health risks after cessation of postmenopausal hormone therapy

The Womens Health Initiative (WHI) investigators have produced another article [1], which probably marks the opening of another set of publications, in which the consequences of a further 2.4-year follow-up (after cessation of the study medication) on the estrogen + progestogen (E + P) cohort are ...

Calcium Supplements Could Raise Heart Risks in Postmenopausal Women

Study found those taking tablets had 47% higher risk of cardiovascular trouble TUESDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The calcium tablets taken by millions of postmenopausal women to reduce their risk of osteoporosis may be contributing to an increase in heart attack and other cardiovasc...

Wyeth Receives Approvable Letter from FDA for Bazedoxifene for the Prevention of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., Dec. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE ), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a second approvable letter for bazedoxifene, a selective estrogen receptor modulator, for the prevention of...

MammaPrint(R) Breast Cancer Test Shown To Be Powerful Tool for Prognosis Prediction in Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Patients

Agendia to file for expanded FDA clearance for MammaPrint(R) AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Agendia BV, world leader in the rapidly evolving field of molecular diagnostics, announced today that its MammaPrint(R) breast cancer prognosis test was shown to be a valuable too...

Weight gain related to postmenopausal breast cancer risk

Women who gain weight throughout adulthood rather than maintaining a stable weight may have an increased risk for breast cancer, according to a report in the October 22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. This finding was observed among women who did not take...

Risks/Benefits of Osteoporosis Drug Use in Postmenopausal Women

The drug may help prevent breast cancer and vertebral fractures, but raise the risk of blood clots and fatal strokes.// A study in the July 13 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, reporting the results of a 5-1/2 year-long trial of more than 10,000 postmenopausal women with a history...

Testosterone Therapy can improve sexual function in postmenopausal women

The addition of testosterone to hormone therapy in women after menopause has been found to enhance their sexual performance. However, it may also reduce HDL cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol) in women, according to a recent research.// Menopause generally begins around age 40, and is character...

Consumption of Soy May Reduce Risk of Fracture in Postmenopausal Women

Risk of bone fracture in postmenopausal women might be reduced from regular intake of soy protein. This report came out in the September issue of the journal Archives of Internal Medicine. Women experience accelerated bone loss // at a rate of three to five percent per year for about five to sev...

Low bone mass in Postmenopausal Women

According to researchers most of the postmenopausal women enrolled in a national study had undetected low bone mineral density, some of them with osteoporosis.The research, found that these women are at increased risk of having a bone fracture within one year. //According to Dr. Ethil Siris, of Cle...

New Insight In Periodontal Disease In Postmenopausal Women

Researchers from University of Buffalo had said that postmenopausal women would have lesser chance of losing their teeth if they can keep their periodontal disease at bay. Their research was published in the latest issue of Journal of Periodontology.// Researchers who had studied 106 postmenop...

Insight for Hot Flashes In Postmenopausal Women

Researchers in the latest issue of Harvard Women’s Health Watch had explored the physiology// of hot flashes experienced by some women in their menopausal or postmenopausal age. Hot flashes are well known to most menopausal women—and to many who are in peri-menopause, the transition to menopau...

Research explains why postmenopausal women accumulate abdominal fat.

Women often had complained of a sudden increase in weight, especially around// their abdominal area, after reaching menopause. For women, this sudden influx of weight often results in obesity that brings with it a new set of problems like a rise in type 2 diabetes cases, cardiovascular disease...

Enlarged waistline may predict atherogenesis for postmenopausal women

A recent study had suggested that an increasing waistline, along with the elevated levels of triglycerides may// be a strong predictor for atherogenesis and cardiac problems for post menopausal women. The study had looked into 557 women for 8.5 yrs to estimate the risk of cardiovascular morta...

Exercise The Ideal Solution For Postmenopausal Women

Menopause can bring about some negative health consequences, but new research shows postmenopausal women who exercise have // reduced bone loss, reduced back pain, and lower cholesterol levels. For the study researchers included 50 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who were not on any medic...

Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with Coronary Artery Disease

Transdermal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does not reduce the risk of cardiac events in postmenopausal women with existing coronary artery disease (CAD). In the PHASE trial (Papworth HRT Atherosclerosis Study), researchers randomized 255 postmenopausal women with angiographically proven...

Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with CAD

Transdermal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does not reduce the risk of cardiac events in postmenopausal women with existing coronary artery disease (CAD). In the PHASE trial (Papworth HRT Atherosclerosis Study), researchers randomized 255 postmenopausal women with angiographically proven...

Sex Hormone Protein May Predict Type 2 Diabetes

...report was published in the Aug. 5 online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine . For the study, Liu's group looked at SHBG levels in 718 postmenopausal women -- 359 with type 2 diabetes and 359 without -- who participated in the Women's Health Study, a large-scale cardiovascular trial begun in 1993. ...

Amgen's Second Quarter 2009 Adjusted Earnings Per Share Increased 13 Percent To $1.29

... 222. AMG 785: The Company announced that it is in the process of initiating Phase 2 studies of AMG 785 (Sclerostin) in fracture healing and postmenopausal osteoporosis Non-GAAP Financial Measures Management has presented its operating results in accordance with GAAP and on an "adjust...

FDA Approves Expanded Use of Lilly's FORTEO(R) [teriparatide (rDNA origin) injection] to Treat Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis

...o take FORTEO have a higher chance of getting osteosarcoma. About FORTEO FORTEO is also indicated for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women who are at high risk for fracture and to increase bone mass in men with primary or hypogonadal osteoporosis who are at high risk for fracture.(6...

Elevated Insulin Levels Linked to Breast Cancer

... Study finds strong association in postmenopausal women THURSDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- postmenopausal women with elevated insulin levels may be at highe...otentially important because it indicates that, in postmenopausal women, insulin may be a risk factor for breast can...

New Diagnostic Biomarker Test Shows Promise in Monitoring Ovarian Cancer

...id in estimating the risk of epithelial ovarian cancer in premenopausal and postmenopausal women. About Ovarian Cancer Ovarian cancer is the leading...ounts for 31 percent of cancers of the female genital organs. Women who are postmenopausal are at the greatest risk for ovarian cancer. About Abbott Diagno...

Dietary Oils May Help Some Fight Fat

...an Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Belury, who received no funding from the supplement industry, compared the effects of the two oils in 55 obese, postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes. Their average age was 60. Each woman tried both oils, one at a time, during two 16-week periods separated by a four-week p...

Hormone Therapy Increases Odds of Ovarian Cancer

... that for every 8,300 women, hormone therapy would result in one extra case of ovarian cancer a year. "Our study underlines previous evidence that postmenopausal hormones increase the risk of ovarian cancer," said the study's lead author, Lina Steinrud Morch of the gynecological clinic at the Rigshospitalet of ...

A 'Heart Healthy' Diet and Ongoing, Moderate Physical Activity May Protect Against Cognitive Decline as We Age

...moderate activity levels and cognition in recently postmenopausal women. Study participants were 90 women a...rease the risk of cognitive impairment in recently postmenopausal women," Tierney said. "On the other hand, moderat...term physical activity and later life cognition in postmenopausal women (Funders: Women's Health Student Experience,...

Asian spice could reduce breast cancer risk in women exposed to hormone replacement therapy

... COLUMBIA, Mo. Previous studies have found that postmenopausal women who have taken a combined estrogen and progestin hormone replacement therapy have increased their risk of developing progestin-accelerated breas...
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