Hormone Replacement Therapy News

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Low-Dose HRT Patch May Lessen Stroke Risk

Study suggests that patches offer better odds than hormone therapy in pill form

Fat in Males, Females Differs Genetically, Mouse Study Shows

Finding might explain why men store fat around belly, women around the hips

Studies Confirm Link Between Breast Density and Cancer

As density drops over time, so does risk, one study finds

Hormone Replacement Might Relieve Arthritis

Researchers speculate that injections in joint fluid may be beneficial

High Hormone Level Linked to Cancer Death in Older Men

More study needed to see if IGF-1 readings can predict risk

Testicular Cancer Survivors May Have Hormone Deficiency

Too little testosterone can affect quality of life, researchers say

Dips in Breast Cancer Rates Seen Most in Affluent Women

Finding suggests that drops in HRT use explain the trend, researchers say

Early On, Hormone Therapy May Raise Women's Heart Risks

Study reports little coronary benefit, regardless of when treatment begins

Mouth Area Wrinkles More in Women Than Men

Dermatologists discover gender differences that explain the aging inequity

Breast Cancer Decline Only Partly Due to HRT

Drop in hormone replacement therapy doesn't fully explain the 7% falloff, researchers say

Less HRT, Fewer Cases of Possible Breast Cancer Precursor

As hormone use declined, so did incidence of abnormal cells in milk ducts, study finds

With Hormone Therapy, Tender Breasts May Signal Cancer Risk

Symptom might warrant a reassessment of treatment, experts suggest

Hormone Therapy May Make Lung Cancer More Likely

Expert says finding supports doubts about value of treatment

Timing, Type of HRT May Determine Breast Cancer Risk

Starting estrogen-progestagen therapy early may up odds of disease, study shows

In U.S., No Comeback Seen for Hormone Therapy

Experts say risks of long-term use still outweigh possible benefits

Hormone Therapy Increases Odds of Ovarian Cancer

But risk remains low and decreases two years after stopping, study finds

Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

Hormone-replacement therapy probably accounts for differences between rich and poor women: study

Pausing Hormone Therapy Doesn't Cut Mammogram Recalls

Repeat imaging rates similar whether women stopped hormone treatment or not, study finds

HRT Ups Death Risk for Women With Lung Cancer

Shortened survival points to estrogen's potential role in the disease, experts say

Soy May Not Lead to Denser Breasts

Study finds no link to condition that can increase cancer risk

HRT May Protect Women From Colon Cancer

Finding echoes earlier research involving hormone therapy

Dense Breasts Complicate Testing and Treatment

Risk factor is one women can do little about, experts say

Acupuncture May Not Help Hot Flashes

Most data finds no difference between real, sham treatments, researchers say

Drop in Breast Cancer Rates Due to Drop in HRT Use

Researchers say first two years of combined hormone therapy a 'safe' period

2 Years of Hormone Use May Be 'Safe'

Cancer risk doesn't rise until third year, study finds

The Truth About 'Bio-identical' Hormone Therapy

Much remains unknown about these treatments for menopausal symptoms, FDA says

HRT Shrinks the Brain

But research shows it does not damage cerebral blood vessels in older women

Hormone Therapy May Cut Colorectal Cancer Risk

Study included nearly 57,000 women who had been followed for about 15 years

Obesity Linked to Ovarian Cancer

Excess estrogen may contribute to malignancy, study suggests

HRT Users Who Get Breast Cancer Less Likely to Die

They tend to get type of tumors that have better prognosis, study finds

Successive Births, HRT Use Boost Joint Replacement Risks

Early puberty also a factor in increased chance of knee, hip surgeries, study finds

Women Smokers Prone to Dangerous Blood Vessel Condition

Risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm is 8 times higher than in nonsmokers, study says

Timing, Dosage of HRT Affect Chances of Heart Trouble

Large study found younger women taking it for a longer time did have higher risk

HRT After Menopause Reduces Symptoms

It reduced problems with sleep, sexual functioning and hot flashes, study finds

HRT Drug Boosts Stroke Risk in Older Women

Tibolone should not be used by those 60 and older, study says

Postmenopausal Women With Breast Cancer Face Joint Issues

Obesity, previous HRT, chemo also raised chances for those on endocrine treatment, study says

Hormone Replacement May Raise Women's Gallbladder Risk

But taking the therapy in a non-oral form seems to cut the odds, study finds

Patch Form of HRT Poses Less Clotting Risks Than Pill Does

Analysis finds pill more than doubles risk while patch only increases it slightly

Cholesterol Test Spots When HRT Raises Heart Risks

Ratio of 'good' to 'bad' cholesterol determined chances of trouble in postmenopausal women, study shows

Hormone Therapy Safe, Effective for Women Entering Menopause

Experts stress that the finding applies only to those under 60 years of age

HRT Increases Stroke Risk

Timing of hormone therapy did not matter, study finds

Timing of HRT May Influence Heart Risks

Study found women with risk factors who took it early in menopause did not have diminished vessel function

Breast Cancer Unchanged in Black Women, Despite Drop in HRT Use

More estrogen-receptor negative tumors may be a factor, experts suggest

HRT Dosing May Determine Risks, Benefits

Rodent study finds higher levels of estrogen replacement proved more dangerous

Testosterone Therapy May Reduce Bone Loss in Older Men

But long-term effects of the hormone treatment aren't known, researchers say

Older Women Have Harder Time Preserving Muscle Than Men

Key difference appears to be how their bodies react to protein, study says.

HRT Raises Recurrence Risk Among Breast Cancer Survivors

Trial was halted early after risk of both recurrence and new malignancies surfaced

Severe Menopause Symptoms Raise Heart Risks

The worse the symptoms, the higher the chances of trouble, study shows

Raised Breast Cancer Risk Persists After Combo HRT Stopped

Latest data from Women's Health Initiative points to continued need for mammograms

HRT Can Lead to Abnormal Mammograms, Biopsies

That may limit effectiveness of these breast cancer detection methods, study says