Hormone Replacement Therapy News

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Article Title
6/28/2004
Flaws Seen in Major U.S. Study on HRT

New study finds therapy may still benefit younger women

6/23/2004
HRT Won't Halt Dementia in Older Women

New research says it may actually worsen it

5/28/2004
Hormone Replacement Therapy May Still Pan Out

Despite halting of national study, a new review finds the concept holds promise

5/11/2004
Hormone Therapy Reduces Fracture Risk

Benefit disappears quickly when therapy is stopped

4/19/2004
Two Compounds Disrupt Female Hormones

Their influence could cause miscarriage, breast cancer, study suggests

4/13/2004
Estrogen-Only Study Produces Mixed Results

Hormone helps menopausal symptoms, but raises stroke risk

3/16/2004
Mammograms Becoming a Tricky Read

More older women have breast tissue as dense as young women

3/2/2004
Despite New Setback, HRT Has Its Place

Trial curtailment no reason for alarm, experts say

3/2/2004
U.S. Halts Another HRT Trial

Estrogen-alone therapy increased stroke risk, had no effect on heart disease

2/27/2004
HRT Dangers Should Have Been Spotted Sooner

British researchers say many small studies pointed to problems before U.S. trial did

2/24/2004
HRT Now Tied to Hearing Loss

Small study says women on therapy did worse on tests

2/13/2004
Revising the Guidelines for Hormone Replacement Therapy -- Again

Labels must warn of dementia risk for older women

2/2/2004
Another Trial Ties HRT to Breast Cancer

Cancer society now calls use of hormones in women with history of the disease 'unwise'

2/2/2004
'Designer' Estrogen Shows Promise for Menopausal Problems

Raloxifene doesn't increase risk of hot flashes or incontinence

11/12/2003
Women Shunning Hormone Replacement Therapy

Finding that it poses health risks driving the trend, new research says

11/3/2003
Study: End HRT at Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Estrogen-sensitive tumors stop growing when hormone supplements end

9/30/2003
HRT Builds Bone, But That's Not Benefit Enough

Yet another study finds hormone therapy's benefits outweighed by its risks

9/10/2003
HRT's Risks, Benefits Becoming Clearer

Short term it's fine, long term it's not, expert says

8/26/2003
Low-Dose Estrogen a Bone Builder

Small dose helps skeleton, may cause fewer side effects

8/20/2003
New HRT Warnings Leave Women Worried

But experts still urge modified therapy for menopause symptoms

8/7/2003
HRT Fuels Aggressive Breast Cancer

Major British study finds higher risks of dying

8/6/2003
Hormone Therapy Doesn't Prevent Heart Disease

Yet short-term use offers some benefits to menopausal women

6/24/2003
More Evidence That HRT Boosts Breast Cancer Risk

Estrogen and progestin are a dangerous pair, new research confirms

6/3/2003
Antidepressants Curb Hot Flashes

Study finds Paxil and cousins effective and safer than HRT

5/27/2003
Hormone Therapy Doubles Dementia Risk

Alzheimer's increases significantly in older women

5/20/2003
Boosting Bone Density in Older Women

Combination therapy couples hormone replacement with the drug alendronate

4/30/2003
Soy Compound Shows Promise for Menopause Symptoms

Experts say more research is needed

4/16/2003
Study: Estrogen Patch May Be Easier on Heart

Finds it doesn't raise blood levels of a risky protein

3/18/2003
Lobular Breast Cancer Rates on the Rise

Steady increase shown from 1987 to 1999

3/18/2003
HRT Minus Java May Keep Parkinson's at Bay

Study looks at effects of the combination on this brain disease in women

3/17/2003
Combo HRT Doesn't Improve Quality of Life

Second study from major women's trial finds estrogen-progestin combo doesn't help

3/3/2003
Timing of Hormone Therapy Could Be Crucial

Begun early, HRT may prevent heart disease

2/14/2003
HRT Linked to Increased Stroke Risk

Estrogen-progestin combination appears to increase most women's risk, study concludes

1/31/2003
Smoking, Obesity Worsen Hot Flashes

Studies show promise for relief from classic symptoms

1/8/2003
Hormone Products Get Tough Warning Labels

FDA acts to limit their use after study halted

1/8/2003
Study Finds Silver Lining for Hormone Therapy

It reduces diabetes risk for postmenopausal women with heart disease

1/7/2003
Hormone Therapy a Matter of Doctor Specialty

Family practitioners less likely to prescribe it for menopausal women

1/3/2003
Combined Hormone Therapy Makes Breasts Denser

It may be harder to detect tumors, clinicians say

12/31/2002
Setbacks, Advances and Ghosts From the Past Marked 2002

HRT treatments stopped, malaria gene mapped, and smallpox fear returned

12/20/2002
New Study Debunks Value of HRT

It didn't prevent second heart attack in postmenopausal women

12/18/2002
SERMs May Be Healthier Choice Than HRT

'Designer estrogens' don't increase breast cancer risk

12/12/2002
Women Confused About HRT

Many questions still surround hormone replacement therapy

12/11/2002
Estrogen Listed Officially as a Carcinogen

Toxicology report also adds wood dust and UV rays

12/3/2002
HRT Raises Risk of Lobular Breast Cancer

Study ID's type of tumor tied to combined therapy

11/19/2002
HRT and Antioxidants Not Good For Heart

In fact, the treatments may be harmful

11/18/2002
Alternative Medicine a Mixed Bag for Menopause

Review of studies finds some may relieve hot flashes

11/5/2002
Hormone Therapy Reduces Alzheimer's Risk

But the researchers aren't ready to endorse the therapy

11/1/2002
Natural Hormone Leads to Less Bleeding

Problem leads many women to stop HRT

10/29/2002
Long-Term Hormone Therapy No Help for Alzheimer's

In a study of rats, it made memory worse

10/25/2002
Experts Discuss Fallout of Halted HRT Study

They admit they don't have all the answers