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Hormonal Meds for Birth Control, Menopause Linked to Brain Tumors

The contraceptive injection Depo-Provera and two drugs used for menopause relief could be linked to a heightened risk for brain tumors in some women, a new study warns.

Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate) increased the risk of intracranial meningioma 5.6-fold if used for longer than a year, researchers report in the BMJ<...

Hormone Replacement Therapy Could Ease Depression Around Menopause

Hormone replacement therapy might help women avoid depression as they go through menopause, a new study finds.

Women treated with hormone therapy at a menopause clinic in Ontario, Canada, experienced a reduction in their symptoms of depression, researchers report Feb. 21 in the journal

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  • Was Alzheimer's Transmitted Through Cadaver-Sourced Growth Hormone Given to Kids?

    Five of eight British children who received human growth hormone from the pituitary glands of deceased donors went on to develop early-onset Alzheimer's disease many decades later, researchers report.

    Researchers at University College London (UCL) suspect that the growth hormone received by these people in childhood may have contained amyloid-beta protein plaques, which build up in the br...

    Hormone Replacement Therapy May Raise a Woman's Risk for Chronic Reflux

    Some women take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to combat the hot flashes and night sweats that accompany menopause, but a new study review suggests hormone therapy may increase a woman's risk for developing heartburn.

    Women who take or have ever taken hormones are at greater risk for developing gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, which is marked by heartburn, difficulty swallowing...

    Hormone Replacement Therapy Might Raise Women's Risk for Dementia

    THURSDAY, June 29, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Women taking hormone replacement therapy to ease symptoms of menopause might face an increased risk of dementia later in life, a new study indicates.

    Women who received estrogen-progestin therapy had a 24% increased risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer's disease, compared to those who never took hormone therapy, researchers report.

    Th...

    The Most Common Menopause Medications, Explained

    Menopause can usher in an array of bothersome symptoms, and finding effective relief becomes a priority for many women. The good news: Medications can help manage these symptoms and improve your overall quality of life.

    Read on to learn about the most common menopause medications, how they work and their common side effects. Understanding your options during this transitional phase of lif...

    Treating Menopause Symptoms: Medications, Lifestyle & Self-Care

    Navigating the changes and discomforts of menopause can be a frustrating experience for many women. Daily life can be significantly affected by symptoms ranging from hot flashes and mood swings to sleep disturbances and vaginal dryness.

    Treating those symptoms may require a mix of approaches, including medication, lifestyle adjustments and self-care strategies. This article will explore t...

    One Form of Menopause Hormone Therapy Might Raise Blood Pressure

    Women who use estrogen to ease menopause symptoms may see their blood pressure rise — but the way they take the hormone may determine that, a large new study suggests.

    The study, of over 100,000 menopausal women on estrogen therapy, found that pills seemed to have a greater effect on blood pressure than estrogen delivered via skin patch, gel or vaginal preparation.

    Experts stresse...

    Timing of Menopause Could Influence a Woman's Risk for Alzheimer's

    TUESDAY, April 4, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Women are known to be at higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease than men, and now a new brain scan study suggests the timing of both menopause and hormone replacement therapy use may play a role in this increased risk.

    “Female sex, earlier age-at-menopause and delayed use of hormone therapy were all associated with higher levels of...

    Treating Menopausal Symptoms: An Expert Describes Pros, Cons

    For women experiencing menopause symptoms with no sign of relief in sight, it doesn't have to be this way.

    An expert in women's health offers some suggestions for helping control symptoms during this time of life when menstrual cycles end.

    "We sometimes hear the question, 'Do I need to treat hot flashes or night sweats?' and the answer for many may be, 'yes.' Because hot flashes and...

    Buying Testosterone on the Internet Comes With Dangers: Study

    With more American men turning to testosterone therapy as a way to boost energy levels, build muscle and tackle erectile dysfunction, it's no wonder that web-based merchants have stepped into the breach, seeking to grab market share away from doctors and pharmacies.

    But are online testosterone purchases safe? No, a new investigation warns.

    The conclusion follows an anonymous te...

    Hormonal Therapy Won't Prevent Chronic Ills After Menopause: Expert Panel

    Experts are once again advising doctors and women against using menopausal hormone therapy to ward off chronic diseases -- 20 years after a landmark trial dashed those hopes.

    In updated recommendations, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is reiterating its past advice on men...

    Hormone Replacement Therapy Won't Raise Recurrence Rate for Breast Cancer Survivors

    Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for breast cancer survivors doesn't appear to increase the risk of cancer recurrence or death, Danish researchers report.

    Although HRT has previously been linked to a rais...

    Estrogen May Help Fight Severe COVID-19

    Hormone replacement therapy may offer women significant protection against dying from COVID-19, new research suggests.

    British researchers who tracked more than 5,400 women with COVID during the first half of 2020 report that those who received the supplemental estrogen were 78% less likely...

    HRT Could Raise Odds for Asthma

    Millions of women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease their transition through menopause may be unknowingly upping their risk for asthma.

    The concern follows a study that spent more than two decades tracking a potential link between HRT and late-onset asthma among roughly 380,000 Danish women.

    Two New York City physicians who were not involved in the study said the fi...

    Could Menopausal Hormone Therapy Reduce Women's Odds for Dementia?

    Women on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause go on to have a 58% lower risk of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions, a new study finds.

    Although the study wasn't designed to prove cause and effect, the findings could point the way to new treatments for such diseases, according to the researchers.

    "This is not the first study on the impact of hormone...

    Guys, Exercise Will Boost Your Aging Hearts, Testosterone Won't: Study

    Testosterone levels tend to fall in older men, but a new study shows that exercise -- and not supplemental testosterone -- is the way to rejuvenate the aging male heart.

    Australian researchers found that without exercise, testosterone replacement therapy offered patients no improvement at all in cardiovascular health. But exercise alone -- absent any testosterone supplementation -- di...

    High Blood Pressure Often Mistaken for Menopausal Symptoms in Women

    High blood pressure is often dismissed as part of menopausal symptoms in older women, experts say. And that could raise a woman's risk for heart trouble, European experts warn.

    That warning, along with recommendations on how doctors can help middle-aged women avoid future heart problems, is included in a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) consensus document published Jan. 27 in the...

    Thinking of HRT for Hot Flashes? Here's the Latest Guidance

    Another large study finds that menopausal hormone therapy is linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, though it varies with the formulation, timing and duration of use.

    British researchers found that among more than 500,000 women aged 50 to 79, those who'd used hormone replacement therapy (HRT) were at relatively greater risk of breast cancer. The connection was strongest among women...

    HRT Might Help Older Women Ward Off Recurrent UTIs

    Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) might be able to break the cycle of recurring urinary tract infections in some women, a new study reports.

    Women taking HRT for symptoms of menopause tend to have a greater variety of bacteria in their urine, including larger amounts of the healthy Lactobacillus-type bacteria known to protect against urinary tract infections (UTIs), researchers...

    New Study Shakes Up Thinking on Hormone Replacement Therapy

    The ongoing debate about postmenopausal hormone therapy and breast cancer risk may have turned even more muddy: A large, new study suggests that two different types of hormone therapy have opposite effects on women's long-term risk of the disease.

    The researchers found that combined hormone replacement therapy (HRT) -- with estrogen and progestin -- increases the risk of breast cancer...

    Testosterone Supplements Double Men's Odds for Blood Clots: Study

    Testosterone therapy appears to double a man's risk of suffering a potentially life-threatening blood clot, a new study warns.

    Men had twice the risk for a deep vein blood clot if they'd been receiving testosterone during the previous six months, researchers reported in the Nov. 11 online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine.

    The increased risk occurred whether or not a ...

    AHA News: How Does Hormone Therapy Affect Heart Health in Transgender People?

    Cardiovascular health in transgender people requires a multifaceted approach to care, according to a new report that looked at a range of issues in how hormone therapy affects heart health.

    The study, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, set out to create a guidepost for future medical care by examining past research on hormone therapy and t...

    More Hot Flashes Could Mean Higher Odds for Heart Trouble

    Women, if you're bothered by frequent hot flashes, it may be more than a mere annoyance.

    New research offers evidence that frequent or persistent hot flashes are linked to higher odds of heart attack and stroke. The finding stems from a 20-year study of about 3,300 women during menopause.

    Of those women, 231 had a heart attack, stroke or heart failure.

    Women who ha...

    HRT Could Benefit Younger Women After Hysterectomy

    Estrogen therapy may help younger women live longer after having their uterus and ovaries surgically removed, new research reports.

    The study found that when women under 60 received hormone replacement therapy (HRT) after surgery, their risk of dying during the 18-year follow-up period decreased by almost one-third compared to women taking a placebo.

    "In a young woman, it'...

    Major Study Gives Women More Guidance on Hormone Therapy During Menopause

    Women who receive hormone therapy to help ease menopausal symptoms have an increased risk of breast cancer, which can persist long after they stop the therapy, a new study confirms.

    The new review -- which included data from 58 studies involving nearly 109,000 women from around the world -- is the latest chapter in the ongoing story of these hormone therapies.

    "Since the Wom...

    Some Transgender Women May Be Able to Make Sperm

    Researchers are exploring fertility preservation in transgender women. And while they say there are no guarantees, they report it's possible to start producing sperm after stopping drugs that suppress maleness.

    In a new case report, researchers found one of two patients produced sperm after discontinuing her puberty-halting medication. However, the other patient wasn't able to produc...

    Testosterone Therapy May Threaten the Heart

    Taking testosterone might sound like a good idea for an older man, but a new study suggests the treatment might be bad news for his heart.

    Men who took it showed a slightly increased risk of heart attack and stroke in the first few years.

    "Our findings show that the use of [testosterone therapy] was associated with an increased risk of stroke, TIAs [mini-strokes], or cardiac...

    Trans Women Have Raised Odds of Breast Cancer, But Risk Still Small: Study

    Transgender women on gender-confirming hormone therapy have increased odds of breast cancer, but the overall risk is low and not as high as it is for the general female population, a new study finds.

    Trans women are those who were declared male at birth but identify as female.

    Previous research has shown that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) increases breast cancer risk in ...

    Hormone Therapy Linked to Slight Rise in Alzheimer's Risk

    Many women turn to hormone therapy to ease some of the more troubling symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and night sweats.

    But new research suggests that relief may come at a cost -- an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease.

    The study found that women taking hormone therapy had a 9 percent to 17 percent higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. In women who beg...