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MENOPAUSE PRESS ARCHIVE --- (jump down to womens health press archive - click here)

  1. Women who go through puberty before 12 more likely to suffer early menopause : 26 January 2017 telegraph.co.uk
  2. 14 gene variants linked to hot flushes give hope for treatments other than HRT : 20 October 2016 Daily Mail
  3. Exercise lowers risk of breast cancer after menopause : 11 Aug 2014 Independent
  4. Early menopause: Baby born after ovaries 'reawakened' : 1 October 2013 BBC News Online
  5. Lethal Placebo : 19 July 2013 Huffington Post
  6. Embrace the Change - free online magazine : 19 June 2013 The Guardian
  7. Hormone therapy may cut Alzheimer's risk : 24 October 2012 Reuters
  8. HRT 'is safe and can cut the risk of heart disease without increasing cancer chances' : 10 October 2012 Daily Mail
  9. HRT reduces risk of heart attack, study suggests : 10 October 2012 BBC News Online
  10. The vagina dialogues - Don’t suffer in silence, doctor urges post-menopausal women : 2 July 2012 Ottowa Citizen
  11. Why are so many women starting the menopause before 40? : 20 June 2012 Daily Mail
  12. A wasted decade: How one HRT scare has caused thousands of women 10 years of needless suffering : 22 May 2012 Daily Mail
  13. Women's risk of osteoporosis in later life ‘doubles after early menopause’ : 25 April 2012 Daily Mail
  14. I went through the menopause at eleven : 4 April 2012 Daily Mail
  15. Menopausal? No, we were pregnant! : 22 March 2012 Daily Mail
  16. Behavioral therapy may help hot flashes:study : 13 March 2012 Reuters
  17. HRT 'that protects against breast cancer' can cut disease rate by nearly a quarter : 7 March 2012 Daily Mail
  18. Talking 'good for menopause' : 15 Feb 2012 The Telegraph
  19. Is it safe to go back to HRT again? : 26 Jan 2012 Daily Mirror
  20. Pomegranate seed oil 'no better than a placebo' at easing hot flushes : 26 Jan 2012 Daily Mail
  21. HRT link to breast cancer 'flawed' : 17 Jan 2012 The Telegraph
  22. Women suffer hot flushes and night sweats for up to 10 YEARS after reaching the menopause : 20 Oct 2011 Daily Mail
  23. How smokers 'face being hit by early menopause' : 18 Oct 2011 Daily Mail
  24. Hip fracture risk rises after women stop hormones : 30 Aug 2011 Reuters
  25. Soy 'does not ease the menopause' : 9 Aug 2011 BBC News Online
  26. GPs Should Invite Women To Register For Menopause Advice On Their 50th Birthdays : 24 May 2011 Medical News Today
  27. A decade of hot flushes - and if you start them early, they could last even longer : 11 May 2011 Daily Mail
  28. The Contraceptive Pill And HRT May Protect Against Cerebral Aneurysm : 6 May 2011 Medical News Today
  29. The Incidence Of Early Menopause Is On The Rise, Says New Review : 21 April 2011 Medical New Today
  30. PFCs linked to earlier menopause : 12 April 2011 Reuters
  31. Menopause: A change for the better...or worse? : 9 April 2011 BBC News Online
  32. Hormones may be better than soy for hot flashes : 17 March 2011 Reuters
  33. Acupuncture, the new weapon to cool down those hot flushes. : 8 Mar 2011 Daily Mail
  34. Hot flushes linked to lower heart attack risk : 25 Feb 2011 The Independent
  35. Antidepressants 'reduce hot flushes' for women going through menopause : 19 Jan 2011 Daily Mail
  36. Oestrogen may protect women against breast cancer : 10 Dec 2010 Daily Mail
  37. HRT can make a woman's mind sharper : 24 Nov 2010 Daily Mail
  38. Research linking HRT to cancer 'flawed' : 24 Oct 2010 theage.com.au
  39. IMS Calls Upon Medical Community to Improve Vaginal Health : 8 Oct 2010 R&D Mag
  40. One In Two Postmenopausal Women With Vaginal Atrophy Lives Unnecessarily With Vaginal Discomfort For Over Three Years : 5 Oct 2010 Medical News Today
  41. New fears over HRT and breast cancer link : 27 Sept 2010 Daily Mail
  42. New trial: liquorice for hot flushes : 7 Sept 2010 Daily Mail
  43. Bad hot flashes? Try dropping a few pounds : 12 July 2010 via Reuters
  44. Early menopause doubles risk of heart problems : 23 June 2010 The Independent
  45. Test to predict menopause age a step nearer : 27 June 2010 BBC News Online
  46. British women 'suffer symptoms of menopause more than those in other countries' : 8 June 2010 The Telegraph
  47. Low-dose HRT patches better than pills for stroke risk : 4 June 2010 BBC News Online
  48. Lifestyle factors like HRT 'don't compound genetic risks' of breast cancer : 3 June 2010 Daily Mail
  49. Bizarre menopause treatments : 8 April 2010 Daily Mail
  50. HRT 'does NOT raise risk of breast cancer' : 1 April 2010 Daily Mail
  51. Is a new ‘natural’ HRT the answer? : 30 March 20100 Daily Mail
  52. Obesity And Physical Inactivity Poses Arthritis Risk, Especially For Women : 26 Feb 2010 Medical News Today
  53. Hormone Changes During Menopause Increase Risk Of Heart Disease And Stroke : 26 Feb 2010 Medical News Today
  54. Women on oestrogen only HRT 'at increased risk of asthma' : 12 Feb 2010 The Telegraph
  55. AdvaCAL Calcium Effective Against Bone Loss In Postmenopausal Women : 12 Feb 2010 Medicalnewstoday.com
  56. HRT tied to lower colon cancer risk : 8 Feb 2010 Reuters
  57. St. John's wort may cool hot flashes : 18 January 2010 Reuters
  58. 59 year old offered IVF by a British clinic. : 18 January 2010 Daily Mail
  59. Heart attack rate rising for middle-aged women : 4 Nov 2009 Daily Mail
  60. Women not getting bone treatment : 1 Nov 2009 BBC News Online
  61. Women not getting bone treatment : 1 Nov 2009 BBC News Online
  62. HRT decreases mortality in younger postmenopausal woman : 29 Oct 2009 Medicalnewstoday.com
  63. Getting fatter in mid-life may worsen hot flashes : 25 Sept 2009 Reuters
  64. HRT 'leaves women more vulnerable to lung cancer' : 21 Sept 2009 Daily Mail
  65. Video: Men ignorant about their partner's menopause : 21 Sept 2009 thefamilygp.com
  66. Fertility drug may reduce hot flashes : 17 Sept 2009 Reuters
  67. Seizure drug helps women with hot flashes sleep : 14 Sept 2009 Reuters
  68. Woman's death blamed on menopause : 9 Sept 2009 BBC News Online
  69. Buyer Beware: Estrogen Supplements Not As Effective As Claimed : 4 Sept 2009 Medical News Today
  70. Low-dose estrogen may help if breast cancer recurs : 25 Aug 2009 Reuters
  71. Hormone Therapy Increases Risk of Ovarian Cancer : 20 July 2009 health.com
  72. Should middle-aged women be taking natural HRT? : 7 July 2009 Daily Mail
  73. HRT Special: What's the prognosis for women who reject HRT? : 22 June 2009 Telegraph
  74. Menopause DOES cause loss of memory (but it comes back) : 26 May 2009 Daily Mail
  75. Nerve injection that can stop the nightmare of hot flushes : 26 May 2009 Daily Mail
  76. Clues found to menopause timing : 25 May 2009 BBC News Online
  77. Why the menopause could be the best years of your life : 30 March 2009 Daily Mail
  78. Menopausal sex 'myths' analysed : 6 March 2009 BBC News Online
  79. HRT 'could double the threat of skin cancer' : 26 Feb 2009 Daily Mail
  80. MDs give OK to hormone therapy : 9 Feb 2009 Canada.com
  81. Opinions differ on herbal remedy to ease menopause : 9 Feb 2009 Independent
  82. HRT cancer connection 'confirmed' : 5 Feb 2009 BBC News Online
  83. Hormone therapy safe, says new study : 23 Jan 2009 TheSpec
  84. Little or no evidence that herbal remedies relieve menopausal symptoms. : 15 Jan 2009 Nursing in Practice
  85. Menopause, a survivors' guide : 15 Jan 2009 Daily Mail
  86. Menopause treatment reduces risk of bowel cancer. : 8 Jan 2009 The Telegraph
  87. Test predicts onset of menopause. : 4 Nov 2008 Daily Mail
  88. HRT increases the chance of needing joint replacement : 28 Oct 2008 BBC News Online
  89. Working Through The Menopause : 15 Oct 2008 medicalnewstoday
  90. Danish study finds HRT does not raise heart attack : 30 Sept 2008 Reuters
  91. Risk Of Fracture After Menopause Reduced By Oestrogen : 24 Sept 2008 medicalnewstoday
  92. HRT 'can cut risk of breat cancer for at-risk women' : 24 Sept 2008 The Telegraph
  93. Acupuncture beats drug to treat hot flashes : 22 Sept 2008 The Mirror
  94. Cancer and heart disease scares 'put one million women off HRT a year' : 20 Sept 2008 Daily Mail
  95. Yoga eases physical and mental menopause symptoms : 28 Aug 2008 Reuters
  96. Experts say HRT improves quality of life. : 22 Aug 2008 Daily Mail
  97. Study shows improved quality of life for older women on HRT : 22 Aug 2008 BMJ Online First
  98. Tibolone 'doubles the risk of stroke' : 14 Aug 2008 Daily Mail
  99. 'Women must have brittle bone drug', campaigners beg Health Secretary : 1 August 2008 Daily Mail
  100. HRT study 'highlights pills risk' : 11 July 2008 BBC News Online
  101. Hormone replacement therapy 'could help fight dementia' : 6 July 2008 BBC News Online
  102. Difficulty Sleeping Increases As Women Progress Through Menopause : 2 July 2008 Medicalnewstoday
  103. British women in denial of the menopause : 17 June 2008 Nursing in practice
  104. Predicting Heart Disease Risk Due To Hormone Therapy : 28 May 2008 BBC News Online
  105. Benefit of the doubt: HRT today : The Herold BBC News Online
  106. HRT pills DOUBLE the risk of getting blood clots - but patches are safer, say experts : 23 May 2008 Daily Mail
  107. HRT is given the ALL CLEAR. : 20 May 2008 Daily Mail
  108. The blood test that will set a date for your menopause : 30 April 2008 Daily Mail
  109. Sleep disruption is biggest problem for menopausal women. : 17 April 2008 Medical News Today
  110. The Origin of Menopause: Why Do Women Outlive Fertility? : 3 April 2008 Scientific American
  111. HRT 'might ward off Alzheimer's'. : 25 March 2008 BBC News Online
  112. Drinking plus hormones may up breast cancer risk. : 11 March 2008 Reuters
  113. HRT still raises risk of cancer years after treatment finishes : 6 March 2008 The Scotman
  114. Hormone Therapy Compromised Breast Cancer Diagnosis Via Mammogram And Biopsy : 26 Feb 2007 medicalnewstoday.com
  115. From 'menopause' to baby for mum : 28 Jan 2008 BBC News Online
  116. Menopausal mood swings, headaches ease over time : 21 Jan 2008 Reuters
  117. Prolonged use of HRT increases breast cancer risks, researchers warn : 16 Jan 2008 Daily Mail
  118. Soy may thwart belly-fat gain after menopause : 14 Jan 2008 Reuters
  119. No Excess Cardiovascular Risk From HRT For Most Patients : 7 Jan 2008 medicalnewstoday.com
  120. Exercise May Ease Menopausal Symptoms : 7 Jan 2008 medicalnewstoday.com
  121. Study Analyzes Hormone Therapy In Younger Menopausal Women : 7 Jan 2008 medicalnewstoday.com
  122. Too young for the menopause? : 3 Jan 2008 Daily Mail
  123. Asthma risk 'rises in menopause' : 24 Dec 2007 BBC News Online
  124. Menopausal Women May Have An Increased Asthma Risk. : 20 Dec 2007 medicalnewstoday.com
  125. Decision Aids Help Women Make Menopause Treatment Choices : 26 Oct 2007 Newswise
  126. Sex lessons for 'cranky' miners : 25 Oct 2007 BBC News Online
  127. Lowest-dose estrogen patch relieves hot flashes : 16 Oct 2007 Reuters
  128. One million women 'have needlessly abandoned HRT' : 10 Oct 2007 Daily Mail
  129. Action call on 'cancer lifestyle' : 30 Sept 2007 BBC News Online
  130. Asthma risks 'double' during menopause : 18 Sept 2007 Times Online
  131. Early surgical menopause raises neurologic risk : 31 August 2007 Reuters
  132. Menopause hard on couple's sex lives : 17 August 2007 Reuters UK
  133. Grapes, soy and kudzu blunt some side effects : 10 August 2007 medicalnewstoday.com
  134. Smoking may bring on early menopause : 19 July 2007 Reuters
  135. HRT 'no benefit' to older hearts : 13 July 2007 BBC News Online
  136. New pill ends side effects of hormone replacement : 10 July 2007 The Scotsman
  137. Health scares take their toll on HRT : 3 July 2007 BBC News Online
  138. Stressful job 'hastens' menopause : 25 June 2007 BBC News Online
  139. HRT 'maintains clearer arteries' : 21 June 2007 Channel 4 News
  140. 'Male menopause' gel is launched : 12 June 2007 BBC News Online
  141. Scientists develop pill to delay the menopause : 12 June 2007 Daily Mail
  142. Jury is out over HRT heart risks : 8 July 2007 BBC News Online
  143. Lifestyle helps protect heart postmenopause : 15 May 2007 Reuters
  144. The truth behind the HRT scares : 1 May 2007 The Mirror
  145. HRT linked to ovarian cancer risk : 19 April 2007 BBC News Online
  146. New study disputes HRT risks : 9 April 2007 Daily Mail
  147. U-turn on the risks of HRT as experts say it CAN cut heart disease : 9 April 2007 Daily Mail
  148. Patch 'to boost female sex drive' : 26 March 2007 BBC News Online
  149. Menopause.. or something more serious? : 6 March 2007 The Mirror
  150. HRT could be sold over the counter : 7 February 2007 The Telegraph
  151. Menopause at 30 for millions in poverty : 24 January 2007 The Times
  152. Women can stop bone-saving drug : 27 December 2006 BBC News Online
  153. Study rejects link between HRT and heart disease : 22 December 2006 The Guardian
  154. HRT 'could prevent heart disease' : 22 December 2006 BBC News Online
  155. Black cohosh 'does not ease menopause symptoms' : 21 December 2006 The Daily Mail
  156. Breast cancer drop linked to HRT : 15 December 2006 BBC News Online
  157. Menopause is delayed by 18 months : 8 December 2006 The Independent
  158. Keep Memories Alive with Hormone Therapy : 19 November 2006 Fox News
  159. HRT use 'linked to hearing risk' : 5 September 2006 BBC News Online
  160. Menopause alternative remedy fear : 1 September 2006 BBC News Online
  161. HRT - women lose out as the debate goes on : 26 July 2006 Financial Times
  162. Liver warning over menopause herb : 18 July 2006 BBC News Online
  163. To HRT or not to HRT? : 8 Feb 2006 The Times
  164. Menopause Matters website in the press : 21 Nov 2005 Daily Mail
  165. 'Fertility clock' test for women : 13 October 2005 BBC News Online
  166. HRT: the reality behind the hype : 5 August 2005 BBC News Online
  167. Red clover may combat hot flushes : 1 August 2005 BBC News Online
  168. HRT cancer causing, says WHO body : 29 July 2005 BBC News Online
  169. Birth date 'influences menopause' : 12 May 2005 BBC News Online
  170. Menopause delay 'a possibility' : 5 May 2005 BBC News Online
  171. HRT alternative linked to cancer : 29 April 2005 BBC News Online
  172. Chewing gum can 'enhance breasts' : 18 March 2005 BBC News Online
  173. Spray to boost female sex drive : 10 February 2005 BBC News Online
  174. Drug helps with menopause flushes : 1 February 2005 BBC News Online
  175. HRT 'bone aid in prostate care' : 31 January 2005 BBC News Online
  176. Gallbladder disease and HRT : 21 January 2005 BBC News Online
  177. Vitamin A and fractures : 12 January 2005 BBC News Online
  178. Older mums likely to live longer : 25 December 2004 BBC News Online
  179. Warning over long-term HRT use : 30 November 2004 BBC News Online
  180. Women can prolong lives by starting HRT before 60 : 19 October 2004 Times Online
  181. HRT 'increases blood clot risk' : 6 October 2004 BBC News Online
  182. Doubt raised over HRT heart study : 28 June 2004 BBC News Online
  183. Dementia risk 'increased by HRT' : 23 June 2004 BBC News Online
  184. Test 'may predict menopause date' : 17 June 2004 BBC News Online
  185. Menopause 'linked to the seasons' : 9 June 2004 BBC News Online
  186. HRT could affect ability to hear : 25 February, 2004 BBC News Online
  187. HRT 'scare' expert plays down risk : 16 February, 2004 BBC News Online
  188. Q&A: HRT and breast cancer : 3 February, 2004 BBC News Online
  189. Confusion over HRT breast advice : 3 February 2004 BBC News Online
  190. Expert resigns over HRT warning: : 4 December, 2003 BBC News Online

WOMENS HEALTH PRESS ARCHIVE

  1. Bristol firm plans to give women time off for periods : 2 March 2016 BBC News Online
  2. Blood test 'boost' in ovarian cancer fight : 5 May 2015 BBC News Online
  3. Newer heart attack test 'could save women's lives' : 21 Jan 2015 BBC News Online
  4. Yoga may guard against heart disease, study finds : 16 Dec 2014 BBC News Online
  5. Trust your doctor, not Wikipedia, say scientists : 27 May 2014 BBC News Online
  6. women who regularly drink milk could delay ­osteoarthritis of the knee. : 7 April 2014 Daily Exprss
  7. Walking 'cuts breast cancer risk' : 4 October 2013 BBC News Online
  8. Womb cancer risk reduced by exercise, diet and coffee : 11 Sept 2013 BBC News Online
  9. Obesity 'may pose osteoporosis risk' : 16 July 2013 BBC News Online
  10. Pool exercise may build strength and reduce falls : 12 April 2013 Reuters
  11. Vaginal atrophy: Put the love back into lovemaking : 18 Oct 2012 Daily Mail
  12. Diabetes linked to breast cancer : 20 Sept 2012 BBC News Online
  13. Why are women twice as likely to get Alzheimer's? : 6 Sept 2012 Daily Mail
  14. Walking 'cuts breast cancer risk by 30%': You need to do 90 minutes a day, say scientists : 26 June 2012 Daily Mail
  15. Women urged to drink less : 7 Feb 2012 The Scotsman
  16. Cheers to a pint of bone builder: Older women could guard against osteoporosis by drinking beer : 16 Oct 2011 Daily Mail
  17. Women smokers have more heart risk than men. : 12 Aug 2011 Reuters
  18. Why women have fewer heart attacks: Oestrogen protects against blocked arteries : 12 Aug 2011 The Daily Mail
  19. Antibiotics beat cranberries to prevent UTIs : 27 July 2011 Reuters
  20. Face Wrinkles Linked to Osteoporosis : 8 June 2011 AlgaeCal News
  21. Tuna sandwiches 'could help prevent sight loss in old age' : 15 March 2011 BBC News Online
  22. Many women may suffer from fecal incontinence : 10 March 2011 Reuters
  23. Gene research gives hope for women with endometriosis : 13 Dec 2010 BBC News Online
  24. Women 'in the dark' on heart risk : 30 November 2010 BBC News Online
  25. Why women over 50 must be on watch for womb cancer : 7 Oct 2010 Mirror.co.uk
  26. Campaign to tackle soaring STD rate among over-50s : 10 Sept 2010 The Independent
  27. Link between bone drugs and oesophageal cancer : 3 September 2010 BBC News Online
  28. There is less awareness of heart disease in women. : 1 Sept 2010 Irish Times
  29. PMS Worse If Woman Feels Stressed Early In Menstrual Cycle : 27 Aug 2010 medicalnewstoday
  30. Blood test to detect breast cancer : 24 June 2010 marieclaire.co.uk
  31. New hope on brittle bone disease : 29 May 2010 Daily Mail
  32. Broccoli Component Could Help Prevent Or Treat Breast Cancer : 4 May 2010 Medical News Today
  33. Talc link to raised womb cancer risk. : 28 April 2010 Daily Mail
  34. Osteoporosis Can Be Forestalled By Exercise. : 28 April 2010 Medical News Today
  35. Walking can cut stroke risk for women by more than half : 7 April 2010 The Scotsman
  36. Osteoporosis Risk Factors For Women : 6 April 2010 medicalnewstoday
  37. Unplanned pregnancy warning to older women over 35 : 9 Feb 2010 BBC News Online
  38. Pelvic symptoms unlikely to mean ovarian cancer : 1 Feb 2010 Reuters
  39. Women need 'wake-up' call over cardiac risk : 6 Jan 2010 Irish Times
  40. Alcohol link to breast cancer recurrence : 14 Dec 2009 BBC News Online
  41. Leading Doctor Calls For The Urgent Need To Study The Consequences Of Premature Ovarian Failure : 10 Dec 2009 medicalnewstoday.com
  42. Bike rides ‘cut 16yrs off age’ : 23 Sept 2009 The Sun
  43. Restrictions on prescription of osteoporosis drugs 'defy belief' : 10 Sept 2009 Daily Mail
  44. Hormones may tie caffeine to cancer risk : 8 July 2009 Reuters
  45. Eating Meat Does Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk In Older Women : 1 June 2009 medicalnewstoday
  46. Smear tests important in over 50s : 8 May 2009 BBC News Online
  47. Breast cancer deaths record low : 22 April 2009 BBC News Online
  48. Walnuts may prevent breast cancer : 22 April 2009 BBC News Online
  49. Coffee, tea tied to lower uterine cancer risk. : 16 April 2009 Reuters
  50. Women who have ovaries removed face increased risk of death : 21 April 2009 The Guardian
  51. GPs warn on internet drug sales : 16 April 2009 BBC News Online
  52. Many over-45s 'ignore STI risks' : 2 April 2009 BBC News Online
  53. How to spot the signs of heart disease in women : 2 March 2009 Independent
  54. Women Who Consume Olive Oil Preserve Their Bone Mass Better : 23 Feb 2009 Medical News Today
  55. women in their 40s are having the best sex of their lives : 4 Feb 2009 The Guardian
  56. Obesity raises risk of ovarian cancer : 7 Jan 2009 Globe and Mail
  57. Why women become LESS bitchy as they get older (and yes, it's to do with men) : 12 Nov 2008 Daily Mail
  58. Painkillers 'cut breast cancer' : 8 Oct 2008 BBC News Online
  59. Research Shows Physical Therapy Treatment Resolves Symptoms Of Urinary Incontinence In Women : 19 Sept 2008 medicalnewstoday
  60. Health moves 'halve early deaths' : 17 Sept 2008 BBC News Online
  61. Indigestion drugs 'can raise brittle bone risk,' researchers warn : 16 Aug 2008 Daily Mail
  62. Study Highlights Importance For Women To Know Their Risk Of Heart Disease. : 15 Aug 2008 Medical News Today
  63. Greater cancer risk for obese women : 17 July 2008 Nursing in Practice
  64. Questioning The Removal Of Ovaries During Hysterectomy : 17 July 2008 Medical News Today
  65. Sex diseases 'double in over-45s' : 30 June 2008 BBC News Online
  66. Lesbian health problems 'ignored' : 18 June 2008 BBC News Online
  67. Lifespan cheer for breast cancer : 11 June 2008 BBC News Online
  68. Broccoli is the new bone booster : 2 June 2008 Daily Mail
  69. Women get heart disease too. : 2 June 2008 The Northern Echo
  70. Forty per cent jump in female drinking fuels rise in breast cancer : 2 May 2008 Daily Mail
  71. Low thyroid output tied to heart attacks in women : 1 May 2008 Reuters
  72. Heart disease warning for women : 1 May 2008 BBC News Online
  73. Sex infections soar among elderly. : 23 April 2008 nursinginpractice.com
  74. Vitamins 'may shorten your life'. : 16 April 2008 BBC News Online
  75. Large waist 'an Alzheimer's risk'. : 27 March 2008 BBC News Online
  76. Staying in shape 'hard for women'. : 25 March 2008 BBC News Online
  77. Incontinence In Women Alleviated With Physical Therapy Treatment : 20 March 2008 medicalnewstoday.com
  78. Alcohol 'quickly' cuts heart risk. : 8 March 2008 BBC News Online
  79. Vitamin E linked to lung cancer : 29 Feb 2008 BBC News Online
  80. Women drinkers to be target of ad campaign : 25 Feb 2008 The Guardian
  81. High heels 'may improve sex life' : 4 Feb 2008 BBC News Online
  82. Many over-50s 'run risk of STI' : 31 Jan 2008 BBC News Online
  83. Calcium pills 'raise heart risk' : 16 Jan 2008 BBC News Online
  84. Breast screening 'really works' : 9 Jan 2008 BBC News Online
  85. How a brisk stroll can stave off mid-life depression. : 3 Jan 2008 Daily Mail
  86. Osteoporosis 'link to depression' : 8 Dec 2007 BBC News Online
  87. Wine may calm inflammation in blood vessels. : 28 Nov 2008 Reuters
  88. Obesity 'fuels cancer in women' : 7 Nov 2007 BBC News Online
  89. Is It All In The Head? - Understanding Psychosexual Disorders In Women : 2 Nov 2007 BBC News Online
  90. Food cravings battle 'pointless' : 22 Oct 2007 BBC News Online
  91. 60% 'unaware of cancer age link' : 21 Sept 2007 BBC News Online
  92. Old age 'no barrier' to sex life : 23 August 2007 BBC News Online
  93. Middle-age spread? It isn't just a big fat joke : 21 Aug 2007 The Daily Mail
  94. Coffee 'protects female memory' : 7 Aug 2007 BBC News Online
  95. Women over 40 'at risk' drinkers : 3 Aug 2007 BBC News Online
  96. Annual treatment for osteoporosis : 3 May 2007 BBC News Online
  97. Hope for sex-boost slimming pill : 30 April 2007 BBC News Online
  98. Heart risk pinned down for women : 14 February 2007 BBC News Online
  99. Cola 'is bad' for women's bones : 6 October 2006 BBC News Online
  100. The baby that defied the odds : 29 September 2006 BBC News Online
  101. Breast cancer 'blood test hope' : 4 August 2006 BBC News Online
  102. Breast cancer drug 'a life-saver' : 6 June 2006 BBC News Online
  103. Breast screening 'a life-saver' : 22 Feb 2006 BBC News Online
  104. Concern over womb cancer increase : 7 Feb 2006 BBC News Online
  105. Breast cancer survival rates soar : 10 Oct 2005 BBC News Online
  106. Fingernail test for osteoporosis : 12 July 2005 BBC News Online
  107. Drugs reduce breast cancer deaths : 2 June 2005 BBC News Online
  108. Low fat diet breast cancer hope : 17 May 2005 BBC News Online
  109. 'Memory pill' for the forgetful : 12 May 2005 BBC News Online
  110. Fracture risk same with vitamin D : 29 April 2005 BBC News Online
  111. Drug boosts dieting weight loss : 15 April 2005 BBC News Online
  112. Drug 'beats family breast cancer' : 14 April 2005 BBC News Online
  113. Vitamin D could cut elderly falls : 28 March 2005 BBC News Online
  114. Thyroid gland breast cancer clue : 26 March 2005 BBC News Online
  115. Wine 'can protect women's hearts' : 15 January 2005 BBC News Online
  116. Public turning to self-help books : 13 January 2005 BBC News Online
  117. Dietary supplements: which ones work, which ones don't : 12 January 2005 The Times
  118. NHS not geared for osteoporosis : 9 December 2004 BBC News Online
  119. Advance in breast cancer treatment : 8 December 2004 BBC News Online
  120. Pomegranates can protect the heart : 29 November 2004 BBC News Online
  121. Sleep deprivation leads to weight gain : 14 November 2004 The Times
  122. Heavier women more prone to PMS : 27 October 2004 BBC News Online
  123. Vitamin D protects against breast cancer : 9 August 2004 BBC News Online
  124. Post breast cancer diet advice : 5 August 2004 BBC News Online
  125. Test detects early ovarian cancer : 26 July 2004 BBC News Online
  126. Mental & Emotional Wellbeing Quiz : 22 July 2004 BBC Health Awareness
  127. Red meat risk for endometriosis : 15 July 2004 BBC News Online
  128. Endometriosis - plagued by painful periods : 5 July 2004 BBC News Online
  129. Alcohol may protect women's bones : 2 July 2004 BBC News Online
  130. WHO warns on alternative medicine : 23 June 2004 BBC News Online
  131. Breast cancer drug is lifesaver : 9 June 2004 BBC News Online
  132. National Osteoporosis Month : 1-30 June 2004 BBC Health Awareness
  133. Stroke fears halt major HRT trial : 2 March, 2004 BBC News Online
  134. Hormone found to block bone loss : 22 February, 2004 BBC News Online
  135. Missing ingredients in herb tests : 9 February, 2004 BBC News Online

dumfries courier

 

Dumfries Courier. February 2004

menopause news HELPING HAND ... Dr Heather Currie, left, and Sister Katrina Martin are eager to support menopausal women

Clearing up HRT question

WITH such a minefield of information on menopausal treatments, Dr Heather Currie has produced a website, which she regularly up-dates. Increasing numbers have been clicking on in recent months to ease concerns about the controversy surrounding HRT and its links with breast cancer.

HRT stands for Hormone Replacement Therapy, which is designed to counteract with effects of reduced oestrogen levels.

There are 40 types of HRT product on the market, mainly consisting of natural, low does oestrogen. They can be taken as a daily tablet, a weekly or twice weekly patch, daily gel, nasal spray*, vaginal cream or six month implant.

And for some women it helps control apparent symptoms such as bladder problems, vaginal dryness, dry skin to thinning hair.

It can also prevent bone loss and reduce the risk of fractures with woman at risk of osteoporosis.

Current opinion is that HRT taken for less than five years does not significantly increase the risk of breast cancer.

However, if taken for more than five years, there appears to be a small risk. For example, for women aged 50 to 70, breast cancer is thought to affect 45 per 1000. If taken for more than five years, this increases to 47 per 1000.

Research also shows that HRT has been shown to cause a small increased risk of clotting, for example, deep vein thrombosis.

Dr Currie said: "It is vital that women know as much as possible about the menopause so they can get the best treatments that suit them "HRT has brought many significant benefits to women for relief of distressing symptoms while others not so good.

"We are aware it is not perfect but it is fair to say the risks have been exaggerated.

"The vast majority of women who take HRT do no have troublesome side effects but for those who do, adjustments can be made and many different treatment options are available."

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