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Mindfulness classes help women with hot flashes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with severe hot flashes said their quality of life improved after taking mindfulness classes that included meditation and stretching exercises, according to a new study. Full story

Hormones may be better than soy for hot flashes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hormone replacement therapy may work slightly better than soy at reducing menopausal hot flashes, a new study says. Full story

Hot flashes, night sweats tied to heart risks

Women who have hot flashes and night sweats at the start of menopause may be less likely to have a heart attack later in life, U.S. researchers said on Thursday. Full story

Study finds no evidence black cohosh damages liver

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite reports of liver damage in some women using black cohosh to ease menopause symptoms, clinical trials testing one major brand of this herb have so far found no evidence that it is to blame, according to a research review. Full story

Factbox: Hot flash remedies hard to come by

The antidepressant Lexapro significantly cut the number and severity of hot flashes, offering a potential new treatment for this common menopause condition, researchers reported on Tuesday. Full story

Antidepressant Lexapro cuts hot flashes: study

The antidepressant Lexapro significantly cut the number and severity of hot flashes in healthy menopausal women, offering a new way to treat the condition without hormones, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. Full story

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  Curing ailments with natural remedies

Courtenay Smith of Prevention magazine shares alternative treatments for everything from hypertension to hot flashes.

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