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Hormone therapy, calcium may lower fracture risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women taking a combination of hormone therapy and calcium and vitamin D tablets after menopause were less likely to fracture their hip than those not taking hormones or supplements, in a new study. Full story

Hormone therapy in the 50s not linked to memory loss

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hormone replacement therapy during the early stages of menopause - typically around age 50 - doesn't hurt or help brain function, according to a new study. Full story

Ex-Navy SEAL speaks out on sex change

   The military doesn’t allow transgendered service members, so Kristin Beck, formerly Christopher, had to wait until retiring from service in 2011 to go public with her “whole new life.” She has written a book detailing her transformation.

Stopping hormone therapy may have its own risks

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -Though long-term hormone replacement therapy has serious health risks, going off the medication may lead to a return of menopausal symptoms and increased risk for high blood pressure, according to a new study. Full story

Living a Transgender Childhood, Part 2

   Fearing that Josie was becoming emotionally unstable because of her growing boy body, her mother Venessia decides that controversial hormone therapy could help her child.

Hormone therapy may increase breast cancer risk

Women undergoing hormone therapy for the symptoms of menopause face an increased risk of developing invasive breast cancer or dying of the disease, according to the results of an 11-year study. Full story

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