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Breast cancer rates have stopped falling: study

Breast cancer rates among U.S. white women have stopped falling, U.S. researchers said on Monday, suggesting that the fallout from a 2002 study linking hormone replacement therapy to breast cancer was short lived. Full story

Starting HRT early raises breast cancer risk

Women who start hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as they begin to go through menopause have a higher risk of breast cancer than women who start taking the drugs later, researchers reported on Friday. 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

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

Study finds no blood clot risk with hormone patch

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who treat menopause symptoms with hormone patches rather than pills may not have an increased risk of blood clots in the legs or lungs -- even when they have a history of such clots, a new study suggests. Full story

Signs that Amgen bone drug may block breast tumors

The same mechanism that makes Amgen's new bone drug denosumab an effective treatment for osteoporosis may also mean it could help prevent breast cancer, scientists said on Wednesday. Full story

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  What you need to know about ‘the change’

Gynecologist Lauren Streicher separates fact from fiction on the hot flashes and mood swings often associated with menopause.

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