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The Checkup Archive: hormones

Breast cancer decline stalls

The rate at which women are being diagnosed with breast cancer has stopped falling, according to a new analysis of federal data released Monday. The analysis of data collected by the National Cancer Institute found no significant change in the overall incidence rate for breast cancer among white women between...

By Rob Stein  | February 28, 2011; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  breast cancer, Women's Health, hormones  
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Antidepressants relieve hot flashes

An antidepressant can help alleviate hot flashes that plague many menopausal women, according to new federally funded research. A study involving 205 women found those taking the antidepressant Lexapro experienced a 47 percent reduction in number of hot flashes they were experiencing and the hot flashes they did have tended...

By Rob Stein  | January 18, 2011; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Add category, Women's Health, hormones, menopause  
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