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The Checkup Archive: menopause

Hot flashes, night sweats may reduce breast cancer risk

It sounds too good to be true, but there might be a bright side to the night sweats, hot flashes and other unpleasantries associated with menopause. A new study finds that women who experience such symptoms may be at reduced risk of several common forms of breast cancer.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | January 27, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  breast cancer, Cancer, Reproductive Health, Women's Health, menopause  
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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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