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Tibolone ( Livial ), a synthetic steroid used to treat menopausal symptoms and to prevent osteoporosis, significantly increases the risk of recurrence for breast cancer patients.Tibolone should not, t ...


Women with a family history of breast cancer were 59 percent less likely to develop breast cancer themselves if they breastfed their children.Among women with a mother or sister with breast cancer, th ...


Researchers from the Sanford School of Medicine at The University of South Dakota have demonstrated that mifepristone prevents regrowth of ovarian cancer cells that survive standard chemotherapy. “Uti ...


Two separate meta-analyses of clinical trials that tested Tamoxifen ( Nolvadex ) against aromatase inhibitors in postmenopausal women with early breast cancer have each reached the same conclusion: ar ...


Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that when treated with Herceptin prior to surgery, 50 percent of HER2 positive, breast cancer patients showed no signs ...


New results from the Women's Health Initiative ( WHI ) have confirmed that the health risks of long-term use of combination ( Estrogen plus Progestin ) hormone therapy in healthy, postmenopausal women ...


Pregnancy alone does not appear to be associated with an increased risk of the most prevalent mental disorders. However, post-partum women may have a higher risk of major depressive disorder. Preg ...


During hysterectomy operations, surgeons often remove a woman's ovaries as well as her uterus. Cochrane Researchers now say there is no evidence that removing the ovaries provides any additional benef ...


Women who suffer from migraines may take at least some comfort in a recent, first-of-its-kind study that suggests a history of such headaches is associated with a significantly lower risk of breast ca ...


The surgical removal of the ovaries has been widely adopted as a cancer-risk-reducing strategy for women with either BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations. A new multicenter study led by researchers at Memorial Sl ...


A new study has documentated malformations seen in an infant born to a kidney transplant recipient who had taken Mycophenolate mofetil ( Cellcept ), a widely used immunosuppressant. The findings sugg ...


A diet low in fat could reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in healthy postmenopausal women, according to new results from the Women’s Health Initiative ( WHI ) Dietary Modification Trial. Researchers ...


The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ( ACOG ) said there is no evidence that identifying and treating pregnant women with subclinical hypothyroidism improves either maternal or infa ...


Supracervical hysterectomy, a surgical technique that removes the uterus while leaving the cervix intact, does not have clear benefits over total hysterectomy in women with non-cancerous disease and s ...


Postmenopausal women who take Calcium and Vitamin D supplements may gain less weight than those who do not, although the overall effect is small. The benefit is greater in those who had not previous ...