Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 8:37 pm — admin
Should you go Cold Turkey when cutting off the HRT?
Since the publication of the Women's Health Initiative results (JW Womens Health May 2 2006), hormone therapy (HT) has been recommended only for women who have substantial symptoms at menopause — and then only for as long as necessary to alleviate symptoms. But is HT best discontinued abruptly or by tapering?
To address this question....Women were randomized to stop HT abruptly or to take their usual doses every other day for 4 weeks and then stop.
Result: no difference, in terms of hot flash recurrence.
Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 5:39 pm — admin
A study that appears in the December issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology finds that short-term follow-up is a reasonable alternative to invasive biopsy of palpable (capable of being touched or felt) breast lesions with benign imaging features, particularly in younger women with probable fibroadenoma (non-cancerous tumors that often occur in women during their reproductive years).
Monday, December 7, 2009 at 10:50 am — admin
Pre-eclampsia linked to thyroid problems
Pre-eclampsia is a serious condition where abnormally high blood pressure and other disturbances develop in the second half of pregnancy. Hypothyroidism is caused by insufficient production of hormones by the thyroid gland.
Monday, November 16, 2009 at 6:19 pm — admin
From Time: The Gist:
From the AP:
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 8:56 pm — admin
To those who pishpaw and say, awww shucks, I just smokem when I drinkem: From HealthyDay News: -- "Smoking just one cigarette stiffens the arteries of young adults by 25 percent, says a new study.
The stiffer a person's arteries, the greater their risk for heart disease or stroke, noted researcher Dr. Stella Daskalopoulou, an internal medicine and vascular medicine specialist at McGill University Health Center in Montreal."
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 1:33 pm — admin
Best Way to quit Smoking
From JAMA--In a comparison of five different smoking cessation medications, a nicotine patch plus a nicotine lozenge appears most effective at helping smokers quit, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Monday, October 26, 2009 at 11:24 pm — admin
When Mom smokes during pregnancy, child at risk for psychosis years later!
Children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy are at increased risk for psychotic symptoms by age 12, according to a longitudinal study in the British Journal of Psychiatry.
Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 9:14 pm — admin
This is a lot to chew in a FemiLab, and we don’t want to alarm folks, but it is very important study: Past observational studies in humans have linked viral infections, such as the flu, during pregnancy with increased risk of schizophrenia later in life. A newly presented study out of Johns Hopkins finds that in mice with a gene variant linked to schizophrenia that are exposed in utero to viral infection (simulated by inducing an immune reaction) phenotypes of certain mental disorders are expressed by the offspring.