All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘hormone therapy’

Chelsea Manning Will Receive Hormone Therapy Following Suit

Chelsea Manning, the Wikileaks leaker formerly known as Bradley Manning, is finally getting the hormone treatments she’s been demanding for months. In September of last year Manning sued the US Department of Defense, claiming she had been “denied access to medically necessary treatment” in connection with a gender disorder. “She brings this action to compel defendants to treat her serious …

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Hormone Therapy May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study published this week in the journal Neurology showed that women who begin taking hormone therapy within five years of menopause may reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. However, the study also found that women who start hormone therapy at a very late age could increase their risk of Alzheimer’s. “This has been an area of debate …

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Hormone Therapy Not Recommended For Chronic Disease Prevention

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) today issued a final statement on the use of hormone therapy in post-menopausal women to prevent chronic conditions, saying that it recommends against the practice. The task force also stressed that its recommendation does not touch on whether hormone therapy should be used for women to manage menopausal symptoms. “In the past, it …

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Hormone Therapy Reduces Heart Risks, Study Finds

A new study has found that women who take hormone replacement therapy for 10 years following menopause have “significantly” reduced risk of heart failure, heart attack, and dying. In addition, those same women are not at any increased risk of cancer, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or stroke. These findings come just weeks after a different study published in the journal …

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