Oncology & Cancer

Five-year extended hormone therapy no better in breast cancer

(HealthDay)—Extending hormone therapy by five years does not provide benefit over a two-year extension among postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer who had received five years of adjuvant endocrine ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Postmenopausal women can dance their way to better health

Women often struggle with managing their weight and other health risk factors, such as high cholesterol, once they transition through menopause. A new study suggests that dancing may effectively lower cholesterol levels, ...

Cardiology

New markers for coronary microvascular disease identified

Although cardiovascular disease is the main cause of illness among women in the U.S., certain conditions such as coronary microvascular disease (CMD) cannot be easily diagnosed. In a new study, researchers at the University ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Osteoporosis detection by a simple physical function test

Osteoporosis is a condition that does not exhibit symptoms until there is a bone fracture, so a large percentage of patients remain unaware of their condition. When people are unaware their bones have weakened, the condition ...

Health

Menopause before 40 tied to higher stroke risk

Early menopause could mean an increased risk of stroke caused by blocked blood vessels, according to a new study. Yet for each year of menopause delay, stroke risk fell by 2%.

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