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December 21, 2004

Worst Menopause Symptoms May Start in Brain

Menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats have long been believed to originate in the ovaries, but new research suggests that they may, at least in part, begin in the brain.

Posted by news editor at 07:18 PM

December 07, 2004

New Options for Hysterectomy Patients

A hysterectomy used to mean an abdominal incision and lengthy recovery period, but advancements in technology have opened up other options for women.

Posted by news editor at 07:12 PM

December 03, 2004

FDA Advisors Vote Against Intrinsa

In a unanimous decision, the FDA advisory committee said more research is needed on Intrinsa, a new testosterone patch for women. An FDA decision is expected in a few weeks.

Posted by news editor at 07:58 AM

December 02, 2004

Intrinsa Patch for Female Sexual Dysfunction

Proctor and Gamble is seeking FDA apporoval for the sex drive drug Intrinsa. Federal panel hears experts and some urge delay.

Posted by news editor at 09:52 AM

Cranberries for Breast Cancer Prevention

"In laboratory experiments, Canadian researchers found that isolated compounds in cranberries called flavonoids may inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells."

Posted by news editor at 08:37 AM

Ultrasounds During Pregnancy

An Australian study says that having several ultrasounds during pregnancy does not harm the unborn baby or restrict the child’s growth or development early in life.

Posted by news editor at 08:32 AM