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Hormones safe for menopause – US study dispels old flawed findings

The benefits of hormone therapy for the treatment of menopause symptoms outweigh the risks, and what is available now is very different from two...

Freezing ovarian tissue could prevent menopause – Yale modelling study

Recent research by a team of biologists in the United States has explored the various possible outcomes of delaying menopause – or even preventing...

UK green-lights drug that could slash breast cancer risk

Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has confirmed authorisation of the hormone treatment anastrozol as a preventative treatment for post-menopausal women at...

UK women undergo simultaneous Caesarean and cancer surgery

In a documented first, four women giving birth by Caesarean section at a London hospital had surgery – at the same time – to...

Nitrites and nitrates linked to higher cancer risk – French study

A French study, which investigated the relationship between intake of nitrites and nitrates (all sources combined) and the risk of cancer, found that food...

Early menopause may raise dementia risk later – UK study of 150,000 women

Compared with women who enter menopause at about 50, women who experience very early menopause (before 40) were found to be 35% more likely...

Study suggests HRT carries higher risk of breast cancer than thought

A meta-analysis finds that many women who take hormone therapy during menopause are more likely to develop breast cancer than previously thought – and...

Higher body fat link to lower breast cancer risk in pre-menopausal women

While obesity has been shown to increase breast cancer risk in post-menopausal women, a large-scale study co-led by a University of North Carolina Lineberger...

No benefit from chemo for 70% of those with early breast cancer — TAILORx

Findings from the ground-breaking Trial Assigning Individualised Options for Treatment (Rx) (TAILORx) trial, show no benefit from chemotherapy for 70% of women with the...

Obesity now linked to 12 different forms of cancer

Obesity is linked to as many as 12 different forms of cancer, according to a new report from the World Cancer Research Fund which...