Chris Li and colleagues find the more frequent and severe the menopausal symptoms, the lower the cancer risk
Jan. 31, 2011
| By Kristen Woodward
According to a recent study by Hutchinson Center researchers, women who have experienced hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause may have a 50 percent lower risk of developing the most common forms of breast cancer than postmenopausal women who have never had such symptoms.
Antidepressant escitalopram may provide a viable nonhormonal alternative to relieving menopausal hot flashes
Jan. 24, 2011
The antidepressant drug escitalopram effectively reduces the frequency and severity of hot flashes in menopausal and postmenopausal women, which suggests that the drug provides a viable nonhormonal option for the management of hot flashes, according to a study in the Jan. 19 issue of JAMA.