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Surprise benefit of young kids: they may help ease hot flashes

Some menopausal women had fewer symptoms if they had kids under 13 at home, study shows

Oct. 16, 2014 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Some menopausal women experienced fewer hot flashes and night sweats if they had children under age 13 at home, a new study found.

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Estrogen? Antidepressants? Black cohosh?

Fred Hutch researchers offer guidance to women facing the menopause muddle

Feb. 12, 2014 | By Diane Mapes

Fred Hutch researchers offer guidance to women facing the menopause muddle.

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Hot flashes may signal breast cancer protection

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.

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Use of antidepressant associated with hot flash reduction

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.

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