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Big study finds no rise in death risk among women who took hormone therapy

A new twist to menopausal hormone replacement dilemma

Sept. 12, 2017 | Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

New follow-up research to a landmark study on menopausal hormone replacement therapy has found that women assigned to those drugs on the study had no higher risk of death than women who took a placebo.

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We’re getting a bit better at cheating death

New mortality study shows a drop in death rates for cancer and other major diseases — with one troubling exception: COPD

Oct. 27, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study which looked at mortality trends in the U.S. between 1969 and 2013 found that, overall, death rates for heart disease, cancer, stroke, unintentional injuries and diabetes have dropped 43 percent. But the death rate from COPD has risen.

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