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Short-term use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and ovarian cancer risk
17 February 2015
..."This recent meta-analysis from the Collaborative Group raises the possibility of an increased risk of ovarian cancer with use of estrogen or combined estrogen-progestogen therapy.
...In the days since the study was released examination of the relative and absolute risk calculations have shown them to be incorrect. The revised absolute risk increase appears to now sit at just under 1 extra case per 10,000 women per year; somewhat less than the study initially suggested.  Read more...

What's New?



  • New practical video guide to menopause

    5 January 2015:  What is the menopause? How will it affect you? What can you do about it?   Half the world's population will experience the menopause. It can be a difficult time for many women and is made worse by a tidal-wave of misleading information on social media. Now women globally can now access reliable information about what the menopause is, how it might affect them and how t...
  • Prevention of diseases after menopause

    Background information provide by IMS:  Key messages Women spend around 1/3 of their lives after the menopause Many chronic diseases strike within 10 years of the menopause The menopause is an opportunity for women to review their health and make changes which will ensure a healthier life A healthier lifestyle will help towards a better life Women should consider which medical aids ar...
  • World Menopause Day 2014

    18 October, 2014: Actions taken at the time of the menopause can avoid chronic diseases in later life, according to a report on women's health marking World Menopause Day (18th October). Around one third of a woman's life is lived after the menopause. The age of the natural menopause among women in developed countries is between 50 and 52 years, whereas, in less developed countries, menopause of...