• Rethinking the Use of Hormones to Ease Menopause Symptoms

    PAUL ROGERS / THE NEW YORK TIMES By JANE E. BRODY AUGUST 29, 2016 Ever since the large government study called the Women’s Health Initiative found a number of risks associated with menopause hormones, millions of women who are in or near menopause have been weathering hot flashes and other symptoms on their own. But now, new research

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  • New Moms’ Hair Loss Usually Temporary, Expert Says

    Blame falling estrogen levels, and use these expert tips to conceal post-partum shedding WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) — If you’ve recently had a baby and think your hair is falling out, don’t despair. Many new mothers experience hair loss, but an expert says the problem is usually short-lived. “Excessive hair shedding after pregnancy

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  • Most antipsychotic drugs not tied to birth defects

    By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – Pregnant women on antipsychotic drugs can continue taking most of those medications without worrying the pills will increase the risk of their newborns having birth defects, a new study suggests. “We did not see a meaningful increase in risk for any of the drugs with the exception of risperidone,”

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  • How Weight Training Can Help Women Stay Strong

    via http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/08/11/488823061/how-weight-training-can-help-women-stay-strong KATHERINE HOBSON Try it, you’ll like it. Sally Anscombe/Getty Images For years I was a totally lopsided exerciser. I did aerobic workouts until the cows came home, easily meeting the government’s recommendation of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise per week. But I rarely picked up a dumbbell or did a pushup.

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