Hormone Therapy May Ease Depression Linked to Menopause

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A year of hormone therapy cut the risk of depression symptoms in women going through menopause and early postmenopause, new research shows. “Thirty-two percent of women randomized to treatment with a placebo experienced clinically significant depressive symptoms. But for women randomized to hormone therapy, the risk was cut…

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Smarter, Slimmer Alcoholic Drinks

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Wine and spirits are tallied in the “empty calories” column because they lack any nutritional benefits. Add cream or soda to make a mixed drink and you can more than double the caloric damage. So how can you enjoy a cocktail without wrecking your diet? Here are some…

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Vitamin D Supplements May Make Arteries Healthier

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — High doses of vitamin D seem to keep arteries more flexible and pliable, potentially warding off future heart disease, heart attacks and strokes, preliminary research suggests. In just four months, vitamin D supplements reduced arterial stiffness in a group of 70 young black men and women, according to…

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