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Waiting for “The Women”; Kathryn Roberts Challenges Both Candidates to Tackle Long-Term Care; Short-Term Sleep Loss Counts

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
After 30 years, the buzz might last till Christmas: A week before the premiere of The Women, Diane English’s remake of the Claire Booth Luce classic, the buzz is everywhere — and so are the corporate sponsors.  Dove International has announced that the company “has partnered with Hollywood film The Women to inspire and educate them about a wider definition…
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General Medical · Menopause · Sex & Sexuality

Health Briefs: More Libido Meds; New HRT Results Confuse Everyone; Healthy Breasts from 40 to 90

By Womens Voices for Change
Speaking of better sex: In the wake of last week’s Viagra news, Bloomberg News reports on not one but two products claiming to bring back the old desire: BioSante’s LibiGel, which Newsmix mentioned last month, and a new testosterone patch, since that’s the hormone with the most direct impact on the urge. At Broadsheet, Judy Berman worries about the pharmaceutical…
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Health · Menopause

Sunday Bonus: Legal Tussle over Estriol for Menopause; Too Much Sleep Might Really Be Bad For You

By Womens Voices for Change
Creative Commons for Hormone Therapy? Much of the current chat about HRT has focused on new, “customizable” forms of estrogen  known also as “bioidenticals,”  many still subject both to new review by the FDA and to intellectual-property disputes. (No, we didn’t know you could patent a hormone either.) This week,two U.S. senators  weighed  in on the issue of one such…
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