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Good news for post-menopausal women who have not taken kindly to this life-changing event. Women who suffer symptoms triggered by menopause have felt compelled to resort to hormone-replacement therapy (HRT) despite numerous reports that this line of treatment might have serious side-effects. However, a landmark clinical study conducted by the Women’s Health Initiative that followed more than 27,000 subjects for 18 years has found that fears about HRT may be ill-founded. This comes as a huge relief for women as earlier research had suggested that HRT could raise the risk of heart disease, stroke and even cancer. The new study, published in journal JAMA, was conducted by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

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