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Phytoestrogens and breast cancer  
http://envirocancer.cornell.edu/FactSheet/Diet/fs1.phyto.cfm

Presents the most current information known on the link between consuming foods rich in phytoestrogens and a lower risk of developing breast cancer.

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Published: 2002
Understanding estrogen receptors, tamoxifen, and raloxifene  
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/understandingcancer/estrogenreceptors
Describes the hormone estrogen and its receptor. Explains the relationship of estrogen and its receptor to breast cancer and the risks and benefits of reducing cancer risk with drugs called antiestrogens and selective estrogen receptor molecules (SERMs). (See Details)
Published: 2005
The natural estrogen diet: healthy recipes for perimenopause and menopause
Discusses some of the symptoms of menopause and explains how phytoestrogens - particularly those found in soy foods - work to alleviate menopause-related problems.
Published: 1999
Estrogen through the life cycle
Discusses the human endocrine system and the hormone oestrogen in its four types: that found naturally occurring in the human body, that synthesized for ingestion as medications, 'xeno' or foreign estrogens from modern industrial and household chemicals, and phytoestrogens from food plants. Focuses on the function of oestrogen in women's bodies and how we may get too much, and the wrong kind, for our own good.
Published: 1999
Thinking straight: estrogen and cognitive function at midlife  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/afi/cognitive.html
Examines the role of oestrogen on cognitive function and abilities. Critically analyzes results of studies of hormone replacement therapy and improved memory and Alzheimer's disease. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Raloxifene  
http://www.nwhn.org/publications/fact_details.php?fid=6
Gives information on the newest drug therapy to hit the mainstream women's health market. (See Details)
Estrogen and breast cancer: a warning to women
Chronicles the sixty-year attempt to "cure" menopause with female hormones and the forty-year history of chemical contraception. Details the list of medical and epidemiological studies that show estrogen to be a potential carcinogen.
Published: 1993
The Evra (ethinyl estradiol/norelgestromin) contraceptive patch: estrogen exposure concerns  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/174/2/164
Reviews the Evra patch and the potential for excess estrogen exposure raises concerns about the risks of adverse effects, which include nausea, breast tenderness and venous thromboembolism. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Women and epilepsy: catamenial epilepsy  
http://www.epilepsytoronto.org/catamenial.html
Looks at the relationship between female sex hormones and epileptic seizures. (See Details)
Cool news for hot flashers  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1986_Healthsharing_Vol_8_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article discusses the clinical research and personal experience that informs  about hot flashes. Normalizes the experience of hot flashes. Encourages further research and understanding. 

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Published: 1986