Learn about the risks of Hormone replacement therapy in this medical report.
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Dr. Susan Sharma: This is Insidermedicine in 60. From Auckland - While taking hormone replacement therapy is known to raise the risk of venous thrombosis, the route of administration appears to influence this risk. In a meta-analysis of 17 studies, the use of oral hormone replacement therapy raised the risk of developing a blood clot by a factor of 2.5. However, when therapy was given by dermal administration, the risk was no different than that observed in those who were not taking the therapy. From Winston Salem - The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a warning to both commercial and recreational pilots as well as air traffic controllers regarding the smoking cessation medication Chantix. The concerns arise from the nearly 1000 reported cases of significant side effects associated with the medication, including reports of seizure, suicide, and heart attack. And finally, from Sydney - Removing colors and preservatives from foods may help those with ADHD. According to the British Medical Journal, data published in 2007 demonstrated that non-hyperactive children were significantly more hyperactive after they ate a mixture of food colorings and a preservative. The European Food Safety Authority reviewed over a dozen studies that reported a similar association. For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.