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Hormone patch safer than pill for symptoms of menopause

Women who feared the risky hormone pills are hoping that a recently published French study is correct. Hormone skin patches and gels seem to be far less likely than pills to cause dangerous blood clots. Patches and gels are known to be effective for relieving the hot flashes and sleep-interrupting night sweats that plague many women. No one knows whether they will also prove safer than the pills in terms of breast cancer, heart attack, or stroke risk.

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