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Mayo Clinic researchers report on effectiveness of treatments for hot flashes Findings presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers, working with North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) investigators, will present new study findings about treatments to reduce hot flashes in women. The research will be outlined during the 2005 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, May 13-17 in Orlando, Fla.

Mayo researchers will present new data showing evidence that black cohosh does not reduce hot flashes in women any better than a placebo. Used extensively in Europe for treating hot flashes, black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) is an herbal remedy derived from a plant native to North America and a member of the buttercup family...

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