Pelzel continued, "The market for hot flashes is sizeable and characterized by a significant unmet need because women and their doctors have increasingly shied away from traditional hormonal, or estrogen, therapies.
The use of estrogen for hot flashes was challenged when results of an NIH-sponsored Women's Health Initiative trial were published in the July 2002 issue of JAMA, demonstrating that hormone replacement therapy significantly increased risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.
Canadian researchers recorded some spectacular flashes in the direction of the constellation Perseus several years ago.
One thing that might speed up the search is a project to systematically watch for flashes.
Similar to the wireless system in the EOS-3, the strategically placed off-camera 550EX flashes
are fired in sync with the Macro Ring Lite with no need for connecting cords.
Tripod's Info Flashes
turn homepages into personal information centers, offering a wide range of customizable and frequently updated content from Reuters and other sources.
Researchers have suspected that the body thermostat of women who suffer from hot flashes
somehow goes awry once the ovaries cease making the female sex hormone estrogen.