Menopause

'remarkable' New Data On Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Estrogen alone and estrogen/progestin have opposite effects on breast cancer risk; adding progestin may lead to a lifetime of increased risk. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Hormones, Estrogen, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Killer Whale Grandmothers Boost Survival Of Calves

Post-menopausal killer whale grandmothers improve the chances of survival for their grand-calves, new research has found.
Related topics: Medical Research

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T1dm May Up Progression Of Cac During Menopausal Transition

TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2019 -- For women going through menopause, type 1 diabetes is associated with higher coronary artery calcium (CAC) volume and accelerated progression of CAC over time, according to a study published in the December issue of...
Related topics: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Medical Research

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6 Mind-body Approaches For Menopause

As we covered in Parts I and II of this series, during perimenopause and menopause women can experience a complex web of physical, psychological, and social symptoms. The treatment usually prescribed by doctors, hormone therapy (HT), is...
Related topics: Psychology, Hormones

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Early Menopause Increases Heart Risks

Menopause before age 40 increased the risk for coronary artery disease, heart failure, blood clots and heart valve problems.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Failure

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Sleeping Fewer Than 5 Hours A Night Tied To Bone Problems

Menopausal women who didn’t get enough sleep were at increased risk of osteoporosis.
Related topics: Osteoporosis

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It's Not Just Menopause To Blame For Older Women's Flagging Sex Drive

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 -- It's not uncommon for a woman's sex life to slow down with age, but hormones aren't the only reason she might not be in the mood, a new study suggests. Postmenopausal issues, such as vaginal dryness or pain during sex,...
Related topics: Hormones, Medical Research

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Endometrial Thickness

Endometrial thickness can change throughout a person’s life and in different situations, for example during pregnancy or the menopause. Learn what is normal and how to measure endometrial thickness here.

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P&g Just Launched A New Direct-to-consumer Brand For Women Going Through Menopause, As It Tries Yet...

P&G has launched Kindra, a new direct-to-consumer brand geared at helping women navigate menopause.  Kindra is the first brand to come out of Launchpad, the innovation studio formed by P&G Ventures and venture firm M13 to build new...

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Hiv Could Speed Menopause Onset

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 -- Women with HIV experience menopause years sooner than other women -- about three years earlier, on average, a new study finds. Treatment advances are keeping people with the virus alive longer, and those who adhere to...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Medical Research, Virology

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The Big Number: Menopause Before Age 50 Linked To Increased Heart Risks

Analysis of data from 15 worldwide studies suggests a greater problem with nonfatal cardiovascular diseases, such as angina, heart attacks or strokes.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Stroke, Angina Pectoris

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Hot Flashes Are Awful, So These Empty-nester Moms Designed Pajamas To Help

CoolRevolution pajamas are designed by two moms who gained "extra time" when their kids left the nest. They're helping women going through menopause.       
Related topics: Hot Flashes

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Extended Estrogen Therapy Aids Late-life Cognition

FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- Longer use of estrogen hormone therapy is associated with higher cognitive status in late life, according to a study published online Oct. 14 in Menopause. Joshua M. Matyi, from Utah State University in Logan, and...
Related topics: Estrogen, Hormones, Medical Research

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At Home Fitness Stuff, A Comforting Pet Bed, And Does Progesterone Cream Work?

From Hecate: I’ve been complaining for a while about the toll menopause is taking on me. I’ve got my progesterone prescription and my mental exercises to grapple with it. But taking off the weight has been rough. When I started perimenopause, my...

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How Does Early Menopause Affect A Woman's Heart?

THURSDAY, Oct. 10, 2019 -- Menopause before age 50 puts women at increased risk of nonfatal heart conditions, and the earlier menopause occurs, the greater the risk, new research suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 300,000 women who...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Fractionated Co2 Laser Tx, Estrogen Similar For Menopause

THURSDAY, Oct. 10, 2019 -- For menopausal women with significant vaginal atrophy symptoms, fractionated carbon dioxide (CO2) vaginal laser therapy results in similar improvement to that seen with vaginal estrogen treatment, according to a study...
Related topics: Carbon Dioxide, Estrogen, Medical Research

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Drug Combo Extends Survival In Advanced Breast Cancer

FRIDAY, Oct. 4, 2019 -- The addition of abemaciclib to fulvestrant provides a statistically significant and clinically meaningful gain in median overall survival, regardless of menopausal status, for women with hormone receptor (HR)-positive,...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Hormones

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Health Tip: Relieving Hot Flashes

-- Hot flashes are often felt by women who are going through menopause and perimenopause, says Cleveland Clinic. More than two-thirds of menopausal women in North America have hot flashes, the clinic says. To relieve hot flashes, Cleveland Clinic...
Related topics: Hot Flashes

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Risk Calculator Can Help Predict Postmenopausal Morbidity

THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 -- A new risk prediction calculator can make health risk predictions for several outcomes simultaneously in postmenopausal women, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in Menopause. Haley Hedlin, Ph.D., from the...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Laser Therapy Gains Credibility As Effective Option For Treating Vaginal Problems

Nearly 50% of menopausal women complain of vaginal dryness, itching, and burning, among other commonly reported menopause symptoms. Laser therapy is one of the newer techniques for addressing these problems. A new study suggests that it is as...
Related topics: Medical Research

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