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12 Nov
Study Links Muscle Mass to Severity of Hot Flashes in Women

Study Links Muscle Mass to Severity of Hot Flashes in Women

Older women with muscle loss are less likely to have menopause-related hot flashes, a new study finds.

The loss of muscle mass and function (sarcopenia) is one of the most significant changes that occurs with age, and older women are at increased risk due to sex hormone ...

10 Nov
Could Estrogen Help Shield Women's Brains From Alzheimer's?

Could Estrogen Help Shield Women's Brains From Alzheimer's?

A key to reduced Alzheimer's disease risk in women could be how much of the hormone estrogen they're able to stockpile over the years, new research suggests.

Certain lifetime choices — such as having more children, taking hormonal birth control or taking hormone t...

08 Nov
Table Set for One May Be Tough on Women's Hearts

Table Set for One May Be Tough on Women's Hearts

Eating alone may be a recipe for heart trouble if you're an older woman, Korean researchers suggest.

Those who eat by themselves are likely to eat faster and less healthily, which can lead to weight gain, higher blood pressure and cholesterol levels, increasing the risk ...

27 Oct
Vision Troubles Could Raise Midlife Depression Risk for Women

Vision Troubles Could Raise Midlife Depression Risk for Women

Midlife vision problems could increase women's risk of depression, new research suggests.

Rates of eye problems and depression rise during midlife, but knowledge about how vision affects depression at that time has been limited. The new study identified a significant lin...

19 Oct
Laser Therapy Promises to 'Rejuvenate' Vaginal Tissue. A New Study Finds Otherwise

Laser Therapy Promises to 'Rejuvenate' Vaginal Tissue. A New Study Finds Otherwise

Laser-based vaginal "rejuvenation" is all the rage among women concerned about vaginal dryness and other "down there" symptoms of menopause, but it's buyer beware when it comes to these procedures, new research warns.

It turns out that laser-based vaginal rejuvenation ma...

18 Oct
More Middle-Aged, Older Women Getting 'Broken Heart' Syndrome

More Middle-Aged, Older Women Getting 'Broken Heart' Syndrome

The number of Americans diagnosed with "broken heart" syndrome has steadily risen in the past 15 years — with the vast majority being women, a new study finds.

The condition, which doctors call stress cardiomyopathy, appears similar to a heart attack — with symptoms ...

13 Oct
Lengthening Menstrual Cycles Near Menopause Could Predict Heart Health

Lengthening Menstrual Cycles Near Menopause Could Predict Heart Health

The length of a woman's menstrual cycle as she nears menopause could reflect her future risk of heart disease, researchers report.

Some women's menstrual cycles become longer as they approach menopause, while others' cycles remain stable. This new study found that the wo...

22 Sep
More Women Turning to Marijuana Products to Help With Menopause

More Women Turning to Marijuana Products to Help With Menopause

Sleeplessness. Night sweats. Anxiety. Irritability. Aches and pains.

Would smoking a little pot help women deal with these common symptoms of menopause?

A good number of middle-aged women apparently think so, because they've been turning to marijuana to help handle...

22 Sep
Migraines and More Severe Hot Flashes Could Be Linked

Migraines and More Severe Hot Flashes Could Be Linked

Women with a history of migraine headaches may suffer severe hot flashes during menopause, and this combo may boost their risk for heart disease, researchers say.

Migraine doesn't cause more or worse hot flashes — or vice versa. But both are believed to be related to c...

20 Sep
Depression During Menopause: How to Spot It and Treat It

Depression During Menopause: How to Spot It and Treat It

Emotional changes in the run-up to menopause can sometimes lead to depression.

It can be important to see a doctor to help determine whether you're just feeling stressed or "blue" -- or whether you might have clinical or major depression, a condition associated with a ch...

13 Aug
Your Metabolism Changes As You Age, Just Not When You Think

Your Metabolism Changes As You Age, Just Not When You Think

Everyone knows that your metabolism peaks in your teenage years, when you're fit and active and feeling your oats.

And everyone knows that a person's metabolism slows down in middle age, as bodies start to expand and sag, and become less energetic.

But that's all w...

04 Aug
Women Can Dance Themselves to Better Health After Menopause

Women Can Dance Themselves to Better Health After Menopause

Better health and self-image might just be a samba or some funky moves away.

That's true for postmenopausal women who, a new study says, can dance their way to better physical and emotional health.

"In addition to the positive effects on physical, meta...

03 Aug
HRT Could Raise Odds for Asthma

HRT Could Raise Odds for Asthma

Millions of women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease their transition through menopause may be unknowingly upping their risk for asthma.

The concern follows a study that spent more than two decades tracking a potential link between HRT and late-onset asth...

20 Jul
Could Menopausal Hormone Therapy Reduce Women's Odds for Dementia?

Could Menopausal Hormone Therapy Reduce Women's Odds for Dementia?

Women on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause go on to have a 58% lower risk of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions, a new study finds.

Although the study wasn't designed to prove cause and effect, the findings could point the way to new...

05 May
A Vitamin Could Be Key to Women's Pain After Knee Replacement

A Vitamin Could Be Key to Women's Pain After Knee Replacement

Older women with low levels of vitamin D may have more pain after total knee replacement than those with adequate levels of the nutrient, a new study suggests.

Vitamin D is an important part of a healthy diet, and its benefits include protecting against bone disease and ...

28 Apr
Do Your Genes Set You Up for Hot Flashes?

Do Your Genes Set You Up for Hot Flashes?

Could your genes be to blame for your hot flashes?

New research suggests that's so, with genetics playing a role in both the severity and frequency of those hallmarks of menopause.

While hot flashes are common, they don't affect all women to the same degree and the...

23 Apr
Migraine Before Menopause Could Be Linked to High Blood Pressure Later

Migraine Before Menopause Could Be Linked to High Blood Pressure Later

If you suffered migraine headaches before menopause, you're at higher risk for high blood pressure once your periods stop, a new study warns.

Migraines occur more often in women than men, and are most common in the years before menopause, according to study author Gianlu...

05 Apr
New Treatment May Help Women in Early Menopause Remain Fertile

New Treatment May Help Women in Early Menopause Remain Fertile

An experimental treatment may restore fertility during early menopause, a small new study claims.

Typically, menopause ends a woman's ability to get pregnant. But researchers report that administering platelet-rich plasma and hormones, called gonadotropins, ...

02 Apr
Heart Disease Gaining on Cancer as Leading Cause of Death in Young Women

Heart Disease Gaining on Cancer as Leading Cause of Death in Young Women

Heart disease is gaining on cancer as the leading cause of death among American women under 65.

"Young women in the United States are becoming less healthy, which is now reversing prior improvements seen in heart disease deaths for the gender," said Dr. Erin Michos, asso...

18 Mar
Black Women More Prone to Postmenopausal Weight Gain Than White Women

Black Women More Prone to Postmenopausal Weight Gain Than White Women

Black American women are more likely to gain weight after menopause than white women, and a number of factors may underlie the difference, researchers say.

They analyzed data from nearly 71,000 American women who had gone through menopause and were enrolled in a long-ter...

08 Mar
Lots of Belly Fat at Menopause Could Boost Heart Risks

Lots of Belly Fat at Menopause Could Boost Heart Risks

If you are approaching menopause and you have some extra belly fat, new research suggests you might want to shed some inches now.

Women who carry weight around their midsection during menopause may be more likely to develop heart disease even if their overall weight rema...

04 Mar
Women With Type 1 Diabetes May Have Fewer Childbearing Years: Study

Women With Type 1 Diabetes May Have Fewer Childbearing Years: Study

Women with type 1 diabetes may have a shorter length of time to conceive and bear children compared to those without the disease, new research suggests.

The hormone insulin plays an important part in regulating female reproductive function, and people with type 1 diabete...

27 Jan
High Blood Pressure Often Mistaken for Menopausal Symptoms in Women

High Blood Pressure Often Mistaken for Menopausal Symptoms in Women

High blood pressure is often dismissed as part of menopausal symptoms in older women, experts say. And that could raise a woman's risk for heart trouble, European experts warn.

That warning, along with recommendations on how doctors can help middle-aged women avoid ...

21 Jan
Premature Menopause May Bring Tougher Symptoms for Women

Premature Menopause May Bring Tougher Symptoms for Women

Menopause is known to bring a variety of unpleasant symptoms ranging from hot flashes to insomnia. Yet, for those who have a condition known as premature ovarian insufficiency (POI), it is much worse, researchers report.

The new study examined the impact of POI, in which...

10 Dec
Heart Palpitations Can Be Common During Menopause

Heart Palpitations Can Be Common During Menopause

An older woman's heart races and flutters. Is it a sign of cardiovascular problems or is it maybe a symptom of menopause?

New research shows that the palpitations are a distressing problem for roughly 25% of women during menopause, but those feelings of a po...

09 Dec
Some Older Breast Cancer Patients Can Safely Cut Down on Chemo

Some Older Breast Cancer Patients Can Safely Cut Down on Chemo

More women with early-stage breast cancer may be able to safely skip chemotherapy after having surgery, according to initial results from a major clinical trial.

The trial, conducted in nine countries, found that adding chemotherapy to hormone-blocking drugs brought no a...

07 Dec
Too Many, Too Few Babies May Speed Aging in Women

Too Many, Too Few Babies May Speed Aging in Women

Pregnancy can be exhilarating or exhausting, and sometimes both at the same time. It may not come as a surprise to a woman who has experienced pregnancy once, twice or many times, that it can age her.

New research reveals that how many pregnancies a woman has may affect ...

02 Dec
Menopause Can Make Workplace Tougher for Women: Study

Menopause Can Make Workplace Tougher for Women: Study

Menopause symptoms can interfere with women's jobs, Japanese researchers report.

For the study, the investigators looked at nearly 600 working women, aged 45 to 65, in Japan. Of those, 61% were postmenopausal.

Women with a higher number of menopause symptoms had po...

30 Nov
Years Leading to Menopause See Uptick in Women's Heart Risks: AHA

Years Leading to Menopause See Uptick in Women's Heart Risks: AHA

Heart disease risk increases in women as they near menopause, so it's crucial to monitor their health and take preventive measures as needed, a new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement says.

"Over the past 20 years, our knowledge of how the menopause tra...

30 Oct
Thinking of HRT for Hot Flashes? Here's the Latest Guidance

Thinking of HRT for Hot Flashes? Here's the Latest Guidance

Another large study finds that menopausal hormone therapy is linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, though it varies with the formulation, timing and duration of use.

British researchers found that among more than 500,000 women aged 50 to 79, those who'd used horm...

09 Oct
Women's Reproductive Health Tied to Later Heart Disease

Women's Reproductive Health Tied to Later Heart Disease

Pregnancy complications, including preeclampsia and miscarriage, may be linked to an increased risk of heart disease later in life, a new study suggests.

For the study, the researchers analyzed 32 reviews that assessed women of childbearing age and their subsequent r...

01 Oct
Tough Menopause May Signal Future Heart Woes

Tough Menopause May Signal Future Heart Woes

As if the misery of hot flashes, night sweats and sleep troubles weren't enough, now new research suggests that women who routinely experience moderate to severe menopausal symptoms have a higher risk of stroke and heart disease.

"This analysis assessed various meno...

30 Sep
More U.S. Women Using Marijuana to Help Ease Menopause: Study

More U.S. Women Using Marijuana to Help Ease Menopause: Study

A growing number of middle-aged women are turning to marijuana to help soothe symptoms of menopause, new research indicates.

About one-third of older female U.S. veterans said they had either tried to treat their menopause symptoms with cannabis products or planned t...

28 Sep
How Important Is Sex as Women Age?

How Important Is Sex as Women Age?

It's often thought that older women lose interest in sex, but many women continue to rate sex as important, a new study finds.

"In contrast to prior literature reporting that the importance of sex decreases as women move through midlife, we found that for a quarter ...

18 Sep
Experts Offer Guidance on a Common But Underreported Menopause Syndrome

Experts Offer Guidance on a Common But Underreported Menopause Syndrome

Hot flashes and night sweats are well-known side effects of menopause, but the end of a woman's periods can also lead to other uncomfortable changes.

Vaginal dryness, painful sex and painful urination are common symptoms of genitourinary syndrome of menopause, or GS...

10 Aug
Gynecological Exam, Heart Screening Should Go Hand-in-Hand

Gynecological Exam, Heart Screening Should Go Hand-in-Hand

What if you were given a heart screening when you see your gynecologist?

New research suggests that such a strategy might be smart medicine.

Scientists found that 86% of women seen at an outpatient gynecology clinic had a cardiovascular risk factor and ...

06 Aug
Early Periods Tied to Worse Menopause Symptoms

Early Periods Tied to Worse Menopause Symptoms

Women whose periods started at an early age are more likely to have hot flashes and night sweats during menopause, researchers say.

"The risk of the women who menstruated early experiencing both symptoms was greater than having either [hot flashes] or night sweats al...

20 May
Good News for Menopausal Women Who Take Hops

Good News for Menopausal Women Who Take Hops

Women who take hop-based supplements to relieve symptoms of menopause needn't fear that they will interact with other drugs, a new study suggests.

Hops are the flowers of hop plants and they give beer its bitter taste. They also contain phytoestrogens and act like f...

24 Apr
Menopause May Someday Disappear as Women Postpone Pregnancy: Study

Menopause May Someday Disappear as Women Postpone Pregnancy: Study

As more women postpone childbirth, evolution may start to delay menopause or do away with it altogether, Canadian researchers predict.

"Menopause is not a disease. It's a medical condition that arises simply because of human behavior," and can end with a change in be...

10 Mar
Gene Tests May Guard Older Breast Cancer Patients Against Other Tumors

Gene Tests May Guard Older Breast Cancer Patients Against Other Tumors

A significant number of older women with breast cancer may have genetic mutations that put them at risk of additional cancers, particularly ovarian cancer, a new study finds.

The researchers said that as many as one in 40 postmenopausal women with breast cancer befo...

23 Feb
A Woman's Guide to Skin Care During and After Menopause

A Woman's Guide to Skin Care During and After Menopause

People sometimes refer to menopause as "the change of life," but many women are surprised that one of the things that changes is their skin, an expert says.

"Although fluctuating hormones during menopause can result in a number of skin changes, these don't need to be...

03 Feb
Pregnancy, Breastfeeding May Guard Against Early Menopause

Pregnancy, Breastfeeding May Guard Against Early Menopause

Both pregnancy and breastfeeding may protect women against early menopause, new research suggests.

The risk was lowest among those who breast-fed exclusively, meaning the baby received breast milk only -- no liquids or solid foods. Early menopause is the end of menst...

15 Jan
Less Sex Could Mean Earlier Menopause

Less Sex Could Mean Earlier Menopause

For women, a humdrum sex life might also mean an earlier onset of menopause, a new study suggests.

British researchers who tracked the sex lives and menopausal status of nearly 3,000 American women for a decade found that those who had less sex were more likely to be...

13 Dec
New Study Shakes Up Thinking on Hormone Replacement Therapy

New Study Shakes Up Thinking on Hormone Replacement Therapy

The ongoing debate about postmenopausal hormone therapy and breast cancer risk may have turned even more muddy: A large, new study suggests that two different types of hormone therapy have opposite effects on women's long-term risk of the disease.

The researchers fou...

20 Nov
It's Not Just Menopause to Blame for Older Women's Flagging Sex Drive

It's Not Just Menopause to Blame for Older Women's Flagging Sex Drive

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, definitely put a damper on a woman's desire. B...

06 Nov
HIV Could Speed Menopause Onset

HIV Could Speed Menopause Onset

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 therapy are expected to live into their mid-70s o...

10 Oct
How Does Early Menopause Affect a Woman's Heart?

How Does Early Menopause Affect a Woman's Heart?

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 were part of 15 studies around the world, and ...

25 Sep
Study Links Menopausal Night Sweats to Impaired Thinking

Study Links Menopausal Night Sweats to Impaired Thinking

Menopausal women who get night sweats sleep longer and the longer they sleep, the more trouble they have thinking straight, a surprising new study concludes.

Earlier studies have drawn a link between daytime hot flashes and worse memory. In this study, researchers lo...

24 Sep
More Hot Flashes Could Mean Higher Odds for Heart Trouble

More Hot Flashes Could Mean Higher Odds for Heart Trouble

Women, if you're bothered by frequent hot flashes, it may be more than a mere annoyance.

New research offers evidence that frequent or persistent hot flashes are linked to higher odds of heart attack and stroke. The finding stems from a 20-year study of about 3,300 w...

12 Sep
How to Keep Your Bones Strong and Prevent Fractures

How to Keep Your Bones Strong and Prevent Fractures

If you're a young adult, start thinking about your bone health, an expert advises.

Most people reach peak bone mass -- the strongest bones they'll ever have -- between 25 and 30 years of age, according to Dr. Philip Bosha, a physician with Penn State Sports Medicine ...

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