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May 26, 2015

Non-Hormonal Management of Menopausal Vasomotor Symptoms

May 7, 2015 — Hot flashes are a common menopausal symptom. They tend to intensify during the perimenopause and usually subside within 5 years after the final menstrual period. However in some women frequent hot ... read more

Decreased Sexual Activity, Desire May Lead to Decline in Serum Testosterone in Older Men

Mar. 8, 2015 — In older men, decreased sexual activity and desire, not erectile dysfunction, may cause serum testosterone to decline, a new study from Australia ... read more

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Does Not Affect the Risk of Dying Early

Mar. 6, 2015 — Menopausal hormone therapy (HT) does not have a significant effect on death, according to a new review of the medical literature published over the past three decades. The results included studies ... read more

Investigational Osteoporosis Drug, Abaloparatide, Lowers Fracture Risk

Mar. 6, 2015 — Abaloparatide-SC, an injectable drug being studied for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, reduces the rate of new spinal fractures by a statistically significant 86 percent and as well as ... read more

Hot Flashes at Younger Age May Signal Greater Cardiovascular Risk

Mar. 5, 2015 — Women who experience hot flashes earlier in life appear to have poorer endothelial function -- the earliest sign of cardiovascular disease -- than women who have hot flashes later in life or not at ... read more

Novel Approach Helps Prevent Early Menopause in Breast Cancer Patients, Study Finds

Mar. 4, 2015 — Early menopause can be prevented and fertility may be preserved in young women with early stage breast cancer, according to a study. A major international clinical trial has found that the risk of ... read more

U.S. Women’s Awareness of Breast Density Varies by Race, Ethnicity, Education and Income

Mar. 2, 2015 — Disparities in the level of awareness and knowledge of breast density exist among U.S. women, according to the results of a study. Breast density is the term used to describe the variation in dense ... read more

When I'm 64 -- I'll Still Have Hot Flashes?

Mar. 2, 2015 — Some 40 percent of women 60 to 65 years old still have hot flashes. For many, the hot flashes are occasional and mild, but for some, they remain really troublesome. Sexual symptoms also remain a ... read more

Reduction in Menopause-Related Symptoms Associated With Non-Invasive Neurotechnology

Feb. 11, 2015 — Nearly nine out of 10 premenopausal and postmenopausal women in the United States experience hot flashes, night sweats or other disturbances in mood and sleep. Unfortunately, there aren't many ... read more

Key Indicator for Successful Treatment of Infertile Couples

Feb. 20, 2015 — A study determines if follicle stimulating hormone and estrogen at the upper limits of normal could predict treatment success as measured in live birth rates. The essential question was: should women ... read more

Postmenopausal Women With VVA Report Improved Satisfaction With VagiCap

Feb. 20, 2015 — Newly released patient satisfaction survey results from a study of a novel investigational vaginal estrogen treatment show promise for improving quality of life and satisfaction for postmenopausal ... read more

More Women Now Using Compounded Hormones Without Understanding the Risks

Feb. 19, 2015 — From 28 percent to 68 percent of women using hormones at menopause take compounded, so-called 'bioidentical' hormones, but women don't understand the risks of these unapproved, ... read more

Osteoarthritis Patients Benefit from Jumping Exercise

Feb. 18, 2015 — Progressive high-impact training improved the patellar cartilage quality of the postmenopausal women who may be at risk of osteoporosis (bone loss) as well as at risk of osteoarthritis. The effects ... read more

Bone-Loss Score May Tip Off Doctors to Gum Disease in Postmenopausal Women

Feb. 17, 2015 — A link between postmenopausal women with high scores on a Fracture Assessment Risk Tool, and symptoms of severe gum disease, has been found by ... read more

Hot Flashes, Night Sweats Last for Seven or More Years in Many Midlife Women

Feb. 16, 2015 — Frequent menopausal vasomotor symptoms (VMS), including hot flashes and night sweats, lasted for more than seven years during the transition to menopause for more than half of the women in a large ... read more

Short-Term Use of Hormone Replacement Therapy Associated With Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk

Feb. 12, 2015 — Taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause, even for just a few years, is associated with a significantly increased risk of developing the two most common types of ovarian cancer, ... read more

Link Between Early Menopause, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Discovered

Feb. 4, 2015 — A newfound link between chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and early menopause has been reported by researchers. This link, as well as links with other gynecologic problems and with pelvic pain, may help ... read more

Menopause Does Not Increase or Create Difficulty Sleeping, Study Shows

Jan. 28, 2015 — Only 25 percent of women who had reported no earlier sleep problems developed moderate or severe insomnia or other sleep disturbances during a 16-year period around menopause, a new study reports. ... read more

Both Weight Loss, Weight Gain Linked With Increased Fracture Risk

Jan. 27, 2015 — Both weight gain and weight loss in older (postmenopausal) women are associated with increased incidence of fracture, but at different anatomical sites, finds a study. The findings also challenge the ... read more

Women Diagnosed With PCOS Twice as Likely to Be Hospitalized

Jan. 27, 2015 — Women diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome – the most common hormone disorder in women of reproductive age – face a heightened risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, mental health ... read more

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