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July 29, 2015

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July 29, 2015

Kidney, Bladder Stones Do Not Increase Postmenopausal Women's Risk of Osteoporosis

July 13, 2015 — Postmenopausal women with kidney or bladder stones are not at increased risk for osteoporosis, but they do have about a 15 percent increased risk of another painful stone, physician-scientists ... read more

Why the Bloating During Menopause? Blame the Hormones or the Lack of Them

June 22, 2015 — Many women experience water retention and bloating when their hormone levels change, but how sex hormones affect water balance is not understood. A new study offers an explanation, finding that sex ... read more

Hormone Fluctuations Disrupt Sleep of Perimenopausal Women

June 16, 2015 — Women in the early phases of menopause are more likely to have trouble sleeping during certain points in the menstrual cycle, according to a new study. During perimenopause -- the earliest stage of ... read more

Recurrent Major Depressive Disorder and Use of Antidepressants Associated With Lower Bone Density

June 12, 2015 — A recent study shows that recurrent major depressive disorder (MDD) in men is associated with lower bone density. The use of antidepressants was also associated with lower bone mineral density (BMD), ... read more

Dental Implants Result in Better Quality of Life for Osteoporotic Women

June 11, 2015 — With age, postmenopausal women with osteoporosis are at greater risk of losing their teeth. But what treatment for tooth loss provides women with the highest degree of satisfaction in their work and ... read more

Obesity Associated With Increased Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

June 11, 2015 — An analysis of extended follow-up data from the Women's Health Initiative clinical trials suggests that postmenopausal women who were overweight and obese had an increased risk of invasive ... read more

First Signs That Drug Used to Treat ADHD May Improve Cognitive Difficulties for Menopausal Women

June 11, 2015 — According to a new study, women experiencing difficulty with time management, attention, organization, memory, and problem solving -- often referred to as executive functions -- related to menopause ... read more

More Frequent Overnight Hot Flashes Linked With Brain Scan Changes

June 10, 2015 — Women who had more hot flashes during sleep had a greater number of brain scan changes. More than 70 percent of women have hot flashes -- a sudden feeling of intense warmth and sweatiness -- while ... read more

More Women Turning to Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Menopause Without Medical Guidance

June 10, 2015 — The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing for the treatment of menopausal symptoms but often without the guidance of a ... read more

Panel Recommends Improvements in Estrogen Testing Accuracy

June 4, 2015 — Unreliable estrogen measurements have had a negative impact on the treatment of and research into many hormone-related cancers and chronic conditions. To improve patient care, a panel of medical ... read more

No Improvement in Cognition With Post-Menopausal Hormones

June 2, 2015 — Menopausal hormone therapy given to recently postmenopausal women in the US for up to four years does not improve cognition, but may have some positive benefits for some mood symptoms, according to a ... read more

Vitamin D, Calcium Supplements Do Not Improve Menopausal Symptoms

June 1, 2015 — Women who took vitamin D and calcium supplements had the same number of menopausal symptoms as women who did not take the supplements, according to a study. Involving 34,157 women, the study is part ... read more

Anastrozole Prevents Recurrence More Than Tamoxifen in Some With Noninvasive Breast Cancer

June 1, 2015 — Anastrozole provides a significant benefit compared with tamoxifen in preventing recurrence after a lumpectomy and radiation therapy in postmenopausal women ages 60 years or younger who had DCIS ... read more

Practice-Changing Study Offers New Option for Tough Breast Cancer Cases

May 30, 2015 — A new phase 3 study in some of the most difficult-to-treat patients, women with endocrine-resistant disease, showed that the newly approved drug, palbociclib, more than doubled the time to cancer ... read more

Motherhood Permanently Alters Brain and Its Response to Hormone Therapy Later in Life

May 26, 2015 — The form of estrogens used in Hormone Therapy (HT) and previous motherhood are critical to explain why HT has variable effects on cognitive functions, new research suggests. In a recent study, ... read more

Osteoporosis Screening Is Too Common for Low-Risk Women and Too Uncommon for Higher-Risk Women

May 19, 2015 — Many of those who should get it, don't. And many of those who shouldn't, do. That's the story of a common screening test for osteoporosis, according to new research. Researchers ... read more

Obesity Increases Risk of Developing Cancer

May 12, 2015 — Cancer is more likely to develop in people who are very overweight (obese), because surplus body fat interferes with various hormone cycles and with glucose and fat metabolism. A metabolic expert ... read more

Nuclear Medicine Scan Could Identify Who Might Benefit from Aromatase Inhibitor Treatment

May 7, 2015 — A new, noninvasive nuclear medicine test can be used to determine whether aromatase inhibitor treatment will be effective for specific cancer patients, according to a recent study reported in The ... read more

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

Exploring Treatment Options for Women With Fibroids

Apr. 23, 2015 — A 47-year-old African-American woman has heavy menstrual bleeding and iron-deficiency anemia. She reports the frequent need to urinate during the night and throughout the day. A colonoscopy is ... read more

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