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February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

Certain Fat Found Around the Heart Associated With Higher Risk of Heart Disease in Postmenopausal Women

Jan. 30, 2017 — New study points to heart disease risk factor in menopausal women that could be caught ... read more

Examining Women's Bones During Menopause May Help Head Off Fractures

Jan. 26, 2017 — A new study examined the bone traits of 198 midlife women transitioning through menopause for 14 years. The goal: identifying women who will experience bone fragility well in advance of ... read more

Anti-Inflammatory Diet Could Reduce Risk of Bone Loss in Women

Jan. 26, 2017 — Anti-inflammatory diets -- which tend to be high in vegetables, fruits, fish and whole grains -- could boost bone health and prevent fractures in some women, a new study ... read more

Anxiety Impairing Quality of Life for Postmenopausal Women, New Study Shows

Jan. 25, 2017 — Whether anxiety increases common menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and sleep disruption or whether these symptoms cause increased anxiety remains an ongoing debate. Regardless of which comes ... read more

Starting Menstrual Periods at a Young Age and Childlessness Increase Risk of Premature and Early Menopause

Jan. 24, 2017 — Women who had their first menstrual period when they were aged 11 or younger have an increased risk of an early or premature menopause and if they remain childless the risk is increased even more, ... read more

Yoga, Exercise Fail to Improve Sleep in Midlife Women, Study Suggests

Jan. 23, 2017 — Yoga and aerobic exercise interventions did not significantly reduce objectively measured sleep disturbances among midlife women who were experiencing hot flashes, suggests new ... read more

Women's Cognitive Decline Begins Earlier Than Previously Believed

Jan. 20, 2017 — Mental sharpness in women begins to decline as early as their 50s. Cognitive processing speed, which includes speed of perception and reaction, showed an average decline of around 1 percent every two ... read more

Researcher Examines Effect of Exercise on Breast Cancer Survivors

Jan. 18, 2017 — A new study has focused on the effects of exercise and physical activity on postmenopausal breast cancer survivors taking AIs -- hormone-therapy drugs that stop the production of estrogen. The work ... read more

Role of Common Risk Factors in ER-Positive, ER-Negative Breast Cancer

Jan. 9, 2017 — Researchers have examined the role of common risk factors in the development of ER-positive and ER-negative breast cancers. The study sheds new light on how a woman’s age, weight, and menopausal ... read more

Almost 20% of Breast Cancer Patients Fail to Complete Prescribed Endocrine Therapy

Dec. 14, 2016 — Around 20% of breast cancer patients do not complete prescribed endocrine therapy, researchers report. The study in over 5,500 women found that younger patients and those who had taken hormone ... read more

Collaboration Between Media, Medical Journals Often Leads to Misinformation, Hysteria

Dec. 8, 2016 — When flawed clinical research is reported in the media with hype and sensationalism, it has the potential to have a devastating effect on patients, physicians, the scientific community and eventually ... read more

New Study Identifies Possible Predictor for Women's Longevity

Dec. 7, 2016 — Death and taxes have long been said to be the only two things guaranteed in life. Exactly when someone will die, in most instances, remains a mystery. A new study, however, identifies one possible ... read more

Long-Term Use of Postmenopausal Estrogen Treatment May Impair Kidney Function

Nov. 29, 2016 — Long-term estrogen treatment after menopause may increase the risk of new kidney damage and negatively affect women with abnormal kidney ... read more

Women Who Have Their Last Baby After 35 Are Mentally Sharper in Old Age

Nov. 17, 2016 — A new study has found that women have better brainpower after menopause if they had their last baby after age 35, used hormonal contraceptives for more than 10 years or began their menstrual cycle ... read more

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Improves Bone Health

Nov. 17, 2016 — Women who undergo hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes can not only increase bone mass, but also can improve bone structure, according to a new ... read more

Nov. 9, 2016 — A study of mouse reproductive tissues finds that exposure to isoliquiritigenin, a compound found in licorice, disrupts steroid sex hormone production in the ovary, researchers report. This is the ... read more

More Women Sexually Active Into Old Age

Nov. 9, 2016 — Multiple studies show that older women are still sexually active beyond their seventh decade of life. A new study suggests, however, that at least one in seven women aged 65 to 79 years has ... read more

Who Has the Better Memory, Men or Women?

Nov. 9, 2016 — Middle-aged women may remember more than men, but their memory fades as estrogen levels decline, report ... read more

Link Between Early Menopause, Higher Risk of Fracture, New Study Confirms

Nov. 2, 2016 — Fracture risk for those with early menopause is not minimized by use of calcium, vitamin D, or standard dose hormone therapy, data pulled from clinical trials ... read more

Women Experience Marked Decline in Sexual Function in Months Immediately Before and After Onset of Menopause

Nov. 2, 2016 — Women experience a notable decline in sexual function approximately 20 months before and one year after their last menstrual period, and that decrease continues, though at a somewhat slower rate, ... read more

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