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July 24, 2016

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July 24, 2016

Older Women Who Sustain Facial Injuries May Have Increased Risk of Facial Fractures

July 14, 2016 — Older women who sustain facial injuries have greater risk of facial fractures, especially those who are white or Asian, while older black women have decreased risk, according to an ... read more

Menopause Symptoms and Relationship to Demographic and Psychosocial Factors

July 13, 2016 — The progression of vasomotor symptoms across the menopause transition appears to be significantly and independently associated with a number of sociodemographic, reproductive hormone, and ... read more

New Model of Care for Healthy Menopause and Aging

July 12, 2016 — A new position statement by the European Menopause and Andropause Society provides a holistic model of care for healthy ... read more

New Approach to MRI Imaging Links Saturated Fats to Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women

June 7, 2016 — High saturated fats in breast tissue may be an indicator of cancer in postmenopausal women, a study shows. These findings, researchers say, may one day lead to greater understanding of the underlying ... read more

Study May Help Reassure Women Taking Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer

June 6, 2016 — A new study may help reassure patients who worry the breast cancer drug tamoxifen could increase their risk of uterine ... read more

Extending Anti-Estrogen Therapy by Five Years Helps Breast Cancer Patients

June 6, 2016 — A study has found that extending the use of aromatase inhibitors for an additional five years significantly improved the amount of time the women lived without their breast cancer ... read more

Are Drops in Estrogen Levels More Rapid in Women With Migraine?

June 1, 2016 — Researchers have long known that sex hormones such as estrogen play a role in migraine. But there's been little research on how that works. Do women with migraine have higher estrogen levels in ... read more

Endocrine Disrupters Accelerate Reproductive Aging in Rats

June 1, 2016 — Female rats exposed to endocrine disrupters during early development end up with fewer eggs in their ovaries and are at risk of losing their ability to reproduce at an earlier age. The findings have ... read more

Hormone Treatment in Transgender Persons Could Shed Light on Role of Sex Hormones in Bone Density

May 30, 2016 — Male-to-female (MtF) transgender persons have a greater increase in bone mineral density than female-to-male (FtM) persons in their first year of hormone treatment. The research helps scientists ... read more

Acupuncture Used in Clinical Settings Reduced Symptoms of Menopause

May 24, 2016 — Acupuncture treatments can reduce the number of hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause by as much as 36 percent, according to ... read more

Telephone-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Significantly Improves Menopause Symptoms

May 23, 2016 — Chatting on the phone with a 'sleep coach' and keeping a nightly sleep diary significantly improve sleep quality and reduce insomnia in women through all stages of menopause, according to a ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — Mother Nature has the answer: With the onset of puberty, the female pelvis expands; with the onset of menopause, it contracts again. In contrast, the male pelvis remains on the same developmental ... read more

Menstruation in Spaceflight: Options for Astronauts

Apr. 21, 2016 — A new article explores the options for astronauts who want to prevent menstrual bleeding during their space missions. The article reviews contraceptive devices available including those already used ... read more

No Increased Risk of Fatal Cardiovascular Events for Breast Cancer Patients on Newer Hormone Therapy

Apr. 21, 2016 — The use of aromatase inhibitors, hormone-therapy drugs used to treat patients with breast cancer, was not associated with an increased risk of fatal cardiovascular events, including heart attacks or ... read more

BRCA1 Gene Mutation Is Linked to Women Having Fewer Eggs in Their Ovaries

Apr. 19, 2016 — A link between the BRCA1 gene mutation and lower levels of a hormone that is an indicator of the number of eggs left in a woman's ovaries, has been identified by ... read more

Potential Effects of Fertility Treatments on Breast Density, Cancer Risk

Apr. 13, 2016 — Infertility and hormonal fertility treatments may influence the amount of dense tissue in the breast, a risk factor for breast cancer, according to a study involving 43,313 ... read more

SSRI Antidepressants Promote Bone Loss During Lactation

Apr. 4, 2016 — Antidepressant use with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy and breast-feeding causes decreased bone density in mothers that may put them at higher risk of broken bones ... read more

Abaloparatide May Help Prevent Fractures in Postmenopausal Women With Osteoporosis

Apr. 3, 2016 — The investigational drug abaloparatide-SC (subcutaneous) may help increase bone mineral density in postmenopausal women and reduce their risk of fracture, new industry-sponsored research ... read more

Nonsurgical Fibroid Treatment: Research Shows Improved Sexual Desire, Function

Apr. 3, 2016 — Women who underwent a nonsurgical, image-guided treatment, uterine fibroid embolization, for the treatment of uterine fibroids experienced improved sexual function and a higher overall quality of ... read more

A New Drug May Help Relieve Menopausal Vulvar and Vaginal Atrophy Symptoms

Apr. 3, 2016 — A new low-dose vaginal estrogen capsule may help relieve symptoms of menopausal vulvar and vaginal atrophy, including dyspareunia (pain during sex), new industry-sponsored research ... read more

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