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August 29, 2016

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August 29, 2016

Soy May Help Protect Women With PCOS from Diabetes, Heart Disease

Aug. 4, 2016 — Women who have polycystic ovary syndrome -- a common cause of female infertility -- may be able to improve their metabolic and cardiovascular health by consuming soy isoflavones, according to a new ... read more

Heart Disease, Stroke Risk Factors May Increase in Severity Before Menopause

Aug. 3, 2016 — The severity of metabolic syndrome and its five risk factors for heart disease, stroke and diabetes may increase more rapidly in the years before, rather than after, menopause. As women go through ... read more

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

Certain Characteristics Predispose Women to Different Hot Flash, Night Sweat Patterns

July 13, 2016 — Most women will get hot flashes or night sweats at some point in life. However, when these symptoms occur and how long they last can vary dramatically among women. New findings show that women fit ... 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

July 11, 2016 — An enriched hops extract activates a chemical pathway in cells that could help prevent breast cancer, according to new laboratory findings outlined in a new ... read more

Threshold for Pre-Emptive Surgery to Curb Ovarian Cancer Risk Should Be Halved

June 27, 2016 — The current threshold for pre-emptive surgery to remove the ovaries and fallopian tubes of women aged 40+ at high risk of developing ovarian cancer should be halved, concludes new ... read more

Index Could Help Identify Women at Risk for Rapid Bone Loss

June 23, 2016 — Researchers have developed an index to better predict which women may experience faster bone loss across the menopause transition, according to a new ... read more

Hops Could Help Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

June 22, 2016 — Hops, the flower cones used in beer-making, are also found in dietary supplements designed to help treat post-menopausal symptoms and other conditions. Scientists are now investigating whether an ... read more

Some Plant-Based Therapies Associated With Modest Improvement in Menopausal Symptoms

June 21, 2016 — An analysis of more than 60 studies suggests that some plant-based therapies are associated with modest reductions in the frequency of hot flashes and vaginal dryness but no significant reduction in ... read more

June 14, 2016 — When we exercise, our bones produce a hormone called osteocalcin that increases muscle performance, according to a new study. Osteocalcin naturally declines in humans as we age, beginning in women at ... read more

Female Sex Hormone Clue to Fighting Serious Immune Disease

June 10, 2016 — The results of a study showed for the first time a beneficial effect of estrogens in experimental models of skin fibrosis that are representative of the disease process in systemic sclerosis (SSc). ... 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

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