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May 2, 2016

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May 2, 2016

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

Anti-Mullerian Hormone May Predict Rate of Trans-Menopausal Bone Loss

Apr. 1, 2016 — Doctors have devised a test which could help them predict which women going through menopause will lose bone faster than average, new research ... read more

Female Hormonal Treatments: Clinicians Urged to Avoid Prescribing Compounded Hormones

Apr. 1, 2016 — A new scientific statement advises clinicians to avoid using compounded hormone medications to treat menopausal symptoms, female sexual dysfunction and other hormone ... read more

Women With Endometriosis at Higher Risk for Heart Disease

Mar. 29, 2016 — Women who have endometriosis -- abnormal growth of uterine tissue -- may have a higher risk of coronary heart disease. The association between endometriosis and coronary heart disease was strongest ... read more

Researchers to Look at Pill to Treat Postmenopausal Women With Stress Urinary Incontinence

Mar. 29, 2016 — Could a one-a-day pill be the answer for women with stress urinary incontinence – a condition resulting in leakage with coughing, sneezing and laughing? Urologists are beginning a study on ... read more

Why Are Women More Prone to Knee Injuries Than Men?

Mar. 18, 2016 — Women who take the birth control pill, which lessen and stabilize estrogen levels, were less likely to suffer serious knee injuries, new research ... read more

'Dose-Dense' Chemo for Premenopausal Breast Cancer Patients Improves Survival

Mar. 9, 2016 — Premenopausal women with breast cancer have a better chance of survival if they are given cycles of adjuvant chemotherapy closer together, every two weeks rather than every three weeks. Furthermore, ... read more

Female Heart Reacts More Sensitively to Stress

Mar. 4, 2016 — While the number of men dying from a heart attack has been constantly decreasing during the past twenty years, the fatal risk particularly in young women has increased significantly. Gender medicine ... read more

Feb. 25, 2016 — A low-salt diet does not necessarily translate to stronger bones in postmenopausal women, physician-scientists report. While current sodium intake guidelines are aimed at cardiovascular health, the ... read more

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Lower Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Obese Women

Feb. 24, 2016 — Omega-3 fatty acids may lower the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal obese women, according to researchers. The protection likely comes from the fatty acids' anti-inflammatory effects, say ... read more

Therapy to Stop Premature Birth Safe but Ineffective, Study Finds

Feb. 24, 2016 — A therapy widely recommended in the UK, Europe and the US to stop babies from being born too soon is ineffective, research shows. Previous research suggested that the therapy - a hormone called ... read more

Physical Therapy Cuts Urine Leaks Dramatically for Women With Osteoporosis

Feb. 17, 2016 — After menopause, women with osteoporosis struggle more with urinary incontinence than women with healthy bones do. But physical therapy that includes pelvic floor muscle training can produce dramatic ... read more

Emerging Vascular Risk Factors in Women and Men: Any Differences?

Feb. 4, 2016 — The incidence and severity of both traditional and emerging cardiovascular disease risk factors as well as the response to treatment may differ between men and ... read more

Sedentary Lifestyle Spells More Menopause Misery

Jan. 27, 2016 — Sedentary middle-aged Hispanic women in Latin America have significantly worse menopause symptoms than their active counterparts, shows a study of more than 6,000 women across Latin America. The ... read more

Estrogen Supplements May Protect Against Dementia

Jan. 22, 2016 — Women who take estrogen supplements from before or at the start of menopause and continue with them for a few years have better preserved brain structure, which may reduce the risk of ... read more

Migraines Worsen as Women Approach Menopause

Jan. 21, 2016 — Migraine headaches heat up as women approach menopause, according to a new study. The risk for high frequency headache, or more than 10 days with headache per month, increased by 60 percent in ... read more

Study May Explain Why Stroke Risk in Women Changes After Menopause

Jan. 19, 2016 — Overactive microglia—the brain’s immune cells—may worsen the damage from brain injury after stroke or head impact. A new study reports that a compound produced from estrogen called ... read more

Real Acupuncture No Better Than Sham Acupuncture for Treating Hot Flushes: Study

Jan. 19, 2016 — Traditional Chinese acupuncture treatments are no better than fake acupuncture for treating menopause symptoms, new research reveals. However, in a surprise finding, both the real and sham treatments ... read more

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