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October 23, 2016

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October 23, 2016

Ribociclib Improves Progression-Free Survival in Advanced Breast Cancer

Oct. 8, 2016 — The addition of the CDK4/6 inhibitor ribociclib to letrozole therapy significantly improves progression-free survival in postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive advanced breast cancer, ... read more

Training During First Half of Menstrual Cycle Most Efficient

Sep. 21, 2016 — When during the menstrual cycle is it advantageous to periodize your strength training? Results of a new study show that training that is concentrated to the first two week of the cycle have more of ... read more

Abaloparatide Benefits a Wide Range of Postmenopausal Women With Osteoporosis

Sep. 19, 2016 — A recent analysis of results from a randomized controlled clinical trial indicates that abaloparatide-SC, a novel therapy for osteoporosis, provides consistent protection against bone fractures in ... read more

Premature or Early-Onset Menopause Associated With Increased Risk of Coronary Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Disease Mortality, All-Cause Mortality

Sep. 19, 2016 — Scientists have evaluated the effect of age at onset of menopause and duration since onset of menopause on certain cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes and all-cause mortality, and have concluded ... read more

Could Quality of Sleep Have to Do With Sex Differences?

Sep. 12, 2016 — You may have noticed that women are more prone to sleep disturbances than men. They are, for instance, up to twice as likely to suffer from insomnia than men. Could there be a link between the body ... read more

Use of Electric Power Morcellation for Hysterectomy Declines Following FDA Warning

Aug. 23, 2016 — Researchers examined trends in the route of hysterectomy (abdominal, minimally invasive, or vaginal), use of electric power morcellators (a procedure in which the uterus is fragmented into smaller ... read more

Duration of Adulthood Overweight, Obesity Linked to Cancer Risk in US Women

Aug. 16, 2016 — The duration of overweight and obesity in women's adult lives is associated with cancer risk, according to a longitudinal ... read more

Injected Drug Reduces Risk of Fracture Among Women With Osteoporosis

Aug. 16, 2016 — Among postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at risk of fracture, daily injection of the drug abaloparatide for 18 months significantly reduced the risk of new vertebral and nonvertebral fractures ... read more

Greater Production of 'Feeling Full' Hormone Could Be Responsible for Weight Loss

Aug. 5, 2016 — A study that might hold the key to why octogenarians are prone to losing weight has been ... read more

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

Hysterectomy With Ovary Conservation Doubles Odds of Hot Flashes, Night Sweats

Aug. 3, 2016 — Hysterectomy doubles the odds of a woman enduring persistent hot flashes and night sweats, even if they retain their ovaries, new research ... read more

Brain Changes After Menopause May Lead to Lack of Physical Activity

July 28, 2016 — Researchers have found a connection between lack of ovarian hormones and changes in the brain's pleasure center, a hotspot in the brain that processes and reinforces messages related to reward, ... read more

Hot Flash: Women Who Start Menstruation, Menopause Later More Likely to Live to 90

July 27, 2016 — The number of women living to age 90 in the United States has increased significantly in the past century. Currently estimated at 1.3 million, this demographic is expected to quadruple by 2050. A new ... read more

Early and Late Menopause Can Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

July 27, 2016 — Women who begin menopause before age 46 or after 55 have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study of more than 124,000 women enrolled in the Women's Health ... read more

Third of Pregnant Women Iron Deficient, Risk Thyroid-Related Pregnancy Complications

July 22, 2016 — A third of pregnant women have iron deficiency, putting them at increased risk of having a thyroid disorder and suffering complications such as miscarriages and preterm births, a new study ... read more

Hormone Therapy for Brain Performance: No Effect, Whether Started Early or Late

July 20, 2016 — Hormone therapy has a negligible effect on verbal memory and other mental skills regardless of how soon after menopause a woman begins therapy, new research ... 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

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