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Topic: Menopause / Postmenopause

10/16/2015

 

During Menopause, 'Good' Cholesterol May Lose Protective Effect on Heart
HDL cholesterol seems to change, and might encourage plaque build-up, research suggests

10/6/2015

 

Hormone Replacement May Protect Women's Kidneys, Study Suggests
But the finding is considered preliminary and needs more study

9/30/2015

 

Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women
Starting treatment around onset of menopause seems to lower threat to heart, study says

9/30/2015

 

Abused Women Struggle With More Severe Menopause Symptoms: Study
Doctors should seek evidence and encourage patients to report verbal or physical batterings, expert says

9/30/2015

 

Less Sleep May Mean Less Sex After Menopause
Women who reported insomnia were less sexually active, study finds

9/28/2015

 

Genes Help Set Menopause Timing: Study
Findings might one day lead to fertility predictions, experts say

8/7/2015

 

Could Too Many Refined Carbs Make You Depressed?
Study found postmenopausal women who ate more processed foods faced higher risk of mood disorder

8/5/2015

 

Smoking, Early Menopause May Shorten Life Span: Study
Cigarettes worsen effects of estrogen deficiency in women who stop menstruating at age 40

7/24/2015

 

Certain Generic Meds May Help Older Patients With Early Breast Cancer
Study found benefit from drugs known as aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates

7/1/2015

 

Menopausal Women at Lower Heart Risk Than Men of Similar Age
Study found little difference between menopause types, but black women had less advantage than white

6/26/2015

 

Common Antidepressants Linked to Higher Fracture Odds in Menopausal Women
Drugs like Celexa, Prozac could undermine bone, research suggests

6/16/2015

 

Menopausal Women's Sleep May Suffer at Different Times of the Month
Hormonal fluctuations during menstrual cycle are to blame, study says

6/12/2015

 

Could ADHD Drug Find New Role in Menopause?
Small study suggests Vyvanse might help with concentration, thought organization

6/9/2015

 

Strong Bones After 50? Women May Not Need Next Test Until 65
Fracture risk was very low for younger postmenopausal women with no osteoporosis, study found

6/3/2015

 

Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Memory: Study
Researchers did see mood improvement in women on oral treatment

6/2/2015

 

Vitamin D, Calcium Don't Reduce Menopause Symptoms
Large study finds no difference between women who took supplements and those who didn't

5/19/2015

 

Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Risk of a type of colitis increased somewhat for current HRT users, study found

5/15/2015

 

Early Menopause Tied to Lower Risk of Irregular Heartbeat
Women who entered it before age 44 were slightly less likely to develop atrial fibrillation in study

3/24/2015

 

Angelina Jolie's Choice Not Uncommon for Women With Cancer Gene
Disclosure that she had ovaries removed spotlights issues faced by women with BRCA mutations

3/10/2015

 

More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women's Hearts
Review also found raised risk of stroke for some, although timing of use may be a key factor

3/6/2015

 

New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes
But other experts warn it's too soon to say the treatment is safe

3/5/2015

 

Early Onset Hot Flashes May Point to Raised Heart Disease Risk
Studies found that the daily frequency of episodes seemed to matter, too

3/4/2015

 

Drug May Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Avoid Early Menopause
Standard chemo can end fertility, but adding goserelin helped some survivors go on to conceive, study found

2/20/2015

 

Postmenopausal Women May Be at Risk of Gum Disease
If bone fracture odds are elevated, mouth health likely a concern, researchers say

2/16/2015

 

More Than Half of Women Have Hot Flashes for at Least 7 Years
Finding suggests need for better treatments for menopause-related symptoms, study author says

2/12/2015

 

Health Tip: Avoiding Menopausal Weight Gain
Suggestions to stay trim as you age

2/5/2015

 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Early Menopause: CDC
Disorder also associated with other menstrual problems and pelvic pain, study finds

1/28/2015

 

Pesticides, Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women
Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but higher exposures to PCBs, phthalates showed a link

12/18/2014

 

Severe Hot Flashes During Menopause May Raise Hip Fracture Risk Later: Study
Researchers suspect that more marked hormonal changes may explain possible connection

11/20/2014

 

Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds
Quality of relationships may have more impact on libido

10/31/2014

 

Kids: An Rx for Menopause's Hot Flashes?
'Bonding' hormone may play a role in study's findings, researchers say

10/3/2014

 

No Testosterone Therapy for Healthy Women, New Guidelines State
Benefits unclear, harms unknown, researchers report

9/4/2014

 

Is Soy a Foe to Women With Breast Cancer?
Study raises questions about the effect of its estrogen-like properties

8/20/2014

 

Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women
Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

7/28/2014

 

Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts
Hormone replacement started soon after menopause wasn't linked to hardening of the arteries in study

7/24/2014

 

Is Coffee Aggravating Your Hot Flashes?
Researchers suggest women skip caffeine if they're bothered by menopausal symptoms

7/10/2014

 

Losing Weight May Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds
Doctors say extra fat, and the extra estrogen it produces, make menopause tougher for heavy women

7/8/2014

 

More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review
Class of drugs that includes naproxen linked to increased chance of heart attack, stroke, but finding not conclusive

6/24/2014

 

Migraines May Worsen During Menopause
Women in perimenopause, menopause have more migraines than premenopausal women, study finds

6/5/2014

 

PMS Not Linked to Hot Flashes Later, Study Finds
But, women with PMS are more likely to have memory, concentration issues after menopause

5/30/2014

 

Drug May Lower Odds of Early Menopause in Breast Cancer Patients
When added to chemotherapy, it also boosted survival rates, researchers report

5/28/2014

 

Antidepressant Eases Menopause-Related Symptoms, Study Finds
Effexor nearly as good as estrogen therapy for reducing hot flashes, night sweats, researchers report

5/14/2014

 

Early Menopause Linked to Heart Failure Risk in Swedish Study
Association was even stronger among women who had a history of smoking, researchers say

5/9/2014

 

Premature Menopause May Affect Women's Brains
Greater declines in memory and mental function seen in women with premature menopause: study

4/18/2014

 

So-Called 'Apple Shape' Not a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer: Study
Overweight, not waist size, was tied to higher odds of developing disease in older women

4/16/2014

 

Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause, Study Finds
Report should reassure women at this stage of life, researcher says

4/11/2014

 

Time Spent With Grandkids Might Boost Women's Brain Power
But don't overdo it: Study found that too much babysitting was tied to mental decline

4/2/2014

 

Health Tip: Avoid Weight Gain During Menopause
Eat right and get plenty of exercise

3/11/2014

 

Health Tip: When Early Menopause Strikes
Here are common reasons

2/18/2014

 

'Nerve Block' to Neck Might Help Ease Hot Flashes
Women in small study suffered fewer moderate-to-severe episodes due to menopause

2/10/2014

 

Sex Is Important to Many Midlife Women
Study finds some challenges with sexual function that can be remedied

1/31/2014

 

Postmenopausal Hormone Rx May Cut Risk for Glaucoma
Findings significant with estrogen-only postmenopausal hormone treatment

1/31/2014

 

For Many Women, Hot Flashes Last 10 Years or More After Menopause
Obese white women and black women most prone to the condition, study finds

1/30/2014

 

Postmenopausal Estrogen Therapy Tied to Lower Glaucoma Risk
Effect seen for women on estrogen-only treatment in study, but experts say more research is needed

1/29/2014

 

High Estrogen Levels Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk
Study of older women found having more of hormone from fat tissue after age 65 unwise

1/29/2014

 

High Estradiol Levels Linked to Dementia in Women
Risk even higher in women who also have diabetes

1/17/2014

 

Too Much Sitting May Be Harmful for Older Women
12-year study of 93,000 women found higher risk of early death for least active

1/9/2014

 

Guideline Adherence Cuts Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women
Following American Cancer Society cancer prevention guidelines lowers mortality

1/9/2014

 

Conventional Versus Intensive T1DM Tx Not Tied to Menopause
Lower risk of natural menopause with increasing insulin dose; BMI tied to risk of surgical menopause

1/6/2014

 

Romosozumab Increases Bone Mineral Density Post-Menopause
Over 12-month period, increases seen in bone mineral density at lumbar spine, total hip, femoral neck

1/6/2014

 

Guidelines for Management of Menopausal Symptoms Issued
Care should be personalized; lowest effective dose recommended for shortest time to relieve symptoms

12/23/2013

 

Experts Lay Out Options for Menopause Symptoms
Evidence grows that antidepressants can help, new guidelines say

11/27/2013

 

Age at First Childbirth Influences Later Diabetes Risk
Childbirth at ≤19 years independently linked to increased odds of diabetes post menopause

11/26/2013

 

No Link Between Menopausal Hormones and Cognition
Also no association between hormones and mood

11/25/2013

 

Estrogen Won't Make Women Sharper After Menopause, Study Finds
Researchers see no brain benefits even in early postmenopause

11/14/2013

 

Depression Risk Drops From Pre- to Post-Final Period
Likelihood of overall, post-menopause depressive symptoms up for women with history of depression

11/13/2013

 

Hormone Therapy May Work Only for Women With Hot Flashes
Study finds gains in memory, sleep and focus aren't universal

11/12/2013

 

SfN: Estrogen Mitigates Effect of Stress on Memory
Stress has no effect on working memory in women with high estrogen levels

11/11/2013

 

Estrogen After Menopause May Blunt Stress' Effects on Memory
In small study, older women with higher hormone levels didn't show memory decline

10/18/2013

 

Ladies, Take 5 Steps to Avoid Osteoporosis
Many women unaware the risk of bone-thinning disease rises after menopause, experts say

10/14/2013

 

Could a Neck Injection Ease Tough-to-Bear Hot Flashes?
Small study suggests treatment may offer non-hormonal relief after menopause

10/10/2013

 

Yoga Fails to Cool Hot Flashes, But May Aid Sleep
Expert says longer study might have found more benefit for menopausal women

10/4/2013

 

FDA OKs Drug to Treat Hot Flashes in Menopausal Women
Clinical trials also showed some protection against bone loss; blood clots are a risk

10/4/2013

 

Walking Linked to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk
As little as an hour a day reduces risk among postmenopausal women

10/3/2013

 

Yoga Ineffective for Reducing Hot Flashes in Menopause
But helpful for reducing symptoms of insomnia

10/2/2013

 

Study Compares Heart Risks for 2 Hormonal Regimens
Premarin may have bigger impact in cardiovascular system, research suggests

10/1/2013

 

New Analysis Confirms Hormone Therapy Won't Prevent Disease After Menopause
But follow-up research shows that short-term use for hot flashes remains an option

9/30/2013

 

Vitamin D Alone Doesn't Better Postmenopausal Bone Health
However, vitamin D in combination with calcium, or calcium alone, reduces bone turnover markers

9/3/2013

 

More Menopausal Women Hospitalized for Asthma, Study Finds
Biggest discrepancy in rates between men and women seen during 40s and 50s

8/26/2013

 

New Hope for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer
Blood test combined with ultrasound exam may help doctors catch the 'silent killer' early

8/1/2013

 

Exercise Won't Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds
But it did help a little with insomnia, depression, researchers report

7/31/2013

 

New Clues About Hot Flashes and the Brain
Scientists say findings eventually may improve treatments

7/18/2013

 

Menopausal Hot Flashes Might Be More Intense for Cancer Survivors
But these women may cope better than others, study also found

7/18/2013

 

Avoidance of Hormone Therapy May Have Harmed Hysterectomy Patients: Study
For older women without a uterus, estrogen may save lives, researchers say

7/11/2013

 

Women With HIV May Suffer More From Hot Flashes
Small study suggests these patients may need more help dealing with the menopausal symptom

7/2/2013

 

Quitting Smoking May Boost Diabetes Risk Slightly in Older Women
But heart and lung benefits outweigh the risk, expert says

7/1/2013

 

First Non-Hormonal Remedy Approved for Menopausal Hot Flashes
Contains active ingredient in antidepressant Paxil

7/1/2013

 

FDA Approves First Non-Hormonal Tx for Hot Flashes
Drug contains active ingredient found in antidepressant Paxil

6/26/2013

 

Women on Hormone Therapy May Benefit From Extra Calcium, Vitamin D
Study found hip fracture rate was 57 percent lower in those also taking supplements

6/24/2013

 

HRT in Early 50s Has No Impact on Women's Memory, Thinking: Study
Review of hormone therapy didn't find risk or benefit to brain function

6/20/2013

 

How Estrogen May Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections After Menopause
Laboratory study suggests vaginal supplementation would benefit some women

6/19/2013

 

ENDO: Testosterone Beneficial After Surgical Menopause
Evidence of a dose-dependent effect, with improvements seen in sexual function

6/13/2013

 

Did Men's Yen for Younger Women Cause Menopause?
Study found bias may have sidelined older women sexually, prompted changes that led to infertility

6/13/2013

 

Exercise Improves Metabolic Syndrome Post-Menopause
Dose-dependent trend toward improvement in components of metabolic syndrome

5/14/2013

 

Hysterectomy May Not Raise Heart Risks After All: Study
Finding might reassure women considering the procedure, researcher says

5/13/2013

 

Health Tip: Manage Menopause
Eat right and don't smoke

5/10/2013

 

Menopause Education Lacking in U.S. Residency Programs
Only one-fifth of residents are in program with menopause medicine learning curriculum

4/29/2013

 

Zoledronic Acid Linked to Early Increase in Sclerostin Levels
For postmenopausal women, sclerostin up within two days; returns near to baseline after 360 days

4/17/2013

 

Vitamin D May Help Prevent Uterine Fibroids
Women with adequate levels of the nutrient less likely to get the noncancerous growths, study shows

4/12/2013

 

Menopause-Like Woes Hinder Breast Cancer Treatment: Study
One-quarter of patients fail to start or complete recommended therapy, researchers find

4/10/2013

 

AACR: Exercise Tied to Reduced Estrogens Post-Menopause
Increased physical activity linked to lower levels of estradiol, estrone, four estrogen metabolites

4/1/2013

 

Physical Activity Improves Sleep for Menopausal Women
Leisure time, physical activity improve sleep characteristics for women with vasomotor symptoms

3/29/2013

 

More Evidence Shows Hormone Therapy May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
In new analysis, researchers found risk highest when used just before menopause

3/26/2013

 

Age of Menarche, Menopause Linked to Cardiovascular Risk
History of onset may help identify women predisposed to heart disease, osteoporosis

3/26/2013

 

New Method May Help Pinpoint Woman's Final Menstrual Period
Doctors could use information to start preventive treatment for bone loss, researcher says

3/19/2013

 

Hormone Pills in Menopause May Carry Gallstone Side Effects
Large French study did not show similar risk for women on estrogen patch or gel

3/11/2013

 

Daily Aspirin Linked to Lower Risk for Deadly Skin Cancer in Women
Large study found up to 30 percent reduced odds of developing melanoma

3/1/2013

 

Survey Tallies Menopause Symptoms' Toll
As hot flash severity rises, productivity and quality of life may fall

2/26/2013

 

FDA Approves Drug for Older Women Experiencing Painful Sex
Osphena taken for 12 weeks found safe, effective in reducing discomfort

2/13/2013

 

Women With Alzheimer's-Linked Gene Show Faster Cell Aging
Early study found no such effect on women using hormone replacement therapy

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