By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A category of painkillers that includes the popular over-the-counter drug naproxen (Aleve) might increase an older woman’s risk of heart attack or stroke, researchers report.
Doctors already knew that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that target and inhibit the so-called “cox-2 enzyme” can raise a person’s heart [...]
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who experience premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, won’t necessarily suffer from hot flashes when they go through menopause, according to a new study.
However, women who have PMS are more likely to report other common menopause complaints, such as memory and concentration problems, the researchers found.
FRIDAY, May 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Adding a drug called goserelin to chemotherapy reduces the risk of early menopause in breast cancer patients and seems to improve survival, according to a new study.
Early menopause is one of the most upsetting side effects of chemotherapy among young breast cancer patients, the researchers noted.
The investigators found [...]
WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Early menopause may increase a woman’s risk for heart failure later in life, especially if she is a smoker, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 22,000 older women in Sweden. Those who experienced early menopause (ages 40 to 45) were 40 percent more likely to [...]
WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Extended and heavy menstrual bleeding during menopause is common, according to a new study.
“For most women in their 30s, menstrual periods are highly predictable. With the onset of the menopausal transition in their 40s, women’s menstrual periods can change dramatically,” study author Sioban Harlow, a University of Michigan [...]