By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug, may reduce the risk of dying from some cancers for postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
The study found that for women with type 2 diabetes and cancer, the odds of dying from cancer appeared […]
TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women are a majority of the 4.4 million Americans over age 40 who are visually impaired or blind, Prevent Blindness says.
The national organization has declared April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month, and has outlined several things women need to know about vision and eye […]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
SUNDAY, April 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The so-called Paleo diet may help older women lose weight, improve their cholesterol profile and lower future risk of diabetes and heart disease, a new study has found.
Women experienced these benefits by sticking to the guidelines of the Paleo diet, even though they were not […]
MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women who’ve battled or survived an estrogen-dependent form of breast cancer often encounter vaginal symptoms linked to their treatment, especially around the time of menopause.
Now, new guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) advise that the use of symptom-relieving estrogen therapy is warranted for these […]
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Sham acupuncture is as effective as real acupuncture in treating hot flashes in women, and the placebo effect likely plays a role in both, according to a new Australian study.
In real acupuncture, thin needles are inserted into the skin at specific points. Sham acupuncture uses blunt-tipped needles that […]
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Premature menopause may increase a woman’s later risk of depression, a new review suggests.
If further studies confirm the findings, doctors might try to identify women most likely to need psychiatric or hormonal treatment after their periods end, the researchers said.
For the study, published online Jan. 6 in the […]
TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — For postmenopausal women, suppositories containing the hormone DHEA may reduce vaginal dryness, discomfort and pain during sex without raising overall estrogen levels, researchers report.
DHEA is an anti-aging hormone produced by both women and men. In supplement form, it is used to improve thinking skills in older people. But […]
TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Some authors of a published study that claimed the heart medicine nitroglycerin might boost bone density in older women have asked that the study be retracted, saying the lead researcher falsified data in the report.
The research was first published in February 2011 in the Journal of the American […]