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So-Called ‘Apple Shape’ Not a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer: Study

April 18, 2014

FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Body shape — whether a woman is wide at the waistline — is not in itself a risk factor for breast cancer, according to a large new study.
But overall body weight is a factor, the researchers added.
Previous studies have suggested that being “apple-shaped” or having excess fat around [...]


Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause, Study Finds

April 16, 2014

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 [...]


Time Spent With Grandkids Might Boost Women’s Brain Power

April 11, 2014

FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Spending a little time each week caring for grandkids may help older women stay mentally sharp, a new study finds.
But there’s a potential downside: Taking care of the grandkids five days a week or more may have a negative impact on brain power, the researchers reported.
The study included [...]


A Shot for Hot Flashes? This Remedy Might Work

February 19, 2014

Women suffering from hot flashes might get some relief through an injection of an anesthetic near a nerve bundle in the neck, a small new study finds.


Great News About Sex After Menopause

February 11, 2014

The mechanics of sex may become a bit more difficult after menopause, a new study finds. But most women will continue to be sexually active as long as they feel sex is important.


Hot Flashes Can Happen for 10+ Years After Menopause

February 3, 2014

A new study found that moderate-to-severe hot flashes continued for an average of nearly five years after menopause, and more than one-third of women had moderate-to-severe hot flashes for 10 years or more after menopause.


Postmenopausal Estrogen Therapy Tied to Lower Glaucoma Risk

January 30, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who take estrogen-only hormone-replacement therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms might also be reducing their risk for a common form of the eye disease glaucoma, according to new research.
“Ours is one of the first … studies to find estrogen-containing hormone-replacement therapy was associated with a [...]


High Estrogen Levels Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk

January 29, 2014

By Mary Brophy MarcusHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older women with high levels of the hormone estrogen may be at a greater risk for dementia, especially if they also have diabetes, new research suggests.
Using data from a large study that included more than 5,600 postmenopausal women aged 65 or older, French researchers [...]


Too Much Sitting May Be Harmful for Older Women

January 17, 2014

Older women who spend too much time sitting are more likely to die at an earlier age than highly active women, a large, long-term study says. Researchers found that women who spent more than 11 hours a day sitting or otherwise being inactive had a 12 percent higher risk of premature death from all causes than those who were inactive for four hours or less per day.


Treatment Options That Help Menopause Symptoms

December 24, 2013

Women bothered by hot flashes or other effects of menopause have a number of treatment options — hormonal or not, according to updated guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.





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