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Your Migraines Might Get Worse as You Approach Menopause

January 25, 2016

For women who suffer migraines, the frequency of these debilitating headaches seems to increase as they approach menopause, a new study finds.

Sham Acupuncture Equals Real Acupuncture for Hot Flashes: Study

January 20, 2016

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 […]

Can Early Menopause Trigger Depression Later in Life?

January 6, 2016

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 […]

Suppository Eases Vaginal Dryness in Small Study

January 5, 2016

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 […]

Researchers: Retract Study That Claimed Nitroglycerin Might Boost Bone Density

December 29, 2015

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 […]

How Gum Disease May Affect Your Breast Cancer Risk

December 21, 2015

Gum disease might increase the risk for breast cancer among postmenopausal women, particularly those who smoke, a new study suggests.

How Secondhand Smoke Is Linked to Early Menopause and Infertility in Women

December 16, 2015

Smoking and being exposed to secondhand smoke may trigger early menopause and infertility in women, a new study suggests.

During Menopause, ‘Good’ Cholesterol May Lose Protective Effect on Heart

October 16, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — HDL cholesterol is commonly called the “good” cholesterol, but new research suggests that it could be harmful to women going through menopause.
The new study finds that rather than helping to inhibit the formation of dangerous plaque in the arteries, HDL cholesterol may increase its […]

Hormone Replacement May Protect Women’s Kidneys, Study Suggests

October 6, 2015

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Hormone replacement therapy may be good for a woman’s kidneys, a preliminary study suggests.
“The risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women are still an area of active debate, and the effect of hormone replacement therapy on the kidney has shown variable results,” said study author […]

Abused Women Struggle With More Severe Menopause Symptoms: Study

September 30, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older women who suffer abuse may have more severe menopause symptoms, a new Mayo Clinic study suggests.
In particular, researchers found a strong correlation with verbal and emotional abuse and menopause-related problems.
The study included more than 3,700 women who provided information about symptoms they experienced when their monthly periods […]


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