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Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women’s Sex Lives, Study Finds

November 20, 2014

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — While levels of testosterone and other reproductive hormones have some effect on menopausal women’s sex lives, their emotional health and quality of their relationships have a stronger influence, according to a new study.
Testosterone is the main sex hormone in men. But, women’s ovaries also naturally produce small amounts […]


Kids: An Rx for Menopause’s Hot Flashes?

October 31, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who live with young children may be less likely to suffer hot flashes after going through surgical menopause, a new study suggests.
The finding, published recently in the journal Menopause, followed a small group of women who had their ovaries removed because they were at […]


No Testosterone Therapy for Healthy Women, New Guidelines State

October 3, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Healthy women should not be diagnosed with testosterone deficiency and should not be prescribed testosterone therapy, a new guideline from the Endocrine Society states.
“Although limited research suggests testosterone therapy in menopausal women may be linked to improved sexual function, there are too many unanswered questions to justify prescribing […]


Is Soy a Foe to Women With Breast Cancer?

September 4, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Soy protein may increase activity in genes linked to breast cancer growth — at least in certain women who already have the disease, a new study suggests.
Experts said the findings, reported in the Sept. 4 Journal of the National Cancer Institute, shouldn’t scare women off […]


Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women

August 20, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise may help older women avoid a condition that causes a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, a new study shows.
Physically active postmenopausal women had a 10 percent lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation, compared to women who were more sedentary, researchers report in the Aug. 20 […]


Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women’s Hearts

July 28, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Healthy women at low risk of cardiovascular disease may be able to take hormone replacement therapy soon after menopause for a short time without harming their hearts, according to a new study.
Previous studies, including the large-scale Women’s Health Initiative, found that hormone replacement therapy had […]


Is Coffee Aggravating Your Hot Flashes?

July 25, 2014

Drinking caffeine may worsen the hot flashes and night sweats that affect roughly two-thirds of women as they go through menopause, new survey data suggests.


How Losing Weight Could Help Ease Hot Flashes

July 11, 2014

Slimming down may help ease the hot flashes that often accompany menopause, new research suggests.


More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review

July 8, 2014

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 […]


Migraines May Worsen During Menopause

June 24, 2014

New research confirms what women with migraine headaches have told their doctors for years: migraine attacks seem to get worse in the years before and during menopause.



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