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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.

PMS Not Linked to Hot Flashes Later, Study Finds

June 5, 2014

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.
“We [...]

Drug May Lower Odds of Early Menopause in Breast Cancer Patients

May 30, 2014

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 [...]

Got Hot Flashes? This Non-Hormonal Treatment May Help

May 28, 2014

Estrogen therapy and the non-hormonal drug venlafaxine (Effexor) are nearly equally effective in reducing menopause-related hot flashes and night sweats, according to a new study.

Early Menopause Linked to Heart Failure Risk in Swedish Study

May 14, 2014

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 [...]

Premature Menopause May Affect Women’s Mental Function

May 12, 2014

Premature menopause may increase a woman’s risk of mental decline later in life, according to a new study.

Having an ‘Apple’ Shape is Not a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer

April 21, 2014

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.

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 [...]

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