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Certain Generic Meds May Help Older Patients With Early Breast Cancer

July 23, 2015

THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s more evidence that two classes of inexpensive generic drugs reduce the risk of death in postmenopausal women with early breast cancer, a pair of new British studies find.
The two classes of drugs — called aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates — can also be used together to increase the […]


Menopausal Women at Lower Heart Risk Than Men of Similar Age

July 1, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Menopause is commonly considered a risk factor for heart disease, as the protective effect of estrogen declines. However, in a new study, researchers found that postmenopausal women had a lower risk of dying from heart attack than did men of similar ages.
“Women have lower cardiovascular […]


Common Antidepressants Linked to Higher Fracture Odds in Menopausal Women

June 26, 2015

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women prescribed a common class of antidepressants to ease menopausal symptoms may face a long-term rise in their risk for bone fracture, a new study suggests.
The antidepressants in question are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) medications such as Celexa, Paxil, Prozac and Zoloft.
Besides being used to treat depression, […]


Menopausal Women’s Sleep May Suffer at Different Times of the Month

June 16, 2015

TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — As women begin menopause, hormone fluctuations increase the risk of sleep problems during certain phases of the menstrual cycle, according to a small new study.
Researchers analyzed the sleep patterns of 20 women in the earliest stage of menopause (perimenopause), including 11 who had difficulty sleeping at least three […]


Could ADHD Drug Find New Role in Menopause?

June 12, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A drug marketed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder might improve memory and concentration problems associated with menopause, a new, small study suggests.
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine), a stimulant, is usually prescribed to children and adults with ADHD. But researchers found it also may help to improve menopausal women’s […]


Strong Bones After 50? Women May Not Need Next Test Until 65

June 9, 2015

TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A postmenopausal woman who is 50 and still shows “normal” readings on her bone density test may not need her next such test for 10 or even 15 years, a new study finds.
However, researchers led by Dr. Margaret Gourlay of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill […]


Hormone Therapy Doesn’t Help Memory: Study

June 3, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women taking menopausal hormone therapy to relieve symptoms such as hot flashes often hope it will also help their menopause-related memory and thinking problems, but a new study reports it won’t.
However, oral hormone therapy was linked to mood benefits, the research found.
“Hormone therapy is […]


Vitamin D, Calcium Don’t Reduce Menopause Symptoms

June 2, 2015

TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Vitamin D and calcium supplements don’t help ease the symptoms of menopause, a new study says.
The research is part of the Women’s Health Initiative, a long-term clinical trial of menopausal women, and included more than 34,000 U.S. women between the ages of 50 and 79. The women were […]


What You Should Know About Hormone Therapy’s Link to GI Troubles

May 19, 2015

Hormone replacement therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms may raise the risk a bit for serious lower intestinal bleeding, a new study suggests.


Early Menopause Tied to Lower Risk of Irregular Heartbeat

May 15, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who go through menopause at a relatively young age may have a slightly lower risk of developing a common heart rhythm disturbance, new research suggests.
The study, of nearly 18,000 middle-aged and older U.S. women, found that those who’d gone through menopause before age 44 […]




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