Menopause: Not All Hot Flashes Are Created Equal

July 22, 2016

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The hot flashes and night sweats of menopause don’t play out the same for all women, new research shows.
Almost 80 percent of women do get hot flashes, night sweats or both during menopause, the researchers found. But the timing of these symptoms and how long […]

Hormone Therapy Won’t Help Memory After Menopause

July 19, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women who take estrogen after menopause may believe it helps them maintain their memory and thinking skills, but a new study suggests they are mistaken.
Researchers found no change in mental ability associated with estrogen therapy among women who used it after menopause, no matter when […]

Female Pelvis Widens, Then Shrinks Over a Lifetime, Study Finds

April 26, 2016

The researchers said their findings challenge the idea that a woman’s pelvis is set in stone.

Widely Used Type 2 Diabetes Drug May Reduce Cancer Death Risk

April 15, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug, may reduce the risk of dying from some cancers for postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
The study found that for women with type 2 diabetes and cancer, the odds of dying from cancer appeared […]

What Women Should Do to Guard Against Vision Loss

April 12, 2016

TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women are a majority of the 4.4 million Americans over age 40 who are visually impaired or blind, Prevent Blindness says.
The national organization has declared April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month, and has outlined several things women need to know about vision and eye […]

‘Paleo’ Diet May Help Older Women’s Hearts, Waistlines

April 3, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
SUNDAY, April 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The so-called Paleo diet may help older women lose weight, improve their cholesterol profile and lower future risk of diabetes and heart disease, a new study has found.
Women experienced these benefits by sticking to the guidelines of the Paleo diet, even though they were not […]

Estrogen for Vaginal Symptoms OK for Breast Cancer Survivors: Experts

February 22, 2016

MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women who’ve battled or survived an estrogen-dependent form of breast cancer often encounter vaginal symptoms linked to their treatment, especially around the time of menopause.
Now, new guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) advise that the use of symptom-relieving estrogen therapy is warranted for these […]

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 […]

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