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Postmenopausal Women May Be at Risk of Gum Disease

February 20, 2015

FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Postmenopausal women who are at high risk for broken bones may also be at increased risk for gum disease, a new study suggests.
The research included almost 200 women, aged 51 to 80. They had all gone through menopause within the last 10 years, didn’t smoke and hadn’t taken […]


More Than Half of Women Have Hot Flashes for at Least 7 Years

February 16, 2015

Menopause-related hot flashes and night sweats aren’t a short-term problem.


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Early Menopause: CDC

February 5, 2015

THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s a link between early menopause and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a new study suggests.
The findings may help explain why women are two to four times more likely to have CFS than men, and why the condition is most common among women in their 40s, the researchers from […]


Here’s Why Winter Is the Season of Nosebleeds

February 3, 2015

Nosebleeds are a common during the winter and shouldn’t be cause for concern, an expert says.


Pesticides, Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women

January 28, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Extensive exposure to common chemicals appears to be linked to an earlier start of menopause, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that menopause typically begins two to four years earlier in women whose bodies have high levels of certain chemicals found in household items, personal care products, plastics […]


Severe Hot Flashes During Menopause May Raise Hip Fracture Risk Later: Study

December 18, 2014

THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests a possible link between certain menopause symptoms — moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats — and higher rates of hip fractures and weaker bones.
Hot flashes are common during menopause, affecting about 60 percent of women. The hormonal changes during menopause also affect […]


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 […]



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