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Menopausal hormone therapy increases breast cancer risk for years

September 2, 2019

An international collaboration, using data from more than 100,000 women with breast cancer from 58 epidemiological studies worldwide,…
Electronic records pin broad set of health risks on genetic premutation

August 26, 2019

It was long believed the FMR1 premutation — an excessive number of trinucleotide repeats in the FMR1 gene…
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Hormone Therapy Linked to Heart Fat, Hard Arteries

August 2, 2019

Hormone replacement therapy is a common treatment for menopause-related symptoms, and new research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate…
Resistance training can relieve menopause discomfort

July 17, 2019

Resistance training two to three times a week can reduce hot flushes and night sweats in post-menopausal women,…
Molecules that Restructure the Mind

July 10, 2019

Imagine a molecule powerful enough to reconfigure your mind and body — a molecule that makes your bones…
Older women who suffer from tooth loss are more likely to develop high blood pressure

December 7, 2018

Postmenopausal women who have experienced loss of all teeth are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure,…
Emotional Abuse May Be Linked with Menopause Misery

November 21, 2018

Smoking, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle have long been linked to heightened symptoms of menopause. Now, a study…
Beluga whales and narwhals go through menopause

August 28, 2018

Scientists have discovered that beluga whales and narwhals go through the menopause – taking the total number of…
Brain circuit triggers hot flashes in males and females

July 11, 2018

Activation of a single type of neuron appears to trigger hot-flash-like symptoms in mice.  In the issue of Cell Reports, researchers…
Aging: The natural stress reliever for many women

April 27, 2018

While some research suggests that midlife is a dissatisfying time for women, other studies show that women report…
Sleep problems in menopause linked to hot flashes, depression – and may not last

February 20, 2018

Sleep disruptions are one of the most commonly reported complaints among menopausal women. A new study of middle-aged women found…
Menopause triggers changes in brain that may promote Alzheimer’s

October 18, 2017

Menopause causes metabolic changes in the brain that may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a team from…
For post-menopausal women, vaginal estrogens do not raise risk of cancer, other diseases

August 16, 2017

Women who have gone through menopause and who have been using a vaginal form of estrogen therapy do…
In assessing risk of hormone therapy for menopause, dose — not form — matters

July 27, 2017

When it comes to assessing the risk of estrogen therapy for menopause, how the therapy is delivered —…
Estrogen therapy may prevent gum disease in women over 50

July 18, 2017

Treatment for osteoporosis may also help prevent gum disease, according to new University at Buffalo research that examined…
Women with early periods at increased risk of early or premature menopause

January 27, 2017

A large international study has linked early puberty and childlessness with an increased risk of early menopause. Professor…
Mother-daughter conflict between killer whales can explain the evolution of menopause

January 17, 2017

An international research team, from the Universities of Exeter, Cambridge and York (UK), the Center for Whale Research…
Menopause can weaken the lungs

December 12, 2016

Lung capacity decreases over the years, but a European study that includes a contribution from Aarhus University shows…
Lung function decline accelerates in menopausal women

December 3, 2016

Menopausal women appear to experience an accelerated decline in lung function, according to new research published online ahead…
Simple intervention improves sleep of menopausal women

May 24, 2016

Chatting on the phone with a sleep coach and keeping a nightly sleep diary can significantly improve sleep…
Female pelvis shrinks during the menopause

April 27, 2016

It is easy to forget that humans are just another species of animals in the world and nature…
‘Stay-at-home’ males fuelled menopause evolution

February 18, 2016

The evolution of the menopause was ‘kick-started’ by a fluke of nature, but then boosted by the tendency…
Migraines Worsen As Women Approach Menopause

January 23, 2016

Migraine headaches heat up as women approach menopause, according to a new study from researchers at the University…
Stopping a Zombie: The Truth about Estrogen and Heart Disease

November 2, 2015

In 2002, The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute stopped a major clinical study testing the health benefits…
Heart Health Q&A: Can Eating Blueberries Improve Blood Pressure in Postmenopausal Women?

April 16, 2015

Postmenopausal women have a high prevalence of hypertension (high blood pressure) and often develop arterial stiffness (hardening of…
Old mothers know best: killer whale study sheds light on the evolution of menopause

March 5, 2015

A new study led by the Universities of Exeter and York has shown that female killer whales survive…
Earlier menopause linked to everyday chemical exposures

January 29, 2015

Women whose bodies have high levels of chemicals found in plastics, personal-care products, common household items and the…
Be good to yourself to help cope with symptoms of menopause

June 4, 2014

Menopausal women with high self-compassion may find that hot flushes interfere less with their lives, according a new…
Turbulent nature of menopause triggered by gene battles

December 10, 2013

Credit: Paul Gauguin The hormonal mayhem, reduced fertility and hot flushes experienced by a woman in the run…
A molecular explanation for age-related fertility decline in women

May 23, 2013

Scientists supported by the National Institutes of Health have a new theory as to why a woman’s fertility…
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