A ‘Menopause Champion’ at Work? Yes. You Also Get Paid Leave.

A British broadcaster says its new menopause policy will help free up a “taboo” subject and close what has been called the “gender pain gap.”
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Menopause Estrogen Women and Girls Menstruation Labor and Jobs Great Britain Source Type: news

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 -- It's not uncommon for a woman's sex life to slow down with age, but hormones aren't the only reason she might not be in the mood, a new study suggests. Postmenopausal issues, such as vaginal dryness or pain during sex,...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Cannabidiol (CBD) oil and other products containing CBD are being touted as a natural, organic remedy for a wide range of women’s health concerns. Sellers of these products make many claims: CBD has calming effects on sleep, mood, and anxiety; eases hot flashes and improves bone density by balancing hormonal changes of menopause; and has anti-inflammatory properties that clear skin, cure acne, and calm rosacea. It’s promoted for PMS symptoms like bloating and mood swings. And CBD-infused lubricants claim to boost arousal and enjoyment of sex. So, how much of this is true? First, what is CBD? CBD is a major ingr...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Complementary and alternative medicine Drugs and Supplements Health Marijuana Women's Health Source Type: blogs
Abstract The Editor-in-Chief has retracted this article [1] because an investigation by Keio University has concluded that there are inaccuracies in the data reported. PMID: 31730223 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Aging Clin Exp Res Source Type: research
ConclusionPLO has a significant impact on pain, mental state, quality of life, and capacity to work. However, the long-term prognosis is promising. The severe mental distress is presumably related to several contributing factors in life such as physical integrity and independence, family life, employment, and financial security.Key Points• PLO has a strong impact on quality of life and can lead to severe mental distress.• At onset of symptoms, patients with PLO are in very poor mental and physical condition; however, the long-term outcome after inpatient rehabilitation seems to be good.• Most patients do not...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
ConclusionsA history of MST is common among older women veterans and associated with a range of medical and mental health diagnoses. These findings call attention to the need for additional research in this understudied population, and the importance of trauma-informed care approaches for women across the lifespan.
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
A survey was conducted in the central region of Burkina Faso to find out about womens menopause-related disorders and their treatment in traditional medicine. Fifty-six (56) species have been identified to treat different symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia, nausea, joint and muscle pain, itching, lower abdominal pain, edema, mood disorders, vertigo. Leaves and stem bark were the most rec...
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
This study investigated the association between obesity type and obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) in postmenopausal women. Methods: Study data were obtained from a nation-wide registry, composed of 659 women older than 55 years with chest pain undergoing elective invasive coronary angiography in the suspicion of CAD. Obstructive CAD was defined as angiographic findings of ≥50% diameter stenosis with any major epicardial coronary artery. Overall obesity was defined as a body mass index of ≥25 kg/m2, and central obesity was defined as a waist circumference of ≥85 cm. Results: A total of 311 women ...
Source: Menopause - Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
AbstractBurning mouth syndrome (BMS) is characterised by chronic daily intraoral burning or dysaesthetic sensations, often combined with taste alterations and dry mouth, which cannot be explained by any clinically evident oral or systemic pathology. Around 1 ‐3.7% of the population suffer from the condition, with highest prevalence figures in menopausal and postmenopausal women up to 12% ‐ 18%, and BMS can have a significant impact on quality of life. BMS still seems to be poorly understood in terms of aetiology, although there is growing evidence f rom multiple lines of research that neuropathic changes at different l...
Source: Oral Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Invited Review Source Type: research
Previous functional imaging studies have identified the role of central autonomic network (CAN) in autonomic regulation during various tasks. However, its variability with respect to gender and age, particularly in the resting state, remains poorly understood. Therefore, in this study we systematically investigated gender- and age-related differences in the resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) seeded from core regions of this network, namely posterior mid-cingulate gyrus (pMCC), left amygdala, right anterior and left posterior insula, and ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC), using a large cross-sectional adultho...
Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
ConclusionHysteroscopy as a safe and relatively low pain procedure. Local anesthetic in the form of a paracervical block has been used historically to decrease pain during the procedure. Paracervical block does not significantly decrease pain during procedure, even in menopausal women who were found to have higher pain scales on average. Therefore, future studies should further investigate strategies to decrease pain during office hysteroscopy especially for postmenopausal women.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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