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Medical News Today: What are the possible causes of vaginal dryness?
Vaginal dryness is a common symptom for women transitioning to menopause. It is caused by a drop in levels of the hormone estrogen. Treatment options include medications to boost estrogen levels and home remedies that can also improve symptoms. We examine the causes of vaginal dryness and treatment options here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

The Impact of Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause on QoL The Impact of Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause on QoL
Genitourinary syndrome of menopause can negatively impact quality of life. How can clinicians help support these patients?Urologic Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Acupuncture helps alleviate menopausal symptoms
(Natural News) Most older women will tell you menopause is a difficult stage in life. They experience hot flashes, night sweats, irregular periods, and a loss of libido, among others. These bothersome symptoms make it harder for them to enjoy life after retirement. Other women take medicine to get going. But recent research shows they... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vasomotor Symptoms and Sleep Apnea Risk in Midlife Women Vasomotor Symptoms and Sleep Apnea Risk in Midlife Women
Are menopausal vasomotor symptoms associated with increased risk of obstructive sleep apnea, independent of obesity?Menopause (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Poor Sleep Quality During Menopause Tied to Increased Inflammation Poor Sleep Quality During Menopause Tied to Increased Inflammation
Middle aged women who get poor quality sleep have elevated levels of inflammatory markers, suggesting their risk for heart disease and other illnesses may be increased, U.S. researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

NYT piece posits menopause-Alzheimer's link
An April 18 opinion piece in the New York Times proposes that there...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET study links menopausal status to Alzheimer's FDG-PET links physical activity to healthy brains High amyloid levels on PET may indicate early Alzheimer's PET plays key role in preventive Alzheimer's study PET links midlife vascular risk factors to more amyloid (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does menopause cause rashes?
Menopause causes a variety of familiar symptoms, such as hot flashes, mood swings, and vaginal dryness — but can it cause a rash? In this article, we look at the link between menopause, estrogen, and skin health. We also discuss how women can help prevent skin changes, such as dryness and age spots, during menopause. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

Calcium Channel Blockers, A Type of Blood Pressure Med, Tied to Pancreatic Cancer Risk in Women
TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 -- Certain drugs prescribed to treat high blood pressure may boost a woman's risk for developing pancreatic cancer after menopause, new research suggests. In a large study of postmenopausal women, those who had ever taken a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Late menopause may protect women's memory
New research suggests that age at menopause onset impacts memory. While small, the cognitive benefit may mean a lower risk of dementia years later. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

Stroke Risk Factors Unique to Women Stroke Risk Factors Unique to Women
This article explores stroke risk factors experienced exclusively by women, including exogenous estrogens, pregnancy, parity, and menopause.Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Going through the menopause at 11 years old
Amanda was 11 years old when she started experiencing symptoms of early menopause. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Age and menopause
A study published yesterday (11 April) suggests fluctuations in the female hormone oestrogen over a woman's life played a bigger role than age of menopause onset alone. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - April 12, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about hormonal imbalances
This article looks at the causes and symptoms of hormonal imbalances in men and women, as well as treatment and home remedies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Biology / Biochemistry Source Type: news

Vascular Dysfunction Linked to Greater Symptoms of Menopause
THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 -- Menopause-related general somatic symptom frequency and severity are inversely associated with arterial stiffness and endothelial function among women across the stages of menopause, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Later menopause can boost women's memory
The average woman goes through the menopause at the age of 51, but every year of delay appears to help the brain, according to scientists at University College London. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Women Have Unique Nutrition Needs
-- Women have unique nutritional needs, especially during pregnancy and menopause. Here's how a woman's diet should differ from that of a man, courtesy of the U.S. government's Office on Women's Health: Calories.Women typically need fewercalories... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

As Menopause Symptoms Get Worse, Heart May Pay a Price
Title: As Menopause Symptoms Get Worse, Heart May Pay a PriceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - April 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Could Earlier Menopause Mean Poorer Memory in Senior Years?
Title: Could Earlier Menopause Mean Poorer Memory in Senior Years?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - April 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Older At Menopause, Better Memory Later?
The research showed that a woman entering menopause 10 years later than her peers was able to recall one extra word on a 15-word test for every year as she grew older. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Later Natural Menopause Can Benefit Future Verbal Memory
WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 -- Women who have a later natural menopause maintain a small benefit in verbal memory compared with women with earlier menopause, according to a study published online April 11 in Neurology. Diana Kuh, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

As Menopause Symptoms Get Worse, Heart At Risk
In all stages of menopause, artery stiffening and dysfunction of blood vessels were each associated with more frequent and severe menopause symptoms among women, as well as a lower quality of life. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vascular Dysfunction Tied to Menopause Stage, Symptoms (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- CV risk factors may need monitoring in menopausal women (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Could Earlier Menopause Mean Poorer Memory in Senior Years?
WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 -- Women who are older when they enter menopause may have a slight advantage when it comes to keeping key memory skills as they age, British researchers report. The study was decades long and tracked outcomes for more than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

TherapeuticsMD negotiates label for vaginal capsule after NDA resubmission
TherapeuticsMD (NSDQ:TXMD) is negotiating with the FDA over the proposed label for its investigational, applicator-free estradiol vaginal capsule, TX-004HR, the company reported today. The softgel capsule is designed to treat moderate-to-severe vaginal pain experienced during sex, a symptom of vulvar and vaginal atrophy in women who have undergone menopause. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post TherapeuticsMD negotiates label for vaginal capsule after NDA resubmission appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Women's Health TherapeuticsMD Source Type: news

As Menopause Symptoms Get Worse, Heart May Pay a Price
WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 -- There could be a link between the severity of a woman's menopausal symptoms and her risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. While the research couldn't prove cause-and-effect, it's " yet another important study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Severity of menopause symptoms could help predict heart disease
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in women. A study of 138 menopausal women examined the association of mood, symptoms, and quality of life measures with the key markers of vascular aging, a major risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vascular problems associated with symptoms of menopause and quality of life measures
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) A new study shows that more frequent and severe menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, sleep disturbance, loss of sexual interest, weight gain and other quality of life measures, were associated with markers of vascular aging, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PET links sleep and beta-amyloid accumulation
A good night's sleep may help prevent Alzheimer's disease, concluded researchers...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET study links menopausal status to Alzheimer's FDG-PET links physical activity to healthy brains High amyloid levels on PET may indicate early Alzheimer's PET plays key role in preventive Alzheimer's study PET with tau agent sheds light on Alzheimer's disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Linked to Less Abdominal Fat Menopausal Hormone Therapy Linked to Less Abdominal Fat
Women who use hormone therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms tend to have less abdominal fat and lower BMI than women who don't, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

HRT reduces diabetes risk in menopausal women
A study, published inJCI Insight, reports that oestrogen stimulates gut cells to produce more GLP-1, which may also explain why pre-menopausal women have a lower diabetes risk.Express (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Herbal treatments help balance hormone fluctuations and mood swings in women
(Natural News) Menopause is a natural occurrence wherein menstruation stops in women. It typically occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. However, menopause can also occur before the age of 40. Menopause can be purposefully induced by drugs for medical reasons or prematurely caused by surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other drugs, or caused by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it normal to have brown spotting after menopause?
Many women wonder whether dark brown spotting is a normal occurrence after menopause. In this article, we look at the possible causes of postmenopausal bleeding, including vaginal atrophy, HRT, infections, and polyps. We also look at whether spotting is a sign of cancer and when someone should see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

Menopause Rating Scale Might Aid Treatment Decision-making Menopause Rating Scale Might Aid Treatment Decision-making
A high Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) score supports the decision to treat bothersome climacteric symptoms, researchers from Chile report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Should We Rethink Our Use of Vaginal Estrogen? Should We Rethink Our Use of Vaginal Estrogen?
Does a recent study support the use of vaginal estrogen in women with genitourinary syndrome of menopause?Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Linked to Reduced Abdominal Fat
WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 -- Women who receive menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) have reduced age-adjusted visceral adipose tissue (VAT), according to a study published online March 27 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HRT may reduce hormone-related fat accumulation in menopause
According to a study, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the increased abdominal fat deposition associated with decreased estrogen levels, may be reduced by HRT.CNN (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HRT Reduced Body Fat in Menopausal Women
(MedPage Today) -- But effect disappeared once therapy stopped (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - March 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone replacement may fight belly fat, study says
To combat the risks of belly fat, menopausal women are encouraged to eat healthy, watch their weight and exercise. Now, there may be another weapon: menopausal replacement therapy. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone treatment burns post-menopausal belly fat
Women who take hormone replacement therapies to ease the symptoms of menopause weigh slightly less and have significantly less belly fat - so long as they keep up the drugs, a new Swiss study reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good for body and mind: Women who go for a walk at least twice a week reduce their risk of heart failure by 20 percent
(Natural News) According to a recent study, “[walking] for at least 40 minutes several times per week at an average to fast pace is associated with a near 25-percent drop in the risk of heart failure among post-menopausal women.” Dr. Somwail Rasla, a cardiologist at Saint Vincent Hospital, explained that while it has already been... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can we say 'vagina' in a headline? New name and new controversy about menopausal condition
It might have a new name but women are still confused over how to treat a bothersome postmenopausal condition that can interfere with their sex lives. A new study says estrogen hormone drugs are not the only option. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Professor helps develop model to quantify how surgeries reduce cancer risk
Elisa Long was 33 years old and new to the UCLA Anderson faculty when her research and her life grimly intersected. Specializing in medical decision making under uncertainty, she routinely studied how to weigh difficult decisions, often in the absence of complete information. Newly diagnosed with breast cancer — she would soon learn that she is also a BRCA1 mutation carrier — Long was confronted with a critical dilemma of her own: How long could she delay prophylactic surgery to remove healthy organs and still avoid further cancer and risk to her life?Up to 65 percent of women with BRCA1 gene mutations and 45 p...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Costly menopause vaginal treatments no better than placebo
(Reuters Health) - For women bothered by vaginal symptoms after menopause, prescription local estrogen treatments and expensive specialty lubricants may provide relief, but no more so than a dummy drug, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Structural Brain Changes Found in Early Menopausal Women after HRT
(MedPage Today) -- Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex volumes preserved in some (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - March 23, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet May Help Protect Bones in Postmenopausal Women
Title: Mediterranean Diet May Help Protect Bones in Postmenopausal WomenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - March 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

HRT in Early Menopause May Preserve Brain Volume HRT in Early Menopause May Preserve Brain Volume
Estrogen replacement therapy in early menopause has been tied to long-term preservation of brain volume in an area responsible for working memory and executive function.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet May Help Protect Bones in Postmenopausal Women
Following a Mediterranean diet may be good for bone mineral density and muscle mass in women after menopause. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You Asked: Why Do I Sweat When I Sleep?
It can be disconcerting to climb into bed, fall asleep easily and wake up drenched in sweat hours later—or to feel overheated once insomnia kicks and you just can’t seem to turn off your brain. What’s the cause of these nighttime blasts of heat? “I started studying night sweats because I had patients asking me about them, and I wanted to give them an answer,” says Dr. James Mold, emeritus professor of family and preventive medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. In 2011, Mold published a review study that looked at all the available research on the causes and symptoms of ni...
Source: TIME: Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime sleep Source Type: news

Range of Vaginal Dryness Products Can Help Postmenopausal Women: Study
Title: Range of Vaginal Dryness Products Can Help Postmenopausal Women: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - March 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Does testosterone make you mean?
The ‘risk-taking’ male hormone is blamed for everything from sexual violence to the financial crisis, but some researchers are starting to question the supposed linksCharles Ryan has a clinic in San Francisco at which he regularly relieves men of their testosterone. This “chemical castration”, as it is sometimes known, is not a punishment, but a common treatment for prostate cancer. Testosterone doesn’t cause the disease (currently thethird most deadly cancer in the UK), but it fuels it, so oncologists use drugs to reduce the amount produced by the testicles.Ryan gets to know his patients well...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Amy Fleming Tags: Biology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news