Factors Identified to Help Predict Age at Menopause
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- Higher levels of estradiol and follicle-stimulating hormone, irregular menstrual cycles, and symptoms of menopause are strong indicators that a woman is approaching menopause, according to a study published online April 12... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study indicates longer reproductive life span experienced by US women
(Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center) Previous research has shown a link between the duration of a woman's reproductive life span and her overall metabolic health. By analyzing data from successive surveys spanning the 1959-1962 National Health Examination Survey I through the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for 2017-2018, TTUHSC's Duke Appiah, Ph.D., and a group of collaborators investigated factors that may be driving that link for U.S. women, including an increase in age at natural menopause. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 15, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Is it possible to predict when a woman will enter menopause?
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Despite all the advances in medicine, some basic questions remain. For example, people cannot be told with any certainty how long they'll live. Nor can it be predicted exactly when a woman's childbearing years will end. However, a new study offers insights into factors that might predict a woman's age at natural menopause. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adverse Events With Vaginal Energy-based Devices Adverse Events With Vaginal Energy-based Devices
The FDA recently issued a statement cautioning the safety and efficacy of laser and radiofrequency devices when used for for pelvic floor disorders. Is the warning warranted?Menopause (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Pregnancy After Pioneering Treatment for Early Menopause Pregnancy After Pioneering Treatment for Early Menopause
In a small pilot study, patients who received direct injections into their ovaries of a platelet-rich plasma/gonadotropin combo showed important improvements in ovarian function, with one clinical pregnancy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Benefits and Risks of Menopausal HT Among Women 50-59 Benefits and Risks of Menopausal HT Among Women 50-59
This report analyzes additional years of follow-up from the Women's Health Initiative hormone therapy trials, with a focus on participants 50-59 years of age. Does the new data change recommendations?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

New Treatment May Help Infertility in Menopause
Title: New Treatment May Help Infertility in MenopauseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/5/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/6/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - April 6, 2021 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Treatment May Help Women in Early Menopause Remain Fertile
An experimental treatment may restore fertility during early menopause, a small new study claims. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Treatment May Help Women in Early Menopause Remain Fertile
MONDAY, April 5, 2021 -- An experimental treatment may restore fertility during early menopause, a small new study claims. Typically, menopause ends a woman's ability to get pregnant. But researchers report that administering platelet-rich plasma... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mother-of-four, 27, dies of cervical cancer after check-ups were halted by Covid pandemic
Lizzy Evans, 27, from Bagillt was diagnosed with cervical cancer but was given the all clear. Her cancer returned after medics brushed off her symptoms as pain brought on by menopause. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopause: Six natural herbal blends to ease troublesome symptoms
THE MENOPAUSE is another transformation in the female reproductive cycle. Twelve consecutive months without a drop of blood down below signals the next stage of life, which may come with its own bothersome symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belly Fat Gain During Menopause May Elevate CVD Risk
FRIDAY, April 2, 2021 -- Women experience an accelerated increase in visceral adipose tissue (VAT) starting two years before menopause, which is associated with a greater risk for subclinical atherosclerosis in the internal carotid artery, according... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why One Third Of People Experiencing Menopause Hide It At Work, According To Study
Perimenopause and menopause are totally natural processes but an international study has found that a third of people experiencing menopause hide it at work. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice Broster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Experimental treatment offers hope of fertility for early menopausal women
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Menopause typically signals the end of a woman's ability to become pregnant. However, in a small new study, a novel approach of administering platelet-rich plasma and gonadotropins near the ovarian follicles is showing promise in restoring ovarian function. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How testosterone provided the cure for businesswoman's low libido and menopausal brain fog
Michelle Burgess' monthly hormonal migraines were lingering far longer than normal and she no longer had enthusiasm for anything - until she was prescribed HRT and testosterone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Thursday Throng
‘Throng’ n. – A multitude of persons or of living beings pressing or pressed into a close body or assemblage; a crowd. This section of my website is called The Thursday Throng in honour of the throng that waits eagerly at the bookshop door when a new author book signing or speaking. It takes the form of a ‘Meet the Author’ online event with some information about our author’s latest book and an interview. Some authors also offered giveaways of their books and others have reviews I’ve written posted on Amazon (UK and US) and Goodreads. Past Thursday Throng Author Interviews 2018 ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 26, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Creativity author interview Source Type: news

UCLA researchers digitize massive collection of folk medicine
A project more than 40 years in the making,the Archive of Healing is one of the largest databases of medicinal folklore from around the world. UCLA Professor David Shorter has launched an interactive, searchable website featuring hundreds of thousands of entries that span more than 200 years, and draws from seven continents, six university archives, 3,200 published sources, and both first and second-hand information from folkloric field notes.The entries address a broad range of health-related topics including everything from midwifery and menopause to common colds and flus. The site aims to preserve Indigenous knowledge a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy May Reduce Nocturia After Menopause
TUESDAY, March 23, 2021 -- The percentage of postmenopausal women experiencing nocturia two or more times per night was lower among those who selected systemic hormone treatment compared with no treatment, according to a study published online March... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can Supplementary Estrogen Relieve MS Symptoms? Can Supplementary Estrogen Relieve MS Symptoms?
It's time for a large-scale phase 2 study into whether supplementary estrogen can relieve MS symptoms in menopausal women with the disease, one expert notes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 18, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Black Women More Prone to Postmenopausal Weight Gain Than White Women
THURSDAY, March 18, 2021 -- Black American women are more likely to gain weight after menopause than white women, and a number of factors may underlie the difference, researchers say. They analyzed data from nearly 71,000 American women who had... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 18, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lower dose of oestrogen receptor modulator seems to reduce risk of breast cancer
(Karolinska Institutet) While the drug tamoxifen reduces the risk of developing breast cancer and prevents recurrence, the side-effects cause many women to discontinue their treatment. A study involving researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm has now found that a much lower dose than the standard produces a good effect with fewer adverse reactions in women who have yet to enter the menopause. The study, which has been published in theJournal of Clinical Oncology, can play a significant role in the treatment of cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 18, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Reproductive Period Shorter in Women With Type 1 Diabetes Reproductive Period Shorter in Women With Type 1 Diabetes
Menses begins later and menopause earlier, but only among those diagnosed with type 1 diabetes prior to menarche.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Hormone therapy shown to reduce effects of nocturia in postmenopausal women
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) CLEVELAND, Ohio (March 17, 2021)--As women age, they are more likely to wake up in the middle of the night to pass urine. The loss of estrogen during the menopause transition accelerates this problem, which is known as nocturia. A new study evaluated the effectiveness of different hormone therapies in managing the frequency of nocturia. Study results are published online today inMenopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Device Used for Thousands of Years Eases Major Cause of Female Urinary Problems
Title: Device Used for Thousands of Years Eases Major Cause of Female Urinary ProblemsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/8/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/9/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - March 9, 2021 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy and Sexual Function During Menopausal Transition Hormone Therapy and Sexual Function During Menopausal Transition
Does hormonal therapy have a positive impact on sexual function in perimenopausal women?Menopause (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Excess Belly Fat at Menopause Could Boost Heart Risks
MONDAY, March 8, 2021 -- If you are approaching menopause and you have some extra belly fat, new research suggests you might want to shed some inches now. Women who carry weight around their midsection during menopause may be more likely to develop... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 8, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lots of Belly Fat at Menopause Could Boost Heart Risks
Title: Lots of Belly Fat at Menopause Could Boost Heart RisksCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/8/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/8/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - March 8, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Black women’s health problems during menopause haven’t been a focus of medicine. Experts and activists want to change that.
Doctors need to talk more about the significance and racial disparities of menopause for women of color, observers say. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Vander Schaaff Source Type: news

Ovarian Cancer Prevention: How Patients Decide on Surgery Ovarian Cancer Prevention: How Patients Decide on Surgery
Patients consider the risk of cancer and menopause, as well as other factors, when making decisions about ovarian cancer prevention surgery, according to a small study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Lisa Mosconi: How Does Menopause Affect The Brain?
We associate menopause with the ovaries, but its symptoms start in the brain. Neuroscientist Lisa Mosconi explains how brain health during menopause affects the rest of the body.(Image credit: Jasmina Tomic/Jasmina Tomic / TED) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NPR/TED Staff Source Type: news

Premature Ovarian Insufficiency Linked to Osteoporosis
THURSDAY, March 4, 2021 -- Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) is associated with osteoporosis, according to a study published online March 1 in Menopause. Alison K. Shea, M.D., Ph.D., from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Women With T1DM Experience Shorter Reproductive Period
WEDNESDAY, March 3, 2021 -- Women with type 1 diabetes (T1D) experience a shorter reproductive period than women without T1D, according to a study published online March 1 in Menopause. Yan Yi, M.P.H., from the University of Pittsburgh, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Primary ovarian insufficiency associated with increased risk of osteoporosis
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) CLEVELAND, Ohio (March 3, 2021)--The loss of estrogen after menopause is associated with rapid bone loss. A new study compared the bone health outcomes in women with primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) and early menopause with women who experienced menopause at the standard age to confirm the association between POI and osteoporosis. Study results are published online today inMenopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women with type 1 diabetes experience a shorter reproductive period
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) CLEVELAND, Ohio (March 3, 2021)--The length of the female reproductive period (the time from the onset of menses to the final menstrual period) has important health implications. A new study compared the length of reproductive periods for women with type 1 diabetes with women without diabetes to confirm the effect diabetes has on the female reproductive system. Study results are published online today inMenopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Accelerating gains in abdominal fat during menopause tied to heart disease risk
(University of Pittsburgh) Women who experience an accelerated accumulation of abdominal fat during menopause are at greater risk of heart disease, even if their weight stays steady, according to a new analysis. The study--based on a quarter century of data collected on hundreds of women--indicates that measuring waist circumference during preventive health care appointments for midlife women could be a better early indicator of heart disease risk than weight or BMI. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Causes Menopause Belly
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 2, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

If oestrogen can save women from the worst of Covid, they should be given it | Kate Muir
There is mounting evidence that HRT can help menopausal women recover from the virus, but little action is being takenCoronavirus - latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage‘To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle,”wrote George Orwell, and seeing in front of our masks in this endless pandemic turns out to be even harder.Take the compelling case of the effect of oestrogen, the female hormone, on the coronavirus. Quite simply, research suggests that women with more oestrogen in their bodies are less likely to die and more likely to have milder symptoms of Covid-19. Doctors are a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kate Muir Tags: Coronavirus Menopause Health Medical research Science Long Covid Society Women UK news Source Type: news

Adopting older children can be the start of a special bond
For one mother, a potentially challenging choice turned out to be amazingly fulfillingWhen Margaret Reynolds was in her mid-40s, she was a successful writer, academic and broadcaster. One winter ’s morning, she asked herself what she would like in her life that she did not already have. The answer was clear and quick: she realised she’d like to have a child. She wanted to be a mother. She was single and had just gone through an early menopause. She decided she would adopt, but this prov ed to be a long, sometimes difficult journey during which she found herself asking big, far-reaching questions about identity ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Nicholson Tags: Life and style Adoption Parents and parenting Children Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Family Society Source Type: news

Pessary Treatment Successful for Symptomatic Pelvic Organ Prolapse
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2021 -- About three-quarters of patients with symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse (POP) report successful pessary treatment at five-year follow-up, according to a study published online Feb. 24 in Menopause. Congcong Ma, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Are the Side Effects of Black Cohosh?
Title: What Are the Side Effects of Black Cohosh?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/24/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/24/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - February 24, 2021 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Vaginal pessaries prove effective in treating pelvic organ prolapse long-term
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) CLEVELAND, Ohio (Feb 24, 2021)--The aging population combined with increasing obesity rates has resulted in more women experiencing pelvic organ prolapse. Common treatment options include pelvic reconstructive surgery or the use of pessaries to prop up descending organs. A new study evaluated the long-term effectiveness of pessaries, as well as reasons why women discontinued their use. Study results are published online today inMenopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gabby Logan: 'Involve men in menopause discussion'
The broadcaster says a more inclusive debate will "increase empathy and understanding" towards women. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Menopause, hormone replacement therapy and heart health
Long-term hormone replacement therapy used to be prescribed routinely for postmenopausal women to relieve hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. Hormone replacement therapy also was thought to reduce the risk of heart disease. However, research has been mixed, including one trial that found a small increase in heart disease in postmenopausal women using combined estrogen [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 21, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What Happens During Menopause?
Title: What Happens During Menopause?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/18/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - February 18, 2021 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Study reveals a new potential mechanism underlying loss of muscle mass during menopause
(University of Jyv ä skyl ä - Jyv ä skyl ä n yliopisto) A new study conducted in collaboration between the universities of Minnesota (USA) and Jyv ä skyl ä (Finland) reveals that estrogen deficiency alters the microRNA signalling in skeletal muscle, which may activate signalling cascades leading to loss of muscle mass. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Best supplements for menopause for 2021
MENOPAUSE is a non-negotiable part of getting older for women, so while there's no avoiding the experience completely, there are plenty of powerful supplements out there to help manage the symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laser Therapy May Aid Sexual Function in Breast Cancer Survivors
Patient - reported improvements seen at four weeks and 12 months among survivors with genitourinary syndrome of menopause (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Laser Therapy May Aid Sexual Function in Breast Cancer Survivors
MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2021 -- Fractional CO2 laser therapy helps improve sexual function among breast cancer survivors with genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), according to a study published online Feb. 1 in Menopause. Allison M. Quick, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Consensus Urges Intensified Efforts to Detect Hypertension in Middle-Aged Women Consensus Urges Intensified Efforts to Detect Hypertension in Middle-Aged Women
Hypertension symptoms in women are often mistaken for menopause and may be left untreated, a team of European cardiologists, gynecologists and endocrinologists say in a consensus document.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Breaking the silence around the menopause
In most workplaces it remains an uncomfortable topic, but the co-founders of Gen M aim to change that (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news