New study demonstrates effectiveness and safety of vaginal estrogen
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Despite its proven effectiveness in treating the genital symptoms of menopause, low-dose vaginal estrogen therapy remains underused largely because of misperceptions regarding its safety. However, a new study that followed women from the Nurses' Health Study demonstrates that its use is not associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease or cancer. Results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Incontinence Drug May Help Ease Severe Hot Flashes
Oxybutynin, a drug widely used to treat urinary incontinence caused by an overactive bladder, helps treat hot flashes in breast cancer survivors and women who did not have breast cancer but who were bothered by frequent or severe menopausal symptoms, new research shows. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Brain Fog of Menopause
‘ Menopause-related cognitive impairment happens to women in their 40s and 50s, women in the prime of life who suddenly have the rug pulled out from under them, ’ an expert says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Menopause Estrogen Women and Girls Memory Alzheimer's Disease Brain Hormones Depression (Mental) Dementia Source Type: news

esterified estrogens (Menest)
Title: esterified estrogens (Menest)Category: MedicationsCreated: 7/23/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - December 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

estrogens conjugated synthetic (Cenestin)
Title: estrogens conjugated synthetic (Cenestin)Category: MedicationsCreated: 6/6/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - December 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Sleep Problems May Be Worse When Menopause Is Hastened by Surgery Sleep Problems May Be Worse When Menopause Is Hastened by Surgery
Women who have surgery to remove their ovaries go through menopause abruptly, and a new study suggests this comes with an increased risk for the kinds of sleep troubles many women experience when they go through menopause gradually.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

No Breast Cancer Risk for Testosterone Use in Menopausal Women No Breast Cancer Risk for Testosterone Use in Menopausal Women
Research generally does not show a link between breast cancer and testosterone in women when used primarily for hypoactive sexual desire in midlife, but better studies are needed, say the authors of a new review.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Menopause-related sexual, urinary problems tied to worse quality of life
(Reuters Health) - - Severe sexual and urinary health problems after menopause are linked with poorer quality of life, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

estrogens conjugated (Premarin)
Title: estrogens conjugated (Premarin)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - December 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Sleep problems may be worse when menopause is hastened by surgery
(Reuters Health) - - Women who have surgery to remove their ovaries go through menopause abruptly, and a new study suggests this comes with an increased risk for the kinds of sleep troubles many women experience when they go through menopause gradually. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Normal BMI but High Body Fat After Menopause Tied to Higher Breast Cancer Risk Normal BMI but High Body Fat After Menopause Tied to Higher Breast Cancer Risk
Postmenopausal women with higher body fat levels may be at increased risk for breast cancer, even if their body mass index (BMI) is normal, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Sex Really Does Make Your Life Better —Even As You Age
Having sex may be one way older adults can feel better and enjoy life more, suggests a new paper published in the journal Sexual Medicine. “The general conception is that older adults are not as sexually active as younger adults, or not sexually active at all,” says study co-author Lee Smith, a reader in epidemiology at Anglia Ruskin University in the U.K. “Sexual activity does decline as we age, but older adults are not asexual.” In fact, other recent research found that many American seniors have active sex lives; 40% of the people surveyed, who were between age 65 and 80, said they were having se...
Source: TIME: Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Sex/Relationships Source Type: news

Fetal Famine Exposure Tied to Early Menopause
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- Fetal exposure to famine is associated with an increased risk for early menopause, according to a study published online Dec. 3 in Menopause. Nengying Wang, M.D., from the Shengli Clinical Medical College of Fujian Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Menopausal women should eat more blackcurrant to prevent bone loss
(Natural News) Hormonal changes are one of the leading causes of bone loss or osteoporosis. Menopausal women, in particular, are more likely to experience bone loss because they are deficient in estrogen, a hormone in women that protects the bones. The amount of estrogen drops when women reach menopause. To lower the risk of bone... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' It's Going to Be a Useful Agent': Oxybutynin for Hot Flashes'It's Going to Be a Useful Agent': Oxybutynin for Hot Flashes
A urinary incontinence drug is surprisingly effective in the treatment of hot flashes for both women with a history of breast cancer and those with menopausal symptoms but who do not have cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

estradiol, Alora, Climara, Delestrogen, Depo-Estradiol, Divigel, Elestrin, Estrace, and Others
Title: estradiol, Alora, Climara, Delestrogen, Depo-Estradiol, Divigel, Elestrin, Estrace, and OthersCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - December 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Menopause a'Critical Window' for Lifestyle CVD Prevention Menopause a'Critical Window' for Lifestyle CVD Prevention
A healthy diet, exercise, and not smoking are all part of a heart-healthy lifestyle, but a new study suggests adherence at midlife is particularly important to reduce later atherosclerotic burden.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Hysterectomy linked to memory loss
According to a study, published inEndocrinology, rats that have their uterus, but not their ovaries, removed experience short-term memory loss. This suggests that the uterus may have a more direct role in cognitive difficulties associated with menopause.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Incontinence Drug, Oxybutynin (Ditropan XL) May Cut Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors
FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 -- Hot flashes, a common curse in menopause, can be especially bothersome after breast cancer. But a new study suggests an existing medication may help. The drug is oxybutynin (Ditropan XL), long used to treat urinary... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Incontinence Drug Oxybutynin May Cut Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors
FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 -- Hot flashes, a common curse in menopause, can be especially bothersome after breast cancer. But a new study suggests an existing medication may help. The drug is oxybutynin (Ditropan XL), long used to treat urinary... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Incontinence Drug May Cut Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors
FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 -- Hot flashes, a common curse in menopause, can be especially bothersome after breast cancer. But a new study suggests an existing medication may help. The drug is oxybutynin (Ditropan XL), long used to treat urinary... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Having a hysterectomy may cause short-term memory loss, study suggests
A new Arizona State University study is the first to suggest that the uterus is not useless after menopause. Researchers found that removing just the womb caused cognition problems in rats. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Body fat levels linked to breast cancer risk in post-menopausal women
Older women with excess body fat, even if they have what's considered a normal body-mass index, could be at greater risk for breast cancer, according to a study published Thursday in the medical journal JAMA Oncology. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hysterectomy linked to memory deficit in an animal model
(Arizona State University) The non-pregnant uterus is commonly assumed to be an unimportant organ. One third of American women have a hysterectomy by age 60, often before natural menopause. Arizona State University researchers have found an animal model of hysterectomy resulted in decreased memory capacity and an altered hormonal profile within two months after surgery. The study suggests an important role for the uterus that could impact cognitive aging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

History of Partner Violence Tied to Menopause Symptoms
History of sexual assault and current PTSD also associated with higher risk for menopause symptoms (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

History of Partner Violence Tied to Menopause Symptoms
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 -- A history of intimate partner violence (IPV) or sexual assault and current symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are associated with an increased risk for menopause symptoms, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Insufficient nutrition during fetal development may lead to early menopause
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Previous studies have demonstrated that fetal malnutrition can lead to adult chronic disorders such as type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease. A new study out of China now suggests that it also can lead to early menopause and premature ovarian failure. 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 - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yoga and acupuncture may help to treat menopause
Yoga and acupuncture may decrease the frequency of menopausal hot flushes, according to research published inMenopause.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

An Abusive Partner May Worsen Menopause Symptoms
Title: An Abusive Partner May Worsen Menopause SymptomsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/3/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - December 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Concept Device Designed to Tame Menopausal Hot Flashes
According to the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN), up to 80% of women experience vasomotor menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes and night sweats, when transitioning into and through menopause. Most of the women studied rated their symptoms as moderate to severe--significantly affecting quality of life. In fact, vasomotor symptoms are one of the chief menopause-related problems for which women in the United States seek medical treatment. To explore what women in menopause experience and to propose technology-based interventions, Cambridge Consultants recently partnered with the Nation...
Source: MDDI - December 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Yoga, acupuncture might ease menopause hot flashes
- Acupuncture and yoga could offer relief from the hot flashes of menopause, a new analysis suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

An Abusive Partner May Worsen Menopause Symptoms
Women who are emotionally tormented by a spouse or partner may suffer from more night sweats, painful sex and hot flashes when their periods stop, researchers say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Abusive Partner May Worsen Menopause Symptoms
FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 -- Emotional abuse may add to the woes of menopause, a new study suggests. Researchers found that women who are emotionally tormented by a spouse or partner may suffer from more night sweats, painful sex and hot flashes when... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Healthy Lifestyle Makes for a Healthy Heart During Menopause
FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 -- Women who live a healthy lifestyle during the transition to menopause may help keep their blood vessels healthy as they age, a new study suggests. Compared with women who had the least healthy lifestyle, those who led the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Healthy Lifestyle Makes for a Healthy Heart During Menopause
Title: Healthy Lifestyle Makes for a Healthy Heart During MenopauseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - November 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Age-Related Vaginal Symptoms Tied to Worse Quality of Life
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 -- Severe vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) symptoms are associated with worse quality of life in postmenopausal women, according to a study published online Nov. 12 in Menopause. Rossella E. Nappi, M.D., Ph.D., from the University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Can Nanotechnologies Aid Implantable Drug-Delivery Systems?
Implantable technologies have come a long way over the years, and advancements in micro and nanotechnologies have helped device developers continue to push the envelope even further. Within the realm of drug delivery, advances in nanotechnologies have consistently improved patient outcomes by enabling sustained drug delivery to help treat chronic conditions. These scalable technologies have even offered localized drug delivery that can further improve bioavailability. While many of these technologies offer a variety of opportunities, we’re still eagerly awaiting to see the impact of these advancements onc...
Source: MDDI - November 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: BIOMEDevice San Jose Implants Source Type: news

Yoga, Acupuncture Might Ease Menopause Hot Flashes Yoga, Acupuncture Might Ease Menopause Hot Flashes
Acupuncture and yoga could offer relief from the hot flashes of menopause, a new analysis suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Study: Healthy living during menopause can slow narrowing arteries
Living a healthy lifestyle during menopause could slow the narrowing of arteries in aging women, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother, 51, suffered severe headaches after developing a milk intolerance from the MENOPAUSE
EXCLUSIVE: Maggie Holloway, 51, of Ayr in Scotland, endured 'horrendous' headaches for months, which doctors dismissed as an inner ear infection that would pass. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother, 51, suffered severe headaches after developing a lactose intolerance from the MENOPAUSE
EXCLUSIVE: Maggie Holloway, 51, of Ayr in Scotland, endured 'horrendous' headaches for months, which doctors dismissed as an inner ear infection that would pass. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurse had menopause symptoms twice before turning 40
Cardiac nurse Nicky Williams says she wants to break the taboo over the menopause. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It wasn't the menopause! For years, Sue Perkins ’ partner Anna battled a problem with her thyroid...
Tiredness, irregular periods, brain fog and a thickening middle — to TV presenter Anna Richardson, from London, it spelled one thing: the menopause. Then, she made a shock discovery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer survivor, 25, to have a pioneering operation to REVERSE her early menopause
Adele Stevens, from Reading, is said to be the 'second patient' to undergo ovarian cryopreservation to restore fertility, after chemotherapy for bone cancer gave her the menopause 20 years early. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How exercise can lessen the symptoms of menopause
(Natural News) Postmenopausal women are more vulnerable to different health problems because their hormone levels are decreasing. Menopause causes mood changes, a slower metabolism, and increasing the risk of certain injuries and other conditions that increase with age. Fortunately, there are many ways to still be healthy despite the reduction of hormone levels. One of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Associations of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and posttraumatic stress disorder with menopause symptoms among midlife and older women - Gibson CJ, Huang AJ, McCaw B, Subak LL, Thom DH, Van Den Eeden SK.
IMPORTANCE: Little is known about the prevalence of traumatic exposures among midlife and older women and the association of these traumatic exposures with health issues. OBJECTIVE: To examine the associations of intimate partner violence (IPV), se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Diet rich in fruits and vegetables tied to fewer menopause symptoms
(Reuters Health) - Women who eat lots of fruits and vegetables may experience fewer physical and mental health symptoms of menopause than those who prefer to dine on sweets, fats and snacks, an Iranian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Trauma May Up Risk for Menopause Symptoms in Older Women
(MedPage Today) -- Study argues for awareness of prevalence of traumatic histories in this population (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - November 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Emotional abuse linked to worse menopause symptoms
A new diverse study in San Francisco of 2,000 women from various backgrounds found both emotional and physical abuse increased the odds of women suffering severe symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news