We Need to Know How Menopause Changes Women ’s Brains
This might turn out to be a crucial window to try to prevent Alzheimer ’s and other chronic diseases that often accompany older age. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kim Tingley Tags: Estrogen Menopause Women and Girls Alzheimer ' s Disease Brain Hormones Elderly Source Type: news

Knowledge and support improve menopausal health
(University of Gothenburg) More knowledge and individual support from primary care services can alleviate women's menopausal problems, a University of Gothenburg thesis shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could Menopausal Hormone Therapy Reduce Women's Odds for Dementia?
TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 -- Women on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause go on to have a 58% lower risk of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions, a new study finds. Although the study wasn't designed to prove cause and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could my hot flushes actually be long Covid DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions
DR MARTIN SCURR: A hot flush feels similar to deep embarrassment, with a tide of heat that washes over you. When it's a symptom of the menopause, you also sweat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR MOSLEY: The latest remedy for your hot flushes? Half a pint of beer!
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Hot flushes, irritability, sleep disruption, weight gain, mood changes, loss of libido, joint and muscle pains... for many women, the menopause is very tough. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health: Switching to a soy-rich vegan diet causes an 84 per cent drop in menopausal hot flushes
Of the women who followed the soy-rich diet in their study, 59 per cent saw moderate-to-severe hot flushes gone within 12 weeks, researchers from the George Washington University reported. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopause: Swansea MP calls for change on 'the change'
Campaigners want women to talk about the menopause and call for more training for GPs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plant-Based, Soy-Rich Diet Studied in Postmenopausal Women
WEDNESDAY, July 14, 2021 -- The results of a small randomized, controlled trial suggest that a low-fat, vegan diet, including whole soybeans, can reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes and improve menopause-specific quality of life among... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Topical Laser vs. Vaginal Estrogen for Genitourinary Syndrome Topical Laser vs. Vaginal Estrogen for Genitourinary Syndrome
This study compared the efficacy of fractional CO2 laser therapy with topical estrogen therapy for the treatment of genitourinary syndrome of menopause, specifically vulvovaginal atrophy.Menopause (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment for vaginal dryness for menopausal women
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I began menopause about two years ago at age 52. I am noticing that I am beginning to experience vaginal dryness. Is this normal? Is there anything that can be done about it? I have tried using over-the-counter lubricants, and they don't help much. ANSWER: Vaginal dryness is common in women who are approaching menopause and those who have gone through menopause. Other related symptoms include vaginal and vulvar irritation; burning or itching; discomfort… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 14, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

A New Postpartum Depression Drug Could Lead to a Revolution in Treating Women ’s Mental Health Issues
About one in seven women who give birth in the U.S. experience postpartum depression—a condition that can leave them exhausted, make it difficult for them to bond with their babies, and even generate thoughts of suicide. Left untreated, the condition can become chronic and interfere with the development of suffering mothers’ babies. It also takes a toll on society at large; untreated maternal mental health conditions cost the U.S. more than $14 billion a year, according to a 2019 study from Mathematica, a social policy research firm. Despite this, many women struggling with postpartum depression do not receive ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New evidence of menopause in killer whales
(University of Exeter) Scientists have found new evidence of menopause in killer whales - raising fascinating questions about how and why it evolved. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Longer Reproductive Window Could Up Risk for Alzheimer Disease
MONDAY, July 12, 2021 -- A longer reproductive period in women is associated with biomarkers for Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a study published online July 2 in Menopause. Jenna Najar, M.D., from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Menopause help: The five best supplements to help with menopause symptoms
STARTING menopause doesn't mean you have to suffer - here are the five best supplements to help with the dreaded menopause symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Specific patient groups and settings, RCGP (updated 7th July 2021)
This resource provides information on dealing with specific patient groups throughout the COVID-19 period, under the following headings: Learning disability and autism LGBT health Paediatrics and child health Pregnancy and sexual health Menopause (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Sex Drive Return After Menopause?
Title: Does Sex Drive Return After Menopause?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/8/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/8/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - July 8, 2021 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Telephone Consults Convenient, Effective for Gynecological Care
77 percent of patients would repeat a telephone consult; most beneficial for menopause, fertility, endometriosis follow - up (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Could a longer reproductive period put women at greater risk for Alzheimer disease?
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Estrogen has been thought to play a role in a woman's risk of developing Alzheimer disease (AD). A new study has taken a different approach to identifying risk factors for AD by examining the association between a woman's reproductive life span as an indicator of endogenous estrogen exposure and levels of cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers. Study results are published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UK menopause clinic Bia Care launches virtual clinic for remote care solutions
The clinic aims to improve menopause care by combining technology and personalised treatments. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Kopans: TMIST trial design is biased against DBT
The design of the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Does digital mammography fall short for surveillance imaging? Can AI reduce mammography, DBT workload for radiologists? Could combining DBT with digital mammography be cost-effective? Combining DBT with ultrasound could decrease recall rates DBT shows promise in new study with lower interval cancer ratesComments: 6/30/2021 4:08:32 AMDr Dan Kopans A few points of clarification: 1. Calling DBT "3D mammography" is misleading.  DBT is not 3D.  The voxels are not isotropic.&nb...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Postmenopausal bleeding may be a sign of endometrial cancer in obese Asian women
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) The link between obesity and the risk of endometrial cancer has been well documented. A new study, however, shows that an even lower body mass index (BMI) than previously thought can signal an increased risk in Asian women with postmenopausal bleeding. 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 - June 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Male menopause -- myth or reality?
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My wife is 52 and just beginning menopause. We were talking about the changes she's been experiencing, and I was wondering if there is such a thing as male menopause. I am 58. ANSWER: Hormone changes are a natural part of aging. Unlike the more dramatic reproductive hormone plunge that occurs in women during menopause, however, sex hormone changes in men occur gradually. The term "male menopause" has been used to describe decreasing testosterone… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 28, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Time to scrap prescription charges - it'll make us all healthier and save the NHS millions
At present, patients in England pay a standard £9.35 for every item on an NHS prescription. MP Carolyn Harris says that she wants menopausal women exempted. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sophie Wessex health: Royal opens up about her 'tricky' menopause - key symptoms
SOPHIE COUNTESS OF WESSEX, 56, has shared her experience of going through the menopause in a bid to improve education around the crucial change in women's lives. Speaking to Sarah Jane Cale, founder of the Positive Menopause website, she described her menopause as "tricky". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High stress may make ‘broken heart syndrome’ more likely, study finds
Condition also known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy is brought on by an acute emotional shockTwo molecules associated with high stress levels have been implicated in the development of broken heart syndrome, a condition that mainly affects post-menopausal women and is usually brought on by severe stress, such as the loss of a loved one.The syndrome, formally known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy, is characterised by weakening of the heart ’s main pumping chamber and was first identified in 1990 in Japan. It looks and sounds like a heart attack and is consequently often confused for one.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Grover Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Science Biology Heart attack UK news Health Society Source Type: news

Specific patient groups and settings, RCGP (updated 17th June 2021)
This resource provides information on dealing with specific patient groups throughout the COVID-19 period, under the following headings: Learning disability and autism LGBT health Paediatrics and child health Pregnancy and sexual health Menopause Update in this version (published 17th June 2021) - updates made to the Secure environments section. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why it's so hard to talk about 'down there': The doctor who is normalizing menopause
In her new book 'The Menopause Manifesto,' Dr. Jen Gunter wants women to know that they have value beyond their immediate reproductive capability. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Boone Source Type: news

Why it's so hard to talk about 'down there': The doctor who is normalizing menopause
In her new book 'The Menopause Manifesto,' Dr. Jen Gunter wants women to know that they have value beyond their immediate reproductive capability. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lisa Boone Source Type: news

Early menopause: 'I was grieving that I couldn't have children'
From hot flushes on dates to feelings of grief, being menopausal at university was tough for Éimi. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche presents data on giredestrant, a next generation selective oestrogen receptor degrader for people with hormone receptor-positive, HER-2 negative breast cancer
Basel, 4 June 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the presentation of new and updated data on giredestrant (formerly known as GDC-9545), an investigational next generation oral selective oestrogen receptor degrader (SERD), in people with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer. Breast cancer is now the most common cancer in the world, with HR-positive being the most common subtype representing 70% of cases.1,2 Data from these studies will be presented at the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, which will be held June 4-8, 2021.“We’re encour...
Source: Roche Investor Update - June 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA News: Menopause Before 40 Tied to Higher Stroke Risk
Title: AHA News: Menopause Before 40 Tied to Higher Stroke RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/3/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/4/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - June 4, 2021 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AHA News: Menopause Before 40 Tied to Higher Stroke Risk
THURSDAY, June 3, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Early menopause could mean an increased risk of stroke caused by blocked blood vessels, according to a new study. Yet for each year of menopause delay, stroke risk fell by 2%. Stroke is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 3, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Female anatomy still causing a blush | Letters
If a gynaecologist is embarrassed to use real terms, perhaps he or she should have chosen a different speciality, saysSusan Wolfe.WhileSusan Boydfinds the obsession with the vagina tiresomeRe your article (Most Britons cannot name all parts of the vulva, survey reveals, 30 May), I put some of the blame for this on the medical community for using infantilising euphemisms for female genitalia when addressing adult female patients.For example, four separate private gynaecologists in central London each referred to my adult menopausal uterus as my “tummy”. English women to whom I related my surprise at this replied...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 2, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Women Medicine Education Biology Gender World news Life and style Science Feminism Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy, Mammographic Density and Breast Cancer Risk Hormone Therapy, Mammographic Density and Breast Cancer Risk
What have we learned about the joint effect of menopausal hormone therapy and mammographic density on the risk for breast cancer?Breast Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

4 Ways Exercise Helps Fight Aging
Everyone knows that exercise is good for you. But it’s not just beneficial for the young, healthy and already fit. It’s also one of the best defenses against the toughest aspects of aging. Exercise not only improves heart and lung health, but research shows that even modest physical activity is good for the brain, bones, muscles and mood. Numerous studies have found that lifelong exercise may keep people healthier for longer; delay the onset of 40 chronic conditions or diseases; stave off cognitive decline; reduce the risk of falls; alleviate depression, stress and anxiety; and may even help people live longer....
Source: TIME: Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Liz Seegert Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Severe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Up After Bilateral Oophorectomy
WEDNESDAY, May 26, 2021 -- Premenopausal women who undergo bilateral oophorectomy have an increased risk for severe carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), according to a study published online May 26 in Menopause. Julia Starlinger, M.D., Ph.D., from the Mayo... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Higher incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome after bilateral oophorectomy
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), which causes tingling and numbness in the hand, more commonly affects women than men and tends to peak around the age of menopause. A new study suggests the risk of severe CTS increases in women who underwent bilateral oophorectomy before menopause, and estrogen therapy didn't provide a protective effect. 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 - May 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Half of us go through it, yet doctors still aren't being taught about the MENOPAUSE
Midlife women's health is suddenly in the spotlight - even royalty joined in, as Sophie, Countess of Wessex, spoke of it being a 'shackle' last week - and GPs are under pressure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use it or lose it: An active, healthy sex life may delay menopause
(Natural News) If you don’t have sex frequently, could your body simply decide it doesn’t need to ovulate anymore? That is the implication of a study carried out by researchers from University College London, who surveyed 3,000 women about their sex lives and tracked them for a decade. Most of the women involved were married... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At What Age Should You Stop Birth Control?
Title: At What Age Should You Stop Birth Control?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/20/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - May 20, 2021 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

As menopause approaches, some women suffer ‘brain fog’ and memory loss. What’s causing these problems?
More research is needed into how long — and why — these symptoms last, experts say. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marlene Cimons Source Type: news

The Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause The Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause
This comprehensive review of the genitourinary syndrome of menopause encompasses vulvovaginal atrophy, as well as symptoms related to estrogen deficiency in the vagina, vulva, and lower urinary tract.Menopause (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Specific patient groups and settings, RCGP (updated 12th May 2021)
This resource provides information on dealing with specific patient groups throughout the COVID-19 period, under the following headings: Learning disability and autism LGBT health Paediatrics and child health Pregnancy and sexual health Menopause It also provides guidance for the following settings: Care homes Secure environments. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I went through the menopause at 13': Woman tells her moving story in a new TV show
Hayley Cockman, 40, who lives in Essex with her husband, has recently come to terms with her condition and the fact her best hope of starting a family is to adopt. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association of depression, anxiety and menopausal-related symptoms with demographic, anthropometric and body composition indices in healthy postmenopausal women - Barghandan N, Dolatkhah N, Eslamian F, Ghafarifar N, Hashemian M.
BACKGROUND: The termination of the menstrual cycle is correlated with a number of physiological alterations and symptoms that can negatively impact emotion and mood. We aimed to investigate the association of anxiety, depression, and menopausal related sym... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Gene Variants Tied to Reproductive Aging Also Tied to Vasomotor Menopause Symptoms Gene Variants Tied to Reproductive Aging Also Tied to Vasomotor Menopause Symptoms
Certain genetic variants that are associated with reproductive aging also appear linked to vasomotor symptoms of menopause, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Pre-TKA Vitamin D Deficiency May Adversely Affect Outcomes in Postmenopausal Women
MONDAY, May 10, 2021 -- For postmenopausal women after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), preoperative vitamin D deficiency may adversely affect early postoperative outcomes, according to a study published online May 5 in Menopause. Yu Song, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Higher BMI in childhood may help protect women against breast cancer in later life, both before and after the menopause
(European Association for the Study of Obesity) A study of more than 173,000 women in Denmark, presented at the European Congress on Obesity (ECO) held online this year, suggests that girls with a higher body mass index (BMI) during childhood are less likely than their peers with a lower BMI to develop breast cancer as adults, both before and after the menopause. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Depression in midlife women attending a menopause clinic is associated with a history of childhood maltreatment - Shea AK, Frey BN, Gervais N, Lopez A, Minuzzi L.
A growing body of literature has suggested that the perimenopause and the early postmenopausal years are associated with an increased risk of experiencing symptoms of depression and the development of first-onset and recurrent episodes of major depressive ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Perimenopause Is More Than Hot Flashes: What Women Need to Know
More Reports from AARP Research ... Women often don ’t know as much as they should about the conditions leading up to menopause, according to an AARP national survey. ... Access to relevant health i... (Source: AARP.org Policy and Research)
Source: AARP.org Policy and Research - May 6, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news