Blog: Why we should all take the menopause seriously
Yesterday was World Menopause Day, a date that’s been designated for 10 years by the World Health Organisation and the International Menopause Society as a day to raise awareness of the menopause. It’s important for UNISON, not only because we are the UK’s largest women’s organisation with over one million female members, but because women make up just over half of the UK’s workforce. The menopause is an occupational health issue, an equality issue, and therefore a trade union issue. Menopause might not necessarily hit during a woman’s late forties or early fifties; it can affect younger...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 19, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: Article General secretary's blog Christina McAnea equality Menopause Source Type: news

Hair Loss: Four vitamin supplements to help growth - 'the key is having a balanced diet'
HAIR loss is normal, as we can lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day, often without noticing. If you are experiencing hair loss, your doctor can assess the cause. For older women, hormonal changes that are linked with menopause also contribute to hair loss. Nonetheless, there are some products and treatments which may be able to tackle your hair loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viva la vulva: why we need to talk about women ’s genitalia
Ignorance about the basic biology of vulvas is still shockingly high – yet there are huge health benefits, physical and emotional, to be won with better understandingIf you have a vulva between your legs, could you identify the seven separate structures in a mirror? If your partner has a vulva, can you identify theirs?For over half the population, the vulva is a significant part of their body; an exit and an entrance, a site of pleasure and, often, pain, that speaks to core human function and need. In 2021, it can feel as if we ’re on the cliff-edge of emancipation from the history of oppression and ick surroun...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Eleanor Morgan Tags: Sex Biology Science Education Women Gender Life and style Source Type: news

Hair loss: Five ways to tackle menopausal hair changes - expert advice
HORMONAL changes can cause hair thinning in perimenopause and menopause. Female hair loss is a common condition, especially in the years surrounding menopause, though there are some things you can do to help tackle changes in your hair. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Has YOUR blood pressure risen after menopause? Here's how HRT could help
BLOOD PRESSURE generally increases after menopause, but you shouldn't let it get out of a healthy range. Here's how HRT could help if your blood pressure has risen after menopause. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Over half of women didn't realise they were going through menopause - until months later
More than half of women didn't realise they were going through the menopause until seven months after they first experienced signs. A poll of 1,000 women, who are going or have gone through the menopause, found 52 percent took considerable time to realise what was causing the aching joints, fatigue, and anxiety. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopause: How changing hormones could cause painful ‘gritty’ eyes - when to see a doctor
MENOPAUSE marks a transitional time in a woman's life, but this rite of passage often comes with an array of symptoms. While hot flushes and periods stopping are well-known signs of menopause, there is also a painful eye condition expert's say women frequently report. When should you visit a doctor? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer: Women’s cycle length during menopause transition increases risk says study
BREAST cancer is the most common cancer among women. A new study warns a women's cycle length in the build up to the menopause impacts oestrogen which could further impact risk of developing the deadly disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women with shorter periods before menopause are more likely to get heart disease, study says
Academics from the University of Pittsburgh made the claim after analysing data for 428 women between 45 and 52 in the US. Results were published in the journal Menopause. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lengthening Menstrual Cycles Near Menopause Could Predict Heart Health
Title: Lengthening Menstrual Cycles Near Menopause Could Predict Heart HealthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/13/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/13/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - October 13, 2021 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Laser vagina menopause therapy shows no benefit in trial
The treatment, meant to rejuvenate and treat dryness, worked no better than a placebo procedure. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopause: Fluctuating hormone levels affect a woman's eyes – five symptoms to spot
MENOPAUSE is the point when a woman no longer has menstrual periods for at least 12 months. Your eyes are known to be affected by this greatly with any of these five symptoms occurring. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopause insomnia: The key supplement for a better night's sleep
INSOMNIA is one of the most common complaints during menopause, but luckily a quick dose of melatonin could fix the problem. Here's why. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vagina lasering for postmenopausal women ‘may be placebo’
UK study suggests therapy for dryness, itching and pain should be used with caution, say expertsAn expensive laser treatment purporting to help women with postmenopausal vaginal symptoms such as dryness, itching and pain when having sex may be no better than a placebo, research suggests.According to theUK ’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence(Nice), vaginal laser therapy involves inserting a laser device into the vagina to heat the vaginal wall and create tiny holes or “micro-traumas”. It has been claimed this stimulates the production of collagen, helping to alleviate postmenopausal vagina...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Women's health Menopause Medical research Society Science UK news Source Type: news

Menopause: The herbal extract shown to relieve pain that is 'as effective as paracetamol'
MENOPAUSE marks a critical stage in a woman's life when she stops having her period. This transition is marked by a shift in hormones that can lead to a cascade of symptoms, including hot flushes and joint pain. One plant extract, however, may offer relief by relieving pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopause: 'The shocking' mental health toll of 'perimenopause' on women - signs to spot
MENOPAUSE is a natural part of ageing that usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age, as a woman's oestrogen levels decline. Whilst it is a natural part of a woman's life, the menopause brings with it physical and mental changes and can often be extremely difficult to live with. Whilst this is a normal process, the mental strain can take its toll on people's wellbeing. Health and Her have revealed the true extent of this to express.co.uk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The sign on your skin you may be going through menopause - plus other symptoms
MENOPAUSE IS a natural part of ageing that usually happens between 45 and 55 years old. The NHS says that many people will experience some symptoms around the menopause, though the duration and severity of these symptoms varies. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopause: Early signs to spot and treatments to help reduce your symptoms
MENOPAUSE is unavoidable for women; however, excruciating symptoms and years of suffering can be avoided. New therapies and treatments are out there which could help reduce your menopause symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopausal women taking HRT are not at greater risk of developing heart disease, scientists say
South Korean researchers say the benefits of HRT - usually given in tablets, gels and patches - typically outweigh the risks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shirley Ballas health: My menopause lasted SEVEN years
SHIRLEY BALLAS is the ballroom and latin dance champion who is back on our screens as the head judge on Strictly Come Dancing. The star has had her fair share of health scares across her career, yet it was something that all women go through that she said she struggled with. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Menopause Does To Your Brain
Title: What Menopause Does To Your BrainCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/5/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/5/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - October 5, 2021 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Sophie Wessex says women forced to quit their career because of the menopause is 'tragic'
In an impassioned address, the Countess of Wessex said women over 40 were 'fabulous' and should be celebrated, not made to feel as if they have to 'slope off into the shadows'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR HEATHER CURRIE: The REAL battle is getting GPs to prescribe HRT 
News this week of proposals to abolish charges for HRT - in England it costs £9.35 a prescription - should be a source of relief to many of Britain's 3.4 million menopausal women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MPs could back ban on prescription charges for hormone-replacement therapy for menopausal women 
Labour's Carolyn Harris said she expects sufficient votes in support of her private member's Bill to end HRT prescription charges in England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopause: Five 'plant oestrogen-like foods' to ease symptoms and reduce high blood sugar
MENOPAUSE may coincide with a type 2 diabetes diagnosis, as falling oestrogen levels can affect how the body releases insulin, Dr Sarah Brewer said. However, to minimise this risk, certain foods could help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplement for menopause: Medical experts agree on their favourite go-to treatment
MILLIONS of people associate menopausal symptoms with hot flushes, mood swings, and night sweats; however, one troubling side effect - affecting as many as 40 percent of all menopausal women - is joint pain and stiffness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Increase in Dementia With Menopausal HRT No Increase in Dementia With Menopausal HRT
As long as exposure to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopausal symptoms is not long term, the overall risk for dementia is not increased, a large British case-control study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Replacement Therapies For Menopause Not Linked To Higher Risk Of Dementia, Says New Study
After previous studies linked therapies that are offered to people suffering with the symptoms of menopause to dementia, new research suggested that this may not be the case. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice Broster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Migraine History Linked to Severe Hot Flashes Migraine History Linked to Severe Hot Flashes
Women with a history of migraine are more likely to experience severe hot flashes, according to research presented at the hybrid annual meeting of the North American Menopause Society.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - September 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Menopausal women taking HRT do NOT face a higher risk of dementia, major study claims 
A study of hundreds of thousands of women in the UK by the University of Nottingham found that there was no overall link between hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopause symptoms: Seven 'uncomfortable' issues that can develop in the eyes
A WOMAN'S natural biological transition - i.e. the menopause - might become bothersome in more ways than one had anticipated. Not only are there hormonal changes to contend with, eye issues can develop. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PCOS Linked to Menopausal Urogenital Symptoms but Not Hot Flashes PCOS Linked to Menopausal Urogenital Symptoms but Not Hot Flashes
Women with a history of polycystic ovary syndrome may be more likely to experience somatic and urogenital symptoms after menopause, compared with women without the condition, research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Menopause: The practice proven to ‘relieve’ menopause-related symptoms - BMJ study
MENOPAUSE is a significant turning point in a woman's life as it marks the end of her child-bearing years. This transition period is characterised by significant alterations in hormones, which lead to a cascade of symptoms. One practice, however, may help tame the manifestations of menopause. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for menopause: The six vitamins and minerals to reduce symptoms
MENOPAUSE can be tackled head-on with supplements to reduce symptoms such as fatigue, hot flushes, mood swings and reduced libido. Here are the six vitamins and minerals to take to reduce symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As menopause hit, my libido waned, my brain felt dull. So I gave testosterone a try.
Within weeks, I was feeling good. But the therapy can have scary side effects, and using the hormone pellets also raised other concerns about my life. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Ellison Source Type: news

Two major symptoms of menopause often mistaken for something else - when to see a doctor
MENOPAUSE affects all women, yet many are unaware of the multiple symptoms commonly associated with this transition. In fact, some symptoms often end up being misdiagnosed as something else, according to an expert. When should you see a doctor? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopause treatments: Two drinks to avoid or risk severe symptoms – doctor's warning
MENOPAUSE is a rite of passage for the fortunate women who reach this milestone. Yet, growing older can coincide with troublesome symptoms, such as hot flushes and mood swings. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Podcast: GP access row, improving menopause care, COVID-19 boosters
The team discusses the current media storm around face-to-face access, COVID booster jabs and the additional roles reimbursement scheme and speak to GP and menopause specialist Dr Louise Newson about improving menopause care. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 24, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Podcast Source Type: news

Menopause: The foods to avoid at all costs or risk making symptoms worse - major study
THE MENOPAUSE transition is defined as the time leading up to a woman's final period. It is usually characterised by an onslaught of bothersome symptoms, including insomnia. Researchers studying the effects of diet on menopause believe some foods may exacerbate sleeplessness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopause: Three dietary decisions that can make your night sweats more ‘severe’ at night
THE MENOPAUSE affects millions of women worldwide and the symptoms can greatly undermine their quality of life. A new data analysis shows the prevalence of night sweats amongst women going through the menopause. Dietary decisions can exacerbate this common complaint - what are the worst culprits? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Women Using Marijuana Products to Help With Menopause
However, there is little to no research has proven that pot effectively treats menopause-related symptoms. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Women Turning to Marijuana Products to Help With Menopause
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 22, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

Specific patient groups and settings, RCGP (updated 21st September 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) - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopausal women may suffer more hot flushes if they lead lazy lifestyles, study claims
The researchers, from Smith College in Massachusetts, measured night sweats in 77 women while looking at their daytime physical activity using wrist-worn exercise trackers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Women Turning to Marijuana Products to Help With Menopause
Title: More Women Turning to Marijuana Products to Help With MenopauseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/22/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/22/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - September 22, 2021 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Migraines and More Severe Hot Flashes Could Be Linked
Title: Migraines and More Severe Hot Flashes Could Be LinkedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/22/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/22/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - September 22, 2021 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How Long Do Menopause Symptoms Last
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Premature Menopause a'Warning Sign' for Greater ASCVD Risk Premature Menopause a'Warning Sign' for Greater ASCVD Risk
Premature menopause has been linked to cardiovascular disease in women, but it may not carry as much weight as traditional risk factors in driving 10-year event risk, a cohort study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Depression During Menopause: How to Spot It and Treat It
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 20, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Menopause symptoms: Key 'behavioural changes' to improve hot flushes and mood changes
MENOPAUSE symptoms may begin many years before a woman has 12 consecutive months without a menstrual bleed. For some people, the transitional period can be troublesome. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news