Metabolic health and weight management key to minimizing diabetes risk
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Increased fat distribution during menopause has long been shown to increase insulin resistance and the risk of diabetes. A new study based on data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) shows that being metabolically unhealthy increases diabetes risk, even in women of normal weight. 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 - February 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart disease in women: How pregnancy, menopause, and more affect risk
Paradigms about heart attacks were, until recently, primarily based on men. Dr. Erica Spatz weighs in on the particular risks and symptoms faced by women. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Trajectory of recurrent falls in post-menopausal breast cancer survivors and in matched cancer-free controls - Pan K, Ray RM, Cauley JA, Shadyab AH, Hurria A, Chlebowski RT.
PURPOSE: Cross-sectional studies suggest that falls are prevalent among older breast cancer survivors. However, fall risk in this population has not been comprehensively examined. Therefore, we compared fall risk in older women post-breast cancer diagnosis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

A Woman's Guide to Skin Care During and After Menopause
Title: A Woman's Guide to Skin Care During and After MenopauseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/23/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/24/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - February 24, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

A Woman's Guide to Skin Care During and After Menopause
SUNDAY, Feb. 23, 2020 -- People sometimes refer to menopause as " the change of life, " but many women are surprised that one of the things that changes is their skin, an expert says. " Although fluctuating hormones during menopause can result in a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Longer Hormone Therapy Tied to Less Muscle Loss in Menopause
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- Longer use of hormone therapy (HT) is associated with high muscle mass and a low prevalence of sarcopenia in postmenopausal women, according to a study published online Feb. 10 in Menopause. Sung-Woo Kim, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

An apple a day might help keep bothersome menopause symptoms away
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) A healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables is known to benefit the human body in so many ways. Now a new study suggests that it may also play a role in lessening various menopause symptoms. 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 - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHN names new chief of AHN Women's Institute
Dr. Marcia E. Klein-Patel has been named chair of the Allegheny Health Network Women's Institute. Klein-Patel replaces Dr. Allan Klapper, who is now AHN Wexford Hospital president. She joined AHN as an attending physician at West Penn Hospital and director of resident research. She co-founded a midlife gynecology and menopausal medicine practice at AHN and was vice chair of operations at the A HN Women's Institute and residency program director of obstetrics and gynecology at West Penn Hospital. AHN… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Savvy sleepwear to target your health conditions
New nightwear including nighties and onesies promise to help you to better health. From nightdresses that 'ease' menopause symptoms to pyjamas that aid post-surgery comfort. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too much sitting increases heart disease, diabetes risk in older women
Researchers assessed the sitting habits of older, post-menopausal women and found that those who spent more time seated, and were either overweight or obese, had a higher risk of heart disease and diabetes. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopause may be delayed by living near nature
A Europe-wide study, published inEnvironment International, suggests that women who live near green spaces and nature are more likely to have a later menopause onset.iNews (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sitting more is associated with higher heart disease risk in older women
(American Heart Association) Post-menopausal Hispanic women sat an average of about 8-1/2 hours per day, compared to more than 9 hours per day for non-Hispanic women.In the total sample of older women, prolonged sitting time patterns were associated with significantly greater body mass index, waist circumference, fasting blood sugar, insulin, triglycerides and insulin resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GP Philippa Kay pleads with her patients to open up and embrace the menopause
GP Phillipa Kay regularly recommends her menopausal patients should continue having an active sex life as a way of keeping the symptoms of the condition under control. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

McAnea issues defiant message to Johnson ’s Tories
“Bring it on, Boris; bring it on.” That was the defiant message from UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea today, when she addressed the union’s women’s conference in Bournemouth. “Here we are, two weeks after Brexit; two months after the general election – and the landscape of the UK looks and feels very different now. “Whichever way you voted, and however fed up you are with it, it’s impossible not to talk about it.” “Indeed,” continued Ms McAnea, “it would be irresponsible of us not to prepare and plan for life under a Tory government ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 14, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article 2020 Women's Conference Christina McAnea equal pay Menopause women members Source Type: news

Blog: Proud of our union – and the strong women who have built it
This week our union has been celebrating HeartUnions week. It’s always a great opportunity to celebrate the work that our union does for UNISON members and for public services. It’s a great opportunity to thank UNISON activists and staff for campaigning, representing and supporting public service workers. And it’s a fantastic chance to shout – loudly and proudly – that we are not just the biggest union in the UK, but the fastest growing union in Western Europe. Our union has so much to be proud of – I’m grateful for that every single day. It’s been particularly great to cele...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 14, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

UNISON women steady themselves for the fight
The first session of this year’s UNISON’s women’s conference opened in Bournemouth this afternoon, with Catrina Murray for the national women’s committee asking delegates: “Remember that song, Things can only get better? I think we’ll find that things can get worse”. December’s election victory for the Conservatives – and what it will mean for women – was a thread that ran through the afternoon’s business. While continued austerity and pain was the major expectation, there was also a determination to fight back, harder than ever. Benefits was just one area t...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2020 Women's Conference benefits care crisis Universal credit welfare reform women members Source Type: news

HRT of Menopausal Symptoms After Gynecologic Malignancy HRT of Menopausal Symptoms After Gynecologic Malignancy
This review focuses on the safety of hormone replacement therapy in women with a history of gynecologic cancer who have undergone surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation leading to early menopause.Menopause (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Taming hormones with food: physician resolves infertility, diabetes, & other conditions
(Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) Nutrition researcher and New York Times bestselling author Neal Barnard, MD, demonstrates how foods affect our hormones--and our health--in his new book, Your Body in Balance. Dr. Barnard shares the science behind how common conditions--like infertility, weight gain, menopausal symptoms, breast and prostate cancers, thyroid problems, and acne--are fueled by hormones that are hidden in or influenced by the foods we eat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 13, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Living in greener neighborhoods may postpone the natural onset of menopause
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) For the first time, a study led by the University of Bergen and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a centre supported by 'la Caixa', has found that living in a greener neighbourhood is associated with older age at the onset of menopause. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women members set to sort it out
UNISON’s women’s conference meets in Bournemouth tomorrow, where a packed agenda awaits. With the UK having just started its first full year under a Boris Johnson government, one of the dominant themes at conference will be continuing austerity – because, aside from the announcement of a rise in the national minimum wage to come in the spring, election campaign promises to end austerity have yet to be realised. Conference will be debating a wide range of austerity-related issues, from the growing crisis in social care – with its effect on the largely female care workforce and on women who are expect...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News #UsToo 2020 Women's Conference Menopause sexual harassment Source Type: news

Postmenopause vitamin D deficiency associated with disc degeneration and lower back pain
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Lumbar disc degeneration and resulting lower back pain become greater concerns with age and disproportionately affect women more than men, likely as a result of decreasing estrogen levels during menopause. A new study demonstrates that vitamin D deficiency, smoking, high body mass index (BMI), and osteoporosis are risk factors for greater back pain. 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 - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prolonged use of hormone therapy may minimize muscle loss associated with aging
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Skeletal muscle mass and strength are critical in helping prevent falls, fractures, and disability. Yet, they continue to decline during the menopause transition. A new study showed that the prolonged use (defined as≥13 mo) of hormone therapy (HT) was associated with higher muscle mass and less chance of sarcopenia. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HRT and the Risk of Melanoma in Post-menopausal Women HRT and the Risk of Melanoma in Post-menopausal Women
Studies have suggested that hormones may play a potential role in melanoma carcinogenesis. Is hormone replacement therapy associated with an increased risk of melanoma in post-menopausal women?Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Menopause timing hard to determine in every third woman
(University of Gothenburg) Is it possible to investigate menopausal age, or not? In more than one in three women aged 50, the body provides no clear answer about the menopause, Swedish study shows. Increased use of hormonal intrauterine devices and contraceptive pills are the cause. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Menopause Hormone Therapy Found to Delay Type 2 Diabetes Menopause Hormone Therapy Found to Delay Type 2 Diabetes
An expert reviews the evidence of the effects of hormone therapy on the development of type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Not all hormone therapy protects equally against heart disease in postmenopausal women
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Hormone therapy has proven to slow down heart fat deposition and the progression of atherosclerosis, depending on the type of hormone therapy and route of administration. A new study compared the effects of conjugated equine estrogens (CEE) and 17β-estradiol and contrasted oral and transdermal delivery to determine their effectiveness in preventing heart disease. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pregnancy, Breastfeeding May Guard Against Early Menopause
The risk was lowest among those who breast-fed exclusively, meaning the baby received breast milk only -- no liquids or solid foods. Early menopause is the end of menstruation before age 45, the study authors said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnancy, Breastfeeding May Guard Against Early Menopause
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2020 -- Both pregnancy and breastfeeding may protect women against early menopause, new research suggests. The risk was lowest among those who breast-fed exclusively, meaning the baby received breast milk only -- no liquids or solid... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart disease risk grows as women move through menopause
(University of Pittsburgh) A marker for heart disease risk considerably worsens as women transition through menopause, according to a new analysis from the largest and longest running study of women's health in midlife. Black women experience this accelerated decline earlier in menopause than their white counterparts. The findings add to growing evidence that menopause is a critical time for changes in cardiovascular health and underscore the importance of women and their doctors focusing on heart health during the menopausal transition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The menopause isn ’t so scary that young women need to sign up for costly surgery | Catherine Bennett
The benefits of tissue harvesting to delay a supposed middle age hell are doubtfulAgainst a background of tasteful pastel – which signals from the off that we are in the land of discretionary spending on faulty female anatomy – theProFaM website makes its unique bid for women ’s money. Ovarian tissue storage! And not only for fertility-related reasons. Who’d want a menopause? “Will you be ready?” the website challenges. “You never know what the future holds, so freeze the biological clock and prepare for the future.”For many women, alas, the offer will be empty. The ProFaM cl...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Catherine Bennett Tags: Menopause Health Medical research Society Fertility problems Women Life and style Science UK news Source Type: news

Is Premarin, alone, the key to successful menopausal hormone therapy?
(Bentham Science Publishers) The presented study reveals that synthetic hormone prescription in medical practice may be responsible for the misconception that ERs exposed to elevated endogenous estrogen concentrations may be deregulated and drive cancer promoting changes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 2, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Premature Natural Menopause May Up Risk for Multimorbidity
FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 -- Premature menopause is associated with development of multimorbidity, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in Human Reproduction. Xiaolin Xu, from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, and colleagues... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Safety of menopause delaying therapy questioned
Fertility experts have expressed concerns over the new menopause delaying treatment being offered by some private clinics.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 31, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Telehealth service providing mail-order menopause hormone replacement therapies launches
Women in California experiencing menopause can sign up for video consultations and prescription deliveries through CurieMD's new platform. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Depression Screening Lacking for Perimenopausal Women
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 -- Practicing gynecologists largely fail to screen women for symptoms of depression during perimenopause, according to a study published online Jan. 13 in Menopause. Greta B. Raglan, Ph.D., from University of Michigan in Ann... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health fears as GPs WRONGLY give antidepressants to menopausal women
Hundreds of thousands of menopausal women are being prescribed antidepressants because poorly trained GPs are misdiagnosing their symptoms, campaigners warn. Women often suffer anxiety and mood swings as they reach the menopause but doctors are mistaking a hormonal imbalance for a mental health problem. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Concerns over new 'menopause delay' procedure
Its long-term safety and success remains untested - but some women have already paid at least £6,000. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parity, Breastfeeding Inversely Tied to Early Natural Menopause
MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 -- Both parity and breastfeeding are inversely associated with the risk for early natural menopause, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in JAMA Network Open. Christine R. Langton, M.P.H., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Estrogen and hormone therapy improves cognitive function
Menopausal women taking estrogen and undergoing hormone therapy may have better cognitive function and reduced risk of dementia, according to a study published inMenopause.Medical Dialogues (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 27, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oestrogen and hormone therapy improves cognitive function
Menopausal women taking oestrogen and undergoing hormone therapy may have better cognitive function and reduced risk of dementia, according to a study published inMenopause.Medical Dialogues (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 27, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Natural relief for women going through the change: Cognitive behavior therapy helps manage menopause symptoms, reveals study
(Natural News) Cognitive behavior therapy is a short-term, non-medical approach that can be used to treat a wide range of health problems, from stress and fatigue to even hot flashes. It focuses on teaching patients how to modify dysfunctional behaviors, thoughts and emotions, and how to develop personal coping strategies against them. Now, recent research suggests that this... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Female Sexuality and Vaginal Health Across Menopausal Female Sexuality and Vaginal Health Across Menopausal
This study aimed to to evaluate changes in female sexuality across the menopausal period. How does vaginal atrophy and its symptoms impact sexual health and dysfunction?Menopause (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Early Menopause Tied to More Health Problems Later on Early Menopause Tied to More Health Problems Later on
Women who suffer premature menopause at age 40 or younger have an increased risk of experiencing multiple health problems in their 60s, according to new research from Australia.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Sexual Frequency Linked to Age of Onset of Natural Menopause
FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 -- Sexual frequency is associated with age of natural menopause (ANM), with lower likelihood of experiencing menopause for women reporting having sex monthly or weekly, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in Royal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pregnancy and breastfeeding may reduce likelihood of early menopause
Women who have been pregnant and breastfeed may have a lower risk of early menopause, according to a study published inJAMA Network Open.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 24, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Women with colorectal cancer fare better if they have social support
(Kaiser Permanente) New research from Kaiser Permanente finds that post-menopausal women with colorectal cancer were more likely to die from their disease or from any cause if they had low social support before diagnosis. The analysis of 1,429 women in the national long-term health study Women's Health Initiative, which included patients from Kaiser Permanente and other health systems, was published in the journal Cancer Jan. 23. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hot flashes impair memory performance
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) If you're having difficulty identifying the right word to express yourself clearly or remembering a story correctly, you may blame menopause. A new study suggests that physiologic hot flashes are associated with decreased verbal memory and with alterations in brain function during encoding and retrieval of memory, especially in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex. Study results are published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blood test may be able to better predict timing of final menstrual period
Study finds measuring anti-M üllerian hormone gives a more accurate prediction than assessing bleeding patterns Related items fromOnMedica Early periods linked to heightened cardiovascular risk Doctors claim they can delay the menopause by 20 years DIY urine test could be cervical screening ‘game changer’ Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Data don ’t support HRT for chronic disease prevention (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pregnancy, breastfeeding may lower risk of early menopause, NIH-funded study suggests
Menopause before age 45 increases the risk of early death, cognitive decline, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 22, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Women who have children and those who breastfeed 'have lower risk of early menopause'
Scientists at the University of Massachusetts found these women were at a 32% lower risk than mothers who had one child and bottle fed them after a month. More than 108,000 women took part. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news