Medical News Today: How do birth control pills affect menopause?
The use of birth control pills, or hormonal contraceptives, can mask some of the symptoms of menopause. This can make it difficult for a person to know if they are going through menopause. In this article, we answer some common questions about how birth control pills can affect the symptoms of menopause. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

Thyroid Disease and Menopause
Title: Thyroid Disease and MenopauseCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 3/1/2001 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - June 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Menopausal Hormone Therapy . . . Current Concepts
Title: Menopausal Hormone Therapy . . . Current ConceptsCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/22/2002 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:08 PM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - June 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Menopause: Home Menopause Test Kits, Are They Worth It?
Title: Menopause: Home Menopause Test Kits, Are They Worth It?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 1/28/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:08 PM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - June 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy in Survivors of Breast Cancer
Title: Hormone Therapy in Survivors of Breast CancerCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 5/31/2001 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:07 PM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - June 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy - HRT, HT, ET, EPT, What Does it All Mean?
Title: Hormone Therapy - HRT, HT, ET, EPT, What Does it All Mean?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/23/2002 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:07 PM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - June 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hormone Creams - Safe & Effective
Title: Hormone Creams - Safe& EffectiveCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 12/20/2000 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:07 PM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - June 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about menopause and sore breasts
Sore breasts are common during menstruation, but breast pain and discomfort can also occur during perimenopause and menopause. In this article, learn why breast pain can happen at this stage of life. We cover the home remedies that people can use to relieve pain, as well as when to see a doctor for breast symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

Earlier menopause onset in teen mothers
Teenage mothers, and those from poorer countries, are more likely to have an earlier menopause and need a hysterectomy, according to research presented at the World Congress of Menopause in Canada.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mangoes 'good for the heart'
EATING mango is good for the heart and stomach of older women, according to a new study. Researchers found that two servings of mango a day had beneficial effects on systolic blood pressure among healthy post-menopausal women. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenage mothers are more likely to have early menopause, new research reveals
Teenage  mothers are more likely to have an early menopause as well as a hysterectomy, according to the Canadian-led International Mobility in Ageing Study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why DO so many GPs refuse to give women HRT?
After two years of trying to manage the debilitating symptoms of the menopause on her own, Jayne Caple, of Bristol, went to her GP at the end of her tether. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does CBD oil work for menopause symptoms?
There are different treatments available for menopause symptoms. Cannabidiol (CBD) is becoming a more popular alternative treatment, however, there is some dispute over how effective it is. Also, its legal status means that it is not available everywhere. Learn more about the potential use of CBD for menopause here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

More Women With Breast Cancer May Soon Be Skipping Chemo. Here ’s Why
Phyllis Lacetti found her own breast cancer when she felt an abnormal lump in her right breast in 2007. A nurse at Montefiore Medical Center, she had a lumpectomy to remove it, but an MRI afterward revealed remaining cancer cells, so she opted to get a mastectomy. Her cancer doctor recommended she get chemotherapy to ensure that her cancer wouldn’t recur, since Lacetti’s family history put her at high risk. Her sister and father had died of leukemia, and her brother passed away from thyroid cancer. Chemotherapy, he said, was her best option for preventing the cancer from returning. But Lacetti was reticent abo...
Source: TIME: Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

Summer issue of The Endocrinologist now available online
The summer issue of the Society’s quarterly magazineThe Endocrinologist is now available online. With the theme‘Sex through the ages: an endocrine perspective’, this issue's articles encompass the breadth of reproductive endocrinology: from fertility preservation to pregnancy through to menopause. In addition, read perspectives on the mentor-mentee relationship, hear from Professor Colin Farquharson, the new Co-Editor-in-Chief of two society journals, get advice on writing an abstract for SfE BES 2018 and find out how to engage with the media.You can bro...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Suicide Rates Increasing Among Middle-Aged Women
Boston (CBS) — Kate Spade, who was found dead in her Manhattan apartment Tuesday in an apparent suicide, may have been suffering from bipolar disorder according to her sister. The designer’s sister told CBS News that Spade, known for her sleek handbags and bright colors, considered seeking treatment several times but was worried about how it would affect her upbeat brand. Though a source close to the family told People Magazine that the designer and her sister were estranged and the sister did not know what was going on in Spade’s life. Police do believe Spade may have been struggling with ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Uncategorized Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Mental Health Women's Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why does perimenopause cause ovary pain?
Perimenopause is the time when the body is preparing for menopause, and it can last several years. During this time, hormones levels fluctuate. This can cause irregular menstruation that may be more painful than usual. Read on to learn what causes perimenopause ovary pain, in particular, and how to treat the symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

Prices Keep Rising for Drugs Treating Painful Sex in Women
Pharmaceutical companies get away with marking up drugs used to improve women ’ s sex lives because there ’ s little public outcry over a topic that ’ s pretty much taboo. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Estrogen Health Insurance and Managed Care Women and Girls Menopause Vagina Source Type: news

Hot flushes may be experienced for decades after menopause
According to a study in theJournal of the North American Menopause Society, a significant amount of women aged 60 and over report they still experience menopause symptoms. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Variables ID'd to Predict Height Loss in Postmenopausal Women
THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 -- A set of commonly available variables may be useful in predicting the five-year risk of height loss ≥1 inch in postmenopausal women, according to a study published online May 7 in Menopause. Xiaodan Mai, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

News flash about hot flashes: They can last longer than you think
(Mayo Clinic) Menopause symptoms are not just for midlife anymore, according to a new Mayo Clinic study published this month in the Journal of the North American Menopause Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

TherapeuticsMD Announces FDA Approval of Imvexxy (estradiol vaginal inserts) for the Treatment of Dyspareunia Due to Menopause
BOCA RATON, Fla., May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (NASDAQ: TXMD), an innovative women's healthcare company, today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Imvexxy (estradiol vaginal inserts)... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - May 31, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

News flash about hot flashes: They can last longer than you think
Mayo Clinic study finds women are experiencing hot flashes, night sweats and other menopause symptoms into their 70s and 80s SCOTTSDALE, Ariz - Menopause symptoms are not just for midlife anymore, according to a new Mayo Clinic study published this month in the Journal of the North American Menopause Society. The study, conducted by researchers [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News - May 31, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Combining AI and Wearables to Track Fertility in Women
A startup has made fertility tracking mobile through the use of artificial intelligence (AI).  Ava has developed a wearable that uses big data and analytics to track a woman’s cycle. The company, which has a presence in both San Francisco, CA and Zurich, Switzerland, has raised about $30 million in a series B round. The majority of the financing came from existing investors including Polytech Ventures, BtoV and SVC Ltd., an investment vehicle of Credit Suisse, along with a few selected new investors to further strengthen the company’s investor base. Ava said its cycle-tracking sensor bracelet, can det...
Source: MDDI - May 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

FDA approves new drug developed by Boca Raton-based firm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given IMVEXXY the OK, making it TherapeuticsMD's first market-approved product. The Boca Raton-based women's health care company (Nasdaq: TXMD) developed an insert to treat vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA) and dyspareunia, or vaginal pain during sex caused by menopause. It will enter commercial distribution in the third quarter, as early as July. TherapeuticsMD will market I MVEXXY as having an ultra-low dose of the estrogen steroid estadiol with the ability… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Emon Reiser Source Type: news

On second try, TherapeuticsMD lands FDA nod for vaginal capsule
TherapeuticsMD (NSDQ:TXMD) said today that it won FDA approval for its applicator-free estradiol vaginal capsule, TX-004HR. The soft-gel capsule is designed to treat moderate-to-severe vaginal pain experienced during sex, a symptom of vulvar and vaginal atrophy in women who have undergone menopause. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post On second try, TherapeuticsMD lands FDA nod for vaginal capsule appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - May 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Women's Health TherapeuticsMD Source Type: news

TherapeuticsMD's therapy for menopause-related condition gets approval
(Reuters) - Women's healthcare company TherapeuticsMD Inc won its first-ever U.S. approval on Wednesday with the drug regulator clearing its hormone therapy for a painful condition triggered by menopause after rejecting it a year earlier. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fertility wearable dev Ava raises $30m in Series B
Reproductive-focused patient monitoring developer Ava said today it raised $30 million in a Series B round of funding to support its cycle-tracking sensor bracelet. The majority of the financing in the round came from existing investors, the Switzerland-based company said, and was joined by European VC firm Btov and SVC Ltd. The company’s flagship device is the Ava bracelet which uses sensor technology to monitor a woman’s menstrual cycle or pregnancy in real time. Ava is currently engaged in clinical studies of the device and its sensor technology with hopes of using its algorithms as a non-hormonal contracept...
Source: Mass Device - May 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Women's Health ava Source Type: news

FDA approves TherapeuticsMD's hormone therapy
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved TherapeuticsMD Inc's hormone therapy for a painful condition triggered by menopause, the women's health company said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hormone therapy may lead to improved cognitive function
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Hormones affect just about everything that goes on in a woman's body, from reproductive function and sexual libido to weight gain and overall mood. A new study shows how, in the right dosage and combination, hormones also may slow cognitive decline in postmenopausal women as they age. The study is being published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vaginal dryness after menopause: How to treat it?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Levels After Menopause Tied to Heart Risks (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Higher testosterone/estradiol ratio associated with CVD, CHD, and HF (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - May 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Africa:Celebrating Menstruation - from Menarche to Menopause
[UNFPA] The cycle of poverty is a complex phenomenon, yet an intervention that tackles just one of its elements can make a world of difference. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sex hormone levels may affect heart disease risk in post-menopausal women
(American College of Cardiology) In post-menopausal women, having a higher blood level of a male hormone (testosterone) and a higher ratio of the male-type to-female type (estrogen) of hormones is associated with a higher risk of heart disease later in life, according to research published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Menopause hormone therapy: Who shouldn't take it?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you treat low progesterone levels naturally?
Boosting progesterone levels can help improve fertility or reduce menopause symptoms in some people. Doctors can prescribe products that contain progesterone, but can any natural products raise levels? In this article, we look at how people can raise their progesterone levels, and whether natural remedies can help. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Jada Pinkett Smith's hair loss which strikes 20m women in menopause
Just like more than 20 million women in the US, actress Jada Pinkett Smith announced on Monday that she struggles with hair loss, likely due to hormonal shifts as the 46-year-old approaches menopause. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise Modifies Predisposition to Obesity After Menopause
TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 -- Physical activity modifies the association between the body mass index (BMI) genetic risk score (GRS) and BMI, according to a study published online May 16 in Menopause. Heather M. Ochs-Balcom, Ph.D., from the University at... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Slow Medicine: Preventing Falls, Managing Menopausal Symptoms
(MedPage Today) -- Plus promoting oral rehydration and more (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - May 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

CBT for Working Women With Hot Flushes and Night Sweats CBT for Working Women With Hot Flushes and Night Sweats
Could a self-help cognitive behavior booklet be an effective management option for postmenopausal working women experiencing problematic hot flushes and night sweats?Menopause (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Forced into early menopause, now I can't stay slim: MATT ROBERTS answers your questions
If you are overweight, losing the excess pounds is known to help ease some common menopausal symptoms such as exhaustion and hot flushes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Took the First FDA-Approved Migraine Prevention Treatment. It Transformed My Life
On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug designed to prevent chronic migraine headaches. Aimovig, made by Amgen and Novartis, is a monthly, self-administered injection that blocks a molecule involved in migraine attacks. Over the course of three clinical trials, the drug was successful at reducing the frequency of migraines for chronic sufferers. It is expected to be available in as soon as a week and will cost $575 per month, though out-of-pocket costs will vary depending on insurance. This is the story of Susan Giordano, 58, whose chronic migraines have nearly ceased after taking a monthly s...
Source: TIME: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Giordano Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Women's Wellness: Bone density in women
Osteoporosis and osteopenia, conditions of low bone mass leading to an increased risk of bone fracture, are extremely common in women, especially after menopause when bone loss is accelerated. "Women have smaller bones than men and they have menopause, where they get accelerated amount of bone loss in that early period of menopause," says Dr. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can estrogen levels affect weight gain?
Changing estrogen levels may appear to be linked with weight gain, particularly around menopause. In this article, we examine what the relationship between estrogen and body weight is, and how it can affect weight gain. Also learn about the role of estrogen, when levels may decrease, and how to manage weight gain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

New guidelines to help clinicians manage GSM in women with breast cancer
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Although the genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is more prevalent in survivors of breast cancer than in other menopausal women, it is commonly undiagnosed and untreated. This led NAMS and ISSWSH to form a multidisciplinary Consensus Panel to develop recommendations for clinicians to manage GSM in women with or at high risk for breast cancer. The recommendations are published online in NAMS' official journal, Menopause. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exercise beats genetics in determining amount of body fat
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) With obesity now a global epidemic, there is increased focus on risk factors that contribute to weight gain, especially in postmenopausal women. Although many women may blame genetics for their expanding waistlines, a new study shows that as women age they are more likely to overcome genetic predisposition to obesity through exercise. 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 - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Menopause hell made my eczema come back, says Nadia Sawalha
ACTRESS and TV presenter Nadia Sawalha isn ’t known for being shy when it comes to talking through health issues many people would rather keep quiet about. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating a cup of blueberries a day protects you against heart disease and cancer, scientists discover
(Natural News) Did you know that blueberries can help prevent cancer and heart disease? According to a study by researchers from Florida State University, eating blueberries daily could lower the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. For the study, researchers conducted a double-blind and placebo-controlled clinical trial. The researchers observed 48 post-menopausal women diagnosed with pre-hypertension (stage one... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anxiety Levels Tied to Bone Mineral Density Post - Menopause
Probability of fracture lower for participants in the tertile of the lowest anxiety scores (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Orthopedics, Pathology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Anxiety Levels Tied to Bone Mineral Density Post-Menopause
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- Anxiety levels are associated with bone mineral density (BMD) and fracture risk in the lumbar spine and femoral neck among postmenopausal women, according to a study published online May 7 in Menopause. Antonino Catalano,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news