sex hormones and mood

Beyond Menopause: Estrogen Levels Unrelated To Mood Change, Cognitive Ability

By | Mon, 11/25/2013 - 15:00

A study shows that decreased estrogen levels after menopause are unrelated to changes in mood and cognitive ability, though progesterone levels may affect memory.

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Neck Injection Treats Hot Flashes With 50% Effectiveness

By | Mon, 10/14/2013 - 10:47

Injecting a local anesthetic into a bundle of nerves in the neck could suppress hot flash symptoms for up to six months, according to a new study.

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Yoga Eases Insomnia During Menopause, But Not Hot Flashes

By | Fri, 09/27/2013 - 16:42

Yoga, a natural remedy for menopause problems, alleviates insomnia but not hot flashes.


Why Do Women Have More Headaches Than Men?

By | Fri, 08/16/2013 - 16:46

A poll taken by a market research firm verified that woman have more headaches than men. The poll led analysts to hypothesize that dieting pressure, menopause and looking after children may be the reasons why.

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HPV Vaccine Causes Girl To Become Infertile

By | Sun, 08/11/2013 - 11:59

A physician who treated a 16-year-old Australian girl found that the HPV vaccine Gardasil may have caused the girl to become infertile.

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4 Natural Remedies To Treat Hot Flashes

By | Fri, 08/02/2013 - 15:24

These four natural remedies for hot flashes, a common symptom of menopause, can provide a sigh of relief without the side effects of prescription drugs.

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Cancer Survivors Suffer Worse Hot Flashes Than Other Menopausal Women, But Report Better Social And Mental Wellbeing

By | Wed, 07/17/2013 - 18:57

Cancer survivors are twice as likely to experience severe menopause but their sexual activity and symptoms are about the same as women who do not have a history of the disease.

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Weight Gain, Hot Flashes, Depression: The Tight Rope Walk When Treating Menopause

By | Wed, 07/03/2013 - 09:03

The symptoms of menopause, which include hot flashes, depression, and weight gain, make it particularly difficult for scientists attempting to treat it.

Menopausal Women Gain New Non-Hormonal Treatment For Hot Flashes

FDA Approves First Non-Hormonal Treatment Brisdelle For Hot Flashes; Contains SSRI Paxil

By | Sun, 06/30/2013 - 13:21

Taken once daily, a medication containing a low dose of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) was shown effective in reducing hot flashes in menopausal women.


Estrogen May Fend Off UTIs In Postmenopausal Women By Boosting Natural Antibiotics

By | Wed, 06/19/2013 - 14:03

Two-week treatment with estrogen supplements increased the levels of natural antimicrobials in postmenopausal women and stymied UTIs in mice.

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Menopause Memory Loss May Feel Worse with Frequent Hot Flashes

By | Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:07

A new study confirms that menopausal women who feel their memories declining actually experience more forgetfulness, and links the duration of subjective menopause memory loss to the frequency of hot flashes.


DNA Repair Gene BRCA1 Helps Keep Egg Cells Young, May Extend Reproductive Lifespan

By | Tue, 05/21/2013 - 15:25

A new study finds that repair molecules produced by functional BRCA1, the "breast cancer gene," keep egg cells from self-destructing.


Menopausal Women: OB/GYNs Undertrained And Uncomfortable, Study Finds

By | Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:28

Many US residency programs do not fulfill the educational goals of their residents in menopause medicine.

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Diet, Exercise Post Menopause Help Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer

By | Fri, 12/21/2012 - 14:52

Controlling diet and exercising may be the key in fighting breast cancer in post-menopausal women.


Starting Hormone Therapy Within 5 Years After Menopause Cuts Alzheimer's Disease Risk by Nearly a Third

By | Wed, 10/24/2012 - 16:37

Starting hormone replacement therapy within five years of menopause may cut the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by 30 percent in women.