- Postmenopausal women who are overweight and obese have an increased risk of invasive breast cancer compared to women of normal weight.
- Women who use menopausal hormone therapy are twice as likely to develop lower gastrointestinal bleeding and ischemic colitis.
- Women with high levels of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, commonly found in beauty products, may begin menopause two to four years earlier than women with low levels.
- A study shows that decreased estrogen levels after menopause are unrelated to changes in mood and cognitive ability, though progesterone levels may affect memory.
- 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.
- Yoga, a natural remedy for menopause problems, alleviates insomnia but not hot flashes.
- 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.
- A physician who treated a 16-year-old Australian girl found that the HPV vaccine Gardasil may have caused the girl to become infertile.
- 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.
Cancer Survivors Suffer Worse Hot Flashes Than Other Menopausal Women, But Report Better Social And Mental WellbeingCancer 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.
- The symptoms of menopause, which include hot flashes, depression, and weight gain, make it particularly difficult for scientists attempting to treat it.
- 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.