- 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.
- A new study finds that repair molecules produced by functional BRCA1, the "breast cancer gene," keep egg cells from self-destructing.
- A new study debunks previous claims that a woman's removal of her uterus puts her at greater risk of cardiovascular problems.
- Many US residency programs do not fulfill the educational goals of their residents in menopause medicine.
- Researchers say moderate alcohol consumption has no effect on survival rate in breast cancer patients and can even prevent against cardiovascular risk.
- Symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and night sweats may be a result of high blood pressure levels during a woman's pregnancy.
- A Chinese herbal formula halved the number of hot flashes menopausal women experienced, a Hong Kong study showed. The frequency of daily hot flashes dropped by 62 percent for women taking a herbal...
- Undergoing surgical menopause through the removal of the estrogen-producing ovaries could prompt the onset of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's.
- Here is some moderately good news for women with breast cancer: taking Tamoxifen for 10 years rather than the prescribed five reduces the risk of cancer recurrence and, ultimately, death from the disease.
- Starting Hormone Therapy Within 5 Years After Menopause Cuts Alzheimer's Disease Risk by Nearly a ThirdStarting hormone replacement therapy within five years of menopause may cut the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by 30 percent in women.
- Researchers warn that chemicals in cosmetics, plastics, and household cleaners could be causing women to go through menopause early.
- The panel said that hormone replacement therapy could elevate the risk of certain health conditions, like strokes.
Menopause is a term used to describe the permanent cessation of the primary functions of the human ovaries: the ripening and release of ova and the release of hormones that cause both the creation of the uterine lining and the subsequent shedding of the uterine lining (a.k.a. the menses or the period). Menopause typically occurs in women in midlife, during their late 40s or early 50s. For some women, the accompanying signs and effects that can occur during the menopause transition years can significantly disrupt their daily activities and sense of well-being.