Menopause Memory Loss May Feel Worse with Frequent Hot Flashes
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
A new study finds that repair molecules produced by functional BRCA1, the "breast cancer gene," keep egg cells from self-destructing.
Hysterectomy Does Not Raise Heart Disease Risk, As Previously Thought
A new study debunks previous claims that a woman's removal of her uterus puts her at greater risk of cardiovascular problems.
Menopausal Women: OB/GYNs Undertrained And Uncomfortable, Study Finds
Many US residency programs do not fulfill the educational goals of their residents in menopause medicine.
Light Drinking May Lead to Longer Life After Breast Cancer
Researchers say moderate alcohol consumption has no effect on survival rate in breast cancer patients and can even prevent against cardiovascular risk.
Hypertension During Pregnancy Could Be a Sign of Tough Menopause to Come
Symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and night sweats may be a result of high blood pressure levels during a woman's pregnancy.
Menopausal Hot Flashes Reduced By Chinese Herbal Mix
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...
Surgical Menopause Puts Women At Risk Of Developing Alzheimer's
Undergoing surgical menopause through the removal of the estrogen-producing ovaries could prompt the onset of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's.
10 Years of Tamoxifen Better Than 5 for Breast Cancer
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 Third
Starting hormone replacement therapy within five years of menopause may cut the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by 30 percent in women.
Makeup and Plastics May Be Causing Early Menopause
Researchers warn that chemicals in cosmetics, plastics, and household cleaners could be causing women to go through menopause early.
USPSTF: Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy Do Not Outweigh Risks
The panel said that hormone replacement therapy could elevate the risk of certain health conditions, like strokes.