- Researchers have found that a simple blood test may predict a postmenopausal woman's chance of developing breast cancer over the course of her lifetime - and the test stays accurate for 20 years.
- Taking hormone replacement therapy shortly after the start of menopause could lower women's risk for heart failure, heart attacks or death.
- Because of the side effects in traditional medicine and a suspicion of the pharmaceutical industry, many people are turning to herbal supplements in order to cure them of their aches and pains.
- Women with diabetes are at a greater risk of developing breast cancer, especially post menopause.
- Killer Whales Are "Momma's Boys": Why Middle-Aged Male Whales Are 14 Times More Likely to Die if Mom's Not ThereDespite their menacing name and their fearsome reputation, killer whales are actually just momma's boys.
- A test based on hormonal changes in the blood may be able to help doctors predict the age at which a woman will eventually experience menopause, scientists claim.
- For women who are adding some unwanted pounds, a new study suggests helpful tips to battle weight gain during menopause.
- Lack of sleep increases the risk of aggressive breast cancers in women, particularly those who have hit menopause.
- New research says that menopause evolved as a way to stop competition between a mother-in-law and her daughter-in-law.
- A group of physicians are attempting to remove milk altogether from the National School Lunch Program. The charge: that milk is not nearly as nutritious as proponents claim, and perhaps even more surprisingly, that milk is not that great for brittle bones.
- According to a new study, moderate levels of physical activity are enough to reduce hot flashes in women.
- Early menopause may double the risk of osteoporosis in later life, says a new Swedish study
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.