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    1. 'Paleo' Diet May Help Women's Hearts, Waistlines

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter   SUNDAY, April 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The so-called Paleo diet may help older women lose weight and lower their future risk of diabetes and heart disease, a new study has found. Women experienced these benefits by sticking to the guidelines of the Paleo di

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    2. Can Early Menopause Trigger Depression Later?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Premature menopause may increase a woman's later risk of depression, a new review suggests. If further studies confirm the findings, doctors might try to identify women most likely to need psychiatric or hormonal treatme

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    3. Low Sex Drive? Here's a Menopause Makeover

      You can feel just as sexy after menopause as you did in the decades before. You can have great sex, too. If your sex drive slows, think of it as a speed bump, not a stop sign. Here's a roadmap. Low sex drive may be the No. 1 sex complaint among midlife women. Though not all women feel it, it's norma

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    4. Menopause, 'Good' Cholesterol and Heart Protection

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- HDL cholesterol is commonly called the "good" cholesterol, but new research suggests that it could be harmful to women going through menopause. The new study finds that rather than helping to inhibit the formation of dan

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    5. FAQ: Hormone Therapy for Menopause

      (Editor's note: Story updated Oct. 9, 2015, with new guidelines from the Endocrine Society.) March 31, 2015 -- If you're in menopause, you might wonder if hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help or harm your health. Research on the pros and cons of HRT has been on a rollercoaster-like path for de

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    6. Frequent Hot Flashes Linked to Heart Disease Risk

      Oct. 6, 2015 -- Menopausal women who have lots of hot flashes could face a higher risk for early-stage heart disease, a new study suggests. The research is the first to compare the frequency of hot flashes with the thickness of the inner layers of the carotid arteries (which carry blood to your brai

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    7. Less Sleep May Mean Less Sex After Menopause

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too little sleep may lead to too little intimacy for postmenopausal women, a new study finds. The study included nearly 94,000 women who were asked about their sleep habits during the previous four weeks. They were als

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    8. Genes Help Set Menopause Timing: Study

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic variations seem to have an impact on the ages when a woman enters both puberty and menopause, researchers report. These findings might lead to ways to help predict the timing of menopause, which marks the end of a

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    9. Guys' Guide to Menopause

      Menopause isn't just a rough time for women -- it's also hard for the men who love them. If your spouse or partner is in the throes of "the change," unpleasant symptoms like hot flashes and mood swings will probably affect you and your relationship. In a recent survey, 38% of men said their wife's n

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    10. Hormone Replacement Therapy: Benefits and Risks

      Many women say hot flashes and night sweats are the worst menopause symptoms. They can steal your sleep and wreak havoc on your waking hours, too. The sudden heat, which usually lasts from 30 seconds to 10 minutes, can make your heart pound, leave you red in the face and chest, and wake you up drenc

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