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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. More Exercise = More Fat Loss for Older Women

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who fit more minutes of heart-pumping exercise into their week will lose more body fat, a new study shows. Canadian researchers found that postmenopausal women who got five hours of moderate-to-vigorous aer

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  8. Menopausal Women: Lower Heart Risk Than These Men?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Menopause is commonly considered a risk factor for heart disease, as the protective effect of estrogen declines. However, in a new study, researchers found that postmenopausal women had a lower risk of dying from heart

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  9. Antidepressants, Fracture Risk in Menopausal Women

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women prescribed a common class of antidepressants to ease menopausal symptoms may face a long-term rise in their risk for bone fracture, a new study suggests. The antidepressants in question are selective serotonin reuptake

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  10. Could ADHD Drug Find New Role in Menopause?

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug marketed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder might improve memory and concentration problems associated with menopause, a new, small study suggests. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine), a stimulant, is usually prescri

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