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Menopause Health Center

News and Features Related to Menopause

  1. Low-Dose Estrogen Patch Gets FDA Nod

    June 10, 2004 -- Menostar Patch, a very-low-dose estrogen patch, is now FDA approved for prevention of bone loss in postmenopausal women. Estrogen replacement therapy is controversial these days. But there's no argument about one effect of the female hormone. It's good for preventing bone loss due t

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  2. Menopause May Be Tied to the Seasons

    June 9, 2004 -- Mother Nature may play a much larger role in determining when a woman ends the reproductive phase of her life than previously thought. A new study suggests that the start of menopause may be linked to seasonal weather patterns. Researchers found the number of women reporting their fi

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  3. FDA Announces New Drug Approval for Menopause

    May 11, 2004 -- The FDA has approved Enjuvia for treatment of moderate to severe symptoms related to menopause, the drug's manufacturer reports. Enjuvia is a plant-derived estrogen product. It was developed by Endeavor Pharmaceuticals, which in December 2003 sold the product to Barr Pharmaceuticals

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  4. Soy Plus Exercise Relieves Hot Flashes Better

    May 7, 2004 -- As a hot flash remedy, soy works best for women who work out, research shows. Soybeans contain estrogen-like compounds. Soybeans and soy products such as tofu are often touted as remedies for the symptoms of menopause. Soy works better for some women than for others. One reason might

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  5. PMS Predicts Problem Menopause

    May 5, 2004 -- Women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are likely to have a harder time later in life during the transition to menopause, new research shows. In a study published in the May issue of the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, investigators found that PMS suffers were twice as l

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  6. Testosterone Improves Sex for Some Women

    May 5, 2004 (Philadelphia) -- A testosterone patch improves sexual function in certain women, according to a new study presented at a meeting of women's health experts. Although testosterone is considered the "male" hormone, women also produce testosterone, which plays a role in a woman's sexual dri

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  7. Sleep Problems? Estrogen Might Not Help

    April 29, 2004 -- Women's midlife sleep problems can't be blamed entirely on estrogen, a new study suggests. It's more grist for the mill, as researchers seek to understand this problem that plagues many women. Research has shown that estrogen offers only modest relief to sleep-deprived women - sugg

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  8. Drug Could Slow Postmenopausal Weight Gain

    April 21, 2004 -- An experimental drug may be able to prevent some of the weight gain many women experience after menopause. According to researchers, menopause can be a time where many women gain, on average, 10-15 pounds. While the exact cause of the weight gain is unknown, hormones may play a par

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  9. Estrogen Discouraged for Disease Prevention

    April 13, 2004 -- Women who are still taking estrogen to prevent chronic conditions like heart disease should stop, government officials now say. Long-awaited results from a large prevention study show that menopausal hormone therapy with estrogen alone neither increases nor decreases heart disease

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  10. Voice Change Is Overlooked Menopause Symptom

    March 16, 2004 -- A new study sheds light on a menopause symptom that is often ignored: A woman's voice often deepens over the years. But some women have more severe vocal changes that are often ignored by doctors, writes researcher Berit Schneider, MD, a speech pathologist at the University of Vien

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