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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Memory: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women taking menopausal hormone therapy to relieve symptoms such as hot flashes often hope it will also help their menopause-related memory and thinking problems, but a new study reports it won't. However, oral hormone

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  8. Vitamin D, Calcium Don't Reduce Menopause Symptoms

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D and calcium supplements don't help ease the symptoms of menopause, a new study says. The research is part of the Women's Health Initiative, a long-term clinical trial of menopausal women, and included more than 3

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  9. FAQ: Hormone Therapy for Menopause

    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 decades. Some studies say it's good for you. Others warn it isn't. New research cites even more

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  10. Hormone Therapy May Not Help Women's Hearts

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's yet another study looking at the potential dangers of hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms, and this one supports the notion that the treatment may not help women's hearts. The research, a review o

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