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  1. Migraines May Worsen During Menopause

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research confirms what women with migraine headaches have told their doctors for years: migraine attacks seem to get worse in the years before and during menopause. "In women who have migraine, headaches increase by

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  2. PMS Not Linked to Hot Flashes Later, Study Finds

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who experience premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, won't necessarily suffer from hot flashes when they go through menopause, according to a new study. However, women who have PMS are more likely to report other common

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  3. Antidepressant Eases Menopause-Related Symptoms, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The antidepressant venlafaxine is nearly as effective as estrogen therapy in reducing menopause-related hot flashes and night sweats, a new study shows. Estrogen therapy is considered the "gold standard" treatment for ho

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  4. Early Menopause Linked to Heart Failure Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Early menopause may increase a woman's risk for heart failure later in life, especially if she is a smoker, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 22,000 older women in Sweden. Those who experienc

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  5. Premature Menopause May Affect Women's Brains

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Premature menopause may increase a woman's risk of mental decline later in life, according to a new study. Compared to those who began menopause after age 50, women with premature menopause were 40 percent more likely to do

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  6. Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Extended and heavy menstrual bleeding during menopause is common, according to a new study. "For most women in their 30s, menstrual periods are highly predictable. With the onset of the menopausal transition in their 4

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  7. Experts Lay Out Options for Menopause Symptoms

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Women bothered by hot flashes or other effects of menopause have a number of treatment options -- hormonal or not, according to updated guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. It's estimated t

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  8. Estrogen Won't Make Women Sharper After Menopause, Study Finds

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of the hormone estrogen are not to blame for mood swings and poor memory after menopause, a new study suggests. Based on this finding, the researchers believe there's no reason to use hormone replacement therapy to

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  9. Hormone Therapy May Work Only for Women With Hot Flashes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Hormone therapy helps with menopause-related symptoms such as sleep and memory problems only if a woman also has hot flashes, according to new research. The study included 150 Finnish women who had recently gone through menop

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  10. Yoga Fails to Cool Hot Flashes, But May Aid Sleep

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Practicing yoga may not ease menopausal hot flashes, but it might help women sleep a bit easier, a new clinical trial suggests. Right now, hormone therapy is the most effective treatment for the hot flashes and night sweats many

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