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    1. Losing Weight May Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds

      By Kristen Fischer HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Slimming down may help ease the hot flashes that often accompany menopause, new research suggests. Hot flashes can be debilitating for more than 50 percent of menopausal women, said Dr. Taraneh Shirazian, an assistant

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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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