Experimental Drug May Ease Hot Flashes
- Study Links Muscle Mass to Severity of Hot Flashes in Women
November 12, 2021 — A new study investigated the association between body composition -- including fat and muscle -- and hot flashes and other menopause symptoms.
- Inactive Lifestyles Lead to More Frequent, Severe Hot Flashes: Study
September 30, 2021 — A new study finds inactive lifestyles can lead to more frequent, severe hot flashes, among other negative health effects of not moving enough.
- More Women Using Marijuana Products to Help With Menopause
September 22, 2021 — However, there is little to no research has proven that pot effectively treats menopause-related symptoms.
- Menopause Can Make Workplace Tougher for Women
December 2, 2020 — Women with a higher number of menopause symptoms had poorer work performance, according to the authors of the study published online recently in Menopause, journal of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
- Tough Menopause May Signal Future Heart Woes
October 1, 2020 — This study didn't prove a cause-and-effect relationship, it only showed an association between menopausal symptoms and stroke and other heart and blood vessel diseases
- Breastfeeding May Guard Against Early Menopause
February 3, 2020 — The risk was lowest among those who breast-fed exclusively, meaning the baby received breast milk only -- no liquids or solid foods. Early menopause is the end of menstruation before age 45, the study authors said.
- Less Sex Could Mean Earlier Menopause
January 15, 2020 — British researchers who tracked the sex lives and menopausal status of nearly 3,000 American women for a decade found that those who had less sex were more likely to begin menopause at an earlier age.
- How Does Early Menopause Affect a Woman's Heart?
October 10, 2019 — Researchers analyzed data from more than 300,000 women who were part of 15 studies around the world, and found that women who reached menopause before age 50 were more likely to have a nonfatal heart problem, such as a heart attack, angina or stroke.
- Study Links Menopausal Night Sweats to Impaired Thinking
September 25, 2019 — To their surprise, the investigators found that more frequent night sweats were associated with longer sleep -- and that the longer women slept, the more their attention and thinking skills ("cognition") decreased.
- Surgical Procedure Aims to Delay Menopause
August 6, 2019 — Ten British women have undergone a first-of-a-kind surgery that could delay menopause by up to 20 years.
- Mom Plays Role in Your Age at Menopause, Longevity
June 18, 2019 — Family history appears to be the most important factor in the timing of menopause, researchers say. And later menopause appears to be associated with slower aging.
- Acupuncture Could Help Ease Menopausal Symptoms
February 20, 2019 — Compared with women who didn't get acupuncture, those who did had significant reductions in hot flashes, a recent study found.
- Incontinence Drug May Help Ease Severe Hot Flashes
December 17, 2018 — Oxybutynin, a drug widely used to treat urinary incontinence caused by an overactive bladder, helps treat hot flashes in breast cancer survivors and women who did not have breast cancer but who were bothered by frequent or severe menopausal symptoms, new research shows.
- An Abusive Partner May Worsen Menopause Symptoms
November 30, 2018 — Women who are emotionally tormented by a spouse or partner may suffer from more night sweats, painful sex and hot flashes when their periods stop, researchers say.
- Exercise Won't Speed, Slow Menopause, Study Finds
September 7, 2018 — An analysis of data from more than 107,000 U.S. women between the ages of 25 and 42 who were followed for 20 years found no association between physical activity at any age and early menopause.
- Scientists Get Closer to Origins of Hot Flashes
July 10, 2018 — Scientists have found that a neuron present in the brains of both mice and humans causes hot flashes when it's stimulated in mice.
- What Foods Can Hasten, or Delay, Menopause?
April 30, 2018 — For the study, the researchers surveyed a group of English, Scottish and Welsh women to establish their nutritional patterns with respect to 217 specific foods. All of the women were aged 40 to 65, and none were told to alter their eating patterns.
- As Menopause Symptoms Get Worse, Heart At Risk
April 11, 2018 — In all stages of menopause, artery stiffening and dysfunction of blood vessels were each associated with more frequent and severe menopause symptoms among women, as well as a lower quality of life.
- Older At Menopause, Better Memory Later?
April 11, 2018 — The research showed that a woman entering menopause 10 years later than her peers was able to recall one extra word on a 15-word test for every year as she grew older.
- Tackling Menopausal Sleep Problems From All Angles
February 27, 2018 — Some hopeful news also emerged from the study: Many women with restless sleep and insomnia during menopause did not have sleep problems before or after menopause.
- Menopause May Worsen Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms
February 5, 2018 — While rheumatoid arthritis rates in women are three times higher than in men, and women with RA have more severe physical decline and disability, sex-based differences in RA are poorly understood, the researchers said.
- Hormone Therapy May Aid Menopausal Depression
January 10, 2018 — Surprisingly, for women with a past history of major depression -- which is a known risk factor for future depression -- hormone therapy didn't appear to lessen the risk of depressive symptoms.
- Underweight women 'at risk of early menopause'
October 26, 2017 — Women who have previously been underweight are more likely to have an early menopause compared to those who maintained a healthy weight, new research suggests.
- Could Hormone Supplements for Menopause Return?
September 12, 2017 — New study suggests the therapy won't increase risk of early death
- Early Menopause May Be Tied to Type 2 Diabetes
July 19, 2017 — When periods stop before 40, risk is 4 times greater compared to late menopause, study suggests
- Timing of Menopause May Affect Heart Failure Risk
May 15, 2017 — Women whose periods end early and those who never give birth seem at added risk, research suggests
- Hormone Replacement Therapy Tied to Hearing Loss
May 12, 2017 — Older age at menopause also appeared to increase the risk, study found
- HRT linked to women's hearing loss
May 10, 2017 — Women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to help alleviate symptoms of the menopause may have an increased risk of hearing loss, a study has found.
- Early Onset Hot Flashes May Signal Heart Risks
April 13, 2017 — Study found link between menopausal symptoms in younger women and reduced blood vessel function
- Post-Menopausal? Give Exercise a Try
February 16, 2017 — Study participants were fitter, felt better -- and were less bothered by hot flashes
- Early Menopause More Likely in Women Without Kids
January 25, 2017 — Odds also greater if monthly periods started at 11 or younger, researchers say
- Menopause Side Effect: Shortness of Breath?
December 13, 2016 — New research suggests lung function can decline significantly
- New Drug Approved for Postmenopause Sexual Pain
November 17, 2016 — New Drug Approved for Postmenopause Sexual Pain
- Early Menopause? Broken Bone Risk May Be Higher
November 11, 2016 — And traditional preventive treatments don't erase added danger, new study suggests
- Memory Can Fade After Menopause
November 9, 2016 — But women still outperform men, researchers report
- Menopause and a Decline in Intimacy
November 2, 2016 — Researchers identify timing, but it can vary by race and ethnicity
- Researchers Identify Genes Linked to Hot Flashes
October 19, 2016 — Mutations found in women of all races, ethnicities
- Fitful Sleep May Take Toll on Older Women's Hearts
October 6, 2016 — Before and after menopause, less sleep linked to plaque buildup in blood vessels, study found
- Hot Flashes, Mood Woes?
September 28, 2016 — Study found women who believed they had frequent episodes at night more likely to be mildly depressed
- Early Menopause Tied to Heart Disease, Death Risk
September 15, 2016 — Findings highlight need for certain women to discuss hormone therapy with their doctor, researchers say
- Menopause Hastens Aging, Studies Suggest
July 26, 2016 — Researchers found it boosted cellular aging by an average of 6 percent
- Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause
July 19, 2016 — 5-year study found no difference in thinking skills, with or without estrogen treatment
- 'Paleo' Diet May Help Women's Hearts, Waistlines
April 3, 2016 — Trendy eating plan may cut cholesterol, disease risks in postmenopausal women, Swedish research suggests
- Can Early Menopause Trigger Depression Later?
January 6, 2016 — Research suggests longer estrogen exposure might have protective effect
- Menopause, 'Good' Cholesterol and Heart Protection
October 16, 2015 — HDL cholesterol seems to change, and might encourage plaque build-up, research suggests
- Frequent Hot Flashes Linked to Heart Disease Risk
October 7, 2015 — Menopausal women who have lots of hot flashes could face a higher risk for early-stage heart disease, a new study suggests.
- Less Sleep May Mean Less Sex After Menopause
September 30, 2015 — Women who reported insomnia were less sexually active, study finds
- Genes Help Set Menopause Timing: Study
September 28, 2015 — Findings might one day lead to fertility predictions, experts say
- Menopausal Women: Lower Heart Risk Than These Men?
July 1, 2015 — Study found little difference between menopause types, but black women had less advantage than white