Menopause in the News

Certain Generic Meds May Help Older Patients With Early Breast Cancer

07/24/2015 - Study found benefit from drugs known as aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates

Study Sees No Link Between Testosterone Therapy and Blood Clots

07/20/2015 - Finding was based on data from more than 30,000 American men, 40 and older

Menopausal Women at Lower Heart Risk Than Men of Similar Age

07/01/2015 - Study found little difference between menopause types, but black women had less advantage than white

Common Antidepressants Linked to Higher Fracture Odds in Menopausal Women

06/26/2015 - Drugs like Celexa, Prozac could undermine bone, research suggests

Menopausal Women's Sleep May Suffer at Different Times of the Month

06/16/2015 - Hormonal fluctuations during menstrual cycle are to blame, study says

Could ADHD Drug Find New Role in Menopause?

06/12/2015 - Small study suggests Vyvanse might help with concentration, thought organization

Strong Bones After 50? Women May Not Need Next Test Until 65

06/09/2015 - Fracture risk was very low for younger postmenopausal women with no osteoporosis, study found

Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Memory: Study

06/03/2015 - Researchers did see mood improvement in women on oral treatment

Vitamin D, Calcium Don't Reduce Menopause Symptoms

06/02/2015 - Large study finds no difference between women who took supplements and those who didn't

Exercise May Blunt a Woman's Risk of Lung and Breast Cancer: Studies

06/02/2015 - Experts say findings make sense, but note they are preliminary

Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding

05/19/2015 - Risk of a type of colitis increased somewhat for current HRT users, study found

Early Menopause Tied to Lower Risk of Irregular Heartbeat

05/15/2015 - Women who entered it before age 44 were slightly less likely to develop atrial fibrillation in study

Angelina Jolie's Choice Not Uncommon for Women With Cancer Gene

03/24/2015 - Disclosure that she had ovaries removed spotlights issues faced by women with BRCA mutations

More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women's Hearts

03/10/2015 - Review also found raised risk of stroke for some, although timing of use may be a key factor

New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes

03/06/2015 - But other experts warn it's too soon to say the treatment is safe

Early Onset Hot Flashes May Point to Raised Heart Disease Risk

03/05/2015 - Studies found that the daily frequency of episodes seemed to matter, too

Drug May Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Avoid Early Menopause

03/04/2015 - Standard chemo can end fertility, but adding goserelin helped some survivors go on to conceive, study found

Postmenopausal Women May Be at Risk of Gum Disease

02/20/2015 - If bone fracture odds are elevated, mouth health likely a concern, researchers say

More Than Half of Women Have Hot Flashes for at Least 7 Years

02/16/2015 - Finding suggests need for better treatments for menopause-related symptoms, study author says

Study Ties Hormone Therapy to Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk

02/13/2015 - Overall increase is small, though, adding 1 cancer per 1,000 women treated

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The average age of a woman having her last period is age 51.