Menopause in the News

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

Health Tip: Avoiding Menopausal Weight Gain

02/12/2015 - Suggestions to stay trim as you age

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Early Menopause: CDC

02/05/2015 - Disorder also associated with other menstrual problems and pelvic pain, study finds

Winter Is the Season of Nosebleeds

01/31/2015 - Expert offers tips for prevention and treatment

Pesticides, Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women

01/28/2015 - Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but higher exposures to PCBs, phthalates showed a link

Severe Hot Flashes During Menopause May Raise Hip Fracture Risk Later: Study

12/18/2014 - Researchers suspect that more marked hormonal changes may explain possible connection

Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds

11/20/2014 - Quality of relationships may have more impact on libido

Kids: An Rx for Menopause's Hot Flashes?

10/31/2014 - 'Bonding' hormone may play a role in study's findings, researchers say

No Testosterone Therapy for Healthy Women, New Guidelines State

10/03/2014 - Benefits unclear, harms unknown, researchers report

FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use

09/18/2014 - Joint committee also calls for drug makers to run heart-risk tests on popular 'Low T' products

FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety

09/17/2014 - Joint committee to consider whether 'Low T' products are overprescribed and whether treatment raises heart risks

Is Soy a Foe to Women With Breast Cancer?

09/04/2014 - Study raises questions about the effect of its estrogen-like properties

Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women

08/20/2014 - Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts

07/28/2014 - Hormone replacement started soon after menopause wasn't linked to hardening of the arteries in study

Is Coffee Aggravating Your Hot Flashes?

07/24/2014 - Researchers suggest women skip caffeine if they're bothered by menopausal symptoms

Losing Weight May Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds

07/10/2014 - Doctors say extra fat, and the extra estrogen it produces, make menopause tougher for heavy women


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