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  • Oct 2019

    Statins: Link to osteoporosis depends on dosage

    An analysis of health data on 7.9 million people reveals lower rates of osteoporosis among low dose statin users and higher rates among high dose users.

  • Sep 2019

    Menopause symptom may trigger brain fog in breast cancer survivors

    New research suggests that menopause-related night sweats could contribute to brain fog in women who have experienced breast cancer.

  • Sep 2019

    The importance of 'sport-related hobbies' for middle aged women

    Research in postmenopausal women finds that leisure time physical activity improves blood lipid profile, which is an indicator of cardiovascular health.

  • Jul 2019

    Why do women have less sex as they age?

    Many women have less sex as they age, and the sex they do have gives them less pleasure. New research says this is not all down to health-related factors.

  • Jul 2019

    Cardiovascular risk linked not to weight, but to body fat storage

    Research in a large cohort of women over the age of 50 suggests that body shape, resulting from fat distribution, is associated with cardiovascular risk.

  • Jun 2019

    Estrogen, vitamin D may protect metabolic health after menopause

    A study of postmenopausal women in China has found that those at highest risk for metabolic syndrome were those with low levels of estrogen and vitamin D.

  • Jun 2019

    CBT may be effective in managing menopause symptoms

    New research suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy may be useful for managing several symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and depression.

  • Jun 2019

    Best ways to lose weight during menopause

    Leading up to and during menopause, people often notice weight gain. For those who wish to lose this weight, it can be more difficult than usual. Here, we look at the link between menopause and weight and describe ways to lose weight during menopause.

  • Jun 2019

    Menopause and heart health: Why timing hormone therapy is key

    Researchers at the University of Guelph in Canada are the first to study how perimenopause affects heart health in female mice.

  • Apr 2019

    What to know about female sex hormones

    Summary description Female sex hormones, or sex steroids, play crucial roles in sexual development, sexual desire, and reproduction. They also influence body weight and hair, bone, and muscle growth. Learn more about the types and roles of these hormones here.

  • Apr 2019

    Is it safe to use coconut oil for vaginal dryness?

    Some people prefer a more natural approach to relieving vaginal dryness. Pure coconut oil is free from additives, and studies suggest that it is generally safe to use on the skin. Learn more here.

  • Feb 2019

    Acupuncture may reduce menopause symptoms

    A recent study investigated whether acupuncture might be a useful, nonpharmaceutical way to minimize some of the symptoms that occur during menopause.

  • Jan 2019

    Menopause: Mindfulness may reduce symptoms

    A new study concludes that mindfulness might help menopausal women who struggle with symptoms that can include irritability, depression, and anxiety.

  • Jan 2019

    What are the benefits of royal jelly?

    Royal jelly is a substance that bees produce to feed queen bee larvae. Potential benefits include wound healing and relieving the symptoms of menopause and premenstrual syndrome. Learn more about the possible health benefits of royal jelly here.

  • Nov 2018

    Benefits of passionflower for anxiety and insomnia

    People have used passionflower for medicinal purposes for centuries. In this article, learn how it may help reduce anxiety and improve sleep. We also cover the possible risks.

  • Aug 2018

    What can cause cramps after menopause?

    Although a person's monthly periods stop after they have been through menopause, they may still sometimes experience abdominal cramping. These cramps are usually nothing serious, but can sometimes be a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, or cancer. Learn more here.

  • Aug 2018

    What are the health benefits of cranberry juice?

    Many people consume cranberry juice for its health benefits. These include benefits for a person’s heart health, preventing infections, and better post-menopausal health. Side effects include potential interactions with medications and acid reflux. Learn more about the benefits and side effects of cranberry juice here.

  • Aug 2018

    What happens when a woman has low testosterone?

    People tend to associate testosterone with males, but everyone requires some of this sex hormone. Testosterone levels change over time, and lower levels can lead to symptoms such as fatigue and a diminished sex drive. We look at the symptoms, causes, and treatments of reduced testosterone levels in women.

  • Jul 2018

    Can menopause cause itching? Tips for relief

    Many people experience itchiness during menopause. Estrogen plays a vital role in skin health, and changes in the levels of this hormone can lead to dry, itchy skin on the face, body, or specific areas, such as the genitals. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for itchiness during menopause here.

  • Jul 2018

    How does perimenopause affect periods?

    Perimenopause causes many hormonal changes in the body. This affects the frequency, regularity, and symptoms of periods and monthly cycles. People usually begin to skip periods and have longer or shorter cycles. In this article, we look at what to expect during perimenopause and how to manage periods during this time.

  • Jul 2018

    What causes clammy skin?

    Clammy skin is a widespread occurrence, particularly in people who sweat a lot. Clammy skin may occur periodically if a person is too warm, but someone with frequently clammy skin may have an underlying medical condition. In this article, learn about the causes of clammy skin, as well as the treatment options.

  • Jul 2018

    What are the health benefits of wild yam?

    Traditional medicine practitioners use wild yam to treat a variety of conditions, including menopause symptoms, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and muscular cramps. In this article, we examine the evidence supporting these medicinal uses as well as how to take wild yam and its safety and side effects.

  • Jul 2018

    Coping with menopausal hot flashes and night sweats

    Most people experience hot flashes and night sweats to some extent during menopause. They are a regular part of the process. Here, we look at what causes hot flashes and how they are related to night sweats. We discuss the many home remedies, alternative therapies, lifestyle choices, and medications that may help.

  • Jun 2018

    How do birth control pills affect menopause?

    The use of birth control pills, or hormonal contraceptives, can mask some of the symptoms of menopause. This can make it difficult for a person to know if they are going through menopause. In this article, we answer some common questions about how birth control pills can affect the symptoms of menopause.

  • Jun 2018

    What to know about menopause and sore breasts

    Sore breasts are common during menstruation, but breast pain and discomfort can also occur during perimenopause and menopause. In this article, learn why breast pain can happen at this stage of life. We cover the home remedies that people can use to relieve pain, as well as when to see a doctor for breast symptoms.