A large study of women with rheumatoid arthritis has found that those taking oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) had a greater chance of achieving remission.
Breast Cancer Risk Calculator Can Assess Risk of Advanced Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is now the leading cause of global cancer incidence among women but determining who will develop breast cancer is still a challenge for the medical community. A new tool, developed by researchers from UCSF and several other medical institutions, helps to calculate risk for those who may develop advanced breast cancer that goes undiagnosed despite regular screenings.
Menopause symptoms: Mayo Clinic expert outlines hormone and nonhormonal therapies
Menopause, the end of menstrual cycles, can produce symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia and mood changes. Women do not need to suffer in silence: Many treatment options are available. Jewel Kling, M.D., chair of the Division of Women’s Health at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, describes hormonal and nonhormonal therapies.
Changing Hormone Levels Post-menopause Leads to Vascular Impairment in Female Mice
Article title: Cerebral arteriolar and neurovascular dysfunction after chemically induced menopause in mice Authors: Jade A. Blackwell, Josiane F. Silva, Emma M. Louis, Andrea Savu, Tally M. Largent-Milnes, Heddwen L. Brooks, Paulo W. Pires From the authors: “Together, our data…
Hormone therapy experiences vary by race among women in menopause
While hormone therapy was associated with higher self-reported quality of life in white women, Black women actually experienced lower overall quality of life under the same treatment.
Researchers hone in on a hormone that may drive obesity in postmenopausal women
Project will study the role follicle stimulating hormone plays during menopause and how it contributes to the development of postmenopausal obesity and breast cancer.
Prasterone shows promise in reducing severity of urinary urge incontinence
Because of a decrease in estrogen, menopause is often accompanied by multiple vaginal and urinary issues. To date, most treatment options focus on vulvar and vaginal atrophy, with fewer options available to treat urinary incontinence.
Study Finds Women Have More Brain Changes After Menopause
Women who have gone through menopause may have more of a brain biomarker called white matter hyperintensities than premenopausal women or men of the same age, according to a new study published in the June 29, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Phase 3 study finds fezolinetant reduces the frequency and severity of menopausal hot flashes
Fezolinetant significantly reduced the frequency and severity of moderate-to-severe vasomotor symptoms (VMS), or hot flashes, associated with menopause, according to a Phase 3 industry-sponsored study being presented Saturday at ENDO 2022, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Atlanta, Ga.
Poll shows impact of menopause and other health issues on older women’s sex lives
Despite stereotypes to the contrary, many older women have active sex lives into their 70s, a new poll shows. But health concerns, including menopause symptoms, often get in the way of intimacy. Even so, only 44% of women with menopause symptoms have discussed treatment with their health care provider. Among those who did receive treatment, 88% felt their symptoms were managed somewhat or very well.
A Prune—Or Six—a Day May Keep Inflammation at Bay
A study in postmenopausal people suggests eating nutrient-rich prunes every day may be beneficial to bone health, reducing inflammatory factors that contribute to osteoporosis. The research will be presented this week in Philadelphia at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2022.
A sedentary lifestyle can lead to more nighttime hot flashes
Hot flashes, one of the most common symptoms of the menopause transition, not only interfere with a woman’s quality of life, but are also associated with an array of health problems.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Global Panel Issues Recommendations on Improving Treatment of Menopausal Women in the Workplace
Recommendations and offer advice for working women and their employers.
Expert Available on How Early Menopause May Increase the Risk of Alzheimer’s
Ernestine A. Wright, M.D., FACP, is a primary care physician who can talk to the media about how early menopause could increase a woman’s risk of getting Alzheimer’s. Dr. Wright provides care for adults aged 21 years and upwards – providing…
Study finds lasofoxifene a promising treatment for therapy-resistant breast cancer
In a study carried out in mice at the University of Chicago, researchers found that lasofoxifene outperformed fulvestrant, the current gold-standard drug, in reducing or preventing primary tumor growth.
Sleep disturbances may contribute to weight gain in menopause
Addressing sleep symptoms during menopause may reduce susceptibility to weight gain, according to a small study presented virtually at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting.
Black Women More Likely To Gain Weight Than White Women After Menopause
In a study published published in the medical journal PLOS ONE, researchers from Rush Institute for Health Aging find that racial disparities play a role in weight gain in older women.
Menopausal Changes May Increase Taste for Fat, Drive Weight Gain
A new study in mice suggests that declining estrogen levels lower the taste buds’ sensitivity to fats, which may drive a heightened appetite for fatty foods—and weight gain—after menopause.
Accelerating Gains in Abdominal Fat During Menopause Tied to Heart Disease Risk
Women who experience an accelerated accumulation of abdominal fat during menopause are at greater risk of heart disease, even if their weight stays steady, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led analysis published today in the journal Menopause.
Dementia Drug Reduces Heart Attack Risk in Postmenopausal Mice
Article title: Increased cholinergic activity under conditions of low estrogen leads to adverse cardiac remodeling Authors: Vanessa P. Teixeira, Kiany Miranda, Sergio Scalzo, Cibele Rocha-Resende, Mário Morais Silva, Geisa C. S. V. Tezini, Marcos B. Melo Melo MB, Fernando Pedro…
Mount Sinai Researchers Develop a First-in-Class Humanized Antibody Targeting Bone and Fat
Blocking the Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) whose levels rise at menopause could solve bone loss and weight gain Senior Author: Mone Zaidi, MD, PhD, MACP, Director of the Mount Sinai Bone Program and Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease) at…
Menopause May Affect Improvements in Exercise Fitness
All women go through menopause, usually between the ages of 46 and 54. Their periods stop, and they can no longer get pregnant. Postmenopausal women also have lower heart function. This study investigated whether menopause influences heart function and exercise…
High blood pressure during pregnancy may mean worse hot flashes during menopause
Women with a history of high blood pressure disorders during pregnancy are more likely to experience bothersome menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats, according to a study published Wednesday, Aug. 19, in Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society.
Why Do More Women Have Alzheimer’s than Men? It’s Not Just from Living Longer
Middle-aged women are more likely than men to have changes in the brain related to Alzheimer’s disease, as detected by imaging, even when there are no differences in thinking and memory. This may be associated with hormonal changes due to menopause, specifically the loss of estrogen, according to a study published in the June 24, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Study finds PFAS exposure may cause early menopause in women
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) exposure may cause menopause to occur two years earlier in women, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
High Levels of Follicle Simulating Hormone May Lead to Increased Muscle Loss in Late Perimenopause
Article title: Appendicular lean mass is lower in late compared with early perimenopausal women: potential role of FSH Authors: Young-Min Park, Catherine M. Jankowski, Cemal Ozemek, Kerry L. Hildreth, Wendy M. Kohrt, Kerrie L. Moreau From the authors: “Our data suggest that the…
Researchers predict menopause will start later and possibly disappear as parents have kids later
As mothers continue having children later in life, it is inevitable that menopause will be delayed, and possibly cease to exist altogether, say researchers at McMaster University.
What is the evolutionary purpose of menopause?
There must be some huge evolutionary benefit that renders women’s lives so valuable post-reproduction that they actually live six to eight years longer than men everywhere around the world.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SKIN DURING MENOPAUSE
By the time they reach menopause — which officially begins one year after a woman’s last period — many women think they have their lives figured out. Careers are well established; children are grown and independent; and there’s more time for leisure and self-care. Yet many women in their 40s and 50s are surprised to suddenly notice changes on their skin, including acne and age spots. Fortunately, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say that while many of these changes are inevitable due to hormones, there is a lot women can do at home to lessen these effects.
Heart Disease Risk Grows as Women Move Through Menopause
A marker for heart disease risk considerably worsens as women transition through menopause, according to a new analysis from the largest and longest running study of women’s health in midlife. Black women experience this accelerated decline earlier in menopause than their white counterparts.
Study IDs non-hormonal options for menopause symptoms
Cognitive therapy, depression drugs are found to relieve night sweats, hot flashes and also help with sleep.
Blood tests can predict timing of final menstrual period
Blood tests could replace menstrual periods as a gauge for when a women is nearing menopause, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Menopause Isn’t the Only Reason for Low Libido in Older Women
A qualitative study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found that women in their 60s report various reasons behind why they lack libido – including sexual dysfunction in their partners.