Menopause, the cessation of the menstrual cycle, is a natural part of aging in women. Defined as not having a period for at least a year, menopause occurs at an average age of 51, although onset can vary widely.
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Angelina Jolie’s decision to talk about the removal of her ovaries has brought new public attention to what is actually standard preventive care for women whose genetics dramatically increase their risk of ovarian cancer, experts say. In a column published Tuesday in the New York [...]
TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s yet another study looking at the potential dangers of hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms, and this one supports the notion that the treatment may not help women’s hearts. The research, a review of collected data on the issue, found that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does not [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Hormone replacement therapy for women may not be as potentially risky as previously thought, a new Mayo Clinic review contends. The new study, which evaluated three decades of prior research, concluded that hormone therapy to treat symptoms of menopause doesn’t increase overall risk of death or [...]
THURSDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who start having hot flashes at a younger age may be at increased risk for heart disease, according to two studies conducted by the same team of researchers. One of the studies also found that women who have more frequent hot flashes during a typical day may be [...]
WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer chemotherapy can trigger an unfortunate side effect for some patients — early menopause. But a new study suggests that adding the drug goserelin to chemotherapy cuts the odds of that happening in women with certain early-stage breast cancers. “These findings provide hope for young women with breast cancer [...]