Free Health for Women Email Newsletter
Stay fit, feel younger, and get special offers and insider health news—from beauty to breast cancer—just for women.
Condition Center


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.

Menopause News

  • During Menopause, ‘Good’ Cholesterol May Lose Protective Effect on Heart

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — HDL cholesterol is commonly called the “good” cholesterol, but new research suggests that it could be harmful to women going through menopause. The new study finds that rather than helping to inhibit the formation of dangerous plaque in the arteries, HDL cholesterol may increase its [...]

  • Hormone Replacement May Protect Women’s Kidneys, Study Suggests

    TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Hormone replacement therapy may be good for a woman’s kidneys, a preliminary study suggests. “The risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women are still an area of active debate, and the effect of hormone replacement therapy on the kidney has shown variable results,” said study author [...]

  • Abused Women Struggle With More Severe Menopause Symptoms: Study

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older women who suffer abuse may have more severe menopause symptoms, a new Mayo Clinic study suggests. In particular, researchers found a strong correlation with verbal and emotional abuse and menopause-related problems. The study included more than 3,700 women who provided information about symptoms they experienced when their monthly periods [...]

  • Less Sleep May Mean Less Sex After Menopause

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Too little sleep may lead to too little intimacy for postmenopausal women, a new study finds. The study included nearly 94,000 women who were asked about their sleep habits during the previous four weeks. They were also asked about their sexual activity during the past year, and their levels [...]

  • Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who start hormone therapy toward the beginning of menopause may have a lower risk of developing heart disease, new research suggests. The study, of over 74,000 Swedish women, found that those who started hormone therapy within five years of beginning menopause typically stayed free of [...]

Health Headlines from Our Partners