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Menopause

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

  • Is Soy a Foe to Women With Breast Cancer?

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Soy protein may increase activity in genes linked to breast cancer growth — at least in certain women who already have the disease, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings, reported in the Sept. 4 Journal of the National Cancer Institute, shouldn’t scare women off [...]

  • Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise may help older women avoid a condition that causes a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, a new study shows. Physically active postmenopausal women had a 10 percent lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation, compared to women who were more sedentary, researchers report in the Aug. 20 [...]

  • Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women’s Hearts

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Healthy women at low risk of cardiovascular disease may be able to take hormone replacement therapy soon after menopause for a short time without harming their hearts, according to a new study. Previous studies, including the large-scale Women’s Health Initiative, found that hormone replacement therapy had [...]

  • Is Coffee Aggravating Your Hot Flashes?

    Drinking caffeine may worsen the hot flashes and night sweats that affect roughly two-thirds of women as they go through menopause, new survey data suggests.

  • How Losing Weight Could Help Ease Hot Flashes

    Slimming down may help ease the hot flashes that often accompany menopause, new research suggests.

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