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.
Body shape—whether a woman is wide at the waistline—is not in itself a risk factor for breast cancer, according to a large new study. But overall body weight IS a factor, the researchers added.
WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Extended and heavy menstrual bleeding during menopause is common, according to a new study. “For most women in their 30s, menstrual periods are highly predictable. With the onset of the menopausal transition in their 40s, women’s menstrual periods can change dramatically,” study author Sioban Harlow, a University of Michigan [...]
FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Spending a little time each week caring for grandkids may help older women stay mentally sharp, a new study finds. But there’s a potential downside: Taking care of the grandkids five days a week or more may have a negative impact on brain power, the researchers reported. The study included [...]
Women suffering from hot flashes might get some relief through an injection of an anesthetic near a nerve bundle in the neck, a small new study finds.
The mechanics of sex may become a bit more difficult after menopause, a new study finds. But most women will continue to be sexually active as long as they feel sex is important.