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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

  • How Losing Weight Could Help Ease Hot Flashes

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

  • More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A category of painkillers that includes the popular over-the-counter drug naproxen (Aleve) might increase an older woman’s risk of heart attack or stroke, researchers report. Doctors already knew that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that target and inhibit the so-called “cox-2 enzyme” can raise a person’s heart [...]

  • Migraines May Worsen During Menopause

    New research confirms what women with migraine headaches have told their doctors for years: migraine attacks seem to get worse in the years before and during menopause.

  • PMS Not Linked to Hot Flashes Later, Study Finds

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who experience premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, won’t necessarily suffer from hot flashes when they go through menopause, according to a new study. However, women who have PMS are more likely to report other common menopause complaints, such as memory and concentration problems, the researchers found. “We [...]

  • Drug May Lower Odds of Early Menopause in Breast Cancer Patients

    FRIDAY, May 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Adding a drug called goserelin to chemotherapy reduces the risk of early menopause in breast cancer patients and seems to improve survival, according to a new study. Early menopause is one of the most upsetting side effects of chemotherapy among young breast cancer patients, the researchers noted. The investigators found [...]

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