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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

  • Menopause: Not All Hot Flashes Are Created Equal

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The hot flashes and night sweats of menopause don’t play out the same for all women, new research shows. Almost 80 percent of women do get hot flashes, night sweats or both during menopause, the researchers found. But the timing of these symptoms and how long [...][...]

  • Hormone Therapy Won’t Help Memory After Menopause

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women who take estrogen after menopause may believe it helps them maintain their memory and thinking skills, but a new study suggests they are mistaken. Researchers found no change in mental ability associated with estrogen therapy among women who used it after menopause, no matter when [...][...]

  • Female Pelvis Widens, Then Shrinks Over a Lifetime, Study Finds

    The researchers said their findings challenge the idea that a woman’s pelvis is set in stone.

  • Female Pelvis Widens, Then Shrinks Over a Lifetime, Study Finds

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A woman’s pelvic structure keeps adapting over her lifetime — first widening to accommodate childbirth, then later narrowing, a new study suggests. The researchers said their findings challenge the idea that a woman’s pelvis is set in stone. Some scientists have proposed that the female pelvis [...][...]

  • Widely Used Type 2 Diabetes Drug May Reduce Cancer Death Risk

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug, may reduce the risk of dying from some cancers for postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The study found that for women with type 2 diabetes and cancer, the odds of dying from cancer appeared [...][...]