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KEEPS results: a true frustration? 
One of the main arguments against extrapolation of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study data to the whole postmenopausal population was that it actually focused on the 60+ year-old women who were treatment-naïve until then, whereas in real life most hormone users are 45–55 years old at initiation of therapy. The Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS) was designed to provide information on the effects of hormone therapy (HT) in recently menopausal women.  Members read more...

What's New?

  • Members update

    Postmenopausal hormone therapy and blood pressure revisited; KEEPS results: a true frustration?; The unique symptom profile of perimenopausal depression; Bone Mineral Density in Young W...
  • Coping with change revisited

    Sometimes a "natural part of life" needs a little bit of expert knowledge and understanding to better cope with changes. In the Washington Post article Treating menopausal symptoms: What you need to k...
  • Women play dangerous waiting game with heart symptoms

    Heart disease a leading cause of death for women yet they are more likely than men to dismiss pain and delay seeking medical help When heart symptoms strike, men and women go through similar stages o...
  • Experts recommend against diagnosing testosterone deficiency in women

    The Endocrine Society issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) advising against the use of testosterone therapy in healthy women in early October 2014. The CPG, entitled "Androgen Therapy in Women:...
  • Women, Work and the Menopause Project

    The report presents the key findings and recommendations of a research project entitled Women, Work and the Menopause: Releasing the Potential of Older Professional Women. Data collection took place ...

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  • Proactive planning for a long, healthy life

    17 October, 2014: Tomorrow is World Menopause Day As women spend around one third of their life after the menopause, it is a good time to "take stock" and work on any lifestyle modifications which will maintain, or improve health into the future. Helping women to understand their potential risks, and encouraging them to find proactive preventive strategies is a key role for health professionals...
  • World Menopause Day 2014

    18 October, 2014: Actions taken at the time of the menopause can avoid chronic diseases in later life, according to a report on women's health marking World Menopause Day (18th October). Around one third of a woman's life is lived after the menopause. The age of the natural menopause among women in developed countries is between 50 and 52 years, whereas, in less developed countries, menopause of...
  • Prevention of diseases after menopause

    Background information provide by IMS:  Key messages Women spend around 1/3 of their lives after the menopause Many chronic diseases strike within 10 years of the menopause The menopause is an opportunity for women to review their health and make changes which will ensure a healthier life A healthier lifestyle will help towards a better life Women should consider which medical aids ar...